Controversial actor Uche Maduagwu has confirmed that the fight between him and Jim Iyke was staged.
Jim had told media personality Chude that he and Uche agreed to a fake fight to create controversy and sell his movie which was floundering at the box office.
He said, “I called the man, we had an understanding, I paid very well for it, rolled out the script, called Moses in, we shot it and we’re about to release the ending of it. I’m not stupid. I will never make that kind of mistake.”
Iyke added that it was his strategy to promote his movie, Bad Comments.
“We buried over N20m in the production of that film and people were still viewing it with a certain degree of cynicism. Immediately there was a scandal, it caught fire,” the actor had told Chude.
Confirming that he had a deal with Jim Iyke, Maduagwu took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to brag, as he called himself the biggest brand influencer.
“He paid me N3.6 million to promote Bad Comments movie and added N1.2 million after it went viral. I’m not just the most talked-about movie star in Africa. I’m the biggest brand influencer,” Maduagwu boasted.
The actor added, “Jim Iyke is like a big brother to me. He saw potentials in me. Today, Bad Comments movie became the biggest cinema film in 2021 because he saw my brand influencing power and worked with me. Mr. Moses is a great director too. I influence brands to success because I am the most talked-about movie star for Africa.”