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Emeka Ike Biography, Family & Net Worth

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Emeka Ike is one of the most popular Nigerian Nollywood actors famous for his roles as the classic lover boy in Nollywood movies. He has also been branded as one of Nollywood’s ‘Bad boys’ as a result of playing roles in movies where he gets physical and abuses women.

Along with the likes of Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot and Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike was regarded as one of the ‘Romeos’ of Nollywood in the early 2000s.

Emeka Ike Biography

Emeka Ike (born 22 March 1967) is a popular Nigerian actor born and bred in Lagos, southwest Nigeria to Elder Mrs. Nicolas Ike, who both hail from Imo State. He is studied mechanical engineering at the University in Lagos and had his big break in the Nigerian movie industry with the movie ‘Deadly Affair’ in 1987.

The actor had his primary and tertiary education in Lagos, southwest Nigeria. Unlike some of his contemporaries, he studied mechanical engineering at the University but nurtured a burning passion for the arts.

Emeka Ike

Emeka got his break into Nollywood while he was still an undergraduate. His breakthrough came when one of his senior colleagues in the industry­ Ernest Obi introduced him to a movie producer­ Charles Owoyemi who was producing the popular TV series­ Fortunes. Emeka Ike’s first major movie role was in the movie­ Deadly Affair in 1987, and according to the actor, he has lost count of the number of movies he had featured in.

He has acted in over 60 Nollywood movies, including Right Man for MePassion and PainPassionsQueen ShebaNot Man EnoughTwo Become One {1,2}I Want Your Wife {1, 2}Foreign Affairs {1, 2}Divided Kingdom {1, 2} and others. He also served as the president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

Emeka Ike’s Marriage, Personal Life

Emeka Ike and Ex Wife

Emeka Ike and Ex Wife

Emeka Ike was married to Suzanne Emma in 2000 but the two divorced in 2017. The couple had been married for 17 years. A Lagos Island Customary Court, South West Nigeria dissolved their 17-year-old marriage.

The three-man panel presided over by Chief Awo Awosola, dissolved the marriage in a judgment following a petition filed by Suzanne. Other members of the panel of judges were: Mrs. Opeyemi Olanrewaju and Mr. Kehinde Jacob Olayinka.

“From all evidence before the court, the marriage between the couple had broken down, and it is irreconcilable, consequently, the marriage is hereby dissolved”, said the court.

The court granted Emeka the custody of the four children but ordered that Suzanne should be granted unhindered access to them. Either Suzanne or Emeka Ike has 30 days to appeal. The court also received a photocopy of a bank draft of N300 dated July 20, 2016, which the Suzanne used in refunding the bride price, paid to her family during their marriage.

Suzanne in the petition filed before the court accused Emeka of incessant beating, molestation, and torture, which she said she could no longer endure. But Emeka in his response denied beating, molesting or torturing his wife. He urged the court not to dissolve the marriage. He also informed the court that his wife had moved out of their matrimonial home five times without any reason. He also told the court that the only time ‘devil’ entered their marriage, was when his wife paid for the children’s school fees.

Emeka Ike & Chika Ike Related?

No, Emeka and Chike Ike are not in any way related. Emeka Ike is from Imo State, born in Lagos and started acting in Nollywood long before Chika Ike came into the limelight. Chika Ike, on the other hand, was born in Onitsha, Anambra State but was brought up in Lagos. So Emeka Ike and Chika Ike are neither brother and sister nor closely related. While Emeka Ike is from Imo State, Chika Ike hails from Anambra State. The surname is just a mere coincidence.

Emeka Ike Net Worth

Emeka Ike is currently one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of N300 million.

Emeka Ike Movies

He has acted in over 60 Nollywood movies among them;

  • 2016 Marry Who You Love
  • 2016 Golden Love
  • 2014 Secret Act
  • 2014 Secret Weapon
  • 2013 Stigma
  • 2012 Housemates
  • 2011 Jewels of the Sun
  • 2011 Jewels of the Sun 2
  • 2009 Heat of the Moment
  • 2009 Heat of the Moment 2
  • 2009 Hot Island
  • 2009 Hot Island 2
  • 2009 Love, Lies and Murder
  • 2009 Love, Lies and Murder 2
  • 2009 My Last Wedding
  • 2009 My Last Wedding 2
  • 2008 A Can of Worms
  • 2008 A Can of Worms 2
  • 2008 After My Heart
  • 2008 After My Heart 2
  • 2008 After My Heart 3
  • 2008 After My Heart 4
  • 2008 Heavy Battle
  • 2008 Heavy Battle 2
  • 2008 Piece of My Soul
  • 2008 Piece of My Soul 2
  • 2008 Piece of My Soul 3
  • 2008 Test Your Heart
  • 2008 Test Your Heart 2
  • 2008 Throne of Tears
  • 2008 Throne of Tears 2
  • 2008 Wind of Love
  • 2008 Wind of Love 2
  • 2007 100 Days in the Jungle
  • 2007 Angel of My Life
  • 2007 Angel of My Life 2
  • 2007 Battle for Battle
  • 2007 Battle for Battle 2
  • 2007 Breaking News
  • 2007 Breaking News 2
  • 2007 Careless Soul
  • 2007 Careless Soul 2
  • 2007 Confidential Romance
  • 2007 Confidential Romance 2
  • 2007 Great Ambassadors
  • 2007 Great Ambassadors 2
  • 2007 The Love Doctor
  • 2007 The Love Doctor 2
  • 2007 The Next Election
  • 2007 The Next Election 2
  • 2007 The Prince of My Heart
  • 2007 The Prince of My Heart 2
  • 2007 Titanic Battle
  • 2007 Titanic Battle 2
  • 2007 Warriors of Satan
  • 2007 Warriors of Satan 2
  • 2007 When You Are Mine
  • 2007 When You Are Mine 2
  • 2006 A Million Tears
  • 2006 A Million Tears 2
  • 2006 Angels of Destiny
  • 2006 Angels of Destiny 2
  • 2006 End of Discussion
  • 2006 End of Discussion 2
  • 2006 Jealousy
  • 2006 Last Kiss
  • 2006 Last Kiss 2
  • 2006 Leap of Faith
  • 2006 Leap of Faith 2
  • 2006 Leap of Faith 3
  • 2006 Living in Pain
  • 2006 Living in Pain 2
  • 2006 My Heart Your Home
  • 2006 My Heart Your Home 2
  • 2006 My Love My Sorrow
  • 2006 My Love My Sorrow 2
  • 2006 My Only Girl
  • 2006 My Only Girl 2
  • 2006 My Sweet Sister
  • 2006 My Sweet Sister 2
  • 2006 Supremacy
  • 2006 Supremacy 2
  • 2006 The Snake Girl
  • 2006 The Snake Girl 2
  • 2005 Broadway
  • 2005 Cold War
  • 2005 Cold War 2
  • 2005 Divided Kingdom
  • 2005 Divided Kingdom 2
  • 2005 Indecent Desire
  • 2005 Indecent Desire 2
  • 2005 Price of Ignorance
  • 2005 Price of Ignorance 2
  • 2005 Security Risk
  • 2005 Security Risk 2
  • 2005 To Love and Live Again
  • 2005 To Love and Live Again 2
  • 2005 Windfall
  • 2005 Windfall 2
  • 2005 You & I Forever
  • 2005 You & I Forever 2
  • 2004 Annabel
  • 2004 Annabel 2
  • 2004 Back to Back
  • 2004 Back to Back 2
  • 2004 Betrayed by Love
  • 2004 Dream Lover
  • 2004 Eyes of Love
  • 2004 Foreign Affairs
  • 2004 Foreign Affairs 2
  • 2004 Heavy Rain
  • 2004 In the Name of Love
  • 2004 In the Name of Love 2
  • 2004 I Swear
  • 2004 I Swear 2
  • 2004 I Want Your Wife
  • 2004 I Want Your Wife 2
  • 2004 Legacy
  • 2004 Love & Marriage
  • 2004 Love Crime
  • 2004 Love Crime 2
  • 2004 My Woman
  • 2004 Not by Power
  • 2004 Right Man for Me
  • 2004 St. Michael
  • 2004 Still in Love
  • 2004 Still in Love 2
  • 2004 Strength of a Woman
  • 2004 Strength of a Woman 2
  • 2004 Sweet Love
  • 2004 Sweet Love 2
  • 2004 Two Become One
  • 2004 Two Become One 2
  • 2003 Because of Love
  • 2003 Because of Love 2
  • 2003 Clean Up
  • 2003 Disguise
  • 2003 Disguise 2
  • 2003 For Better for Worse
  • 2003 For Better for Worse 2
  • 2003 Missing ‘U’
  • 2003 Not Man Enough
  • 2003 Not Man Enough 2
  • 2003 Passion & Pain
  • 2003 Passions
  • 2003 Queen Sheba
  • 2003 Queen Sheba 2
  • 2003 Sister Mary
  • 2003 Sorrows of Love
  • 2003/I Throwing Stones
  • 2003 Together as One
  • 2003 Together as One 2
  • 2003 Total Regret
  • 2003 Touching Love
  • 2002 My Love
  • 2002 Pretender
  • 2002 Pretender 2
  • 2002 Tears & Sorrows
  • 2002 Tears & Sorrows 2
  • 2002 The Final Clash
  • 2002 The Final Clash 2
  • 2001 Death Warrant
  • 2001 My Good Will
  • 2001 My Good Will 2
  • 1995 Deadly Affair
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