Chika Ike Biography, Age, Movies, Husband & Family

Chika Ike is a Nigerian actress, movie producer, businesswoman and Tv Personality.  The philanthropist and former model from Anambra state is quite known for her roles in Nollywood movies.

If there were to be a list of independently made personalities in the Nollywood Industry, Chike Ike would certainly be at the top of that list. The super talented actress started acting as a child, back then in church drama/plays, and even when she decided to dive into modeling, as a teen, she never left her first love (Acting).

Her desire and immense crave for success made her advance into movie production, and she has since then, produced many movies, and added more flavor to her career. Chika Ike has achieved all these in her 30s, and certainly aims for more. The actress has an older sister, by name, Vivien Ike.

Full Name: Chikadebia  Nancy Ike

Well known as: Chika Ike

Age: 36 ( Will be 37, November this year)

Date of Birth: November 8th, 1985.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Place of Birth: Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Sibling: Vivien Ike.

Institution(s) of Study: University of Lagos, New York Film Academy, and Harvard Business School.

Profession/Occupation: Actress, Movie producer, Entrepreneur, Tv Personality, and Model.

Nationality: Nigerian

Ethnicity: Igbo

Marital Status: Divorced

Ex- Husband: Tony Eberiri (2006-2013).

Child(ren): Nil.

Early Life

Chika Ike was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, into the Family of Mr Ike, on 8th November, 1985, she will be celebrating her 37th birthday in a few months. Chika moved from her hometown to Lagos, where she attended her primary and secondary school education.

She was a victim of the stereotypical behavior of Africans against the female gender, as her father, being a traditionalist, didn’t hide his dismay, when she was born, because of how much he expected a male child. This however, motivated the actress to be where she is today.

According to her, she was mistreated as a child, just because she came forth from the womb as a female, and she since then, struggled and endured it all, just to prove to all those who didn’t believe in her (her father, especially) that she was worth something.

Educational background

Chika, despite growing up under a father who preferred she was born a boy, still got sound and quality education. Her primary, secondary and tertiary education, she all got from Lagos State, Nigeria.

The then aspiring Actress, was admitted into the University of Lagos, to study human kinetics and  health education, upon her first application, in 2004.

Chike Ike, who was desperate to furnish his inbuilt acting skills, pushed her coast outside the shores of Nigeria. She attended the New York Film Academy, where she graduated in 2014. The Anambra-born actress also got admitted into the world’s most prestigious business school, Harvard Business School, which earned her a business certification, after she was done with the studies.

Modeling Career

Chika Ike started off her professional acting career in the early 2000s with movies such as Sweet Love and bless the child as one of the earliest. But before that time, the actress was partnered with lots of modeling frameworks and even contested in pageantries.

As usual, Beauty queens always had their way into the movie industry, and this was the case for Chika. She became known after featuring in the 2005 smash hit movie “bless the child” . She also earned an award for the Best Promising Actress in Nigeria, at the African Movie Academy, sequel to the movie’s success.

Alleged Twin Sister

Following the evidently striking resemblance between Chika Ike and her elder sister, there have been rumor sparks about them being twins. But that’s untrue, as the actress has been confirmed to be a single child.

Chika Ike’s older sister, Vivien is said to be a Nigerian-American Actress, prisoner and reality TV show host. She is a graduate of the University of Lagos, where she studied English.

Just like Chika, Vivien was also a model, during her university days. She finished as first-runner up in the 2003 UNILAG beauty contest.

Marriage, Husband and Divorce

Chika Ike, who is now divorced, was once married to Tony Eberiri from 2006-2013.

The seven years old marriage was said to be rife with physical violence, which resulted in pregnancy loss, at one time.

A high court in Abuja annulled the marriage between the couple, due to their inability to resolve their differences.

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