Tonye Irims switched to modeling in 2001, where he modeled for different companies and brands till 2004.
Tonye Irims met Nigeria’s billionaire businessman and industrialist Dr. Mike Adenuga. Dr Adenuga mentored Tonye Irims and he on the other hand did volunteer work for Dr. Adenuga till 2011.
In 2007, Tonye Irims introduced the first dual sim phones in South Africa.
He attempted to launch a social payment app FriendsChip, in the United States in 2011 but could not succeed
In 2016, Tonye Irims founded WiSolar Clean Energy, a multinational renewable energy company in Africa. He also registered a patent for prepaid solar electricity system for variable loads in December 2020.
The system was configured to enable users purchase low-cost solar electricity per kwh as required for larger households and commercial users via their banking app or recharge vouchers.
Tonye Irims was the first of 6 boys of his late father Capt. B.T Irimagha, a master mariner who served under the Nigerian Navy, Mobil and NNPC Nigeria. His mother was late Muriel Irimagha (Ama-Opuorubo) was a businesswoman of royal Bonny kingdom descent.
Tonye Irims Net Worth
Tonye Irims projected capital investment for the Solar-as-a-service prepaid system is $40M per country per annum within Africa. However, his current net worth is currently unavailable.