Well-known Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has admitted to staging a viral fight with comedian and fellow actor Uche Maduagwu – to prove a point about social media.
Iyke made the admission during an interview with journalist Chude Jideonwo.
The fight, filmed in August 2021, showed the actors shouting aggressively, and they appeared to be getting into a physical altercation until some onlookers separated them.
“You think I won’t find you,” Iyke said menacingly to his staged adversary.
Maduagwu later yelled back: “I will sue you.”
A few days prior to the fake fight, Maduagwu had trolled Iyke on social media over what he described as Iyke’s “expensive” lifestyle, according to local news sources.
In the latest revelations, Iyke said he paid Maduagwu and they had “an understanding”.
There was even a script, he admitted.
The video of the fake fight emerged just as Iyke’s new movie Bad Comments was premiering – a film about how the lives of celebrities can be affected by social media.
Watch the full stunt below.