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Jim Iyke Paid Me ₦4.8 Million To Stage Viral Fight Video – Uche Maduagwu

Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu now brags he’s the biggest brand influencer in Nigeria after actor Jim Iyke revealed he paid him to stage their viral fight video.

Uche Maduagwu Says Jim Iyke Paid Him ₦4.8 Million To Stage Viral Fight Video
Uche Maduagwu and Jim Iyke

In August 2021 a video surfaced on the internet where Iyke fought Maduagwu for questioning his source of wealth.

Jim Iyke in a recently published interview with Chude Jideonwo revealed that the viral video where he beat up Maduagwu was a stunt to promote his film “Bad Comments”.

He also explained that the actor was given a paid handsomely to ensure the video went viral.

“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.

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 revealed.

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Meanwhile, Maduagwu took to his Instagram page on Wednesday, 5th January, to reveal that he was paid  4.8million for the scripted beating he received from Iyke.

“He paid me N3.6M to promote Bad Comments movie and added extra N1.2M after it went viral. I am not just the most talked-about movie star in Africa but I am the biggest brand influencer,” he wrote.


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Uche Maduagwu is famous for his controversial takes and trolling on the internet. In January, Uche Maduagwu announced he was gay and asked for acceptance from the public.

However, in April 2021, he made a U-turn on this sexuality, saying he is not gay. The actor took to Instagram to denounce his homosexuality.

“Dear fans, I am not gay. I lost movie roles, endorsements, and my girlfriend fighting for LGBT rights in Nigeria,” he wrote.

“Omg, even my girlfriend left me despite knowing I was fighting for LGBT right in Naija but I no regret using my celebrity status to fighting for this beautiful community, “ he added.


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