She sounded absolutely distraught, and utterly disconsolate. Her usual exuberance, the bonhomie which she wears like a badge of honor was missing both in her voice and in her demeanor. She was inconsolable, pained and emotionally devastated. She had every reason to feel that way. For over six years, she had given her all to a romance that had been celebrated, touted and written about as one that was made in heaven. For six years, they had projected the image of a blissfully happy couple that could do no wrong.
Her boyfriend of six years – the one that is famously referred to as the ‘Nollywood bad boy’ – Jim Iyke, has finally acted out his moniker and it is not pretty at all.
“These days, I ask God: Why has thou forsaken me? How can a man with whom we had gone through the highs and the lows – a man who had professed so much undying love for me over the past six years just walk away like that? I don’t know what happened and I wish I could put a finger on it.” Keturah had told me, sounding sad and exasperated.
Their romance was strong, and Jim had spoken severally of plans to walk down the aisle with her. He had told me a number of times that in Keturah, he had found “a perfect mate – someone who was “sexy, intellectually curious, exotic and edgy.” Keturah was known all over the Nollywood firmament as Jim Iyke’s main girlfriend – a wife
in waiting. They had traveled the world together, and she had stood by him through most of the scandals that has continued to dog his professional and private life. Not
even when another woman claimed to have dated Jim Iyke and later accused him of battering her and a business deal gone awry which was amplified in the media did she
wince or threaten to end the affair.
Put simply, Keturah Hamilton – the Jamaican born actress, model and business woman was the partner tailor-made for Jim Iyke. She had accepted and tolerated all of his foibles, issues and challenges and was
determined to stick with him through thick and thin. And then…Just when we thought the wedding invitations will soon be mailed out; just when we thought the loving duo had reached a point of no return in their relationship, the news came out that the story book romance had ruptured, that the center of the relationship could no longer hold. Jim Iyke had ‘bailed’ out of the affair and appeared to have acted out some of the elements in their joint reality show “Jim Iyke Unscripted”. He was said to have ended their six year old affair in a most emotionally callous way. He simply walked away “without even a phone call” as a tearful Keturah had told me. “He took away six years of memories, of support of love and all that I did for him – just like that. How mean and callous can one get?”
Depressed and emotionally forlorn, Keturah had told me how Jim used and dumped her “Jim was supposed to come to New York and stay for six months, during which time, he would go to an acting school:
here in New York and then we would move to Los Angeles and get married and pursue our acting dreams. I was looking forward to that with eagerness and then he just walked away” she began to sob.
Asked what could have been the reason for such a change of heart, Keturah said “we had problems like normal lovers do, but we always resolved them amicably. I know there was something Jim asked me to do, which I didn’t want to do right away, but that should not have made him to do what he did.” Pressed to reveal what it was that Jim wanted him to do, she said it was personal.
Keturah said she feels used and dumped “I played along in the reality show as if I truly was a jealous and crazy lover. It was an act, but now I feel as if Jim set me up. He is a wicked man. I stood by him through all his troubles and tribulations. I helped bring him to the limelight when the light of his career was dimming. He is an ingrate and I leave him to God.”
One area that seems to have pained Keturah more appears to be the rumor making the rounds that Jim left her for the Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. “That is the rumor I have heard and I know it is not just
a rumor. They have been hooking up in Ghana. They were together at Tuface’s wedding and appear to be everywhere together. I just can’t believe Jim would be this ungrateful – after all I have done for
him. I have not been able to accept this and I am truly in a state of shock. If Jim could treat me the way he did, after six years of being there for him, supporting him, encouraging him in all that he did, then I
wish Nadia the best of luck.”
Jim according to sources is living in Nadia’s house in Ghana and is constantly seen driving her car on the streets of Accra the Ghanaian capital. He is said to have told friends he and Nadia are mere friends, but
most people find that difficult to believe.
Meanwhile, Keturah appears to have moved on with her life. “I am a strong woman and I am moving ahead with my life. God cannot give you that which He will not provide you the platform to stand and deal
with. I wish the best in his life.”
To buttress her newly single status, Keturah was seen recently having fun and laughing the night away at 9ja Restaurant in Brooklyn during a surprise party that was thrown for top actress – Stella Damasus to
mark her birthday. Stella is currently vacationing in New York with her kids.
Efforts to reach Jim Iyke for his own side of the story was abortive as his telephone lines were all switched off. But we will strive to get his own side of the story next edition.
*Nadia Buari are you the other woman?*
*I wish Jim and Nadia all the best.sebi theres a proverb that says the broom that swept away the footprints of the first wife is waiting by the side to sweep away that of the second wife*
*Jim we are waiting for your own side of why you broke Ms Kentura’s heart*