Biography of Jim Iyke Early Life Education and Career

Biography of Jim Iyke Early Life Education and Career

Biography of Jim Iyke: This page will get you covered. Read on! James Ikechukwu Esomugha, better known as Jim Iyke,

is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood). Born, September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. to Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Okolue whose last name changed to Esomugha.

Early Life and Education

Jim Iyke was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.

He had his Primary Education in Gabon and Secondary School at Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja. He has a Diploma in Banking and Finance and a Bsc. in Psychology from the University of Jos.


Jim Iyke began his acting career in 2001. He’s one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood. and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007.

Jim Iyke began his own music label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album, titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians such as TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.

Jim Iyke has won many awards in Nollywood. He is a three-time winner of the Teenage Choice Awards. He also won the Best Actor in Nigeria Entertainment Awards. His other awards include the African Achievement Award.

In 2008 he won the Best African Actor at NET Awards. In 2010 he won the Best Actor of the Year & Sexiest Man in Nigeria.

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Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim Iyke Foundation, an NGO established for the purpose of catering to the needs of less privileged children.


The controversial video of Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua went viral and led to intense debate on social media.

The ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was behind Iyke’s inability to get married

Jim Iyke Current Net Worth

Jim Iyke’s net worth has grown significantly in 2020 after reprising his starring role in AY Makun’s blockbuster movie Merry Men 2. His net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $ 30 million.

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