“I Was Stranded In Paris Three Years Ago” – Actor, Jim Iyke Reveals

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Jim Iyke, the popular Nigerian actor, has gone down memory lane.

He recounted the series of ‘shege’ he encountered that made him disguise by sneaking back into Nigeria in 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The legendary actor featured as a guest in the ‘Is This Seat Taken’ podcast, anchored by Chinasa Anukam, where they spoke about his acting career and his impact on Nollywood.

Iyke narrated how he snuck himself back into Nigeria after being stranded in Paris for five months.

“I had to smuggle myself back into Nigeria; it was crazy. I flew to Cotonou and came back home by road back into my country, and at midnight too. I had a hood and dark shades on to conceal myself at the back of the car. I’m sure they were thinking ‘why is this dude wearing dark shades at night,” he said.

He said had gone to Paris to visit his second son, who lives in the capital, when the lockdown occurred, leaving him stranded.

After those five months, the movie star started to miss home and wanted to return to Nigeria but most countries had shut down as a result of the pandemic, so he had to sneak back into the country.

He said: “I thought I could hang out with my son while the world was shutting down and still have enough time to run to London and catch a flight back home; Nigeria, Paris, Amsterdam, and America shut down, and I ended up stranded in Paris for five months”

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