Jim Iyke is a veteran Nollywood actor, entrepreneur and Nigerian media persona. From his humble performing days, he geared off to the extent of movie and music manufacturing.
Jim was born as James Ikechukwu Esomugha to Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue who later grew to become Esomugha. The Nigerian star was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon. Jim is from Enugu Agidi city in Anambra State, the southeastern area of Nigeria.
His main schooling began in Gabon, the land of his delivery. On relocation to Nigeria, the course of his schooling modified. He needed to full his secondary schooling at Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja. He went on to the University of Jos, Plateau State the place he obtained a diploma in Banking and Finance in addition to a B.Sc. in Philosophy.
The charming Nollywood actor made his debut within the business in 2001. With over 100 films, Jim Iyke is likely one of the main male artists within the business; in addition to one of many highest paid Nollywood actors.
Jim Iyke has featured in lots of Nollywood blockbusters. He made a signatory impression within the business along with his distinctive performing fashion. He is the ultramodern Nollywood “Bad Boy” who effortlessly interprets the infamous cum playboy roles with all effectivity.
Jim has featured in films akin to 1 Dollar, which has been acclaimed as one of the commercially profitable comedian Nollywood films. He additionally starred in Games Men Play, Last Flight To Abuja and a number of others.
In 2007, Jim Iyke launched his manufacturing firm – Untamed Productions. In no time, he additionally launched a music label, Untamed Records.
The hottest tune from his first album, Who Am I? featured Nigeria’s first-class act Tuface Idibia. He additionally featured Sound Sultan in his debut album.
As a movie producer, Jim has produced a few films in London, staring worldwide actresses like Judy Shekoni and Tangerine Martins. He additionally went on to supply 2 Dollarz, a sequel to 1 Dollar. Jim is the producer of the much-anticipated Shades of White.
The Jim Says So Reality Show
The Unscripted actuality present Jim Says So was launched on DSTV in 2013. The first season ran for 13 weeks. Jim says the essence of beginning the truth present is to appropriate improper notions about him which were created by the media.
He had hoped to indicate his followers who he actually is, away from the digicam. Whether that labored out nicely or not, is just not fairly so clear although.
Business has all the time been a visual curiosity of the Nigerian actor. The style fanatic runs a clothes line. In addition to that, he additionally launched his Burgeon Global enterprise on a grand scale. The enterprise with headquarters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, launched the Burgeon desk water to that impact.
The profitable actor and enterprise mogul additionally has pursuits in oil & fuel, vehicle dealership – Untamed Cars, actual property amongst others.
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Jim Iyke Wife, Son, Relationship with Nadia Buari
The Nollywood star has been in quite a few excessive profile relationships. Currently, the Nigerian actor is concerned with a younger lawyer, Dana Kinduryte from Lithuania. Dana, a Law graduate who hails from Kaunas, the second-largest metropolis in Lithuania, lived with Iyke at his residence in Atlanta, USA, and gave delivery to their son Harvis Chidubem Iyke. While he’s but to repair a date for a attainable marriage, to legally make Dana his spouse, Jim described his girlfriend and child mama as an extremely personal one that is camera-shy and avoids publicity as a lot as she will.
Before now, Jim Iyke was in a very popular romance with fellow Nollywood actress from Ghana, Nadia Buari and went so far as proposing. However, the romance broke off after some time and no one appears to know why.
Jim Iyke proposed to Nadia on 21 March 2014, with a six-carat-diamond ring whereas having dinner along with her throughout one of many episodes of his actuality present, Jim Iyke Unscripted. Speaking about his proposal, Iyke revealed that the diamond ring was particularly designed for him in several nations like Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ghana and Gabon however that it was completed in London. Surprised, Nadia promptly mentioned a ‘YES’ to his marriage proposal.
A couple of years down the road, the Nollywood star appeared solely to publicly reveal that his relationship with Nadia was nothing intimate. He mentioned they had been each getting a whole lot of mileage out of the mix-up”.
Jim Iyke is a 3-time winner of Teenage Choice Award.
He has additionally gained Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actor; NET Best African Actor and 2010 Mode Men Award for Best Actor.
As a philanthropist, Jim runs a charity basis for youngsters dwelling with particular disabilities.