Emeka Ike was born on 21st March and is from the Igbo ethnic Nationality but was born and raised in Lagos to Elder and Mrs Nicholas Ike. His father was a Pastor before his demise. Emeka had his primary and tertiary education in Lagos and studied Mechanical Engineering at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos even though he had a burning passion for acting.
He got his big break into Nollywood when one of his senior colleague in the industry, Ernest Obi, introduced him to a movie producer, Charles Owoyemi, who was producing the popular TV series ‘Fortunes’. Although Soap operas were more popular in the late 80s towards the late 90s, Emeka Ike’s first major movie role was in the movie ‘Deadly Affair’ in 1994.