If there’s ever a headcount of some of the veteran Nollywood actors, Chika Ike is certainly on that list. The actress has been within the Nigerian entertainment industry for decades, starred in several movies, and over the years, is still one of the top Nollywood stars of all time.
|Real name||Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike|
|Date of birth||8 November 1985|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Entertainment, Endorsement, Business and Real Estate|
|Net worth||$3.1 Million|
Aside from being a star actor, he has gone ahead to become a movie producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She also has one of the aww inspiring net worths amongst Nollywood celebrities.
In this article, we bring you everything about Chika Ike. Her net worth, cars, houses, career, and the Nollywood veteran’s biography.
Biography Of Chika Ike
Chika Ike, who goes by the full name of Chika Nancy Ike, is a Nigerian actress born on the 8th of November, 1985, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Her parents are Mr and Mrs Ike and not much is known about her immediate family and siblings.
Chika studied at the University of Lagos, where she first obtained a Diploma in Human Kinetics and later a Bachelor’s Degree in the same field.
After joining the entertainment industry in Nigeria, Chika enrolled in a Film School to further her studies. She graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California, in 2014, where she majored in Film Making.
Chika Ike’s Nollywood & Entrepreneurial Career
Acting has always been part of Chika Ike from her early years. To kick-start her acting career, she started out as an actor in church plays in her hometown.
In 2005, the actor began her film career in the Nigerian film industry. She was cast for a minor role in a movie named Sweet Love. Still, in 2005, she landed her first-ever major role in the movie Bless The Child. Since then, she has appeared as both lead and supporting cast in several Nigerian movies.
In 2007, a movie she starred in titled Mirror of Beauty amassed so much attention that it was streamed in Cinemas across the UK and in 2008, the movie was selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
After graduation from film school, she founded her film company named, Chika Ike Production and her first production was the movie, Miss Teacher followed by her reality Tv show titled, African Diva Reality Show. Ever since then, she has continued to make strides in Nollywood.
Chika Ike Businesses
But, aside from being an actor cum filmmaker, Chika Ike is also a seasoned entrepreneur, which also has helped her build her net worth.
One of her earliest businesses was her fashion line named Fancy Nancy, which launched in Abuja in 2011. Some other businesses Chika has started and run since then are;
- Chika Cosmetics, a cosmetics line she owns
- Authored the book Boss Up
- flip script homes – Real Estate Company, Short-let Apartments, Sale / Rental / Development
- Flip Script – a company that focuses on movie production, content creation, digital marketing and film equipment rentals.
Chika Ike’s Movies
Since 2005 till date, Chika Ike has starred in and produced several movies. It’s almost impossible to have a comprehensive list of all these movies. Some of the earliest and most recent include;
- Sweet Love
- Bless The Child
- Mirror Of Beauty
- Miss Teacher
- Small Chips
- To Love A Stranger
- Girls Got Reloaded
- Happy sending
- Yes We Will
- The Princess
- The Prince
- Anointed Queen
Chika Ike’s Awards & Recognition
Chika Ike has received several recognitions and awards as a businesswoman, actor, and filmmaker. Some of the most notable include;
- 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 Awards
- Nollywood Fashion Icon of the year at Cynosure Magazine Nigerian Fashion Recognition Awards
Chika Ike’s Marriage
Chika Ike was previously married but the marriage ended shortly afterwards in 2013 after she filed for divorce due to abuse and domestic violence.
Chika Ike’s Houses
The actress and businesswoman have moved into her multi-million Naira home in Lekki. Heard the house has a swimming pool, gym room, private office, carport, garden, massive walk-in closet and a state of the art interior.
Chika Ike’s Cars
Chika Ike owns a series of cars. Some of these cars include;
- Mercedes Benz G Wagon
The Mercedes Benz G Wagon is one of the top luxury cars in the market. The car is made with some of the best top quality products. Its pros include gentle ride, high-tech features and it’s a top luxury SUV. The car is worth over 60 million Naira.
- Lexus GX 460
Popular Nollywood actress Chika Ike acquires a fleet of vehicles for her studio called Flip Script. This was after she got herself the space for the studio at Lekki in Lagos. Flip Studios is a multimedia firm that deals in movie production, tv commercial and social media management. To top of that they also carry out movie equipment rentals and other things.
The vehicles acquired for the company include a Honda CR-V, Lexus GX 460 and a Toyota Hiace bus. The fleet of vehicles is to be used to serve the clients. In the Nigerian market, the Lexus SUV is one of the top rides. The car is a mixture of opulence and high technology, and it is worth over 35 million Naira.
- Toyota Hiace Bus
The Toyota Hiace Bus is one of the top luxury buses in Nigeria today. The bus is made with the finest of qualities and also moves smoothly on Nigerian roads. A brand new Toyota Hiace Bus is about 11 million Naira
- Honda CR-V
The Honda SUV is one of the class leaders in luxury cars. Some of the pros of the car include good gas mileage, upscale interior, excellent cargo, and comfortable seats. A brand new Honda CR-V costs about 17 million Naira.
- Chika Ike Range Rover Autobiography
Among the most expensive SUVs, there’s the Range Rover SUV. The car comes equipped with a potent engine and a lavish interior, and it’s a luxury car made with high technology. It retails for about $180,000, which is about 77 million Naira.
Chika Ike’s Net Worth
There are several units through which Chika Ike makes money. And through these various businesses, she has amassed a net worth of over $3.1 Million.
Chika Ike is one of the top celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment industry, and going by her early years; she has done so well for herself now.