Nollywood actress and producer Chika Ike has taken a trip to Senegal on a business visit and she is all so stunning and cool in the photos which she’s shared on her Instagram account since Thursday, May 19 into Friday, May 20, 2016. Earlier in May, 2016, the movie star spread warmth across to kids of fallen Nigerian soldiers as she visited their barracks and made several donations for their upkeep.
Whilst at the barracks, the movie star and UN Peace ambassador shared some quality time with the kids, urging them to strive for greatness in their every endeavour. The actress has shared fun memories of her current trip from flying down to Senegal to shopping as well as catching the beautiful landscapes and tasteful beach side scenery in the West African nation. See photos from her trip below:
Chika Ike is a Nollywood actress who has enjoyed prominence and mainstream appeal over the years. The 30-year-old actress left her marriage in July, 2013 citing domestic abuse which led to a miscarriage among other things.
Here’s an excerpt of what she shared to the world in defense after it was speculated several times that she married for money:
“The past three years has been a very emotional period for me, I focused my energy on work and to build back my self-esteem.
“It’s been really hard for me to come out straight and talk about this because sometimes, I pinch myself to wake up and not believe that I was a victim of domestic violence. I’ve been through a lot in my life, faced a lot of challenges but this is one topic I’ve tried so hard to avoid and have been waiting for the right time but I have come to a resolve that there’s really no right time because every second of the day, lives are being lost due to domestic violence.
“I was a victim of domestic violence in my marriage and that was the singular reason I left my marriage, aside other reasons.
“Growing up as a girl, I was always known as the sweetest kid on the block, before I got married, I have been through some relationships and for once no man had ever laid a finger on me. The first time it happened in my marriage I didn’t understand it because I am not the type of woman a man beats but I guess there are no types.
“It just happens and no woman deserves it. As a young girl I thought it was love or his way of expressing his emotions,after every beating he pleads , cries and says it won’t happen again, once again I thought it was love and made excuses for him.
“Over the years when it kept happening consistently, I started looking for other definitions for it. I started loosing my self pride, self esteem, self worth, and most painfully I lost a pregnancy (Miscarriage). I almost lost my life in the process then I realised how serious and abnormal it really was.
“I have heard and read a lot of accusations from ignorant people who don’t know my story, I guess that’s why they are ignorant. I was 20 yrs old and very naive to the world when I got married . ‘They said I married for money’ LOL. I was married to a corporate guy, who had a 9 to 5 job in a bank, lives in a rented 2 bedroom apartment at [Ikotun,] Egbe.”