He is also known as James Ikechukwu Esomugha but with a stage name as Jim Iyke he was born in Libreville Gabon to the families of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Esomugha in the year September 25th, 1976. He has a Bsc. in Pschology from the University of Jos, Diploma in Banking & Finance from the University of Jos. He speaks Igbo, English & a bit of French. He is an Actor, a Business man, a Model, a Philanthropist,a Music artiste and a Producer. He was a Three time winner of the Teenage Choice Award. Best Actor Nigerian Entertainment Award. African Hollywood Award.