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.


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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  • Lyn

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

  • oderinwale yetunde

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

  • Archibong

    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.

  • Precious

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

  • Anonymous

    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

  • Anonymous

    Is jim iyke a native of where

  • Natasha

    i like ur performance kip it up

  • http://Havehiv Joe kalu

    I hard that jim iyke have hiv

  • http://Kamsiyo2000@yahoo.com Chudi obiesie

    Is he from Gabon? If Gabon, what province?

  • fatoumatta

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

  • Akande toyin

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

    • sunday ekpo

      jim is of the best guy i like in action

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  • Anonymous

    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!

  • Marvis

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

  • Richardson Edison

    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.

  • philip otitoju

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

  • Dats gud of u

    U ar a grt man

    • Naa

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

    • peter jewel

      boy i luv uuuuuuuuu.kip it up

    • http://Jjohnpeter00@gmail.com Hi jim,i cherish ur performanx,plz kip it up.


    • oluwakayode

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

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    • Livingstone brown

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

    • Charles

      Jim iyke gr8 u,u do wel

    • commy

      hi jim iyke i love ur courage keep it up

    • Sylvanus Antia

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

    • Anonymous

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

    • I love the way jim iyke behaves

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

    • Anonymous

      I like ur movies keep it on

    • c ncube

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

    • http://Yahoo.com Joseph Thomas

      Mr Jim i appreciate u nd mr Hank Anuku for the movement nd how u people remember the poor orphans. For my own contribution, i pray to almighty God to giv u long life nd opportunity locate u. I wish u gud luk, hve a nice day sir.

    • http://Www.amix Amix lynda Asuzu

      Jim carry go oh

    • iyke frank

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

    • http://Wahabialick@yahoo.com Hie jim i salute u 4 ur acting


    • Ikhayere Blessing

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

    • I luv ur swag
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    • http://Www.giftchike Gift promise

      Jim i luv ur swag i wish to be at ur wedding,pls can u take me along?

    • http://yahoo Echegbe Sunshine

      wa…oh, i gbadu ur swag. Keep it up

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    • Mbama chidiebere

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

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      I luv u Jim iyke

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    • http://www.yahoo.com felicia

      I like ur acting jim iyke keep it up

    • okoye precious

      where is jim iykes state, village and town?

    • http://irenennaji irene nnaji

      Bros, pls try and settle down.

    • http://Templeikenna@facebook.com Temple ikenna

      Jim iyke,dats gud especially i heard when u said that u live as if u dont hear the complains of d world around u but u only listen & also never fear facing negative peoples.lv u

    • ebenezer idowu oroge

      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.

    • http://Maryann1194 Maryann juliet

      Jim u are d Man kip it up nd GOD will surely reward u in a Millon fold Amen.

    • flo frm kenya

      kip da fire burning oooh!-kip up

    • Anonymous

      Were is jimiyke held from

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    • http://Amara@ovi.com I love jim coz his one of my favourite 9ja actor.Bt i hav a question 4 him.Jim is it true dat u hav one of thd biggest boutique in Lagos?


    • http://08106374541 Hez kul,buh i heard dat he is a drug addict,is dat true?

      And i luv hez films.he’s actions are thrilling

    • http://J.E.S.U.S.com Blessing Godwin Bassey

      Jim i luv ur swag, keep it up. Get marry soon i can wait to hear the news remember you are not getting any younger. I care and we love you.

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      Where ar u from

    • Idoko frank

      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,

    • Aishat

      Good job ike may God continue to bless u

    • http://Google Austine kess

      Hello jim iyke i like ur swag sir. I wish to be an icon like you somedays. Am an up coming actor,music artist

    • Ogwuru Iyke

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

    • Sharon

      Jim iyke u don old oo: abeg go marry

    • Mehnnn, i luv jim wt passion
    • ur swag too much,kudos

      ur swag too much,u r d man,kudos

    • Felix Orshi Matar

      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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      jim i envy u, i want 2 be like u.

    • ken iwu

      Jim u re. Rough u re also deadily human been

    • http://Gistus.com Okereke chinemerem charles

      Senior man i love d way u act n i pray u continue with it.u r d reason Y i watch movies.esp.U jim,junior pope,zubby micheal at al.bravo 2 u guy.meet u der smday

    • hellen matakala

      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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    • http://081oo863454 Prisca ebele

      All i have to tell jim iyke .is that he should continue in working hard and God will bless the hands of his labour.AMEN

    • esther tamunokwenina

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

    • kelvin Mauriice

      boss james ikechuku, ur boi remain loyal SIR.

    • http://Jimsfoundation Ikechukwu onah

      Wnt 2 be lik u

    • liki

      i luv u jim

    • Bangis Adams

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

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      Jim hw is nardia? I heard she is good on bed an can fuck u real good.enjoy….

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      Jim hw is nardia? Ar u still fuckin her

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      Jim hw is nardia? Ar u still fuckin her, I know she is good an sweet, she has a sweet body

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      Jim hw is nardia? I heard she as finally agreed to ur proposal, nardia accepting to date u is an opportunity for u to change, because nardia is a discipline girl, home girl u are rough for her but she still accept u so dude
      change.jim stop fuckin around cos u hav a princess now a dream of every man

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    • http://08138013879 pls i need ur help,in my education.asin my school fees.
    • julian

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

    • http://08138013879 pls i nid ur help.its me julian 4rm lagos
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    • Michael Williams

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

    • musabe ivan

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

    • hellen

      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.