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Jim Iyke Reveals How He Came Up With His Stage Name

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Popular Nollywood actor Jame Ikechukwu well known as Jim Iyke has disclosed how he came about his stage name.
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Speaking in a recent interview the actor revealed his real name and how he came about his stage name, Jim Iyke. According to Jim Iyke, he wanted to make a name and also create a brand different from his family name.
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Sharing the story behind the change of name, Jim Iyke said, We don’t share the same last name. My real name is James Ikechukwu Esomughua Okelue. Okelue is my great grandfather’s name and everybody goes with that last name. “Of course, from day one I figured that part out before if I knew what was going on in the industry. “I said that if I’m going to embark on this journey, I’m going to go alone. I’m going to go through the trials and ups and downs that come with this journey and if it works, I’ll be the center of it. “If it doesn’t, I’d have exempted these people from whatever comes with it. I’ve had that strategy from day one and now, there’s an extension of it to my next generation; my sons. “I said, how about if I’m so famous and I can’t walk around in public places, what would happen to my relationship with my sisters?”
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According to him, this fuelled his decision to change his name into something different from his family’s name. “I took that decision then and said, ‘you know what? What can I take away from my name?’ James – Jim; Ikechukwu – Iyke. And that was it. Jim Iyke was born,” the actor said
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