Jimmy Odukoya: From Nollywood Actor to Senior Pastor – A Journey of Faith and Versatility

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By Daniel Edu

Jimmy Odukoya, widely known as a Nollywood actor and musician, has taken on a new role as the Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church. The announcement of his appointment was made during a church service at its headquarters in Lagos.

Here are some interesting facts about Jimmy Odukoya:

1. **Multifaceted Career:** Jimmy Odukoya is a versatile individual with a career spanning acting, music, motivational speaking, dancing, and fitness.

2. **Acting Career:** He entered the acting scene in 2016, making his debut in the film “Baby Shower.” He has played prominent roles in movies like “Woman King,” a Netflix production, as well as “Lifting the Veil,” “I am Nazzy,” and “Oga Pastor,” among others.

3. **Recognition:** Jimmy Odukoya’s talent in acting has earned him a nomination for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in the “Best Supporting Actor of the Year” category.

4. **Balancing Faith and Career:** In an interview with actress Iretiola Doyle, Jimmy Odukoya emphasized that being a pastor doesn’t hinder his acting career. He rejects the notion of categorizing actors as “Christian actors” and believes that faith and career can coexist.

5. **Personal Life:** In 2013, Jimmy Odukoya tied the knot with Oluwakemi Odukoya (nee Banjoko) in London, marking a significant milestone in his personal life.

His recent appointment as the Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church marks a new chapter in his journey, blending his faith and career in a meaningful way.

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