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“I Almost Sold My Soul” – Actor Jim Iyke Reveals Why He Dumped Nigerian Politics

Jim Iyke said he backed down on his political ambition when he was asked to compromise on his values.

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

Jim Iyke Reveals Why He Dumped Nigerian Politics

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.

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“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,” Jim Iyke added.

 

KanyiDaily recalls that Jim Iyke had also revealed why he loves Davido more than Wizkid despite declaring his respect for the two Afro-pop stars.

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