Pretty-faced nollywood actress Chika Ike, who just got back home from an extravagant holiday in Dubai and Abu-Dhabi, talked about her trip,her wardrobe, male admirers and her ex-husband in a recent interview. Read excerpts below:
Interviewer:What motivated your trip to Dubai and Abu-Dhabi?
Chika: ”Usually, every year, I take a vacation, because I feel I have worked so hard all through , I deserve a break. As they say, all work and no play makes “Chika a dull girl”. I just had to take a time out and whenever I do, I make sure I rest very well. I don’t know why it has been all over the whole nation, but I had fun.”
Interviewer:What do you find extravagant?
Chika: ”Whose money? Is it not the money I worked hard for? Did anybody give me? I have worked hard and I deserved every bit of the luxury I enjoyed over there and I can proudly say that. I will do it over and over again because I deserve it.”
Interviewer: What does it cost you to dress well?
Chika: “I can’t really say what it costs me to dress daily. I just like good clothes. Quality handbags, good shoes, and accessories. I like looking good generally. I like everything, jewellery and handbags.”
Interviewer: How do you handle male admirers?
Chika: “Everybody wants to date me, marry me, be my best friend, etc, but I just have to draw a line and respect myself. What kind of man would you like to settle down with? The key is happiness. I don’t want to say a God fearing, kind, lovely, tall man etc. Those are clichés. I just need someone who will understand me and make me happy.”
Interviewer: What lesson have you learnt from your previous marriage?
Chika: “I have learnt to be patient and that there’s a limit to everything. I have also learnt that I deserve the best and no one should make me feel better than who I am. I’ve also learnt to forgive and let go.”
Interviewer: Will you reconcile with your ex?
Chika: “No, I won’t. He’s in the past and I don’t want to go back to him. I have forgiven him and let go. I don’t want to talk about my past.”