Jim Iyke searches for the stranger who saved him

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Gati Jesse

Published on June 17, 2024

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has shared a deeply personal chapter of his life, showcasing both his vulnerability and unyielding determination. During an emotionally charged interview with Silicon African, Iyke opened up about a period when he was homeless and living under the Oshodi bridge in Nigeria, a dark time brightened by the unexpected kindness of a stranger named Lateef.

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Jim Iyke, known for his charismatic on-screen presence and successful acting career, delved into the significant challenges he faced on his path to stardom. He recounted the biggest risk of his life: leaving his parents’ home with dreams of success, only to be betrayed by a close friend. This betrayal led to a phase of homelessness, a period marked by rejection and despair. Finding himself with nowhere to turn, Iyke ended up sleeping under the Oshodi bridge, one of Lagos’ most bustling and chaotic areas.

In the midst of this adversity, a compassionate soul named Lateef emerged. Lateef provided Iyke with much-needed support and safety, a beacon of hope in an otherwise bleak situation. Jim Iyke’s gratitude for this stranger’s kindness is immeasurable, and he credits Lateef with playing a crucial role in his journey back to stability and success.

Years later, with fame and fortune now on his side, Jim Iyke is determined to find Lateef and repay the kindness that changed his life. Despite his efforts, Iyke has been unable to locate him. In his interview, Iyke made an earnest plea to the public, especially those familiar with the Oshodi area, to help him find Lateef. He emphasized his heartfelt intention to transform Lateef’s life, reciprocating the generosity he received during his darkest days.

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