Jim Iyke – Biography

Full Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha

Stage Name: Jim Iyke

Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Esomugha from  Enugu Agidi village in Anambra state

Date of Birth: September 25th, 1976

Siblings: 6 sisters

Marriage Status: Single

Children: -

Education: Primary education in Gabon and secondary education at federal government college, Kwali, Abuja.

Bsc. in Pschology University of Jos, Diploma in Banking & Finance University of Jos.

Languages: Igbo, English & a bit of French.

Sports: Ti Quan Do (Black Belt)

Occupation: Actor, Business man, Model, Philanthropist, Music Artiste, Producer.

Awards:

Three time winner of the Teenage Choice Award.
Best Actor Nigerian Entertainment Award.
African Hollywood Award.
African Achievement Award.
Best African Actor – NET Awards.
Best Actor of the year – Mode Men Award 2010.

Achievements: Jim is one of the top paid Nollywood Actors in Nigeria. He has featured in over 150 films to date and has recently created a film production outfit called Untamed Productions. Jim Iyke is the producer behind “2 dollarz” a sequel to the Nollywood flick ” 1 Dollar” and “Shades of White”, which yet to be released.

Jim is also the founder of a non-profit Organization called “Jim Iyke Foundation”. The NGO is a pioneer in the movement for better education and well being of the less priviledged children in the African society.

In 2009, he ventured into music with the creation of Untamed Records, with the release of his album titled Who Am I featuring A-list musical stars; 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan and many other musical artistes, and a large chunk of the proceeds from this album launch has been donated to a number of orphanages.

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158 Responses to "Jim Iyke – Biography"

  1. Lyn says:

    I lk ur performance on d screen ,pls keep it up ur nigerian hero.

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  2. oderinwale yetunde says:

    M a huge fan, kip up d gud work.Godbless

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  3. Archibong says:

    Jim, may d almigty God bless u 4 ur gud works. Dont mind wot pple say kip up d gud works. I luv u! I want 2 b like u.

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  4. Precious says:

    You are my hero,keep giving back to the society more grease to your elbow.God bless you

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Jim i love u so much dat i wish i heard a boyfriend like u, wel i kw dat 4 every thing gud tin u av done God wil repay u

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Is jim iyke a native of where

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  7. Natasha says:

    i like ur performance kip it up

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  8. fatoumatta says:

    jim ure d best trus me….i luv ur films….pls keep up d gud job

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  9. Akande toyin says:

    Jim i luv u keep it u Almighty god will help be a good guy

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Yea Jim u’r great. U’ve made me proud just cnt wait 2 c hu d lucky gal would b *winks*. Kip it up man!

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  11. Marvis says:

    Hi guy we are birthday mate oo. I luv ur show!

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  12. Richardson Edison says:

    sir greetings should be given to man of honour for you have done well in helping the Africa child, I like your style kudos to you bros.

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  13. philip otitoju says:

    sir more greese to your wheel and fuel in your tank. KEDU NDIGBO.

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  14. Dats gud of u says:

    U ar a grt man

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  15. Naa says:

    U go boy u r a good actor keep it up and pls get married for people to stop talking about u

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  16. peter jewel says:

    boy i luv uuuuuuuuu.kip it up

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  17. oluwakayode says:

    Big upppppp baba swag.u r d bomb.kudos to u

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  18. Livingstone brown says:

    I wnt u to take me along u industry becos i luv ur acting tanx

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  19. Charles says:

    Jim iyke gr8 u,u do wel

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  20. commy says:

    hi jim iyke i love ur courage keep it up

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  21. Sylvanus Antia says:

    Iyke u are really a super star, when u are on stage u act like a talented actor keep it up i like that.

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  22. Anonymous says:

    I am your nomber one fan i like de way u act especially in road 2 hell felix manyo from cross river

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  23. I love the way jim iyke behaves says:

    Jim yke is a man of intergrity and is highly respected in the university jos until date.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    I like ur movies keep it on

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  25. c ncube says:

    im a proud african zimbabwean lady bcoz of people lyk u kip up the gud work

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  26. iyke frank says:

    i love ur swagg.u re 1daful ,keep doing it we love u

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  27. Ikhayere Blessing says:

    I like ur star contineou wit ur swagge God wil continou to guide and protect u dnt give up

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  28. All About Music says:

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  29. Mbama chidiebere says:

    Jim iyke intact u ar my man i rely luv urn acting keep it up my guy

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  30. okoye precious says:

    where is jim iykes state, village and town?

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  31. ebenezer idowu oroge says:

    Infact jim iyke u are too much,u are really born to act u make me peak intrest in nigerian movies.I so much like everything about you in acting.

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  32. flo frm kenya says:

    kip da fire burning oooh!-kip up

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  33. Anonymous says:

    Were is jimiyke held from

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Where ar u from

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  35. Idoko frank says:

    Jim: is one of my big boys who i love watching they action in a movie, Jim: i read out that you are nolonger perfuming in movies, i want you back, Jim: keep it up,

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  36. Aishat says:

    Good job ike may God continue to bless u

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  37. Ogwuru Iyke says:

    Iyke, you are my favorite. I admire you so much.
    Someday we shall dine together
    and catch some fun.

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  38. Sharon says:

    Jim iyke u don old oo: abeg go marry

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  39. Dottee Nya Kendu says:

    Jim, a beg nao, get married. we as Kenyans love ur movies.

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  40. Mehnnn, i luv jim wt passion says:
  41. ur swag too much,kudos says:

    ur swag too much,u r d man,kudos

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  42. Felix Orshi Matar says:

    Jim Iyke is also a very nice guy trying to live life as nomal as any influencial simple person will want to live but you the publicity, the media and televise stations are making it very hard to achieve this through what I theme, ‘I or better-still we must get news from him, the truth is you guys are making a hail of money using his image but pls use him decently than painting him black and bad boy name, abegi, you guys should stop being selfish and destructive.

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  43. ken iwu says:

    Jim u re. Rough u re also deadily human been

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  44. hellen matakala says:

    am Helen a simple Zambian gal who just likes you ,don’t know much about your life but I like what I know about you though not every thing, uumhuu!! just be the way you are, hey one other thing your birthday is two days before mine. stay blessed and Happy Sabbath .you are a gud actor like you!!!!

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  45. esther tamunokwenina says:

    Jim I salute u I luv ur segge bcos ur d man keep it up remain bless

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  46. kelvin Mauriice says:

    boss james ikechuku, ur boi remain loyal SIR.

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  47. liki says:

    i luv u jim

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  48. I LIKE JIM IYKE IN ACT SO I SEEN MYGREETING TO HIM,& I WANT TO ACT LIKE HIM says:
  49. Bangis Adams says:

    Jim is unique,guy may dem talk anytime anyday u b bros kip it up

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  50. julian says:

    i lov u,i had dat u ar a philanthropist pls asist me.my numba is 0813801387

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  51. ibrahim says:

    Splendid!

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  52. Michael Williams says:

    I love your style. You are too much keep it up.

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  53. musabe ivan says:

    i realy lyk da way u do yo things man.kip up

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  54. hellen says:

    James u are the best,i wish i had a chance to jjust even shake ur hand it would be dream come true for me.

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  55. Lizabeth says:

    Like to feature in your movie. Call me on +233574801760

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  56. larry says:

    my brother I love u man I feel like having a brother like u jim dont stop movie now because I have meet u before I live this world

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  57. hadasha says:

    u r the best actor..lov u

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  58. Anita tobi says:

    Hello dude u know Wat? u are not worthy
    of any woman’s love nd if u know Wat is good 4 you sit back nd start praying 4 4gvness of sins coz u ar so proud nd hot tempered. so ppl lye u can neva build a home or family.

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  59. Sunny James says:

    Every successful man must ‘ve a woman him Jim u need a wmn in ur life 2 become a complete successful man

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  60. Bb says:

    Love you dear,every part you act is cul

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  62. Emmanuel Dadson says:

    Keep doin de good work,we proud of u.

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