Controversial Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu asserts that he played a pivotal role in rejuvenating the acting career of his veteran colleague, Jim Iyke.
Addressing his 2021 collaboration with Jim Iyke, Maduagwu asserted in a recent episode of the Trends and Bants podcast that he revived the veteran actor’s career.
In 2021, Jim Iyke gained attention for a video showing him confronting Maduagwu over wealth-related questions on social media.
Maduagwu later revealed in 2022 that the video was a staged promotion for Jim Iyke’s comeback movie, for which he was paid N4.8 million.
During the podcast, Maduagwu claimed that prior to the staged incident, Jim Iyke had been absent from the movie industry.
He said, “The truth is I revived Jim Iyke’s career with that stunt. Before the skit, were you hearing about Jim Iyke everywhere? I revived his acting career.”