NOLLYWOOD NEWS: Nollywood bad boy Jim Iyke has stated that movie producers can no longer afford him and that is why he is no longer seen in movies recently.
During an exclusive interview with NET TV, the Nollywood lover boy shared his thoughts on the recent Lagos Tanker Explosion, the New Nollywood and his love life:
“It has been a terrible month, I hate June, 2018. This month has been registered in our mental archives as one of the worst months ever. This is not the time to trade blames. We have one of the worst leadership ever and it’s not a question of contest anymore, trust me, as people, we are so passive about certain things that happen to us that it just begins to look like sheer ignorance and we are not those kinds of people.
We are one of the most informed people. I do not understand how some things happen in here and this Government gets away with things or any other government for that matter. Our people literally just wake up and have a certain propensity to absorb some of the most tragic shocks and just take it with a smile and move on. We now wear it like a badge of honour to go through pain and come out with our heads up.
It’s not enough for people to point at celebrities all the time and influencers and say it is not enough, I have a lot of direct messages from fans saying I should say something or add my voice to the people who and I told them I am not going to do it. I only put my voice on a platform that is the loudest, after all the noise, what are they going to do about it?”
About his long time absence in the industry, he had this to say:
“I have not been away. It’s the producers who cannot afford me. So I know my worth. But I have been busy creating opportunities and jobs for Nigerian youths so that we all can live better lives.”
Speaking on the notion that the present crop of actors lacks creativity and talent, he said:
“It is wrong to say today’s artists lack productivity and talent. When the likes of Ramsey Nouah , Emeka Ike and I were acting, that was what was said about us as well. But I did not let it bother me. We learnt on the job and we got better with time. So , I think they will also get better with time.”
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