People think I like money, the fear of failing makes me work hard - Chika Ike

People think I like money, the fear of failing makes me work hard - Chika Ike

- Famous actress Chika Ike has revealed why she works extremely hard

- She noted that she works hard because she grew up with nothing

- Chika recalled not having a good relationship with her father

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Chika Ike said she works hard because she grew up with nothing, also revealing that she once battled with low self-esteem and hopelessness.

In an interview with The Punch, Chika Ike revealing the circumstances behind her birth and upbringing said she came from a poor background.

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She said: “I didn’t have a good relationship with my father growing up because he wanted a male child. Those made me understand as a child that you have to fight for yourself because it is about you alone at the end of the day.

“People think I like money, the fear of failing makes me work hard. I always push myself to succeed and be the person everyone doubted me to be.

When I was little, people would ask me what gave me the impression I could become successful in life. I once struggled to pay my rent and I have been turned down by people many times.

I didn’t get here because I am beautiful or an actress; I kept pushing myself. I do things that you will never think I can do; nobody thought I would be given an admission at the prestigious Harvard Business School.”

She also said she was aware that everyone had a limited time to spend on earth, saying she had decided to live like there was no tomorrow.

She added: “I have been through a lot in my life; I have my ups and downs. I try to have a good life because life is too short. I lost my mother when she was still very young, which made me realise that we cannot live as long as we want. You don’t even know what can happen tomorrow; so, you have to embrace every moment.”

Meanwhile, Chika had taken to her Instagram to reveal she never loved her body when she was young because she was too skinny and had always craved for an extra flesh.

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She said her skinny body and tallness made her an object to be bullied at from other school mates who called her by funny names.

She further went on to reveal she started modelling just immediately after her secondary because every modelling agent felt she has the right body for it.

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