Nigerian Nollywood actor Jim Iyke who had also delved into the music industry way back to try his luck has spoken out on the industry.
Jim Iyke sang some couple of songs which did not make wave even though he featured Tuface and Puffy T, in his recent chat he has revealed that he knows he is a terrible singer although he just wanted to experiment if he could invest in the industry.
Speaking of talents, the actor who said he is not a talented singer disclosed that it is not necessarily about the talent but on how you understand and package your work.
“Of course, I knew the songs were bad; I am my greatest critic. I had to put some ‘swag’ into the songs that featured Tuface to sing one or two lines. To be honest, how many true talents are in the industry at the moment?
Most of the less talented ones are getting far ahead of the talented ones. It is not about having talent but understanding the business and project what works for you. It is all about the way you ‘package’ it and sell it to the world; that is all. I can name a few terrible artistes but they are getting way ahead of the gifted ones.”
He was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.
Jim Iyke studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc. in Philosophy.