Jim Iyke Biography
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a popular Nollywood actor, television personality, and entrepreneur. He is very talented and well-skilled, contributing much to the Nigerian Movie Industry. After gaining much experience in the movie industry, he acquired the skills of music and movie production.
Jim Iyke Birthday and Age
Jim was born on the 25th of September, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. He is now 44 years old as of 2020 records. Jim normally celebrates his happy birthday on the 25th of September every year.
Jim Iyke family (Parents and Siblings)
He originates from Enugu, Anambra State, in the southern part of Nigeria. His father is called Stephen Okulue, while his mother is called Ngozi Gladys Okulue Esomugha. He is the only boy amongst eight children, and he has a beautiful sister called Natasha Esomugha. The names of other children are not yet known. Jim is a Nigerian national citizen and is of African ethnicity.
Jim Iyke Height and Weight
Jim is a handsome man endowed with a good build body. He has a height of 1.8m and weighs about 68Kg. His body measurements, including chest, waist, and hip, are not available. Jim has black skin, hair, and eyes that make him handsome and attractive to female fans.
Jim Iyke Marriage
Iyke is currently in a relationship with Dana Kinduryte, a lawyer from Lithuania, whom he lives within her apartment in Atlanta, United States of America. In their relationship, they have a son called Harvis Chidubem Iyke, born on the 1st of November 2015 at Grady Hospital. Their wedding date is not yet fixed to declare Dana, his legal wife.
Jim Iyke love relationships
Before this relationship, Jim was in a romantic relationship with Nadia Buari, a Ghanian who was also a Nollywood actress. On the 21st of March, 2014, Jim proposed to Nadia with a six-carat-diamond ring, but their relationship broke later. Jim was also in a romantic relationship with Rita Dominic, a renowned Nollywood actress. Their relationship lasted for a short time and did not bear fruits.
Jim Iyke Children
Jim has one child with his fiancée Dana Kinduryte, a Lithuania-based Lawyer. He is blessed with a son called Harvis Chidubem Iyke, born on the 1st of November 2015 at Grady Hospital.
Jim Iyke Salary
Jim has been in the Nollywood industry for a long time. He must be earning good cash to keep him in Nigerian movie acting. However, there are no records about his actual salary for a movie role. We are reviewing this section, and we shall update it once we get any information.
Jim Iyke Net Worth
He is known to be the richest and most influential actor in the Nollywood industry. He has an approximated net worth of $10 million. Besides his net Worth, Jim owns a mansion located in the city of Abuja. The house is worth 200 million Naira.
Jim Iyke Wiki/Facts
- Full Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha
- Famous as: Jim Iyke
- Gender: Male
- Age: 46 years
- Date of Birth: 25th of September, 1976
- Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon
- Father: Stephen Okulue
- Mother: Ngozi Gladys Okulue Esomugha
- Siblings: Seven
- Brothers: Not Known
- Sisters: Not Known
- Body Measurements: Not Known
- Height: 1.8m
- Weight: 68Kg
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marriage: Not Yet
- Engagement: Dana Kinduryte
- Love Relationship: Nadia Buari, Rita Dominic
- Children: One; Harvis Chidubem Iyke
- Education: The University of Jos in Plateau State
- Profession: Philosophy
- Occupation: Nollywood actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
- Salary: Under Review
- Net Worth: $10 million
Jim Iyke Education
He acquired his primary education at Gabon, where he was born. His parents then relocated to Nigeria, where he acquired his secondary education at Federal Government College in Kwali, Abuja. After completing his secondary school, Jim joined the University of Jos in Plateau State, taking a course of diploma in Banking and Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy.
Jim Iyke Career Life
Jim made his first step into the Nollywood Industry in the year 2001 and featured in more than 150 Nigerian movies. He is not only the most artists but also a highly paid actor in the Nigerian Movie Industry. He likes playing the roles of bad guys; hence his nickname, ‘Bad Boy ‘, resulted from his cunning skills and ability to act both physically and emotionally. One of the movies Jim has acted in was ‘Dollar,’ the movie turned out to be successful commercially among the Nollywood movies.
He has also featured in movies like Last Flight to Abuja, Games Men Play, Between Kings and Queens, When Love Comes Around, And Then There Was You, American Driver, Dead Rite, The Set-Up many others. He is also involved in launching different companies like his production company known as Untamed Productions and a music label called Untamed Records.
Jim has produced several movies in London, such as Judy Shekoni and the Tangerine Martins. He also produced his first album, “Who I Am’ which featured some of the top Nigerian musicians such as Sound Sultan and Tuface Idibia.
Jim Iyke movies/Filmography
In his acting carer, he is featured in more than 150 Nigerian movies playing different roles. Some of his famous selected movies include the following.
- American Driver
- The Last Flight to Abuja
- Between Kings and Queens
- Marry Men: Yoruba Demons
- Who is the Man?
- When Love Comes Around
- A Star in Heaven
- The Set-Up
- Heart Beats
- Games Men Play
- Cold Feet
- Palace War
- Campus Collusion
- Beyonce and Rehana
- Perfect Planner
- Deadly Kiss
- Cultural Clash
- World of Angels
- Between Two Worlds
- Romantic Agony
- Last Girl Standing
- One Dollar
- Royal Madness
- King Battle
- The Intruder
- Seven and Half Dates
- Show Me Heaven
- The Mistress
- My First Wife
- Dream Maker
- Life Partner
- I Think He Loves Me
- Not My Wife
- Runaway Prince
- Blind Love
- The Super Player
- Deadly Decisions
- The scent of a Woman
Jim Iyke Show
Jim launched his show called ‘Jim Says So’ in 2013 and on the DSTV. His main aim of starting the show was to prove to his fans who he is and avoid the bad perfections they overhear about him on social media. The first season of the show took 13 weeks to be completed.
Besides his acting career, Jim is also involved in a business partnership with other people. He owns a clothing enterprise that supplies different fashions of clothes in the country. He also owns a global enterprise on a larger scale. Apart from those, he also deals with oil, gas, real estate, automobile, untamed cars, and lots of others.
Jim Iyke Awards
Jim Iyke is very talented and skillful in movie acting. In his acting, he has received several nominations for awards and managed to bag several awards. Some of the prestigious awards that Iyke has managed to bag include:
- Teenage Choice Award
- Best Actor at the Nigerian Entertainment Award
- Net Best African Actor
- Best actor of the year at the 2010 mode Men Award
Jim Iyke Charity Work
Jim is known to use some of his income to give back to society. As a philanthropist, he started a charity foundation known as Jim Iyke Foundation, where he supports children with special needs such as the orphans. In December 2012, he visited Kenya to support the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey and Jamaican dancehall artist called Cecil.
Jim Iyke contacts
Jim has a large following of fans he interacts with on various social media platforms. He freely mingles with fans on the following social networks.
- WhatsApp (Close Contacts)
Frequently asked questions about Jim Iyke
Who is Jim Iyke?
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a popular Nollywood actor, television personality, and entrepreneur.
How old is Jim Iyke?
Jim was born on the 25th of September, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. He is now 44 years old as of 2020 records.
How tall is Jim Iyke?
He has a height of 1.8m and weighs about 68Kg. His body measurements, including chest, waist, and hip, are not available.
Is Jim Iyke married or single?
Jim is not married as of 2020. He is currently engaged to Dana Kinduryte, a lawyer from Lithuania, who lives within her apartment in Atlanta, United States of America.
Who are Jim Iyke’s ex-lovers?
Jim was in a romantic relationship with renowned Nollywood actress Rita Dominic and Ghallywood actress Nadia Buari.
Who is Jim Iyke’s Child?
Jim has one child with his fiancée Dana Kinduryte, a Lithuania based Lawyer, a son called Harvis Chidubem Iyke.
How much does Jim Iyke earn?
We cannot tell what Jim earns for a movie role. There are no records about his actual salary for a movie role.
How much is Jim Iyke worth?
He has an approximated net worth of $10 million. Besides his net Worth, Jim owns a mansion located in the city of Abuja. The house is worth 200 million Naira.
Is Jim Iyke dead or alive?
He is alive, sound, and healthy, still acting with his efforts renewing day after another. So far, there is no news about his death.
Where does Jim Iyke live?
Jim lives in a mansion in Abuja. However, details about the house address and pictures are not accessible.
Where is Jim Iyke?
Jim is still active in Nollywood movie acting and directing. He has not retired or quit his acting career.
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