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.

Jim-Iyke Jim-Iyke-6 Jim-Iyke-21

Is this biography missing some information? Drop a comment below.
To receive updates enter your email
- OR -


written by

Ugo is an author at www.gistus.com.
Related Posts

109 Responses to "Jim Iyke – Biography"

  1. Lyn says:

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

  2. oderinwale yetunde says:

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

  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.

  4. Precious says:

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

  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

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is jim iyke a native of where

  7. Natasha says:

    i like ur performance kip it up

  8. Joe kalu says:

    I hard that jim iyke have hiv

  9. Chudi obiesie says:

    Is he from Gabon? If Gabon, what province?

  10. fatoumatta says:

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

  11. Akande toyin says:

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

  12. Albert Ackun says:

    hi jim, I love you.keep it up.

  13. Gabriel Owhutu says:

    I greet u sir………………………………………….. u did wat no man of your status can do….i like your swag…….

  14. 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!

  15. Ugonnia Obetta says:

    he's my role model.

  16. Ise Bassey says:

    Pls keep it up, one luv..

  17. Saihou Bah says:

    no dout! u the best outta the rest' keep it up breader.

  18. Marvis says:

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

  19. Nonso Consider says:

    u de
    u de men keep it up.

  20. 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.

  21. philip otitoju says:

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

  22. Dats gud of u says:

    U ar a grt man

  23. Mums Boy Bill says:

    jim lyke pls I want be in your productoin plsssss.

  24. Mums Boy Bill says:

    keep de fate jimmy.

  25. Naa says:

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

  26. peter jewel says:

    boy i luv uuuuuuuuu.kip it up

  27. oluwakayode says:

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

  28. Livingstone brown says:

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

  29. Charles says:

    Jim iyke gr8 u,u do wel

  30. commy says:

    hi jim iyke i love ur courage keep it up

  31. Maduakolam Chima says:

    Jim u ar really a hero and am proud of u and will remain loyal to your lovely remembrance of orphans.i say more grace to your able, u indeed a proudable son of the Nation Nigeria keep it up.

  32. 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.

  33. Anonymous says:

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

  34. 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.

  35. Anonymous says:

    I like ur movies keep it on

  36. c ncube says:

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

  37. Joseph Thomas says:

    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.

  38. iyke frank says:

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

  39. Ikhayere Blessing says:

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

  40. All About Music says:

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I’m inspired! Extremely useful information specially the final phase :) I handle such information much. I used to be looking for this certain info for a very lengthy time. Thanks and best of luck.

  41. Gift promise says:

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

  42. Echegbe Sunshine says:

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

  43. Saliu Raliat says:

    Pls dear jim iyke it's time for you to get married oh

  44. Mbama chidiebere says:

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

  45. felicia says:

    I like ur acting jim iyke keep it up

  46. okoye precious says:

    where is jim iykes state, village and town?

  47. irene nnaji says:

    Bros, pls try and settle down.

  48. Temple ikenna says:

    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

  49. 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.

  50. Maryann juliet says:

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

  51. flo frm kenya says:

    kip da fire burning oooh!-kip up

  52. Anonymous says:

    Were is jimiyke held from

  53. Blessing Godwin Bassey says:

    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.

  54. Isaac K Odoom says:

    my name iyke u so lovin,keep movin like general

  55. Anonymous says:

    Where ar u from

  56. 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,

  57. Aishat says:

    Good job ike may God continue to bless u

  58. Austine kess says:

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

  59. Ogwuru Iyke says:

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

  60. Sharon says:

    Jim iyke u don old oo: abeg go marry

  61. Dottee Nya Kendu says:

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

  62. ur swag too much,kudos says:

    ur swag too much,u r d man,kudos

  63. Steven Ogu says:

    Keep doin wat u're makin effort 2 do best.B urself…….B JIM IYKE.Luv u.

  64. 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.

  65. emmanuellastboy8 says:

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

  66. ken iwu says:

    Jim u re. Rough u re also deadily human been

  67. Okereke chinemerem charles says:

    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

  68. 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!!!!

  69. Prisca ebele says:

    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

  70. esther tamunokwenina says:

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

  71. kelvin Mauriice says:

    boss james ikechuku, ur boi remain loyal SIR.

  72. liki says:

    i luv u jim

  74. Bangis Adams says:

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

  75. gift says:

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

  76. gift says:

    Jim hw is nardia? Ar u still fuckin her

  77. gift says:

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

  78. gift says:

    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

  79. julian says:

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

  80. ibrahim says:


  81. Michael Williams says:

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

  82. musabe ivan says:

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


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.