She was born on November 8, 1985 in Onitsha, Anambra state of Nigeria.
Chika had a Diploma Certificate in Human Kinetics and Health Education in 2006 and a Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline at the University of Lagos.
She graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California where she studied film-making in 2014.
Her Acting Career
Chika’s journey into acting career began dated back to her days in her local church when she used to stage plays at an early age of six.
At the age of sixteen, Chika Ike began her career as a model immediately after graduating from secondary school.
Ike acted her first movie professionally in 2005 when she played a minor character in a movie ‘Sweet Love’.
She got her first major role that same year in a movie titled ‘Bless the Child’ and has since starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Mirror of Beauty
• To Love a Stranger
• Girls Got Reloaded
• Happy Ending
• Yes We Will
• Anointed Queen
• The Prince
• The Princess.
Chika Ike is such a creative and highly talented Nollywood actress, known for good interpretation of roles in movies. She can fit into any character given to her and she does this very well.
In 2007, her hit movie, Mirror of Beauty was shown in Cineworld and Odeon Cinemas across the U.K. In 2008, it was selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2014, Chika founded her production company, Chika Ike Production and produced her first movie Miss Teacher and her reality TV game show African Diva Reality TV Show. She is the executive producer, host and a member of the judging panel. The first season and the second seasons were aired on DStv and AIT respectively.
In 2015, she collaborated with Rok Studios to produce movies like Happy Ending and Stuck on You.
Her Humanitarian Work
Ike set up a foundation ‘Help the Child’, a platform created to helping poor children. It is a yearly event where she organizes a street party where she hosts over 3000 children, feeding them and giving out scholarships, toys and school writing materials.
Chika Ike is also a proud owner of a fashion business, known as Fancy Nancy and launched in Abuja, Nigeria in 2011.
Awards and Nominations
Chika Ike is a recipient of several awards and nominations for her work notably as:
• 2008 Best Upcoming Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
• 2009 Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
• 2009 Best Role Model in Africa at the African Youth Society Awards.
• 2011 Best Actress at Doven Club Awards
• 2012 Contributions to the Youth In Africa at the African Heritage Awards.
• 2013 Icon of Hopeat HOG Awards
• 2013 Most Disciplined Actress at the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Awards.
• Nollywood Fashion Icon of the year at Cynosure Magazine Nigerian Fashion Recognition Awards and several nominations.
Her Personal Life
Ike was married but the marriage has long hit the rock. She has been outspoken on abusive relationships, having been a victim of domestic violence.
In 2013, she opened up on how she was domestically abused in her past marriage and subsequently filed for divorce.
Her Net Worth
Chika Ike is a prominent Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.