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I grew up with nothing, that’s why I work so hard – Chika Ike shares her story

I grew up with nothing, that’s why I work so hard – Chika Ike shares her story
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NOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY GIST: Beautiful actress Chika Ike has said she works hard because she grew up with nothing, also revealing that she she once battled with low self-esteem and hopelessness.

According to The Punch, Chika Ike while revealing the circumstances behind her birth and upbringing in a press conference, Chika said she came from a poor background. She said.

In her own words:

“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.”

Chika Ike looking lovely in Harvard Business school

The star actress went on:

“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.

“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.”

Chika Ike looking sweet

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