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
Definition of Love
Jungle of Heirs
Between two Worlds
Road to Hell
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
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.
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