Born September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon, James Ikechukwu Esomugha known by all as Jim Iyke is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry. His parents are Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.
Jim Iyke studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc. in Philosophy.
Jim Iyke began acting in 2001. He’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood., and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007. Jim Iyke began his own music label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album, titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians such as TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan