The Punch

With decorum earned

- — Jim Iyke

out there and the focus is on one. (The best thing is to) find somebody there is no focus on, but meets one’s intellectu­al, physical and spiritual values.”

Sharing his thoughts on the ban of Twitter in nigeria, he said, “I don’t agree with the regulation of social media in nigeria. The strongest tool of interactio­n for millennial is social media. You cannot take that away. It is not just a platform for commerce for them; it is also a platform for venting about social ills. If you take that away, you take away their fundamenta­l human rights. It is to be denounced in every form or shape.”

Meanwhile, in his debut as a filmmaker, Iyke is set to release a movie titled, Bad Comments.

The flick, which stars Chiwetalu Agu, Patience Ozokwor, Osas Ighodaro,

Ini edo, Timaya, Young John and Sharon ooja, among others, is a fast-paced fusion of drama and thriller, with a blend of momentary comedic reliefs. Inspired by true-life events, it is said to mirror the lives of celebritie­s and how their careers can be at the mercy of propaganda circulated by social media trolls.

Speaking on what inspired the movie, the actor said, “What we intended to achieve is telling a story that resonates with everyone, such that anyone who watches the movie can either relate directly with a character or know someone who has had a similar experience.”

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