Jim Iyke (James Ikechukwu Esomugha) was born in Gabon Libreville, He hails from Anambra sate, Enugu Agidi Village. He has seven siblings and he happens to be the only son among his father's children. He is a graduate from the University of Jos with a degree in Philosophy. He is an artist with great style and he is also a musician.
Jim Iyke started his acting career in the year 2001 and has featured in over 200 Nollywood Movies. In the year 2008 he was crowned the Sexiest Man in Nigeria and won the Best Actor at the Nigerian Entertainment award. He has a reality TV Show called "Jewel for Jim" and also runs a Welfare Organization involved in advancing the protection and rights of children with Physical disabilities and deformities.