Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike is a Nigerian actress that is very different in her own right.
Ike was born in Onitsha, Anambra state of Nigeria. she began acting in church plays at the age of six. Ike began her career as a model at age 16 just after graduating from secondary school.
Ike began her film career in 2005 when she played a minor character in the movie Sweet Love. She got her first major role that same year in a movie titled Bless the Child and has since played major roles in over a hundred movies, such as Paradise, Mirror of Beauty, To Love a Stranger, Girls Got Reloaded, Happy Ending, Yes We Will, Anointed Queen and The Prince and the Princess.
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In 2007, Mirror of Beauty was shown in Cineworld and Odeon cinemas across the U.K and in 2008 It was selected and screened at the Cannes film festival.
She founded 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. In 2015, she collaborated with Rok Studios to produce movies like Happy Ending and Stuck on You.
In 2004, Ike enrolled in the University of Lagos(Unilag) for a 2-year diploma program in human kinetics and health education.
She completed the program in 2006, earning a certificate. She went further to get a degree in human kinetics and health education at Unilag. In 2014, she graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California where she studied film-making.
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