By Kalu Onyemaechi
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, is adding yet another new title to his ever-growing list of talents, as he has just launched a new book dubbed, The Gift In The Odds: Walking Through Walls, which is also expected to have a sequel shortly.
The book launch is also coming on the heels of his debut movie production dubbed, Bad Comments, which was released late last year.
According to Jim Iyke, the idea for the book came while he was secluded in the South of France with his son at the beginning of the pandemic of 2020.
In this book, he talks about grief, anxiety, depression and all the emotions we all experienced at the height of uncertainty.
He also disclosed that the book is the first volume of a 15-part series on self-empowerment that he wrote while in isolation in France.
He narrated that he had been visiting Disneyland Paris with his son and ended up being stuck there at the beginning of the pandemic. Afterwards, he was forced to head to the South of France, where he stayed for six months, and by the second month of the quarantine, isolation had taken a toll on his mental health, but he channeled his distress into writing, as he had always dreamed.
This first volume highlights Jim Iyke’s wealth of experience, his unconventional ideologies and unorthodox approach to life. One key ideology he explains in the book is the lack of belief that one’s family can be vital on the way to defying the odds. Instead, he believes that help will most likely come from unexpected strangers, like it did for him while he was on the verge of breaking into the Nollywood industry.
While talking about the book, Jim Iyke mentioned that the premise of it is “how to understand that every time you experience difficulty in your life or everytime you come to a wall, the universe is telling you that God is preparing you for the next level.’’
The book is available for purchase across digital stores.
Via The Guardian