James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke is well known for his bad-boy movie roles.
Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September, 1976 in Gabon. He is the only male child of his parents and seven females.
He holds a diploma in banking and finance, also has a B.Sc in Philosophy from the University of Jos and got his secondary school education at F.G.C. Kwali in Abuja.
His journey into Nollywood started in 2001 and his passion for acting has brought him so far and earned the number one Nollywood bad boy title for himself due to the too many “bad boy persona” he brings on screen. He has starred in over 150 movies since the launch of his acting career.
In 2017, he figured it was time to start his own production company which will serve as a record label and movie production called “Untamed Productions”. He released a musical album of self-discovery which he titled “ Who Am I?”
He is also the founder of the “Jim Iyke Foundation” which caters to children with special disabilities.
The 45-year-old actor has starred in movies such as; Last Flight To Abuja, Cultural Clash, American Driver, Palace War, The Mechanic-Who Is The Man, Power Of A Kiss, One Dollar, Unforgettable and his most recent movie, The Set-Up.
In 2018, the actor made it known in an interview that, he is seen less in movies because producers can no longer afford his fee.
The father of one has had his fair share of controversies and was at a time, linked with Nadia Buhari, the Ghanian actress as his love interest. The speculation was later put to rest when Nadia had her twins.
The talented actor, Jim Iyke got married to his wife, Dana Kinduryte in a private ceremony attended only by close associates of he’s in the industry in Texas. The couple later welcomed a son in 2015…
Jim Iyke estimated net worth amounted to 30 Million Dollars.
Jim Iyke is an embody of talent, he brings his various given characters to life and he is not afraid to show some bad boy moves. That is why he is our actor of the week!