Love or loathe him, Jim Iyke is a superstar. Now, for the first time ever, he invites DStv audiences into his world to get to know the man behind the headlines, thanks to his new reality TV series Jim Iyke: Unscripted

From April 18, by simply tuning in to AfricaMagic Entertainment you can get an up close and exclusive look into his glamourous yet controversial life. Join the famous actor as he promotes his latest movies while delving into the competitive world of men’s fashion and follow him as he manages the demands that come with his huge popularity, busy schedule and outspoken personality.

Filmed in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Houston, Dubai, Nairobi, Amsterdam and London, a new episode of Jim Iyke: Unscripted will be screened every Thursday (18:30/21:00 CAT) for 13 weeks.

Talking about the series, its leading man says, “its no holds barred, unscripted and untamed”. Meanwhile series producers iFactory Live, Greyology Inc. and OH Africa describe Jim Iyke: Unscripted as very real, giving fans a free pass into Jim’s life. Executive producer Michael Djaba says, “Yes his image has sometimes been described as ‘Bad Boy’ but beneath it all, he’s as real as any celebrity can get and fans are in for one roller coaster ride”.

Meanwhile M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi is confident that like the man himself, the show will be must-watch.

“Jim Iyke attracts attention on a daily basis and we’re definitely pleased that we’re in a position to screen his exciting new reality series. He’s such a talented individual who is not afraid to take risks, to speak his mind, to blaze his own future. His charisma, talent and energy are undeniable and his fans want to see more of him! So make sure you tune in weekly to see what drives his success, what determines his reactions and what defines his choices.”

She goes on to say, “The viewer reaction to Omotola: The Real Me proved again how much African fans want to see celebrity focused, reality programming that allows them to get close to the African stars they see on their screens. We are determined that this a need we will meet whenever we can. It’s wonderful to see the connection that African audiences are making with our continent’s biggest stars.”

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Jim Iyke

Profile & Movies

No doubt, Jim Iyke is one of the most popular, successful and most recognized faces in the Nigerian movie industry, the second largest movie industry in the world, making Jim's international reach almost unmatched as an African icon.

The Nollywood “bad boy”, as he is popularly called was born on Sept 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon, to a Nigerian family of Mr and Mrs Stephen Esomugha. His parents hail from Enugu Agidi village in Anambra state, Nigeria.

After his primary and secondary education, Jim attended the University of Jos, for his tertiary education.

Career

Jim Iyke started his acting career in 2001 and currently he is one of the highest paid actors in the Nigerian movie industry, he is also one of the most successful having starred in over 200 movies to date.

Since launching his own film production company  - Untamed Productions, Jim has used his experience to successfully release his own films as a producer through which he has enjoyed great acclaim from his fans at home and abroad.

Presently, Jim is working on his mega reality TV show, Jim Iyke: Unscripted, the first of its kind, filmed on locations around the world by iFactory Live and aired on Africa Magic and Entertainment.

Unscripted gives Jim's fans across the diaspora undiluted access to his life.

The TV show which is executive produced by international producer & director Michael Djaba (LL Cool J,Estelle etc)  and multi award winning management company Greyology Inc. who have also been responsible for developing projects and careers of International celebrities such as Usher, AR Rahman, Leona Lewis and JLS among others, gives a unique insight into the incredible global appeal and achievements of the enterprising Nigerian star outside the make-believe realms of Nollywood.

Realising Jim's undeniable reach with Africans across the diaspora, advertising agencies, film directors and producers from USA to Europe beckon as major brands seek endorsements and he is set to star a lead role in  My Life Of Crime - a film based on a best selling book and true story to be directed by Canadian Neil Schell and filmed in Kenya in October 2013.

Well known for his stylish attire, Jim launched his own exclusive clothing range, Untamed Closet and a debut album, titled Who Am I? through his own music label. In his album, he featured some of Nigeria’s most successful musicians such as TuFace Idibia and Sound Sultan. However, the greater part of the proceeds from this album was donated to orphanages.

Charity

Apart from being a professional film actor, producer, musician, and businessman, Jim Iyke is a philanthropist and founder of the Jim Iyke Foundation, a non-governmental organisation aimed at educating and empowering underprivileged children as well as children with special disabilities in the African society

It is with this noble intention that he also teamed up with other international stars such as Jamaican artists Cecile and Mavado and others from the worlds of music, film, sports and fashion to give scholarships and support charitable initiatives for the 'Make A Change Campaign' in education, healthcare, youth economic development and clean water programmes across Africa.

The charitable campaign leads to a major televised, multi artist 'Make A Change' benefit concert at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya, coming in September 2013.

Awards

Jim Iyke has won many awards in Nollywood.
He’s a Three-time winner of the Teenage Choice Award.
He has also won: Afro North America award 2006 - Best actor,
Teen Favorite Award 2006 - 9,
Afro North American Award - Best actor,
Sexiest Man in Nigeria 2008,
Africa Entertainment Award New York 2009 - Best actor ,

Best African Actor (NET) ,

Mode Men Magazine award 2011 - Best actor,

Anambra State award 2012 - Best actor,

Anambra State award 2012,

Best youth role model,

Screen Nation Award 2012 - Best actor of the decade.


31 Jul: What happen to you star?

Jim heads to London for BBC interviews, surprising a die hard fan and learning more about Jamaican music.

His last stop is at the dentist for a teeth whitening session.
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24 Jul: @ifactorylive 2

Africa's hottest couple have their first photo-shoot together. Watch all the exclusive bits in this episode.

 

 
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17 Jul: @ifactorylive

Having their first photo shoot together and it's not all smooth sailing.

The couple go visit high end designer Sasha Okoh for a styling session and things get a little heated.
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10 Jul: Imogen Brown

Jim goes to support his woman as she puts out her movie 'Imogen Brown' across three cities in one weekend.

She ends up giving him a lap dance!
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3 Jul: Who's getting married?

The question on everybody’s lips is answered in this episode. The question is 'Is it who you think it is?'

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25 Jun: Revealed 2

We wrap up the revealed episode with Anita as we head into the wedding episode.

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19 Jun: Revealed 1

We kick the season off with a two part revealed with Anita Erskine.

 

 
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17 Apr: S2 Finale

Jim finishes his trip to Sierra Leone with a meeting with the President and it wouldn't be unscripted without some booty shaking!

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10 Apr: Sierra Leone part 2

Shutting down roads, inspiring students are all in the day's work in the life of Nollywood superstar Jim Iyke!

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03 Apr: Sierra Leone

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Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 12

Jim meets with ringtone millionaire Alexander Amosu to talk about business branding opportunities

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 11

Jim flies to London to be part of the Diamonds from Africa TV commercial supported by Virgin Atlantic.

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 10

Jim and his manager Christopher Grey meet up with old friends in Brixton where Jim has an encounter with a bootlegger!

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 9

Jim fly’s to Holland for a live TV interview and attends the Rotterdam Film Festival .

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 8

Jim attends Ghana’s presidential inauguration then heads off to ADA for some speedboat cruising with his friend, actress Nadia Buari.

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 7

Jim wraps up his visit in Kenya with a casting for a big movie project where he has to learn to speak Swahili.

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 6

This two-part special finds Jim in Kenya working on his 'make a change' charity campaign to build a hostel for the kids in the slums of Kenya.

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 5

Jim heads to Ghana to hang out with some of his celebrity friends at Confidence Haugen's nightclub, Afrodisiac.

Jim Iyke On His Female Filled Family

We chat to actor Jim Iyke on growing in a household filled with women!

Jim Iyke: Unscripted - Episode 4

In this episode, we get introduced to Jim, the praying man when he dedicates his time to needy kids.

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JIm Iyke: Unscripted Official Launch

Jim Iyke: Unscripted was filmed in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, Houston, Dubai, Nairobi, Amsterdam and London. The show airs every Thursday at 21:00 CAT on AfricaMagic Entertainment, DStv Channel 151 for 13 weeks. These are the pictures from the launch of the show.

Jim Iyke: Unscripted Gallery

Nollywood's baddest boy, Jim Iyke clearly loves to express himself. Just when you think you know him - he flips the script and assumes a totally different persona, as evident in this photo gallery.

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