Wow! Jim Iyke mocks Charles Novia, calls his wife FAT, lashes out at Segun Arinze, bloggers in new interview

The cover star of Glam
Africa Magazine‘s Spring 2015 issue, the actor/reality TV star, Jim
Iyke is not holding his tongue about his feelings for actor Segun
Arinze, filmmaker/social critic Charles Novia and bloggers including
Linda Ikeji.

His grouse with Charles Novia & Segun Arinze stems from their
reactions to his September 2013 deliverance at TB Joshua’s Synagogue
Church of All Nations which aired on the church’s Emmanuel TV and later
went viral.
Arinze reportedly sent out a BBM broadcast calling the deliverance an
“embarrassment” while Novia sent out a series of tweets questioning the
authenticity of the deliverance.
About Novia & Arinze he said,

will deem it completely reprehensible if I say what happened was
orchestrated like people suggested. Segun Arinze and Charles Novia, men
that I respected a lot, came out to say something completely derogatory
of what happened that day. I am not really cool with Novia, we have
always been at odds with each other, and nobody asked his opinion on
what happened to another actor. If you want to be relevant; direct
movies and project your creativity, so people will respect you more. Do
not involve yourself in people’s private issues, I don’t talk about your
wife, I do not say she is overweight, nor do I talk about the fact that
you need therapy. I do not talk about your personal issues though
looking at you, I am sure you have enormous personal issues.”
About Arinze he said,
do not talk about Segun, I know one or two things about him like he
knows about me. We are not that close so he has no authority to talk
about what happened in my life. He used to be like a big brother, one
that I respect, but he lost all that because of the way he went about
this issue. I had people that shared my experience, people that were
happy for me. I went there to get answers for something entirely
different. There are things that happen in your life that if you don’t
have the answers to, you go to a higher calling to make sense of it.
When I got there, in a space of 5 – 10 minutes, something transpired and
till this day I do not know what it is. They thought it was a PR
gimmick that was to the gain of a synagogue church against one of
Africa’s top celebrities, and they needed some sort of validity and
authenticity, they believe I was used, well that is their opinion. You
cannot choose your time and place with God, you do not have that
authority, God chooses it. The medium with which it happened was through
a man, but my focus is the architect, so let them focus on man and a
make mockery of it, I do not care what they say, my focus is on God.”
He then moved on to bloggers!
Yes! They are bloggers that cannot feed themselves, and then all of a
sudden someone informs them that with a few hits, money would be
transferred into your account and it becomes an obsession. Any lives
that get wrecked in the wake of that obsession, they do not care about.
There are some good blogs out there, do not get me wrong. I am not a
great fan of BellaNaija, but
she is smart, she is articulate, and she knows what she is doing. Even
when she attacks me or writes about me, you will know that there is the
chance of a researched truth, though it may not be in its entirety. So,
there are one or two good blogs out there that make an effort to
research. Linda Ikeji is one of the lamest of them all, and some others
that do not make any effort, they just cut and paste. There are people
who are really trained for this job, they understand this job, people
who are intellectually gifted as writers, yet they are taking food out
of their mouths because of the new order of things. There is one they
call Ladunme I call names if I want
to, I do not care. This is stuff that fellow so called celebs want to
talk about but do not have the balls to. This is part of the gains of
already being labelled a black sheep, whatever I say now would not shock
anybody. I just keep it real.”

He also goes on to add that even though
his ex Kenturah Hamilton publicly put him on blast – saying he used
& dumped her, she will always have a place in his heart & if she
calls me he will readily rise to the occasion.
Speaking on the Jamaican he dated for 6 years he said,
the heat of the whole drama between Kentura and I, people asked why I
did not say a word. She released a story to the press about how I
wrecked her life, I believe it was the emotions of the moment because
that is not who she is and that would never define her, a lady whom I
spent 6 years of my life with. She is an incredible person, incredibly
beautiful, incredibly gifted, and incredibly generous with her soul, her
spirit. You cannot spend 6 years with a Caribbean girl if she is not
incredible. In our moments of grief and disappointments, we say things
that we do not mean. Would I hold it against her? Maybe I did, but I
moved on 5 minutes after, and I do not hold it against her. But she is
always going to be a part of my life; my history will never be complete
without her. It completely spells the measure of man that I am. I did
not say one word and I still will not say one word in respect of who she
is. If she is right I will leave it for people that know us to judge.
They are the ones I owe my explanations too. I have often said that I
don’t owe anybody any apology as to the steps and decisions I take in my
life. I owe hardened fans an explanation and not an apology. People
that are waiting for me to wake up and say stuff have eternity to wait.
She is who she is, she said what she did. She may regret it or not, I do
not know because I never asked her, all I know is that someone spent 6
years with me and come rain come shine, anytime she calls me I will
readily rise to the occasion. My life will never be complete with her
and she will always have a special place in my heart.”
And as for his business with Nadia

“You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you nor do you need a
fake prophet to spell it out to you. I am the kind of man that drops hints; I
do not have to tell the whole story because it makes you lose your mystic, it
makes you lose the strength of your advantage over people. But here I am with
my BFF, an incredibly intelligent and beautiful person and I think that is what
I need in my life”.


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]


  1. hmmmmm……intresting interview, I like the way he pours out his mind without being scared of anyone..


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