19 December 2012

West Africa: Blogger Responds to Jim Iyke's Comments

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has been put on the spot by West African media after some comments he made about The African Movie Academy Awards in Nairobi recently.

Jim Iyke 'dismissed the Africa Movie Academy Awards organisation and was quoted by Word Is saying that the "organisers needed to re-strategise for the awards to regain their glamorous status."

However one Ghanaian journalist Ameyaw Debrah would not have any of this and wrote this on his weblog www.ameyawdebrah.com "If there was any glamorous status was lost at the AMAA's, it was in Bayelsa, that moment Jim Iyke went on stage to lambast gay people, to abuse Majid Michel, to speak ill of journalists, to make sexist comments.

It happened in Bayelsa, after he must have begged the organisers to grant him that opportunity to show his stupidity to the world." Ameyaw went ahead to dish on more embarrassing behind the scenes stories of Jim's trip to Nairobi last year for the AMAA's.

He wrote, "It is unfortunate that I was the one that helped Jim Iyke with his luggage at the Jomo Kenyatta airport when AMAA flew him to Nairobi for the nomination night and he sat just by my leg on the bus that took us from the airport to Safari Park, dozing off, hitting his head against the body of the bus and waking up again, sleeping again and waking up again. I am sure I know how Jim Iyke was specially treated by the organizers. Then, in 2012, he was not allowed to showcase his madness at the AMAAs, which Jimmy Jean-Louis (and what is it with AMAA people and people with such names?) and OC Ukeje did an amazing job. So, dearest Jim became angry and decided to bite the finger that fed him very well."

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