Jim Iyke

Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Movies, House, Cars, Siblings, Parents

Jim Iyke Basic Information

Stage Name: Nollywood’s Badboy / Bad Boy Jim
Real Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha
Occupation: Actor and Businessman
Date Of Birth/Age: 25 September 1976 (47 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Libreville, Gabon.
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Divorced
  • F. G. C. Kwali, Abuja
  • The University of Jos
Height: 5Ft 9In
Net Worth: $30 Million

Jim Iyke Biography


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On September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon, Jim Iyke was born. His parents, from Ogwugwu Village in the Anambra State town of Enugwu-Agidi, changed their last names from Okolue to Esomugha. Within an eight-child household, he is the only boy. From 1985 to 1991, he attended F. G. C. Kwali Secondary School in Abuja. Later, he graduated from the University of Jos in Plateau State with a BSc in philosophy and a diploma in banking and finance.


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In a family of eight kids, he is the only male son. He is the most well-known member of his large family, including seven sisters and numerous more relatives, though nothing is known about them beyond the photos he posts on social media and a few names.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Okelue, of Ogwugwu Village in Enugu Agidi town, Anambra State, whose last name has been changed to Esomugha. Since he only divulges material with the media that he feels comfortable sharing, little is known about his family and parents. Ngozi Gladys Okelue Esomugha, his mother, passed away in 2014.



There is no account of him having a brother, as he is said to be the only son of his parents.


According to reports, he has seven sisters. Even though some of them have been photographed with him, their identities are kept a secret from the public. One of the most well-known of his siblings is Natasha Esomugha.


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According to information provided by the actor in a 2021 interview with Chude Jideonwo, Jim Iyke is currently a father of three children. He revealed in 2015 that he and Dana Kinduryte gave birth to their son Harvis Chidubem Iyke in the USA. He had another child in April 2019 at an Atlanta hospital in the United States of America, whom he called “JJ.” It is reported that this child was from another woman.

Additionally, Jim Iyke was said to have fathered an 11-year-old child with Nkechi Benson, an Abia State University alumna living in the UK, whom he dated when he was 23. Jim Iyke stated in a statement made by a publicist that he intended to confirm the paternity of the child because the couple had broken up before the pregnancy began. But this charge has not been unequivocally disproved since then.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

He was married to his lovely wife, Dana Kinduryte, a Lithuanian lawyer. They are allegedly divorced at this time.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

In 2001, Jim Iyke debuted in Acting. He appeared in over 150 movies as of October 2013, making him one of Nollywood’s highest-paid performers. He has also ventured into modeling for Top brands. Iyke is a black belt In taekwondo.

In addition to running his music record label, Untamed Records, he founded a film production firm in 2007. Some of the best musicians from Nigeria, like TuFace Idibia and Sound Sultan, were included in his debut album, Who Am I?

A video of Jim Iyke’s alleged “deliverance” from an evil spirit at Pastor T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations sparked heated discussion on social media. According to reports, the “spirit” said it was responsible for Iyke’s inability to find a wife.

A young woman who is the daughter of a businessman from Lagos said that she is expecting for Jim-Iyke. However, she refused to admit they had a relationship in secret even after her father made her. Nevertheless, the respect people held for Jim Iyke was unaffected by this. While some chastised him, others claimed the complainant, Habiba Abubakar, is an ex-lover.

In addition, he was charged with participating in a 14 million naira fraud and offered a bail option of 500,000 with two sureties of the same sum.

He established the Jim Iyke Foundation for Children with Special Needs. In December 2012, he traveled to Kenya to promote the Make a Change Campaign, a humanitarian initiative founded by Christopher Grey and Cécile, a Jamaican dancehall performer. Jim Iyke received numerous honors, including the NET Honours for “Most Searched Actor” in 2021.

Net Worth

Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

He is worth an estimated $30 million and has bagged many endorsement deals, including Innoson Motors.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Jim Iyke seems to have a passion for expensive vehicles. His garage is home to various automobiles, including a Dodge Challenger, Mercedes-Benz G-wagon, Chevrolet Camaro, and Range Rover Sport.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Jim Iyke has moved into the multimillion-naira mansion that he constructed in the lovely metropolis of Abuja. The mansion is reportedly worth more than 100 million naira.


Jim Iyke, Yours Truly, People, April 13, 2024

Since he entered the film industry in 2001, award-winning Nigerian actor Jim Iyke has been in over 150 films, and cataloging them all would be daunting.

He has appeared in numerous films, including Merry Men, American Driver, Stalker, Dead Rites, and Bad Comments. In addition, he co-stars with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim in the movie Last Flight to Abuja.

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