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How I Almost Sold My Soul -Jim Iyke Reveals



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


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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.

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“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 strain myself.”

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