Jimmy Odukoya

Jimmy Odukoya – Early Life, Education and Career


  • Indigene of Ogun State, Nigeria, born on April 27, in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Alumnus of Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
  • Married to Kemi Odukoya and father of two children

Who Is Jimmy Odukoya?

Oluwajimi Odukoya, popularly known as Jimmy Odukoya is a pastor, speaker, musician and actor. He started his career in ministry, and did a little bit of music before switching to the movie industry.

He is currently very popular for his role as the Villain Oba Ade of Oyo in the award-winning Hollywood film ‘The Woman King’.

Jimmy Odukoya Nollywood actor

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Jimmy Odukoya is an indigene of Ogun, State, Nigeria, born in April 27. His parents are Pastor Taiwo and Bimbo Odukoya. Jimmy has two sisters and two step brothers from his now late step mother, Nomthi Odukoya whom his father married in 2010. 

He was bred in Lagos state where he started and completed his primary and secondary education before he moved to the United States of America 

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree and a Master degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma, USA.

Jimmy got married on March 9, 2013 to Oluwakemi Folashade Banjoko, an executive director at FILM and they have two children together.


While in the United States, Jimmy was a committed member of the Transformation Church Oklahoma, formerly called Greenwood Christian Centre.

He began his career as an assistant pastor. He contributed massively to the growth of the church and assisted the expansion of its college ‘Bring It On’ (BIO College), as an assistant to Pastor Calvin Battle.

Years later, he joined Bixby Community Church, where he became the Assistant to Pastor, Dr Steve Greene.

He was ordained a Pastor in Fountain of Life Church, after obtaining his ministerial license in 2009, and started out as an assistant pastor of Church 3:16 the youth wing of Fountain of Life Church  

Jimmy’s first appearance onscreen was in the 2016 movie directed by Desmond Elliot ‘Baby Shower’.

Since then he has featured in over 60 movies some of which includes: Famously Single, GuynMan, Rage, Charmed, The Bling Lagosians, Against The Clock, Daydream, Crazy Grannies, Unbridled, Private Matters, Crown King, A Ride Too Far, e.t.c.

Jimmy also had roles in several TV series such as Encounters and The Sojjis. 

In 2022, Jimmy got an international role in the American historical action movie ‘The Woman King’. His role in the movie as the Villain ‘Oba Ade’ made him very famous in the movie industry.

Apart from acting, Jimmy is a keynote speaker, brand influencer, a model and a musician.

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