A household name in the movie industry who grew from scratch to top through hardwork and patience and later on became the highest paid actor in the Nigeria movie industry. His reals names is James Ikechukwu Esomugha, AKA Jim Iyke. A Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry and one of the stars who did feature in the movie “Last Flight to Abuja” alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.
On this article on Jim Iyke Biography, we will discuss his personal life, filmatography, accolades, debute career. etc.
Early life and education
He is from Anambra state, but was born in Libreville in Gabon on September 25, 1976. Born to Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue, whose last name later was changed to Esomugha. They are from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. Jim is the only male child ofn his parents who has 9 children. 8 girls and one boy. A graduate from the university of
Jos, Plateau State where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc. in Philosophy.
Jim Iyke is an ever controversial personality. Came into the movie scene in 2001. As at the time of this article on Jim Iyke Biography, he’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood.. Currently he has acted well over 200 hundred movies. In 2007, he launched his own film production company called Untamed Productions. And later that same year, he launched his own music label, Untamed Records. During his maiden debute music album, titled “Who Am I?” he featured some of Nigeria’s top prominent musicians such as TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.
In 2017, a controversial video of Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, led by one of Pastor T.B. Joshua’s wisemen went viral. This video did lead to an intense debate on social media. In the he ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was the reason Jim Iyke have unable to get married. There was little he could say. He told journalists that there was something about the supernatural that made is very strange. Later told newsmen that he set up though he never denied the incident.
His career isn’t just about acting. Nope. He is also a philanthropist like his colleague Omotolat Jalade. He owns the Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. Some time ago, in December 2012 to be precise, he was invited by Christopher Grey to Kenya in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Grey, and Jamaican dancehall artist Cécile.
The controversial actor is a staunch believer of the art of self defense style as he is a black belt holder and preferred fight technique is Karate. Rumours has it that he is married to Nadia Buari. But that we can’t confirm if it true or not