Emeka Ike though hails from Imo state Nigeria, was born in Lagos into a family of nine to Elder and Mrs. Nicholas Ike. His parents were the founders of Assemblies of God Church at Isolo.
He studied Mechanical Engineering in the University.
Emeka Ike got into Nollywood through Ernest Obi who introduced him to Charles Owoyemi. His first movie was Deadly Affair in 1984.