ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – THE AMAZING JIM IYKE – NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, FILM PRODUCER AND SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Jim Iyke is a Nollywood actor, a film and music producer, a philanthropist, and a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Untamed Productions, Untamed Records, and the Jim Iyke Foundation. He is also the pioneer of the Jim Iyke Unscripted Reality Tv Show.

Jim Iyke Background
Jim Iyke was born on the 25th of September 1976, to Mr and Mrs Stephen Esomugha in Libreville, Gabon. He is the only boy amongst his siblings. He hails from Enugu Agidi village in Anambra State.

Jim Iyke had his primary school education at Gabon and relocated to Nigeria after his primary education. On returning to Nigeria, he enrolled at the Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, for his secondary education. Afterwards, he went to the University of Jos where he studied Psychology. He also has a diploma in Banking and Finance.

Jim Iyke Career
After Jim Ike graduated from the University, he relocated to Lagos and became a Model. His drive to succeed motivated him to join the fast growing Nigerian industry – Nollywood. He commenced his Nollywood journey in 2001.

His acting, fashion, and speaking style earned him the title – Nollywood bad boy. He is also a screen favourite. Thus far, Jim Iyke has featured in over a hundred and fifty movies and is a multiple award winner.

Jim Iyke is the founder and CEO of Untamed Productions, Untamed Records, Untamed Cars, and Space Boutique. He also has business interests in real estate, event management, and Oil and gas.
Jim Iyke’s Filmography
2004 – 2010
World of Angels
Heavy Heart
The Intruder
Crossroads
Definition of Love
Jungle of Heirs
Dream maker
The Siege
Between two Worlds
Road to Hell
One Love
Cruz
Perfect Planner
The Desperate Housewife
Deadly Kiss – 2004
Strongholds – 2006
Games Men Play – 2006
Heartbeats – 2008
Beyonce and Rihanna – 2008
Dead End – 2009
Between Kings and Queens – 2010
2012 – 2019
Pink Poison – 2012
King’s Battle – 2012
My First Wife – 2012
I Quit – 2012
Romantic Agony – 2012 
Last Flight to Abuja – 2012
Who is the Man – 2012 
Cruz 1 and 2 – 2013
And Then There Was You – 2013
Runaway Prince 1 and 2 – 2014
The Mistress – 2014
Palace War – 2014 
One Night Stand – 2014
Saint Among Thieves – 2015
When Love Comes Around – 2015 
Stalker – 2016
A Star in Heaven – 2017
American Driver – 2017 
Love Birds – 2018
Seven and a Half Dates – 2018
Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons – 2018 
Cultural Clash – 2019
Cold Feet – 2019
Merry Men 2: Another Mission  – 2019

Jim Iyke Foundation
The Jim Iyke Foundation is a not for profit organisation established by Jim Iyke to provide better education and ensure the well-being of the less privileged children in Africa.

Jim Iyke’s foundation is said to be the most successful independently-run celebrity foundation in Nigeria.
Jim Iyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities.
Thus far the foundation has organised programmes to enlighten people in Ghana, Liberia, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos. The Foundation partnered with Pepsi, Nicon Hilton Hotel, and Indomie Noodles to organize a 6000 children walk against poverty, and child illiteracy in Nigeria.
He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dance hall artist Cécile

UnTamed Records
Jim Iyke established his music label – Untamed Records in 2009. He produced an album titled – Who Am I? under Untamed Records. In the album, he featured some of Nigeria’s top-rated musicians like TuFace Idibia and Sound Sultan. The record label also caters to the soundtracks of all Untamed Production movies.

UnTamed Cars
Jim Iyke is also a car dealer, whose clientele is mostly the creme d’ la creme in the society. The Untamed Cars clientele base include politicians, celebrities, and well to do businessmen.

Awards And Nominations Of Jim Iyke
Best actor at the Afro North American Award
Three-time winner of the Teenage Choice Award
Best youth role model
Best Actor at the Afro North America Award – 2006
Teen Favorite Award – 2006 
Sexiest Man in Nigeria – 2008
Best actor at the Africa Entertainment Award, New York – 2009
Mode Men Magazine named Jim Iyke Best actor – 2011
Best actor at the Anambra State award – 2012
Pan African Actor nominee at the Cameroon Entertainment Awards – 2012
Screen Nation Award for Best Actor of the decade – 2012  
Award for his role in the movie – Last Flight to Abuja at the Kampala Nile Awards – 2012
Entertainment Entrepreneur Award at the Kampala Nile Awards – 2012 
Best Actor at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) – 2015
Festival Prize at The People’s Film Festival, New York – 2017
Most Popular Actor by NET Honours – 2019
Best Nollywood Actor by TINFF Canada  –  2019

Website
www.jimiykesworld.com

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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