Why I have Over 2m Followers But not Following Anyone on Instagram — Jim Iyke Explains

Nollywood actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke has finally revealed why he is following no single person on Instagram despite having over 2m followers on the platoform.



He said this in while answering a question that was thrown at him during an interview with media personality, Temisan Emmanuel, of Tea with Tay podcast, which was published on Friday.


The 45-years old actor, noted that social media is business arena, and Instagram was a ‘pseudo’ reality, thus people shouldn’t take it as their everyday life, personally, he wants his social media to be strictly business.

Jim Iyke also noted that he was protecting his kids from social media so that they won’t be judged by their actions or be noticed in public.


He said;


“From day one I got on social media, I didn’t want to follow anybody. I wanted to establish the fact that this is a market place. It’s a pseudo reality there. It’s not what people want to take as their everyday life.


“If you see any of my posts, it’s tailored. I don’t post about my family. I don’t post my pleasures. There are certain things I think should be left for one to experience alone.


“There are three tiers of life that I live. I live the private life, the public life, and the secret life. “Social media is public life. If I want to make a statement in style,


if I want to make a statement on my ideology and principles, if I want to market something, or if I want to set a new understanding on my opinion of something, that is where I should be.


Screenshot of Jim Iyke IG Profile
Screenshot of Jim Iyke’s IG Profile


“If I’m having a good time with people that don’t mind being on that platform, I go there.” “I have kids that run the mall at every part of the world and no one will say, ‘I know that face’,”



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