The Biography of Chika Nancy Ike

Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike (born 8 November 1985) is a Nigerian actress, television personality, producer ,business woman , philanthropist and former
model .

Early life
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.

Career
Film and television:

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 .
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. [5] The first season aired on
DStv and the second season aired on AIT . In 2015, she collaborated with Rok Studios to produce movies like Happy Ending and Stuck on You .

Education:

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.

Philanthropy:

Ike established the foundation Help the Child which is aimed at helping poor children. In 2012 she threw a street party where she hosted over 3000 children, feeding them and giving out toys, school bags and writing materials. Every year she organizes a major charity event for the children on the street, provides scholarships, and provides them with school writing materials. [10]
Fashion line
In 2011, Ike founded her fashion line Fancy Nancy and launched it in Abuja, Nigeria .

Personal life:

Ike has been outspoken on abusive relationships, having been a victim of domestic violence . In 2013, she opened up about how she was domestically abused in her past marriage. She filed for divorce due to domestic violence in 2013.

Awards and nominations:

Ike has received several awards and nominations for her work, including the Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Upcoming Actress, 2008, and the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2009 for her performance in the movie “The Assassin”. [2]
Year Event Prize Recipient
2008 African Movie Academy Awards Best Upcoming Actress Bless the Child
2009 African Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Assassinatio
2009 African Youth Society Award Best Role Model in Africa Self
2009 City People Entertainment Awards Best Supporting Actress Self
2011 Donven Club Awards Best Actress Self
2011 United Nations Messenger of Peace United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace Self
2012 African Heritage Awards Contributions to The Youth In Africa Self
2013 HOG Award Icon of Hope Self
2013 Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Award Most Disciplined Actress Self
2013 Cynosure Magazine Nigerian Fashion Recognition Awards Nollywood Fashion Icon of the Year Self
2016 City People Entertainment Awards Face of Nollywood Self
2016 ZAFFA Awards Best Producer Miss Teache
2016 ZAFFA Awards Best Actress Miss Teache
Filmography
Year Film Role

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