Here is Jim Iyke biography, which contains important information about the popular Nigerian actor.
He is one of the best Nollywood actors, having starred in several interesting Nollywood movies since he came into limelight.
Jim Iyke Biography
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, born September 25, 1976, better known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor, filmmaker and innovator.
Jim Iyke was born in Libreville, Gabon but originally hails from Anambra State and was the only boy in a family of eight children.
He came into the limelight in 2001 and has since appeared in more than 150 films.
Early Life and Education
Jim Iyke was born and raised in Libreville, Gabon to a Nigerian parents, Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue.
He is from Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi Town, Anambra State, in the Southeastern part of Nigeria, of the Igbo ethnicity.
He had his secondary education in F. G. C. Kwali Abuja from 1985 to 1991.
After his secondary school, he proceeded to the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he obtained a diploma in banking and finance and a BSc in philosophy.
Jim Iyke started acting in 2001, has worked with top Nollywood actors and has appeared in over 150 movies.
His love for music moved him to start a music record label, Untamed Records, with his first studio album, Who Am I?, which features guest appearances from 2Baba Idibia and Sound Sultan.
Some of his movies includes:
- The Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
- The Setup
- American Driver
- Between Kings and Queens
- Last Flight to Abuja
- When Love Comes Around
Jim Iyke Net Worth
Jim Iyke is one of the richest Nigerian actors, with an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Jim Iyke is married to Dana Kinduryte, and they have a son together. The actor took to his Instagram on April 19 to announce the arrival of his new baby.