-Nollywood Actress Chika Ike Reveals Her Father Rejected Her From Birth
Nollywood Actress, Producer, Havard Business School trained Entrepreneur and Author Chika Ike whose full name is ChikaDibia Nancy Ike is out with some shocking revelations we didn’t know about herself, ranging from childhood to her rise to stardom in the industry.
Speaking about her recently released book “Boss up” also her first attempt at writing a book. She revealed that her father abandoned her as a child because he wanted a male child.
Thus, the inception of her name Chikadibia which means “My God Is Bigger Than a Soothsayer/NativeDoctor”
She also revealed, growing up with nothing has made her to want to achieve everything people doubted she cannot achieve, always pushing herself, always wanting to learn, always wanting to be better.
Something else she shared was secrets of growing a successful business in her book also
According to her
“There are about five sections in Boss Up. I talked about Chikadibia. That is my full name. It means that my God is greater than the soothsayers. My name was given to me because of the events that happened during my birth. My mother went through a lot. I was rejected at birth by my father. He didn’t want a girl. I lived with this thought all my life. I talked about this rejection and other challenges I faced growing up. I talked about the pressure, the self-esteem issues I had as a child. I always tell people l hate my comfort zone. I push myself constantly. I do things that people do not expect me to do. So, I talked about the business world. People think I like money. But the truth is I don’t like to fail. I grew up with nothing, so I always push myself to be that person everybody doubted I would become. So, I always want to learn more, I always want to give more. So, I spoke about the tricks and tips of having a successful business.
She further revealed her worst moments in life and all the times she got a no, doors slammed on her face and more. she did reveal boss up is all about learning how to get no but never take it as an answer.
The actress said: “I once struggled to pay my rent, I was told no a lot of times, I had so many doors slammed at my face. I didn’t get to where I am today by just being a pretty face or being an actress. I got a lot of rejections in my life. Even till now, I still get no. It is normal. You will get no all your life. That is what Boss Up is about.”
All of these and more she revealed in an interview with Nigerian Tribune