July 20, 2024

In this post, News24ngr.com chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Jim Iyke.

James Ikechukwu Esomugha is one of the award winning Nollywood actor, artiste, entrepreneur, philanthropist, TV host and movie producer.He is also nicknamed Jim Iyke by his fans. He is considered the best-dressed veteran actor in the entertainment business because of his unwavering passion for fashion. He owns a non-profit organisation called “Jim Iyke foundation” for kids with disablement.


The Nollywood bad boy was born on September 25th 1976 in Libreville, Gabon into an average family of Mr and Mrs Esomugha.

His parents are indigene of Ogwugwu village, Enugu Agidi city in Anambra State. Out of his eight siblings, he is the only male child of his family.

Based on reports, Jim Iyke disclosed that he was previously married to Dana kinduryte but the marriage disintegrated. He is currently single and has three kids.


After completing his primary Education in Gabon, he later move to Nigeria to continue his studies at Federal Government College in Kwali local government area, Abuja to obtain his WAEC certificate.

He then progressed to University of Jos where he got a B.SC in psychology and diploma in banking and finance.


The Nollywood bad boy started his acting journey in the year 2001 and he has filmed in more than 150 movies.

He was once a Model before diverting to acting.
He owns a movie production and record label named untamed production and untamed record respectively.

Jim Iyke has produced two movies with Nollywood stars like Tangerine Martins and Judy Shekoni. He made his first debut album, “Who Am I” featuring most of the popular artiste like Sound Sultan, Tuface Idibia and many others.

Furthermore, he was among the  that starred in movie titled “Last Flight to Abuja” narrated by Obi Emelonye.

In 2012, the handsome actor travelled to Kenya for a make a change campaign organised by Christopher Grey and Cecile to find ways he can improve the lives of people with impairment.

In addition, he has received numerous local and international awards. He has also signed mouth watery endorsement with popular telecoms company, Globalcom.

NET Worth

Currently, his estimated networth is $30 million.


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