Controversial Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu has claimed that he revived veteran colleague, Jim Iyke’s acting career.

He made the claim while addressing his 2021 stunt with Jim Iyke in a recent episode of the Trends and Bants podcast.

we recalls that Jim Iyke made headlines in 2021 after a video of him beating Maduagwu for questioning the source of his wealth on social media, went viral.

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However, Maduagwu disclosed in 2022 that the video was a stunt to promote Jim Iyke’s comeback movie, and that he received N4.8 million for the stunt.

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Speaking on the Trends and Bants podcast recently, Maduagwu claimed that before the stunt, the veteran actor was absent from the movie industry.

He said, “The truth is I revived Jim Iyke’s career with that stunt. Before the skit, were you hearing about Jim Iyke everywhere? I revived his acting career.”