Jim Iyke, a popular Nollywood actor, has admitted to having a shady past in his early years in the industry,the movie actor claims he wasn’t taught how to deal with stardom.
On a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, the movie actor claimed that his terrible reputation stemmed from his lack of training in how to deal with stardom.
At first, don’t forget we were not schooled about what to expect as regards being famous and handling fame. We did not understand what it meant. We did a little bit too much that earned us a bad reputation,” he said.
“I could not conduct myself with the best decorum in those days. As one gets older, one understands oneself, one’s pattern, the people around one, and the responsibility that has been entrusted unto one. It is no small gift to influence people. One owes the world a certain responsibility whether one likes it or not.”
“We refused our responsibility along the way but once one embraces it, things would become easy. That is what I do these days. It is about my businesses, family, and mental health.”
In addition, the actor stated that he is now in a relationship. He claims, however, that his spouse is a calm, conservative, and intelligent individual.
”At some point, I understood it. It is simple arithmetic— one is out there and the focus is on one. (The best thing is to) find somebody there is no focus on but meets one’s intellectual, physical and spiritual values.”