ENigeria Newspaper has it on good authority that Jim Iyke, Uche Maduagwu fight was only a publicity stunt.
Jim Iyke and Maduagwu have been one of the most talked about topics on social media in the previous 24 hours, with the latter receiving over 20k Google searches and remaining number two on the Google trend list in Nigeria, according to ENigeria Newspaper checks.
In an Instagram post a few days ago, actor Maduagwu, who is known for his outbursts, called out his colleague, Jim Iyke, questioning his source of income and calling the Nigerian anti-graft police, the EFCC, to investigate him.
Maduagwu’s allegation against Jim is one of many of his outbursts and negative remarks on any trending topic or individual in Nigeria; however, this time, it coincided with the release of the latter’s new film, “Bad Comment,” and he took advantage of the opportunity to earn himself a cheap publicity stunt, according to an inside source who spoke to ENigeria Newspaper.
Jim Iyke’s team allegedly encouraged him to take advantage of the chance to launch a manhunt for Maduagwu and stage a fight with him, which would be filmed by someone already sat upstairs in a good spot.
“Jim Iyke knows better than to attack Uche because he understands that regardless of his provocation, he would end up in difficulty, and the latter will take advantage of the situation,” an insider source told our correspondent on Tuesday evening.
We cannot confirm if Uche Maduagwu was aware of Jim and his team’s prank on him at the time of filing this report, but according to Google searches conducted by ENigeria Newspaper, Jim has benefited from the trending video because it has given his movie some free and premium mentions online ever since, saving him money on publicity.
According to our inquiry, a clever Jim Iyke hired well-known blogger Linda Ikeji to post the video, which has since gone viral on the internet.