FULL NAME : Emeka Ike
NET WORTH : $2 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 17th March 1979
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos state, Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : Imo State
OCCUPATION : a Nigerian actor
NATIONALITY : a Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Suzanne Emma (Divorced)
CHILDREN : He has four children
EDUCATION : He Studied mechanical engineering at University in Lagos
The celebrity profile we shall be creating today is famous Nollywood actor Emeka Ike biography and profile. Even though Emeka Ike is a veteran actor but some of us only know little about his life, if you don’t know much about him then be my guest as i officially introduce him to you in this piece.
Emeka Ike is a popular veteran Nollywood actor, movie director, producer, entrepreneur and a philanthropist who rose to prominence after starring in his major movie titled “Deadly Affair” in 1987. He is one of the most celebrated Nollywood actors who has been able to remain relevant in the movie industry after launching his acting career decades ago.
The prolific actors that is known for his roles as play boy or Casanova in Nigerian Nollywood movies. He has has appeared in many Nigerian films , according to him, he has lost count of the number of movies he had featured in. Unfortunately, he has been missing in action for many years now due to the fact that he has currently active in other areas.
Emeka Ike was born on 17th March 1979 in Lagos ,Nigeria. The old time Nollywood actor who is currently 38 years old originally hails from Aba-branch in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He was raised in western part of Nigeria, his father was a clergy man before he passed. The gifted actor is the second child in the family of five children and he is widely known for getting physical and abusive with women in movies.
Emeka Ike had both his primary and tertiary education in Lagos,Nigeria. He attended Eko Primary School situated in Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary education , he then proceeded to Apata Memorial High School in Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria for his secondary school education and he was able to bagged his West African Senior School Certificate which is a prerequisite for entering into the University.
He later bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos before he entered into Nollywood fully.
Emeka Ike started harboring the passion for acting when he was still studying in the University. He finally broke into Nollywood Industry when one of his senior colleagues in the industry- Ernest Obi introduced him to a movie producer- Charles Owoyemi who was the producer of the popular TV series- Fortunes. He joined Nollywood in 1995 and landed a minor roles.
In those days when he joined Nigeria Movie Industry , soap operas were more popular talking about the late 80s to late 90s and he landed his first major role in 1987 in a movie titled “Deadly Affair” . The handsome actor revealed that he has acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies.
Emeka Ike and Chika Ike names look identical and many people has been asking if they are related. Both Chika and Emeka Ike denied any blood relations in two separate interviews but they both said that they are professional colleagues with strong bond on and off the movie set.
Emeka Ike Wife , Wedding And Children
Emeka Ike was married to his long time girl friend Suzanne Emma and the union is cemented with four beautiful children (two Boys and two girl). His wife is a half-Dutch and a half Nigerian. Emeka Ike and his wife Suzanne Emma wedded in the year 2000 was a carnival-like celebration as many of his contemporaries in Nollywood were in attendance.
Emeka Ike and his wife, Suzanne Emma, have parted ways after staying together for many years. A Lagos Island Customary Court, South West Nigeria dissolved their 17 year-old marriage. The marriage was dissolved by The three-man panel presided over by Chief Awo Awosola. Other members of the panel of judges were: Mrs. Opeyemi Olanrewaju and Mr Kehinde Jacob Olayinka.
According to the evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down due to irreconcilable differences. The court granted Emeka the custody of the four children, but ordered that Suzanne should be granted unhindered access to them.
Suzanne has refunded the bride price paid to her family during their marriage and the court also received a photocopy of a bank draft of N300 dated July 20, 2016.
Emeka Ike Latest News
Emeka Ike had a very hot legal battle with the AGN national president Ibinabo Fiberesima due to the fact that she was an ex-convict. Ibinabo was the president of the group Actors Guild of Nigeria [AGN] after winning the last elections . Emeka Ike’s grouse with the election was that an “ex-convict” cannot be made the president of the group. As a result of this, Fiberesima faced a trial for the murder of a doctor in 2010 when she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and killing the doctor while over speeding.
Emeka Ike later decided to allow peace to reign in the guild, saying that his wife pleaded with him to forget about it.
According to him;
“My wife pleaded with me that for the sake of our children, I should forget about the AGN palaver. She said to me that those whom I’m fighting for are not even recognising what I’m doing for them. My husband, please let go the matter for the sake of our children”
Emeka Ike Selected Movies
He is starred in over 200 movie but we are only going to mention few
- After My Heart
- Test My Heart
- A Can of Worms
- Love Affair
- Secret Act
- Housemates and the man
- The Snake Girl
- My Last Wedding
- Heavy Battle
- Wind of Love
- 100 Days in the Jungle
- “Not Man Enough”