10 Real Facts About Emeka Ike You Probably Didn’t Know

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10 Real Facts About Emeka Ike You Probably Didn’t Know

Checkout the 10 real facts about veteran nollywod actor Emeka Ike,you probably don’t know.

Emeka Ike is one of the most prominent actor in Nigeria. He
has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as
Nollywood for over two decades. He acts mostly in romantic
and action thriller movies. So in this article I will be sharing
with you 10 real facts about Nollywood famous actor Emeka
Ike that you probably didn’t know.

1. Emeka Ike is a famous Nollywood actor, director,
producer, investor, entrepreneur, television personality
and a philanthropist. He always features in romantic
movies. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid
actors in Nigeria and also one of the richest actors in
Nigeria. He is always known for playing a lover boy in
romantic movies and also acts as a Casanova, heart
breaker and sometime cheating husband in several
Nollywood romantic movies. He has been in the industry
for over two decades. Sometimes he plays the role of a
criminal and hitman in action thriller movies.

2. He was born on 17th March 1979 in Mbano, Imo State in
the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Lagos
State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently
40 years old. Emeka Ike hails from Aba-branch in Ehime
Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State in the south
eastern part of Nigeria. He grew up in Lagos State in the
south western part of Nigeria, where he completed both
his primary, secondary and tertiary education. His father,
Elder Nicolas Ignatius Ike was a pastor before he died.

3. Emeka Ike is the second child in a family of five children.
He attended Eko Primary School in Bariga, Lagos State,
Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing his primary school education, Emeka Ike
proceeded to Apata Memorial High School in Isolo,
Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior
School Certificate. While still in secondary school, he was
actively involved in drama, stage play and performing act.
He was an active member of his school dramatic club
where he displayed his massive skill in acting and
interpretation of roles.

4. After completing his secondary school education, Emeka
Ike proceeded to University of Lagos and graduated with
a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Emeka
Ike is an Engineer by profession but he decided to pursue
a career in acting because of the passion he had for
acting since he was still in secondary school. Before
taking up acting professionally, Emeka Ike has work in
several organization and conglomerate as an engineer in
Lagos before deciding to take up acting full time as his
professional career.

5. Emeka Ike joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly
known as Nollywood professional in 1995 and was giving
minor roles to act in movies. He got his major break in
the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as
Nollywood when one of his senior colleagues in the
industry by the name Ernest Obi who is an actor and also
a movie director introduced him to a movie producer.
Emeka Ike rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood
blockbuster movie “Not Man Enough” a movie that
brought him to limelight and gave him a lot of advantage
in Nollywood.

6. Emeka Ike has acted in more than 250 Nollywood
movies. Some of the movies he has acted include
Passions, Queen Sheba, Not Man Enough, Makers,
Foreign Affairs, Divided Kingdom, Disguised, Peace
Maker, Snake Girl, Warriors of Satan, The Love Doctor,
Stronger Than Pain and many more. He is popularly
known for his roles as a play boy or Casanova in several
Nigerian Nollywood movies. Sometimes he is referred to
as “Nollywood Badboi” by movie lovers because of the
way he break the heart of girls in movies.

7. Emeka Ike is currently married. In 2000, Emeka Ike got
married to his long time girl friend Ebere Rose and the
marriage is blessed with two handsome boys. His wife is
a half-Dutch and a half Nigerian. In 2014, Emeka Ike
contested for the post of national president at the Actors
Guild of Nigeria {AGN} general elections which was held
in National Museum in Lagos but was defeated by Ibinabo
Fiberesima. After which he contested for AGN president
again and still lost to Ibinabo Fiberesima. Emeka Ike has
been in a bitter legal battle with the AGN national
president Ibinabo Fiberesima due to the fact that she was
an ex-convict. Out of annoyance he challenged Ibinabo
Fiberesima position as an ex-convict and got Ibinabo
Fiberesima removed from office and that was how he
became the national president of AGN.

8. Emeka Ike in the cause of his acting career has won
several awards. Some of the awards he has won include
Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie
Academy Awards, Best Actor of the Year at the City
People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Actor
in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. His
role in the Nollywood romantic movie “Stronger Than
Pain” which he starred alongside with Kate Henshaw won
him the award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa
Movie Academy Awards.

9. Emeka Ike has been described as one of the best
outspoken actor in Nigeria. He is very handsome, gifted,
skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation
of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his role very
well and can fit in any character given to him by movie
directors and producers in Nigeria. Aside from acting,
Emeka is also a producer. He is not appearing in movies
often like before, but when asked why he is not longer
appearing in movies as he used to, Emeka Ike explained
that he had to shift back from acting to focus on
production and directing. According to him, he is planning
to set up a film academy where students will be train in
acting and script writing.

10. Emeka Ike currently has an estimated net worth of over
$2 million, making him one of the richest and most
influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on
social media with more than a million followers on his
official Instagram handle. In 2009, he won the Best
Romantic Actor of the Year and Sexiest Man in Nigeria at
the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Africa Movie
Academy Awards for his role in Stronger Than Pain. In
2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the
Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and
award giving to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed
immensely to the economy growth and development of
the country through entertainment. Emeka Ike is
considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in
Nigeria and also one of the most richest actors in


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