People Always Misunderstand Me – Jim Iyke

Jim-Iyke-21-374x600In a recent interview with Vanguard, Nollywood “bad boy” Jim Iyke had this to say about his “alleged” crisis with some of his colleagues in Nollywood and why he started his reality show.

“I have always been misunderstood. Many times when things happen, I hardly come out to state my own side of the story. This is because I hate to join issues with anybody. Nobody likes to be intensively scrutinised. I think that’s what made me to rebel to some extent. I’ve seen people who do not live a normal life, yet they are first to point accusing fingers at others.

The press didn’t help matters in my case. Who is paying the price? They forget that I have a family which I’m answerable to. It’s my parents who get hurt whenever wrong things are written about me. People who are dear to me probably do not find what they are doing very funny.

Unscripted has given me an avenue to revisit every issue that has been an issue in my life.

In such little thing as business, people do business and end up in court because of disagreement.And while it’s easy to point accusing fingers at me and call me names because I’m in the limelight and of course, pointing accusing fingers at me will make news.

People forget that I’m a normal human being that is going through the normal issues in terms of business transactions. I can’t come out to claim that some people tried to defraud me because nobody knows them.

At the end of the day, it takes the strongest of character to survive all the ordeals. And while I’ve survived it, it has made me stronger and wiser. Yes, I don’t shy away from life experiences and I’m not ashamed of them. They don’t embarrass me because I’ve embraced them. They inform me, they order my steps, they strengthen my conviction and tell me the direction to follow. And that I think more than anything else re-enforces my philosophy.”

Aww, so he’s implying that the “unscripted” reality show would help us understand him better, oh well…