Chika Ike Biography – Profile
FULL NAME: Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike
STAGE NAME : Chika Ike
NET WORTH : N250 Million
DATE OF BIRTH : Born November 8, 1985
OCCUPATION: Nigerian actress, television personality, producer, businesswoman, philanthropist and former model
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced
EDUCATION : She attended University of Lagos (Unilag) In 2004, She also further to get a degree in human kinetics and health education at Unilag, she graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California
Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike better known by her stage name Chika Ike, is a Nigerian actress, television personality, producer, businesswoman, philanthropist and former model. Chika Ike is more than just an actress, She is a United Nations Peace Ambassador, and CEO of Fancy Nancy Collections, a fashion boutique in Nigeria. She is a multiple award winning actress and a two-time Africa Movie Academy Award nominee. This Biography of Chika Ike provides lesser known facts about the fancy Nollywood diva.
Early Life , Background And Education
Chika Ike is a prolific Nigerian Nollywood actress and model born Chika Nancy Ike on the 8th of November , 1985 in Onitsha Anambra State, Nigeria. She was raised in Lagos Nigeria, but it was not until the year 2004 that she started professional acting. She began acting in church plays at the age of six. Ike began her career as a model at age 16 just after completing her secondary school education. She gained admission into University of Lagos (Unilag) for a 2-year diploma program in human kinetics and health education in 2014. She completed the program in 2006, earning a certificate. She furthered her education at University of Lagos where she obtained a degree in human kinetics and health education . In 2014, she graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California where she studied film making.
Chika Ike has been featured in over 150 Nollywood movies which makes her one of the richest and highly sought after Nigerian Nollywood actress today. Her passion for acting started when she was growing up even when she was at her young tender age, she was nicknamed “Fancy Nancy” by her parents and school mates because of her love for playing short dramas while looking at herself in the front of the mirror.
Career And Life
Her professional acting career started in 2005 when she played a minor character in the movie “Sweet Love”. She also got other minor roles but it didn’t take long before she got another role in Tchidi Chikere’s movie flick – “Standing alone”. She subsequently graced her major role that same year in a movie titled “Bless the Child” and has since played major roles in over one hundred and fifty movies, such as Paradise, Mirror of Beauty, Happy Ending, Yes We Will, Anointed Queen, To Love a Stranger, Girls Got Reloaded, Paradise, Wisdom and Riches, Emotional blackmail and The Prince, the Princess to name a few.
Chika Ike got a recognition award in the year 2005, she was acknowledged with this award as well as an African Movie Academy Award [AMAA], as the best upcoming actress of the year only two years into her professional movie career. Her block buster movie “Mirror of Beauty” was shown in Cineworld and Odeon cinemas across the U.K in 2017, and in 2008 It was selected and screened at the Cannes film festival. She went ahead to establish her production company, “Chika Ike Production”, in 2014, and produced her first movie “Miss Teacher” and her reality TV game show “African Diva Reality TV” Show of which she is the executive producer, host and a member of the judging panel. The debut season aired on DStv and the second season aired on AIT. She worked with Rok Studios to produce movies like “Happy Ending” and “Stuck on You” in 2015.
Chika Ike Wedding And Personal Life
Chika Ike got married to her lover “Tony Ebireri”, a well known politicians and business moguls from Delta state . The wedding was the talk of the town most especially among Nollywood movie lovers and social media sites. The elaborated wedding was held at Chika Ike’s home town and several big names in the Nollywood Industry was in attendance. After five years , she started having problems in her marriage . Her husband Tony Ebireri was reported to have made serious allegations of infidelity against Chika and it was now obvious that the 5 years marriage is heading for the drain.
Chika Ike divorce rumours was the subject of discussion in several social network sites as well as gossip magazines for many years because as a popular celebrity all eyes was on her. She once revealed in an interview that her marriage is still intact despite glaring evidences that her husband has moved on with his life. The actress has revealed that she has been a victim of domestic violence. In 2013, she opened up about how she was domestically abused in her past marriage. She filed for divorce due to domestic violence in 2013.
Chike Ike who has walked passed her marriage crises is currently doing well in her career as she moves from one movie location to another . One of her recent movie is titled “Assassins” a movie that was shot in Sierra Leone along side other popular Nollywood actors and actresses like Mike Ezuruonye and Steph Nora. According to the movie diva, she is very selective when it comes to the role she plays in movies, she said she loves reading, working out or traveling when ever she is not on movie set locations.
The Nollywood queen launched her fashion line ” Fancy Nancy ” in 2011, her fashion home deals in female fashion cloths and accessories. She has received several Awards and Nominations for her performance and also for her humanitarian works awards . Examples of this award are the African Youth Society Award for Best Role Model In Africa , African Heritage Award for her Contributions to the Youths in Africa, City People Entertainment Award for best actress award, Un Ambassador for Peace, African Movie Academy Award for Best Upcoming Actress Nomination, Donven Club Award for Best Actress , African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a supporting role Nomination and host of others.
Chika Ike has been heavily applauded for her philanthropic work in the society. She established the foundation “Help the Child” which is aimed at helping the less fortunate children. She organised a street party in 2012 where she hosted over 3000 children, feeding them and giving out toys, school bags and writing materials. She is also known to organise charity event every year , this charity event is targeted at children on the street, provides scholarships, and provides them with school writing materials . She is generally loved and respected in Nollywood as a result of her contribution to the development of Nigerian Movie Industry.
Chika Ike Movies
- Miss Teacher
- Happy Ending
- Locked up
- The Seekers
- Secret Act
- Bridge of Contract
- The End is Near
- White Chapel
- Street President’
- Dangerous Beauty
- Eyes of the Nun
- Harverst of Love
- Before The Rain Anita
- Emotional Blunder
- Desire Juliet
- Jealous Princess