Jimmy Odukoya is one of the freshest faces in the Nigerian movie and film industry. With his big bold physic, and matching voice, he is a true epitome of grace and charisma. However, he was groomed for something else from birth; he is a son of Nigeria’s renowned Pastors; Taiwo and Late Bimbo Odukoya.
Jimmy actually followed in his parent’s footsteps; he was the Youth Pastor at the Transformation church in Oklahoma, USA, as well as shouldering several other church responsibilities, including taking charge of all church activities at a college church.
Jimmy Odukoya is also a model, a musician, a keynote speaker, and a role model. He does all of these he does in addition to being a husband and a dad. He is a man that has so much to offer, and whose journey has only just begun.
Jimmy Odukoya Profile
Full name: Oluwajimi Odukoya
Age: Early 30s
Birthday: April 27
State of origin: Ogun State
State of residence: Lagos
Marital Status: Married
Career: Actor, gospel rap artiste, pastor
Jimmy Odukoya Biography, Age, Wife, Movies And Net Worth
His full name is Oluwajimi Odukoya, and he was born on April 27, sometime in the late 80’s. He was raised here in Nigeria, but after his secondary school education, he travelled to the United States for further education, and also to have a taste of a different experience.
Perhaps the biggest single event that shook his life; and shook Nigeria as a whole was when his mother the Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya died in that Sosoliso Airlines Plane Crash of 2005. His mother was at the time one of Nigeria’s most popular televangelists; she was a vibrant and charismatic speaker, a champion of Christianity, and a role model. Following his mother’s death, his father married Nomthi Odukoya who his father married in 2010, however, she too died in 2021.
When he moved to Oklahoma in the U.S.A., he joined a local church called Transformation church, under the leadership of Bishop Gary and Debbie McIntosh. He showed his willingness to serve, and the dedication that showed that he desired to work for the growth of the ministry.
He initially started at the youth church, speaking during conferences and assisting in the growth and development of the ministry. However, his commitment did not go unnoticed; he was given an active role in building the college ministry of the Transformation church known as Bring It On or B.I.O.
After proving his mettle in a lesser capacity he was made the assistant to the then associate pastor, Pastor Calvin Battle, who is now the pastor of Destiny Center. That put him in charge of all Church operations and Service coordination in the youth church.
Still on expanding his work as a Christian minister, Jimmy Odukoya then moved on to Bixby Community Church, where he became the Assistant to the Senior Pastor Dr. Steve Greene.
He then gained his ministerial license in 2009, after which he returned to Nigeria, and was ordained Pastor at the Fountain Of Life Church, which was founded by his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. Jimmy Oduokya became the Assistant Pastor of Church 3:16, which is the youth arm of the Fountain of Life Church.
He assisted the Coordinating Pastor, Pastor Oyinda Soderu until 2012 when he became the Coordinating Pastor of the Church 3:16.
Jimmy Odukoya Age
Jimmy Odukoya was born on April 27 as retrieved from the birthday wishes he has received on social media. However, his exact age is not known because he has deemed such information private. Nevertheless, we can estimate that he is in his late 30’s judging by his appearance.
Jimmy Odukoya Movies
Jimmy Odukoya has made several stellar appearances in numerous Nigerian movies since 2016, however, some of the most mention worthy movies include The Bling Lagosians, Celebrity Marriage, Baby Palaver, Crazy Grannies, and the Woman King. The Woman King is a Hollywood movie made by Tristar, and features international stars such as Viola Davies, multiple Grammy Winner Angelique Kidjo, and John Boyega of the Star Wars fame.
With his work in Woman King, Jimmy Odukoya has one foot firmly in Hollywood, and it is exciting to see what prospects lay ahead of him.
Jimmy Odukoya Net Worth
From his work as an actor which has now gone international, it is reasonable to expect that Jimmy Odukoya is at least worth $1 million. This estimate does not include payment received as a pastor, keynote speaker, model, social media influencer, and from other engagements.
Jimmy Odukoya Wife
On his return to Nigeria, Jimmy Odukoya married Oluwakemi Folashade Banjoko, now known as Kemi Odukoya. She was born in Nigeria but raised in London. They have two children together; a boy and a girl.
Jimmy Odukoya has done work as a runway model; there are pictures of him on the runway, displaying casual clothing, otherwise called activewear. It is however, not clear whether he deliberately abandoned this career option, perhaps to make more time for acting, which is something with which he can touch more lives.
As A Social Media Influencer
Jimmy Odukoya has a huge instagram following; he has about 166 thousand followers. This includes the celebrity gossip accounts who re share everything he posts. He uses his account mostly for career related announcements; like when he got the role to work in the Woman King; he posted it there, although the announcement was ill-timed because he had just lost his step mother.
Jimmy Odukoya also recently did an appreciation post to the sports wear maker Reebok; clearly, he has some social media related advertising agreement with the company.
Jimmy Odukoya Controversies
Pastor J has done well to avoid needless controversies, however, he did make the mistake of going to instagram to announce that he was playing a major role in the Woman King. That post was shortly after he lost his step-mother who had battled cancer for two years.
That was quickly adjudged to mean that he did not feel bad about losing his step mom. That seems unlikely because he said that the announcement was not done at the proper time. As a pastor it is very unlikely that he would be so coldhearted so as not to love his mother.
That is the basic information about Jimmy Odukoya; the popular Actor who is also a Pastor, A Model, an Influencer, and a Musician. Pastor J has so much to teach the younger generation about how they can multi task, and have several successful careers at the same time.