Who is Emeka Ike? Biography, Age, Net Worth, Children, Wife, Movies, House, Video, Son

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Emeka Ike (born 22 March 1967) is a celebrated Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist, who has solidified his position as a prominent figure in Nollywood with a career spanning several decades.

Debuting in the late 1980s, Emeka Ike has left an indelible mark in numerous Nigerian films, earning acclaim for his versatile performances. His notable roles in productions like A Million Tears 2I Swear, and A Million Tears have garnered widespread recognition in Nollywood and internationally. Emeka Ike was also honored as a special guest during the commissioning of the Center for Democratic Change (CDC) new pavilion in Monrovia, Liberia.

Beyond his acting endeavors, Emeka Ike has ventured into film production, playing a pivotal role in the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry. His influence extends beyond entertainment, as he actively engages in philanthropic activities, utilizing his reach to positively contribute to society.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Emeka Ike
Born: 22 March 1967 (age 57 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Imo State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Yaba College of Technology, University of Lagos
Height: 1.88 m
Parents: Comfort Ike, Elder Ike
Siblings: Victor Ike
Spouse: Yolanda Pfeiffer, Suzanne Emma (m. ?–2017)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Oluchi Ike, Michael Ike, Chinonso Kelly Efe Ike, Dike Jayson Ike, Oluwakemi Adanna Ike
Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
Net Worth: US$3 million

Early Life & Education

Emeka Ike, born on March 22nd, 1967, in Lagos but hailing from Imo State, was raised in Lagos and is fluent in the Yoruba language. He pursued his education at Yaba College of Technology before earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos.

Born to Elder Ike and Comfort IkeEmeka grew up alongside his brother Victor Ike. Tragically, he lost his mother, Comfort Ike, on Friday, November 10, 2023. Emeka shared the heartbreaking news on his official Instagram page, referring to her as his hero. Condolences poured in from fans and celebrities alike.

Emeka Ike‘s journey into acting began in the 1990s when he met senior colleague Ernest Obi, who introduced him to the renowned producer Charles Owoyemi. In 1995, he made a significant mark with his role in the hit movie Deadly Affair, swiftly gaining popularity in Nollywood. Undeterred, Emeka Ike continued to showcase his acting prowess, solidifying his position as one of the industry’s greatest actors.


Emeka Ike, renowned for his charismatic roles as a playboy or Casanova in movies, has left an indelible mark on Nollywood. His breakthrough came in the 1987 film Deadly Affair, where he portrayed the character Ikechukwu.

Since his debut, Emeka Ike has graced the screens in over 60 movies, including notable titles such as After My HeartTest My HeartA Can of Worms, Love Affair, Stigma Secret, The Snake Girl, My Last Wedding, Heavy Battle, Wind of Love, 100 Days in the Jungle, and Not Man Enough.

In addition to his acting prowess, Emeka Ike became the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria on March 24, 2016, succeeding Ibinabo Fiberesima following a court ruling. Beyond the entertainment industry, he is the Executive Director of Uzzi Construction Limited and the founder of St. Nicholas College in Magodo Estate, Lagos State. He also established My Academy West Africa, a film school affiliated with Ghana’s National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI).

Emeka Ike holds a chieftaincy title, Turakin Kudendan of Kaduna State, and has played lead roles in over 300 movies. Known for his romantic roles alongside A-list actresses like Rita DominicGenevieve NnajiOmotola Jalade Ekeinde, and Ini EdoEmeka‘s charm and charisma have made him a beloved figure in Nollywood.

After a hiatus from the screen, Emeka Ike made a remarkable comeback in Toyin Abraham‘s blockbuster film, Malaika, released on December 22, 2023. This action-filled movie showcased his resilience, emotions, and dramatic skills as he portrayed the character of Toyin‘s husband.

Social Media

  • Instagram: Emeka Ike (@emekaikeofficial)
  • IMDb: Emeka Ike
  • Facebook: EMEKA IKE
  • Twitter: Emeka Ike (@RealEmekaIke)

Personal Life

Emeka Ike‘s marriage to Suzanne Emma concluded in 2017 amid a series of complications, with the actor asserting that domestic violence led to their separation. Emeka also faced allegations of being a woman beater, which he believed were orchestrated by certain members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) at the time.

In 2000, Emeka and his former wife, Suzanne Emma, celebrated a lavish wedding akin to a carnival, drawing attention as a star-studded event and becoming the talk of the town.

Subsequently, Emeka Ike found love anew with Yolanda Pfeiffer, a Germany-based model originally from South Africa. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Oluchi Ike, in October 2019, with Emeka frequently expressing affection for his wife on various social media platforms.

Emeka Ike had four children: three sons, Michael Orezimena IkeChinonso Kelly Efe IkeDike Jayson Ike, and the youngest daughter, Oluwakemi Adanna Ike, with his ex-wife Suzanne Emma. The couple officially divorced after seven years on March 2, 2017, following Suzanne‘s petition based on alleged constant battery, a claim Emeka vehemently denied.

Emeka Ike, enjoying a lavish lifestyle, possesses some of the latest cars in town and resides in a luxurious home in Lagos. Currently, he resides with his wife in Germany. On July 31, 2022, Emeka shared delightful photos of his cars, expressing gratitude for the blessings resulting from his past investment decisions.


Emeka Ike faced personal challenges, including depression due to the breakdown of his marriage to Suzanne Emma. Despite financial hardships and eviction from his Lagos apartment in 2014, Emeka successfully transformed his life, delving into business, owning Nollywood TV, and returning to the film industry.

In a recent interview, Emeka Ike highlighted challenges in Nollywood, citing policy changes and expressing concerns about a polluted social media space. Meanwhile, Suzanne Emma, responding to accusations, spoke out for the first time, refuting claims of being persuaded during their court proceedings.

Suzanne disclosed an abusive marriage, citing verbal and physical abuse, stifled career aspirations, and regret over their union. She challenged Emeka‘s assertions, disputing claims like building a home for her mother and offering insights into the financial struggles leading to their eviction.

The interview provided a counter-narrative, offering a glimpse into the complex dynamics of Emeka Ike and Suzanne Emma‘s relationship.

Net Worth

Emeka Ike has accumulated an approximate net worth of $3 million through his earnings from acting and investments in the real estate sector.

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