Emeka Ike is a Nigerian actor, director, and movie producer who has left an indelible mark in the Nigerian movie industry. Emeka Ike started acting professionally as an undergraduate and has since starred in over a hundred Nollywood movies in his two decades of entertainment career.
In this article, we will delve into the life of Emeka Ike, his early life, family, educational background, entertainment career, personal life, and more.
Emeka Ike Profile
Here are some quick facts about Emeka Ike:
Full name: Emeka Ike
Date of birth: March 22, 1967
Age: 56 years old
State of origin: Imo
Education: University of Lagos, Nigeria (UniLag)
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ike
Spouse: Yolanda Pfeiffer
Children: 5 (including Michael Ike Nicholas)
Profession: Actor, entrepreneur, director, producer, investor, philanthropist
Net worth: $2 million est.
Emeka Ike Biography and Ealy Life
Emeka Ike was born on March 22, 1967, in Lagos, Nigeria. His father, Mr. Nicholas Ike, was a pastor before he passed away. Emeka Ike came from a strong Christian family, and he was raised in Lagos alongside his four siblings.
He attended Eko Primary School in Bariga, Lagos, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. Afterwards, he proceeded to join Apata Memorial High School in Isolo, Lagos, where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria (UniLag) to study Mechanical Engineering.
Emeka Ike had a passion for acting since he was young. He was actively involved in stage plays and performing arts when he was in high school. Emeka debuted his professional acting career when he was still an undergraduate. His breakthrough as an actor came when he was introduced to one of the movie producers, Charles Owoyemi, by one of his senior colleagues. Emeka’s first role as an actor was in the 1995 movie titled Deadly Affair. Since then, he was cast to play a role in several other movies. The darling actor has been featured in more than 200 movies. He has also produced and directed several movies.
Emeka Ike has been married twice. His first marriage was in 2000 when he married a Dutch-Nigerian teacher named Suzanne Emma. He and Suzanne had four children together before they had a messy and controversial divorce in 2017. Emeka is presently married to a South African model named Yolanda Pfeiffer. He and Yolanda have a beautiful daughter together.
Emeka Ike’s net worth is currently estimated to be $2 million according to yourstru.ly. He has managed to amass a significant amount of wealth from acting, production, directing, and entrepreneurship. He is currently one of the richest actors in Nollywood.