If you are a Nollywood fan, then Jim Iyke does not need any introduction because he is a well pronounced figure in the Nigerian movie industry today.
He has established himself as one of the best actors that has ever appeared on set in a Nigerian movie, usually portrayed as a Notorious guy probably because of his looks.
Jim Iyke is currently one of the most highly paid actors in Nollywood. He joined the Nigerian movie industry over 20 years ago. He is also known as Nollywood bad-boi.
Jim owns a movie production company called the “Untamed Productions”, which he started in the year 2007. Our Nollywood bad-boi also has a flare for music and owns a music label called the “Untamed records”. This lead to his album titled “Who Am I” featuring 2face Idiaba and Sound Sultan.
Apart from Jim Iyke being an actor and a singer-songwriter, he is also into charity and has a heart of gold for children with disabilities, which is accomplished with his Jim Iyke’s Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities.
In this article, we will let you know everything about Jim Iyke net worth, how his career evolved, his relationships and many more. So come with us as we explore the career of one of the very best that Nigerian movie industry produced.
Jim Iyke Profile
- Full Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha
- Age: 44 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Anambra State
- State of residence: Alanta, USA
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Actor, singer-songwriter and an entrepreneur.
Jim Iyke age
Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September, 1976 and he is currently 44 years old.
Jim Iyke State of Origin
Jim Iyke was born in Libreville, Gabon but is originally from Ogwugwu village in Enugu Agidi in the south eastern region of Nigeria in Anambra State.
Jim Iyke Education
Jim Iyke childhood days were in Lagos State, Nigeria where he completed his primary school education. He went ahead to attend Federal Government College Kwali in Abuja, Nigeria from 1985 to 1991 where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
During his school days in Federal Government college Kwali, he was known to actively take part in stage plays and was an active member of his school drama club where his skills of acting and interpretations of role were being polished.
Jim Iyke furthered his tertiary education in the University of Jos, Plateau State and obtained a Diploma in Banking and Finance. He later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the same university.
He began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood movies during his undergraduate years, which helped pave the way for his successful career.
This helped him have a first hand experience of how the industry is and once he got out of school, things became easier for him.
Jim Iyke Career
Jim Iyke started acting in 2001, and he rose to fame after playing many criminal roles in action thriller movies and was called the “Nollywood bad-boi” due to his stern looks and also his promiscuity in movies.
He is one of the most highest paid actors in Nigerian movie industry and has appeared in over 150 Nollywood movies such as; Cultural Clash,Closure, American Driver, Palace War, Last Flight to Abuja, Power of a Kiss, Between Kings and Queens, Eyes of the Nun, Heavy Heart, King of Kings, No Man’s Land, Beyonce & Rihanna, 1 Dollar, The Cat and many more.
However, Jim Iyke became a global figure when he starred in one of Nollywood fascinating movie “Last Flight to Abuja” alongside with British actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Jim Iyke also owns a movie production company in 2007 known as the “Untamed Productions”and as a film producer, Jim has produced a hand full of movies in London, staring international actresses such as Judy Shekoni and Tangerine Martins.
He also went on to produce 2 Dollars, a sequel to 1 Dollar. Jim Iyke is also the producer of the much-awaited Shades of White which was a success on a national level.
Apart from movie production company he also owns a music record label named “Untamed Records” were he produced and recorded his latest hit single “Who Am I” which featured Tuface Idibia and Sound Sultan. This music placed him at Next Rated at the Headies Awards.
Jim Iyke Relationship
Our charming Nollywood actor has a spouse whose name is Dana Kinduryte, who is a lawyer from Kaunas in Lithuania.
They got married in a private ceremony at Chateau Cocoma in Texas and the ceremony was attended only by very close friends in the industry.
Their union is blessed with a son Harvis Chidubem Iyke who was born on the 1st of September, 2015 in Atlanta at Grady Hospital.
Jim Iyke Achievements
Jim Iyke has a very successful career as an actor and has won many awards in Nollywood both home and abroad.
His glittering career yielded awards including; a three-time winner of the Teenage Choice Awards for best actor in a leading role, best actor at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, best actor at the African Achievement Awards and best actor in a leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2010.
Apart from awards from his acting, his music “Who Am I” got him a nomination for next rated at the Headies Awards.
Jim Iyke Net Worth
Jim Iyke has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars. Although Jim Iyke net worth will expectedly increase with time due to the business enterprise and investments that belongs to him.