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Jim Iyke’s Interesting View on Single Ladies – Do You Agree?



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Today – Wednesday 13th August 2014, Nollywood actor Jim Iyke took to his Instagram page to share an interesting view on single ladies.


Women are like apples on trees, the best ones are on the top of the tree. The men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and don’t want to get hurt. Instead they get the cold manipulating easier climbs. So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top becuase they value quality away frm d spotlight.



  1. O

    August 13, 2014 at 9:55 am

    His theory seems valid…

    • Foofighters

      August 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Which yeye valid. The apples at the bottom of the tree were once fresh and green at the top of the tree. Time happened, life happened, some were knocked off prematurely!
      I have always hated this theory or analogy. Its flawed, and people are here saying “true talk”, “preach bro”.

    • NINA

      August 14, 2014 at 12:21 am

      well said u nailed it…i think jim is just miserable over his break up with nadia…

    • Bella

      August 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

      My dear thank you for this comment, and it is not a new analogy.

  2. ade

    August 13, 2014 at 9:56 am

    First time, I agree with Jim Iyke!

  3. Nach

    August 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

    i agree with him.

  4. bunmi

    August 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    you r right Iyke.May God grant you more wisdom.

  5. Julez

    August 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

    hmm. Jim iyke … den y is he still single. . He should climb and get da right one sharply.

  6. PT

    August 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Hehe…being washed never felt this good!

    • Uche

      August 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

      As in……………………………………….

    • laide

      August 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm


    • nene

      August 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm


  7. CHY

    August 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

    hes ok today

  8. Nully

    August 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

    so true gym

  9. Zion

    August 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I totally oppose this notion and may have the right to describe this iyke’s notion as a mediocre values of the herds. and i put it simply this ways: the apples at the top don’t get to stand the test of time… often time they rotten away cos dey long overstay and again get devoured cos of there peak nearness to preying hawk… so rate dis iyke…

    • missy J

      August 13, 2014 at 11:52 am

      But agree that the apples at the top are the best. Are they???!!???!??

  10. nonye

    August 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Jim! Totally on point!!!!

  11. Robin Hood

    August 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Cool….. but he forgot to add that that the apples at the top are fewer than those within reach of plucking. The vast majority of my current generation-X ladies belong to the apples within reach. No offense intended

  12. Mintz

    August 13, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I totally agree with him!

  13. Tiki

    August 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    The quote is by Shuna Holmes. He repeated the quote. Please give credit where it is due.

    • Phil

      August 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

      So he plagiarized. Doesn’t come as a surprise.

    • Pink

      August 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm


    • Biols

      August 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

      chineke Tiki you won’t kill me with laugh…………see how you gave him heaaaavy ella

    • Bintata

      August 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

      No wonder….was wondering when he became so articulate

    • O

      August 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm


    • nene

      August 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm


    • fyre

      August 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Girl tell am oooo…….i knew I’ve read that somewhere before. Copy copy.

    • newbie

      August 14, 2014 at 2:06 am

      Thank you. I was going to say that -please attribute quotes or worst case, use ‘author unknown’ if you don’t know. It’s only decent.

    • Bella

      August 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Thank you and let me ask while we are here, what of the single dudes, are they peaches, are they grapes, which one??? on the side again, never mind, who cares!! he must just take a chair somewhere and sit the F down!

  14. He 4got 2 add his source. I know he did NOT come up with this.

  15. xoxo

    August 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I keep saying it. En tout cas ca fait du bien de se l’entendre dire.

  16. Introvert

    August 13, 2014 at 10:45 am

    And the apples that get eaten by birds or the ones that get rotten because no one can reach them?

    • nonye

      August 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Que sera sera

  17. sum1special

    August 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

    for once, he is right.

  18. Fleur

    August 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Finally, he says something that really resonates and makes sense. Perhaps the book he is reading has this inspiring text per comment from Tiki. Still good that he is in awe of that kind of text to tweet it

  19. bishop

    August 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Dis bros well..he truly escape ebola

  20. bishop

    August 13, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Dis bros well..

  21. pearl

    August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    True talk Jim. Women should work hard so that when he that deserves them comes…They will complement and not compete

  22. Miracle Ademu-Eteh

    August 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    common Jim. You didn’t originate that… that was said by Madea in house of Payne I think.

  23. bob

    August 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Has he finally laid his mother to rest? Not aware, though…..


    August 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I agree with him!

  25. Rosemary Chidebe

    August 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I agree with Jim

  26. The Beautiful Eagle

    August 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    oh wow Better words from better pikin…lol
    There is Nothing wrong with single ladies, just be true and graceful

  27. aisha

    August 13, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Totally agree with him.

  28. O g o

    August 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Jim Iyke go and marry,after eaten enough you are Still finding it hard to choose between the good and the bad

  29. Nice

    August 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Very Wrong Theory!

    In life, everyone’s aspiration is to reach the top
    Every girl’s aspiration is to marry a rich, handsome and well to do guy/best man in town
    Every man’s goal is to have the best/sweetest chic in town-pretty, well endowed, cultured..

    I remember when i was a kid, if you see a yellow guava or mango on top of the tree, you wouldn’t care how tiny the branches to that fruit is, we ll climb just to get it

    Therefore everyone aims for the top or the apple on top.

    The reason why many apples remain unplucked/untouched includes:
    1. Pride/Arrogance – i am on top and cant stand all these upcoming guys

    2. Attitude – almost similar to pride but some very ripe apples stink from inside. You cant sit with them for a second.

    3. Lack of touch with reality- Not everyone, in fact 90% will have the kind of privilege you had. Not every guy has a billionaire father like yours; not every man had his parents send him to UK/US like yours. So if you are waiting for the remaining 5% who are as privileged as you or had their masters in UK like you, ah you may have to wait till Jesus comes o. If 50 of you are in the same shoe and you only have 5guys in same category, that means 5 out of 50 will get the guys and what happens to the remaining 45? Not aving a masters in UK (which is your prerequisite) doesnt make a man less loving, less romantic, less valuable or all you need in a man. Get in touch with reality.

    4.Indecision – Ripe apples, apples on top have so many people contesting for them. All the guys in town want them, both the players who wanna get into the skirt or the real suitors who are upcoming or the suitors who already have side chicks…. Due to the fact that they seem to be the hot cake, they are unable to make up their mind about just one man and before she realizes that, all of them are gone. Make up your mind about one and leave the rest. If you can marry all of them, good for you o

    5. Seasonality. Apples have seasons -They are seasonal. Despite the fact that i love apples, (green ones especially) whenever they are out of season, i dare not buy it. I love fresh apples without a dent, stain or dark spots. No matter how a lady is on top and ripe/a hot cake, if she stays there for long, she becomes irrelevant, unattractive, theory of diminishing returns sets in because shes been there for too long. No matter how beautiful/pretty you are today, your skin won’t remain like that forever o. Have you ever seen a brand new car that doesnt age with time? take the brand new car to lasgidi and let agbero boys dent it for you-its originality its gone.

    6. Inaccessibility. Many fresh and ripe apples are inaccessible to potential suitors, bfs and lovers. Many spend 24 hours behind their system, bb and android reading, commenting and fighting over every BN article without going out as if the man will see them in their fathers house. If you are not accessible/available, no one gets to see you, befriend you, woo you and propose to you. Many jump in their cars even before the church service is over, dissociate themselves from friends/social gatherings…..

    Therefore my dear fresh, ripe and hot apples, get rid of pride, arrogance, attitude problems, lack of touch with reality, indecision and inaccessibility.

    #wrong theory
    #self induced happiness

    • Jane Public

      August 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      My sister was the most according you inaccessible homebody you will ever come across. Like zero social life. She was one of the first girls to get married in her clique of friends. Like it blew their minds when they found out. Most didn’t even know she was dating because she is very private and she got a very very very good catch, if I might add. The type most girls will envy. So before you start purporting theories that have no basis, a stadium full of seats please. Marriage is not a race. The ones who got plucked early don’t have a formular of happiness conferred on them for marrying early. You will be surprised that a woman with 10 years experience in marriage may not be as wise than the 2yr married woman or even single girl sef. Marriage doesn’t confer wisdom of life in general on you, it only confers experience with circumstances relevant to you. I know a bella naija wedding feature late last year that are divorced now. She was according to you one of the “apples to be plucked early”. Under 30, she now has a divorce under her belt. Funny how no one seems to apply these theories to men, or you think a single man approaching 35 or 40 is a dream boat too. Shior

    • Nice

      August 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Seems you have comprehension issues
      with reference to your rant, do you know what inaccessibility means?
      If your sister wasnt accessible, how did the guy she married meet her?

      There is a difference between being an indoor person and being a rude and attitude stinking lady like yours who cant present facts in plain words but result into abuses.

      She on the other hand had good attitudes and wouldn’t send potential suitors away like yourself

      The guilty ones will come and open their mouth like tap water instead of reading, digesting and make necessary amendments.

    • Ife

      August 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Pick the speck from your own eyes before your own eyes before you pick the log from someone else’s eyes must be a problem worrying bella naija commenters today. @Nice are you related to Mr bruno. I read your comment and it came out like a rant. you were also very aggressive and abusive just because someone doesn’t agree with your epistle and told you to have a stadium full of seats. You just wrote what you accused someone else of. Your theories have no basis on the real lives of single women. Who died and made you God. Oh wise one, you sound quite angry, take it easy dear, your comment doesn’t translate to money in the bank, actually it translates into money for Uche Pedro, or were you expecting many people to gush at your comment and hail you oh wise on. ehya pele. Sorry ehn. It is well. not everyone who disagrees with your comment is single and guilty. I am married woman and I don’t subscribe to such reasoning. You can do everything right and still be single, you can do everything wrong in the eyes of society and be married. I married early and didn’t have children for years. I so called did everything right, plucked early. My friends who looked to me, whose mothers, friends and family were using me as an example for marrying early, still got married and some have children older than mine now. God’s time and order is the best. If you like do this, read that, follow this, apply that, unless The Lord approves, the builders build in vain. If you don’t know a single woman’s story, dont judge

    • Nice

      August 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Ife, ode ni e

    • Iphie

      August 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Well said. . . .

    • Jane Public

      August 14, 2014 at 11:46 am

      @Ife I wanted to respond, but you have said everything I would have written. As @Nice has proven by typing out Ode ni e, it has proven his own point. Emphasis on it

  30. Claire

    August 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    #@Nice the fact you do not agree with it doesnt make it a wrong theory and besides more often than not all these things you mentioned here are just excuses made up by the likes of people who think like you and who end up getting nothing! For every theory there will always be a caveat, a ‘But’. a ‘However, etc but that does not mean such a throery dont hold water…..moving along….

  31. Isoken. J

    August 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    if only he will use his own advice. smh


    August 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I agree with him, this is soooo true i have been picking fruits a lot lately and the ones at the top are always the best. Dog tends to pee on the ones lower or dirt seems to get on them when it rains and it is quite hard to reach the ones at the top but when you do it is absolutely worth it.

  33. el patron

    August 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I disagree from a good stick thrower like myself..if i like an it by throwing sticks and Will sure fall. Best way to pluck an apple at the top of the tree.

    • Jamce

      August 15, 2014 at 12:19 am

      How about climbing to pluck it nicely and prevent injury from the stick and it’s fall. Just thinking that stick throwing might too aggressive….

  34. Dan

    August 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    So who’s the bad apple; Nadia. Cold? Easy to climb??lol maybe he’s finally found the right person that has taught him to form a union outside public light. If so weld one bro! If not food for thot.

  35. nene

    August 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    so not true. most of the unmarried girls/women i know are unmarried by choice and some because of the lifestyles that they live. men know what they want and they go for it, whether the woman is an apple, cherry or orange lmao. a brave and confident man is never scared to climb the highest iroko tree to get his apple, abgalumo or pawpaw. apple ko, soursop ni.

  36. jirla

    August 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    its not his “view” and this perspective has been around for a while ….he just copied and pasted it….so please can we hear word?

  37. Fre

    August 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Awwww. Too cute

    • Bella

      August 14, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Are you serious right now?

  38. Theo

    August 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Just when i was beginning to enjoy the debate

  39. PurpleiciousBabe

    August 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I think some of us have read the story out of context. I have read this before somewhere not from Jim though.
    I happen to agree that whatever is worth having usually does not come easy, if it does, it usually does not last long.

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