James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry
He was born on September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from ogwugwu village in Enugu Agidi town of Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.He completed his secondary school education in F. G. C. Kwali Abuja from 1985-1991.
The controversial video of Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua went viral and led to intense debate on social media. The ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was behind Iyke’s inability to get married.
Iyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dancehall artist Cécile
Iyke holds a black belt in taekwondo. In April 2019, the Nollywood star took to his Instagram to announce the birth of his son in which he uploaded a picture showing him & his newly born baby boy in his arms