Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has revealed why he dumped his political career.
According to the 44-year-old actor, he withdrew himself from politics to avoid selling or compromising his soul.
Naija News understands that Iyke joined the Young Democratic Party when he began his political career in 2014. However, speaking during an interview with BBC Igbo on Friday, Iyke said Nigerian politics is a dirty game characterized by violence, rigging, bribery, corruption, and other manipulations perpetrated by politicians.
He said: “I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled.
“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.”
Iyke stressed further that he hates to be made a puppet in the hands of any godfather, fearing that the game could consume him in the long run.
He added: “I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want.
“However, I don’t want to be desperate or have a godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself,” Iyke added.
Meanwhile, Nollywood actress, Uche Iwuji has recounted how the crash of her marriage damage and drained her for a long time.
The divorced mother of one made this known on Saturday Beats, where she revealed that she is open to marriage again, though her career is her utmost priority after her long break from the movie industry.