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Nigerian Celebrity Profile: Jim Iyke

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James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian leading actor and singer. He was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. He was brought up by Mr. Stephen Okuole and Mrs Ngozi Gladys Esomugha. He hails from Anambra State, Enigi, Agidi village. He is the only boy amidst eight children. Jim Iyke ventured into acting in the year 2001. Today, he is a glory to the world of movies in Nollywood. He is one of the highest paid actors in the industry. Jim has appeared in over 150 films. His music production company, known as Untamed Productions is also doing well. He currently runs a music label, Untamed Records. In it, he featured top Nigerian musicians such as 2face and Sound Sultan. In addition, Jim Iyke is a philanthropist. He is founder and coordinator of the Jim Iyke Foundation – a non-governmental organization aimed at promoting education and encouraging children of the less privileged, as well as the disabled.


After having completed his secondary education, Jim Iyke studied in the University of Jos where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in philosophy, after obtaining a diploma in Banking and Finance in the same university.

Popular roles: Jim Iyke is popularly known in his movies for his ‘bad boy roles.’

Breakout movies:

  • Beyonce and Rihanna (2004)
  • Deadly kiss (2004)
  • Ultimate Risks (2006)

Popular movies:

  • Palace War (2014)
  • Between kings and Passion (2013)
  • Heartbeat (2008)

Recent movies:

  • A Star in Heaven (2015)
  • Palace War (2014)
  • Queens of Passion (2013)


Jim had some tough moments when there was an alleged sex scandal between him and the Ghanaian actress, Nikki Sammos. The rumor was also aired on social media. The Ghanaian beauty stated that she never had any relationship with Iyke other than friendship. She further said that the friendship was brought up in business and movie productions. In addition, Jim Iyke had a bad time when a fan called him a boring asshole. This so much irked him that he took to twitter venting his anger.

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Jim Iyke’s Facebook: Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke’s Twitter: @jimiykeofficial

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