Veteran Nollywood actor, James Ikechukwu, popularly known as Jim Iyke, has welcomed a baby boy.
The 42-year-old, who started his acting career in 2001, is one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood. He is popularly known for playing “lover boy” roles, the actor took to Instagram to announce the arrival of his son.
He wrote: “I’m ultra-private with my family but this is the rarest of moments.
“Back to 2hours sleep nightly. Back to cat naps with my subconscious peaked for the slightest movement. Back to groggy mornings and big unknowing smiles.
“Welcome home king. I can’t find the right words now. Every being in me is pulsating with raw primordial energy.
“A lion beget a lion, welcome to my pride dear son.”
He went on to thank God for yet another blessing added to his life.
“I don’t know what I’m doing right to deserve it all. It takes a man to bring a child home, it takes a community to raise him,” he wrote.
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Im ultra private with my family. But this is the rarest of moments. Back to 2 hrs sleep nightly. Back to cat naps with my sub conscious peaked for the slightest movement. Back to groggy mornings and big unknowing smiles. Welcome home King. I cant find the right words now. Every being in me is pulsating with raw primordial energy. A Lion begets a Lion. Welcome to my Pride, dear son. Thank you for choosing me to be your Papa. You're the rarest of the rare Love. It's my duty to honour you even against your wishes. You're a lady in every way a man desires. You live for those you stand by and not the public. My song of praise and blessing is for you and not in the court of opinions. I am beyond blessed by you. Wherever my voice stops in gratitude my heart continues to say thank u. Thank you lord for yet another blessing this year. I dont know what I'm doing right to deserve it all. It takes a man to bring a child home. It takes a community to raise him. My people please welcome my king. Welcome home JJ. Let's have the fun of our lives! 💪🙌 HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY! #JJCHRONICLES
The award-winning actor runs a charity foundation, Jim Iyke foundation, for children living with disabilities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Iyke has appeared in over 150 films including ‘Last Flight to Abuja’ which he featured in alongside Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.