Biography & Net Worth of Nollywood Actor Emeka Ike

Emeka Ike is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, investor, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 17th March 1979 in Mbano, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 38 years old. He 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 in the western part of Nigeria. His father, Elder Nicolas Ignatius Ike was a pastor before he died.

Emeka Ike is the second child in the family of five children. He attended Eko Primary School in Bariga, Lagos, 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. 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 joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1995 and was giving minor roles to act in movies. He got his major break into the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) when one of his senior colleagues in the industry Ernest Obi introduced him to a movie producer. Emeka Ike rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “Not Man Enough”.

Emeka Ike has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies which include Passions, Queen Sheba, Not Man Enough, Makers, Foreign Affairs, Divided Kingdom, Disguised, Peace Maker, Snake Girl, Warriors of Satan, The Love Doctor, etc. He is popularly known for his roles as a play boy or Casanova in Nigerian Nollywood movies. He is referred to as “Nollywood Badboi”

In 2000, Emeka Ike got married to his long time girl friend Ebere Rose and the marriage is blessed with 2 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 but was defeated by 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. Emeka Ike has won several awards which 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 Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Emeka Ike is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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