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Jim Iyke Reveals How He Almost Sold His Soul

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Jim Iyke Reveals How He Almost Sold His Soul
Jim Iyke Reveals How He Almost Sold His Soul

Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has revealed why he dumped the Nigerian politics saying “it was almost like selling your soul”.

 

During a chat with BBC Igbo, the 44-year-old actor disclosed that he backed down on his political ambition when he was asked to compromise on his values.

 

He said

“I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled. I decided that there are different positions you can play on a field but the end result is to score goals.

“I decided to play my part, remaining a social critic, tell what needs to be told. It’s my advocacy. The day my people summon me to serve, then I come out. If there’s a jungle on earth, it’s Anambra politics. It’s a different game.

“Everyone wants to lead rather than be led. Everyone has money. At the end of the day, it’s the same circle. I’m not small-minded. I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want.

“But I don’t want to be desperate or have a Godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself.”

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