Chika Ike

Chika Ike

Chika 'Nancy' Ike is a Nigerian actress, television personality, producer, business woman, philanthropist and former model

13 July 2000

Early life

Born in Onitsha, Nigeria, she started acting in church plays at a young age, pursued a modeling career at 16, completed a diploma and degree in Human Kinetics and Health Education from the University of Lagos, and later graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles with a degree in Film Making.

13 July 2005

Film and television career

Chika Ike began her film career in 2005 and has since played major roles in over a hundred movies, including internationally screened films like Mirror of Beauty, and she established her production company in 2014, producing movies such as Miss Teacher and collaborating with Rok Studios for projects like Happy Ending and Stuck on You.

13 July 2006


Chika Ike pursued her education at the University of Lagos, obtaining a diploma in human kinetics and health education in 2006, followed by a degree in the same field, and later graduated from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2014, specializing in film-making.

13 July 2011

Fashion line

Ike established her fashion brand Fancy Nancy in 2011 and successfully launched it in Abuja, Nigeria.

13 July 2012


Chika Ike founded Help the Child, a foundation dedicated to assisting underprivileged children, hosting an annual street party where she fed over 3000 children, distributed toys, school bags, and writing materials, while also organizing charity events, offering scholarships, and providing school supplies to support children in need.

13 July 2013

Awards and nominations

Ike's notable achievements include winning the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Upcoming Actress in 2008 and earning a nomination for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2009 for her remarkable portrayal in the film "The Assassin."

13 July 2023

Personal life

Chika Ike, who has been a victim of domestic violence, has been vocal about abusive relationships, openly discussing her own experience and filing for divorce in 2013, which led to a mixed response from fans, with some expressing support and others directing abuse towards her.

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