Jim Iyke Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth
Early Life & Education
Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon, into the family of Mr. Stephen Okolue and Mrs. Ngozi Gladys Okolue Esomugha. He hails from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. In a family of eight children, he is the only boy. From 1985 to 1991, Jim Iyke completed his secondary education at Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja. He went further after his WAEC to the University of Jos in Plateau State, where he received a BSc in philosophy and a diploma in banking and finance.
Jim Iyke Career
Upon graduation, Jim relocated to Lagos where he began his career as Product Model. His zeal and determination to succeed led him to make a foray into the then rapidly burgeoning Nigerian movie industry, popularly called Nollywood. His entrance into Nollywood was the beginning of a journey of winning and capturing the hearts of movie followers across Africa and beyond.
The rise of Nollywood eventually saw Jim become a fans’ favorite especially in various notorious character roles which he was able to effortlessly interpret and make his own, earning him the tag of “Nollywood Bad Boy”. He has since acted in over One hundred and fifty films to date and he recently created a film production outfit “Untamed Productions” and produced two films with internationally renowned actresses Judy Shekoni and Tangerine Martins in London; Recently he also produced “2 Dollaz,” a sequel to the most commercially successful Nollywood Comic Flick “1 Dollar” to date. He was a producer/executive producer of the movie “Shades of white”, which is yet to be released, but it is gaining critical acclaim recognition.
Outside Nollywood, Jim is generally regarded as a fashion Icon, and one of the best dressed African celebrity. His avant-garde and unconventional sense of style and individuality has endeared him to millions of fans across the continent, and even more in the Diaspora. He is the founder of a nonprofit organization called the Jim Iyke Foundation, and a pioneer in the movement for better education, well-being for the less privileged children in Africa. The foundation, which is generally considered as the most successful independently-run celebrity foundation in Nigeria, is constantly creating forums and organizing walks, symposia, and musical/comedy shows, to highlight the health and state of being of the children of Africa to the world. Several of these shows and campaigns were organized in Ghana, Liberia, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos. The Foundation in conjunction with Pepsi, Nikon Hilton Hotel, and Indomi Noodles recently organized a 6000 children walk in Abuja against poverty, and child illiteracy in Nigeria.
Jim Iyke made the announcement of his son’s birth in April 2019.
2020 Bad Comments
2019 The Set Up
2019 Merry Men 2: Another Mission
2019 Dead rite
2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
2017 American Driver
2016 Stalker Michael
2014 When Love Comes Around
2013 And Then There Was You
2012 Last Flight to Abuja
2010 Between Kings and Queens
Jim Iyke Age
Jim Iyke is 46 years old.
There are different publications on Jim Iyke’s net worth. According to different sources online, his net worth is estimated at $5 million.