Actor Jim Iyke has revealed that desperation led him to seek healing for his mother at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in 2013, led by TB Joshua. However, his mother passed away in April 2014. Iyke also admitted to orchestrating a viral video in which he paid fellow actor Uche Maduagwu to beat him up after Maduagwu questioned the source of his wealth. Iyke explained that the beating was part of a strategy to promote his film “Bad Comments,” which had faced skepticism. He also mentioned being financially extorted by multiple religious leaders during his mother’s illness.
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, disclosed in an interview with Teju Babyface on YouTube that desperation led him to seek healing for his mother at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations under the late TB Joshua’s leadership in 2013. Unfortunately, his mother, Esomugha, passed away on April 1, 2014.
Earlier this year, in January 2022, Iyke admitted to paying fellow actor, Uche Maduagwu, to stage a viral video where Maduagwu beat him up. This came after an altercation in August 2021 where Iyke physically confronted Maduagwu for questioning his source of wealth.
During an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Iyke revealed that the beating was planned, and he paid Maduagwu as part of their agreement. He explained that it was a strategy to promote his movie, “Bad Comments,” which had already incurred a production cost of over N20m.
While speaking with Babyface, Iyke mentioned that he had been financially exploited by several religious leaders in his desperation to find a cure for his mother’s illness, and he vowed to never be desperate again. He expressed that his mother’s fate was predetermined, and no amount of visits to different religious figures, including TB Joshua, could have changed it.