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
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.
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.