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Ime Bishop Umoh (Okon)

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Name: Ime Bishop Umoh

Stage or Nickname: Okon, Cafenol and Bishop

Date of Birth: July 15th 1981

Relationship Status: Married 

Occupation: Actor and Comedian


Ime Bishop Umoh is a Nigerian Actor and Comedian. He was shot into the limelight with his role as a gateman in the 2008 movie Uyai.


He is a native of Nsit-Ibom Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State .Imeh Bishop was born on July 15th 1981 into a polygamous family and is his mother’s first child. He is a graduate of philosophy from University of Uyo. The name Bishop is a nick name he got from school at the age of 4 when he was asked to pray at the school assembly and he prayed for almost an hour.


At childhood he used to act in plays at both his church and school but his first commercial role was in the 2008 Emem Isong movie ‘Uyai’ where he acted only three scenes as a gateman and spoke his Ibibio language yet got fame for it . In an interview he said “It 's God's doing. Have I told you that I had to run after Emem Isong on a bike? When I heard that Aunty Emem was in town I was cutting my hair in the barbing salon. But I had to run out from the salon with hair half cut in order to meet her at a location. I was actually looking for a role in her new movie“I got to the venue of the audition and waited like everyone else but when it got to my turn to be called in, the person calling people in took one look at me and said, 'You! You are too short and small for the role. Stand back! Next! I felt very bad but I was determined because I knew that if Emem sees me act  I would get the role.

“When the auditioning was over, I had to wait for her across the road with a bike. When she passed I pursued her with the bike. When I got to her, I gave her the CD of my last job but she said that there is no CD player in the hotel room she was staying. There was only a television. I got back home, got my DVD and off I went to her hotel room. I gave her the DVD but even at that she didn't watch it because I forgot the cable that connects the DVD to the TV”.

He said it was the handiwork of God that he got the role of a gateman in 'Uyai'. “The guy that got the role said the money he was paid was too small. He said he had a wedding to MC the same day his scenes were to be shot and that the MC job would pay him better. He was released to go do the MC work and I was drafted in for the role. I did only three scenes and it shot me into limelight”.

He further got roles to act in the movies Edikan and Silent Scandals where he answered Akpan although he got popular by playing the Okon Character in the movies Okon Lagos, Okon Goes to School, Okon the Calabar cook, Okon the Driver and It was this series of movies that gave him the name Okon.


Bishop has acted over 100 movies such as Nollywood Hustlers, Bursting Out and Uduakobong.

He got a political appointment as the Special Adviser to his state Governor Emmanuel Udom on Ethical and Social Re-Orientation .


Year Award Title
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards (NEA) Best Supporting Actor-Udeme Mmi 


He is a brand ambassador to Glo.


He got married to his wife Idara Savior on the 17th October 2013 at the Insight Bible Church Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State and in 2014 his wife gave birth to a baby girl Juanita Imeabasi Umoh.



Jump and pass Silent scandals Be my maga
Okon lagos The champion Stingy man
Okon goes to school Akan Okon the driver





Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 3 Years ago

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