Jim Iyke reveals why he doesn’t follow anyone on Instagram


Veteran Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has revealed why he doesn’t follow anyone on popular photo and video sharing app, Instagram.

The thespian who has over two million followers on the platform noted that he doesn’t follow any Instagram accounts because he sees social media as a marketplace.

According to Jim Iyke, Instagram is a ‘pseudo’ reality and people should treat it as such.

He made this revelation in an interview “Tea with Tay” podcast host Temisan Emmanuel, which was released on Friday, January 28.

Speaking with Temisan, 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. If I’m having a good time with people that don’t mind being on that platform, I go there.”

He added that he’s shielding his children from social media so that their behaviors would not be scrutinized or observed in public.

In his words,

“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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