WHY JIM IYKE SHUNNED AMAA
Sources close to top actor Jim Iyke,who anchored the 7th edition of African Movie Academy Awards,AMAA held in Bayelsa State last year, revealed that he was listed as A-class actors to receive VIP ticket for the show that held at Eko Hotel and Suites penultimate Sunday.
He was said to have received his ticket as early as Tuesday and informed his close pals that he will storm the event in grand style with an entourage of seven men.
According to those who peddle the gist, gorgeous Jim Iyke declared his intentions towards AMAA on Wednesday, April 19 and was said to have gotten all his designer wears ready.
However, the actor was nowhere around the venue during that bright evening, allowing his Limousine ride arranged by the organizers of AMAA to waste.
It was disclosed that this Anambra State born actor who is usually associated with mood swings, called his friends on Friday morning and related to them that he will no longer grace AMAA.
When asked why, he revealed that he cannot face the press.
He insisted that if there is any way he will appear inside the hall without passing through the red carpet, he will attend the event.
As it is impossible to find himself in the hall without passing the longest red carpet ever seen in any event in recent times, the actor shunned the event.
As gathered,Jim Iyke abandoned the award because of the bad image he garnered last year, especially his alleged N15million scam court case with an ex-girl friend.
The recent allegation that he was also beaten to pulp over a babe in Cameroun has not died down completely despite his very plausible denials.