Jim Iyke has revealed that his epic figt with colleague, Uche Maduagwu was staged for social media.
The actor known for his gruff response to social media trolls revealed this in a new episode of popular podcast, With Chude.
Chude Jidenowo had sat down with Jim Iyke to ask about the incident which occurred back in August 2021 and the latter had answered that it was promotion for his movie, Bad Comments.
During the interview, Iyke revealed that he went ahead to do this because he understands the Nigerian pysche and was also trying to make a point.
The Nollywood practitioner pointed out that social media is all about perception and he wanted to show people that you can make them see a fragment of something whole and they will run with idea.
He also noted that Nigerians love bad news, stating that he spent over N20 million in the promotion of the film doing billboards, adverts and etc. but folks met this with cynicism and the film didn’t gain any traction.
However, once the clip of him beating up Maduagwu went viral after the latter reportedly questioned his source of wealth, attributing bit to ritualism, the story became different as it caught on like wildfire.