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Jim Iyke: "American Actor" & "Closure" Actor From Nigeria

aisha Published On Mon Jul 13 2020   Modified On Mon Jul 13 2020
Jim Iyke: "American Actor" & "Closure" Actor From Nigeria

Jim Iyke is an actor and producer best known for his roles in American Driver as Jim Iyke, Closure as David, A Better Place 2 as Festus, and Between Kings and Queens as Nanna.

Iyke was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon, and has a star sign of Libra. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Okolue. Here are some more interesting facts about Iyke:

Net Worth: $30 million

'Last Flight to Abuja' actor Jim Iyke has earned a whopping net worth of $30 million from his career as an actor and producer. He is the associated producer of 'American Driver' and executive producer of 'Bad Comments'.

Iyke also has his music label 'Untamed Records' from which he has produced his first album 'Who Am I?' with TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.

Education & Alma Mater

Iyke got enrolled at Federal Government College Kwali in Abuja where he studied for over six years from 1985 to 1991. Then he joined the University of Jos, Plateau State from where he got his diploma in Banking and Finance and then a BSc in Philosophy.

Has Eight Older and Younger Sisters

'The Set-Up' actor is blessed with eight siblings and is the only boy with seven older and younger sisters. Iyke loves his sister very much and is also busy with his shootings so he decided to do something for them every year. 

He has decided to fulfill all his sister's wishes in the first week of December including his nieces, cousins, in-laws, and some selected aunties. 

Jim Iyke with his sisters.
Jim Iyke with his sisters.
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In 2017, he forgot to ask them their wishes but they didn't. His WhatsApp, Insta Dm, Imo, text, email was filled with their wishes, and one sister even sent a physical letter via his PA. It was Iyke's way to show love and affection towards his sisters which is somehow so adorable.

Girlfriend: Dana Kinduryte

The 'Women at Large' is currently in a relationship with Dana Kinduryte with whom he has given birth to a child. The pair met each other in 2014, while Kinduryte is European and is rumored to be 15 years younger than Iyke.

The actor is very private about his personal life and hasn't shared any pictures with Kinduryte on his Insta.

Jim Iyke with his girlfriend Dana Kinduryte.
Jim Iyke with his girlfriend Dana Kinduryte.
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In various interviews he frequently gets one question "When are you getting married?" but Iyke never answers it because he finds it too personal. Iyke has several rumors of being married with his co-actors through his wedding scene in the movies but none of them are true as he hasn't been married yet. 

Blessed With A Son

Iyke and Kinduryte are blessed with a son who was born on September 1, 2015, whom they named Harvis Chidubem Iyke. The 'Palace War'actor said in an interview that having a child completely changed his life by making his stronger and better person.

Iyke loves his son more than anything and while raising Harvis, he didn't allow his family to help him cause he wanted to get through his son's growing experience by himself. 

Jim Iyke with his son Harvis Chidubem Iyke.
Jim Iyke with his son Harvis Chidubem Iyke.
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Started His Career In 2001

Haruna from 'Holy City' started his acting career by diving his debut from a movie '$1: One Dollar' in 2001. Since then he has acted in more than 150 movies, television series, short movies, videos, and so on and is one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood. 

Some of his well-recognized movies throughout his career are 'Merry Men', 'The Set-Up', 'Games Men Play', 'Seven and a Half Dates', 'Perfect Planner', 'My First Wife', 'Life Partner', and so on. 

Jim Iyke in the movie 'Ready To Die'.
Jim Iyke in the movie 'Ready To Die'.
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Iyke movies like 'Merry Men', 'Seven and a Half Dates', 'The Set-Up', 'Merry Men 2', and 'Last Flight to Auja' are available on Netflix as well. 

Has Production Company named 'Untamed Production'

Besides his acting career, Iyke is also a movie and music producer. In 2007, he opened his movie production company named 'Untamed Production' and a music production named 'Untamed Records'. 

From his music label he has produced his first album named 'Who Am I?' featuring Nigeria's Top Musicians TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.

A picture of Jim Iyke who is also a producer.
A picture of Jim Iyke who is also a producer.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, like is active on Instagram and Facebook. He has gained around 2.1 million followers on Instagram with the username 'Jim.iyke' and 23,954 followers on Facebook with the username 'JimIyke.Mission'.

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