Chika Ike… Nollywood Diva Breaks New Grounds
The Nigerian film industry over the years has produced men and women, who have made Nollywood what it is today. Chika Ike, one of the leading actresses in the industry, believes in following her dreams and having a can-do-it spirit.
The lady, who has been in the movie industry for the past 14 years, recently launched her cosmetic line known as Chika Cosmetics.Professing her love for the entertainment and beauty industry, the Harvard Business School trained entrepreneur said, “It has been a journey of personal development and to do what my heart craves for. In the entertainment industry, you can’t afford to look tacky; my brand has evolved from being a Nollywood actress, owning a fashion brand to being an author and now a cosmetic brand. I hope to keep evolving and be a good role model to the younger ones. I hope people put up a good mindset to what they are doing, learn from my story and pursue their dreams tenaciously.”
Aside her beauty business, Chika is working on a new movie titled Small Chops, which she said is very dear to her heart. “It took me a year to do the post production. The film is about a character called Nikita; I was a dancer in that film. Some men believe that girls are small chops, but not all girls are small chops; we have dignity and pride. Some people stereotype people, so, this movie kicks against stereotyping.”
She informed that the yet to be released movie will feature Nkem Owoh, Eucharia Anunobi, Nse, Toyin Abraham, Rachael Oniga, Saka and other great stars.“The film industry is growing in leaps and bounds. Our production value has increased. Five years from now, I see myself evolving, churning out new projects, making more movies, improving on my brand and living my best life.”