Jim Iyke’s Biography: Movies, House, Girlfriend, Child, State Of Origin, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Birthday, Pictures, Wiki Facts, Real Name And More…

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James Ikechukwu Esomugha Okolue (born 25th-September-1976), addressed professionally as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor, musician, and television personality.

He is one of the movies Last Flight to Abuja stars which incorporate Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

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He is one of the renowned figures in the industry, but his versatility has also made him everyone’s choice.


Full Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha Okolue
Stage Name: Jim Iyke
Born: 25th-September-1976
Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon
State Of Origin: Anambra State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.8 m
Parents: Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha, Stephen Okolue
Siblings: Natasha Esomugha
Wife • Spouse: Dana Kinduryte
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Harvis Chidubem Iyke
Occupation: Actor • Musician
Net Worth: US$5 million

Early Life & Education

Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September 1976 in Libreville, Gabon, Africa.

His parents are Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha and Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha. He hails from Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi town of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Jim Iyke is the only boy in a family of eight children. His sister’s name is Natasha Esomugha.

He completed his secondary school education in F. G. C. Kwali Abuja from 1985 to 1991.

Jim Iyke studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then had a BSc in Philosophy.

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Jim Iyke began acting in 2001. He’s one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood and has appeared in over One hundred and fifty (150) films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions, in 2007.

Jim Iyke began his music record label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians, such as 2Baba and Sound Sultan.

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One of the major controversies in his career is the controversial video of Jim Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua, went viral and led to intense debate on social media. The ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was behind Jim Iyke’s inability to get married.

Personal Life

Jim Iyke holds a black belt in taekwondo. In April 2019, the Nollywood star took to his Instagram page to announce the birth of his son, Harvis Chidubem Iyke, in which he uploaded a picture showing him & his newly born baby boy in his arms.

He is married to Dana Kinduryte. Together, they have the son named Harvis Chidubem Iyke.

In January 2021, Jim Iyke said in an interview with net concerning his favourite artiste that he preferred Davido to Wizkid.

Jim Iyke has a son, Harvis Chidubem Iyke, with Dana Kinduryte.

Philanthropic Organization

Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dance hall artist Ce’cile.

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Awards & Nominations

  • 2019 – NET Honours, Most Popular Actor
  • 2017 – The People’s Film Festival, New York, Festival Prize
  • 2015 – Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA), Best Actor
  • 2012 – Kampala Nile awards, Entertainment Entrepreneur Award
  • 2012 – Screen Nation Award, Best Actor of the Decade
  • 2012 – Anambra State Award, Best Actor
  • 2011 – Mode Men Magazine, Best Actor
  • 2009 – Africa Entertainment Award, New York, Best Actor
  • 2021 Net Honours – Most Searched Actor


  • 2010 Between Kings and Queens
  • 2012 Last Flight to Abuja
  • 2013 And Then There Was You
  • 2014 When Love Comes Around
  • 2016 Stalker
  • 2017 American driver
  • 2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
  • 2019 Dead rite
  • 2019The Set Up
  • 2019 Merry Men 2: Another Mission
  • 2020 Bad Comments

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Net Worth

Jim Iyke started his acting in 2001, and he’s one of the most generously compensated entertainers in Nollywood.

Having shown up in more than 150 movies, he has bagged a couple of endorsements in his career.

In 2007, he founded a movie production company called “Untamed Productions”. Later, he started his record label called “Untamed Records”. Currently, Jim Iyke’s net worth is estimated at US$5 million.

Social Media Handle

  • Twitter: @Jimiykeofficial
  • Instagram: @jim.iyke

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