Jim Iyke Biography
Jim Iyke born James Ikechukwu Esomugha, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry. He was born on September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.
He studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc. in Philosophy.
Jim began acting in 2001. He is one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. He’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007.
He began his own music label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album, titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians such as TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.
Jim lyke 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 dancehall artist Cécile.
Jim Iyke Deliverance
The controversial video of 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 Iyke’s inability to get married.
Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari
Jim Iyke was formerly dating Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. The relationship which some suggested was a publicity stunt came to an end when Nadia Buari gave birth to twins in March.
Jim Iyke Age
He was born on September 25, 1976
Jim Iyke Wedding – Jim Iyke Wife
Nollywood Actor Jim Iyke tied the knot in a Private Ceremony at Chateau Cocoma in Texas with a white lady, Dana Kinduryte. In Attendance were very close friends in the Industry who flew in to grace the Occasion.
Jim Iyke Son
The Nollywood star has welcomed a baby boy from Dana Kinduryte. The baby boy born on September 1, 2015 has been named Harvis Chidubem Iyke. Harvis was born in Atlanta at Grady Hospital.
Jim Iyke Movies
- Between kings and Queens (2010)
- And Then There Was You (2013)
- When Love Comes Around (2014)
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Jim Iyke News
Nigerian superstar Jim Iyke on witchcraft in local flicks
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Actor Jim Iyke has described the Nigerian film industry’s focus on witchcraft as its way of telling stories that are based on the “good vs evil” theme.
During an interview with TshisaLIVE the Nigerian superstar said he believed that filmmakers included witchcraft scenes because it came from a place of reality for them.
“We can’t create a surreal reality, we have to create a reality that is relatable. The reality is that certain parts of our culture and again people that were creating movies at that point in time, were grassroots people. People that were embedded in witchcraft and religion, and all kinds of ills of the cultures. But the singular message was that good always triumphs over evil, that was the chief reason of making those movies.”
Jim explained that it was because “black magic” is a part of their reality they couldn’t ignore it if they were to tell authentic stories. He added that telling real stories distinguished African countries from the rest of the world.
The actor, who has been living in the States for the last four years, said just like SA and every society in the world of filmmakers, Nigeria also often received backlash from people who “disagree” with the storylines of their films.
“It is prevalent in every society in the world. People will never always agree with the contents or concepts of the film. However sometimes that is the point. As a storyteller, ours is to spark conversations and raise debates, in fact the more people react to the story, particularly with critics or hate the better. Because it means you are touching a nerve, you are doing something right.”
The Nigerian star said he’s proud of the courage African storytellers, such as the makers of The Wound (Inxeba), have shown in telling stories that spark dialogues about “unpopular” topics from across the continent.