Jim Iyke Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Jaba Sharma
Feb 08, 2024 By Jaba Sharma
Originally Published on Feb 04, 2023
Edited by Spandana Kantam
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Jim Iyke was born James Ikechukwu Esomugha.
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About Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke is a famous Nigerian actor.

After graduating from the University of Jos, Jim Iyke started his acting career in 2001. He has appeared in over 150 movies and is one of Nollywood's highest-paid actors.

This prominent Nigerian actor is known for his portrayal of David in the 2012 thriller 'Last Flight To Abuja'. He is also famous for his role as Richard in the 2004 feature film 'Deadly Kiss 2'. In 2018, Jim Iyke appeared in 'Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons' and its sequel, 'Merry Men 2: Another Mission'. Both were among the top 10 highest-grossing Nigerian films of all time. He established production companies for both movies and music in the early '00s. He also started a nonprofit organization for kids with special needs.

Jim Iyke's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jim Iyke's net worth?

The approximate net worth of Jim Iyke is around $30 million.

How much does Jim Iyke earn per year?

The annual income of Jim Iyke is not revealed in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jim Iyke?

Jim Iyke stands at the height of 5 ft 11 in (180 cm).

How old is Jim Iyke?

Born on September 25, 1976, Jim Iyke is 46 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

James Ikechukwu Esomugha, famously known as Jim Iyke, was born in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Ngozi Gladys Okelue and Stephen Okolue. They originally went by the name Okolue but changed it to Esomugha because they are from Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi, Anambra State. He is the only boy as he has seven sisters.

From 1985-1991, Jim Iyke attended F G C Kwali Abuja for his secondary education. He did his studies at the University of Jos in Plateau State, where he also earned a bachelors in philosophy after earning a diploma in banking and finance.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jim Iyke's partner?

Jim Iyke is married to Dana Kinduryte who is a lawyer. She hailed from Lithuania. They have a son Harvis Chidubem Iyke.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jim Iyke has appeared in over a hundred Nollywood films and video productions. In 2007, he started a movie production company named Untamed Productions. He also has his own music label Untamed Records. This Nigerian actor created his first album, 'Who Am I?', which featured TuFace Idibia and Sound Sultan, two of Nigeria's most well-known musicians. Untamed Productions has produced a number of films, with the comedic movie '2 Dollaz' being an attempt at a sequel to the 2001 film '1 Dollar' which was well-liked.

The Nigerian actor Jim Iyke has starred in the movies 'Between Kings And Queens', 'The Mechanic-Who Is The Man', 'And Then There Was You', and 'Palace War'. He was also in the 2008 video 'Beyonce & Rihanna'. He was featured in the movie 'Last Flight To Abuja' alongside Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

Along with Caroline Danjuma, Ayo Makun, and Nse Ikpe Etim, Jim Iyke made his long-awaited return to the movie business as the lead in Moses Inwang's commercially successful film 'Stalker'.He also appeared in Moses Inwang's comedy movie 'American Driver', which was released in 2017. The movie became one of the highest-grossing movies in Nigeria. In the film, Iyke appeared alongside Emma Nyra, Nadia Buari, Ayo Makun, and Nse Ikpe Etim.

In 2013, Jim Iyke debuted the reality television program 'Jim Iyke: Unscripted', which was filmed by iFactory Live in various locations around the world and aired on Africa Magic. The main objective of the reality show, according to Iyke, was to give viewers unrestricted access to his personal life, despite his claims that he detested fame and notoriety.

Charity Work

Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim Iyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He went to Kenya to endorse Make a Change Campaign, a charity project by Christopher Grey, and Cécile, a dancehall performer from Jamaica.

What awards has Jim Iyke won?

Jim Iyke won the Actor of the Decade award at a Screen Nation-hosted event in 2012.

Jim Iyke's Hobbies And Interests

Jim Iyke has a black belt in taekwondo. He also seems to love driving expensive cars. His garage is home to a number of automobiles, including the Dodge Challenger, Chevrolet Camaro, Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes Benz G-wagon.

Other Interesting Jim Iyke Facts And Trivia

  • The Nollywood star Jim Iyke announced the birth of his son on Instagram. He posted a photo of himself holding the newborn boy in his arms.
  • He has a luxury mansion in Abuja, where he is primarily based.
  • Jim Iyke runs a bottled water company known as Burgeon Table Water. He also has a clothing line called Untamed Closet.
  • In 2018, he received a multimillion-naira endorsement offer to pose for the clothing line Wear It All men's luxury brand.
  • He received an ambassadorial contract from the world's largest telecom company, Globacom, in 2009 for about 10 million naira annually.

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Jim Iyke Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James Esomugha Ikechukwu

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180 cm

Child Star?



University of Jos

Net Worth



Dana Kinduryte


Ngozi Gladys Okelue, Stephen Okolue


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