Who is Ime Bishop?
Ime Bishop Umoh, popularly known as Okon Lagos, is a famous Nollywood comic actor, master of ceremony, television personality, and comedian.
He was born on the 15th July 1981 in Ikot Nsit-Ibom, Akwa Ibom State in the southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 41 years old.
Ime Bishop had his primary and secondary education in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where he obtained his first and secondary school certificate. He attended the University of Uyo, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
How Okon Lagos started his career
He started his acting career right from childhood and he has starred in over 200 movies. In 2008, he rose to the limelight after featuring in “Uyai” an indigenous movie produced by Emem Isong.
In 2011, Ime Bishop became more famous after starring in the Nollywood blockbuster comedy “Okon Lagos.” It is this movie that earned him the nickname “Okon Lagos” which most people still think is his real name.
Political appointment and endorsements
Imeh Bishop was appointed as a special assistant on ethical and social reorientation to Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, in 2016. In the same line, he also became a brand ambassador to Globacom Nigeria.
The hilarious actor has featured in movies such as Silent Scandals (2009), Ayamma (2016), Okon Lagos (2011), Lost in London (2017), The Boss is Mine (2016), She Is (2019), Love is in the Hair (2016), The Garbage School (2021), Dead expensive (2021), etc.
He once listed Mr Bean, Nkem Owoh, and Mr Ibu as his role models. He acts mostly in comedy movies, often alongside John Okafor, Chiwetalu Agu, Charles Inojie, Dede One Day, Victor Osuagwu, Mercy Johnson and other top Nollywood top acts.
Ime Bishop Umoh (Okon Lagos) wiki profile
|Ime Bishop Umoh
|State of origin
|Akwa Ibom State
|41 years old
|Date of birth
|July 15, 1981
|Married (m. 2013)
|Actor, comedian, MC, TV personality
|University of Uyo
Ime Bishop Umoh (Okon Lagos) marriage and wedding
Ime Bishop is a happily married man. He is married to his long-time lover, Idara Saviour.
The love birds got married traditionally on the 17th October 2013 at Christ The King School, Barracks Road, Akwa Ibom State, after 10 months of courtship.
The white wedding took place on the 19th of October 2013 in Insight Bible Church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The wedding was graced by many Nollywood celebrities and political figures in Nigeria.
In 2016, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary. The actor posted a picture of himself and his wife on Instagram with the caption:
“Just like a joke, it’s 3 years gone. I won’t forget to tell you that she is wonderful in my kitchen, an invaluable companion in my living room, the sole owner and possessor-in-chief of my “mumu button” in the other room”.
About Ime Bishop Umoh (Okon Lagos) wife, Idara Saviour
According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Idara Saviour is a native of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State and a graduate of Communication Arts from the University of Uyo.
Her full name is Idorenyin Saviour Okon and she is the CEO of a beauty and makeup brand called Idysavy_Makeovers.
Not much is known about her personal life and background as she only came to fame following her marriage to Ime Bishop.
How Ime Bishop and his wife met
The actor first met his wife, Idara in 2012 at a wedding where he was the master of ceremony and she was one of the bridesmaids. She was in a relationship at that time but still, he persisted.
According to the story, she was busy with her bridesmaid duties at the wedding and didn’t even notice his gaze.
The actor revealed that he couldn’t take his eyes off her and he felt he wouldn’t have any other opportunity to get to know her, so he approached her right away.
They both courted for about ten months, even though he had plans to get married to her from the word go. Fortunately, when the right time came, he didn’t hesitate to propose to her.
Ime Bishop Umoh (Okon Lagos) children
As of the time of publishing this post (February 2022), Ime Bishop Umoh a.k.a Okon Lagos is the father of two beautiful daughters.
The comic actor and his wife welcomed their first child together in 2014. A gorgeous daughter named Juanita Imeabasi Umoh.
In November 2017, they welcomed their second child, also a girl named Zoe Umoh.
Her church dedication ceremony was held on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Ime who couldn’t contain his excitement over the baby’s arrival wrote on his Instagram page:
God has seen us through the successful addition to #Okonrepublic a baby girl. Proud to father this cutie. #Juanita now has a tag teammate for giving me “sweet trouble.” Thank you my lovely wife @Idarabishop Love you boo. I’m happy. I’m very happy. I’m very very happy.