Jim Iyke

Jim Iyke

James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke is a Nigerian actor and one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim

10 July 1980

Early life and education

He was born in Libreville, Gabon and raised in a family of eight children; he attended secondary school in Abuja before earning a diploma in Banking and Finance and a BSc in philosophy from the University of Jos, Plateau State.

10 July 2001


Jim Iyke, a prominent Nollywood actor, started his acting career in 2001 and became one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood by October 2013; he has also ventured into movie production with his company Untamed Productions and music with his record label Untamed Records, releasing his first album "Who Am I?" featuring notable Nigerian musicians.

10 July 2012


As the founder of the Jim Iyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities, he demonstrated his philanthropic efforts by visiting Kenya in December 2012 to support the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project initiated by Christopher Grey and Jamaican dancehall artist Cécile.

10 July 2013


A video capturing Jim Iyke's alleged 'deliverance' from an evil spirit at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua, sparked widespread discussion on social media, as the spirit supposedly confessed to causing Iyke's struggles in finding a life partner.

10 July 2023

Personal life

Iyke has achieved a black belt in taekwondo, and in April 2019, he shared the joyous news of his son's birth

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