Ime Bishop Umoh is widely known as Okon. He is a popular Nollywood comic actor, master of ceremony, a comedian and television personality.
He was born on July 15, 1981 in Ikot Nsit-Ibom, Akwa Ibom State in south southern Nigeria. He is naturally gifted, creative and talented in acting and comedy.
Ime Bishop had his primary and secondary education in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates. He later went to the University of Uyo, also in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He has since been very active and relevant in the Nigerian Movie industry.
Ime Bishop kick-started his acting at a very tender age, participating in stage drama at schools. He joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 2007 when he started taking minor characters in movies.
He rose to popularity in 2008 after starring in a blockbuster movie “Uyai”, a local movie produced and directed by Emem Isong.
He grew to become more popular, improving by day in his acting skills after featuring in another Nollywood blockbuster movie “Okon Lagos”. This movie earned him the nickname Okon which people initially thought was his real name. It was this same movie produced by Emem Isong that brought him to fame and galvanized him to greatness in the movie industry.
Ime Bishop is widely known as a comic actor whose style of acting and unique voice always make people to laugh and forget painful moments in life. He is exceptionally gifted, creative and talented young actor with lots of experience in acting and comedy.
He is a prolific actor with over 150 Nollywood movies to his credit including Okon on the run, Okon the Driver, Okon and Jennifer, The Head Office, Vulcanizer, Jump and Pass, Udeme Mmi, Sak Sio, The Champion, The Place, Udo Facebook and several others too numerous to mention here.
Ime Bishop is reputed in acting alongside veteran Nollywood stars like Victor Osuagwu, Charles Awurum, Ini Edo, Funke Akindele and Nkem Owoh, who he rightly referred to as his mentor.
Ime Bishop has won several prestigious awards including:
- Best actor in a supporting role at the Nollywood Movies Awards.
- Best comic actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Best of Nollywood Awards at 2012 Comedy Movie of the year
- Best of Nollywood Awards at 2013 Comedy Movie of the year
- Best of Nollywood Awards at 2014 Comedy Movie of the year
- Comic actor of the year (English) at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards.
- Best Actor in a comedy at the 2016 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- Best Actor in a comedy at the 2017 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Ime Bishop is a proud Ambassador to GLOBACOM Nigeria, a communication giant and the deal is in millions of Naira.
Ime Bishop is married to his beautiful wife, Idara Saviour, a woman he met at a wedding party in Uyo. The wedding which took place on the 17th of October, 2013 was graced by Nollywood celebrities and political figures in Nigeria. The marriage is blessed with two daughters.
Ime’s Net Worth
Ime Bishop Umoh is an accomplished Nollywood actor and comedian, rated one of the richest, most talented and most influential with a net worth of about $450,000 dollars.