Like a movie, which captures the attention of all as she takes centre stage as the lead actress, delectable Nollywood actress, Chika Ike penned her life, triumph and pains in a new book titled ‘Boss Up’.
The author, who was dressed glamorously in a creamy attire, has shown courage in her life coming out of a divorce years ago and picking up from there to do her own thing.
The book, which revealed a whole lot about the actress’ private life and how she became successful, also covers most of the obstacles individuals and Nigerians confront including fear, love, betrayal, money, self-esteem and depicts arrays of ways to overcome such obstacles.
Speaking at a press conference and the book signing in Lagos, the alluring actress and business woman, stated that it took her seven years to write the book. According to her, “It took me over seven years of writing, seven years of documenting my thoughts, emotions, truth and events that taught me some of life’s lessons and brought me to this point. We, as human beings, go through a lot in life and we tend to run away and hide ourselves from people. With ‘Boss Up’ I opened a lot about myself, I delved into different problems, the different things we go through in life,” says Chika.
Speaking further, the thespian, who took a break from acting to enroll in a business school said, ’I am a very guarded person but my walls are up because life has thrown me so many curved balls. I brought down all my walls in this book, because the truth is, we are on this earth to share and not just to take.”
“People say I always live my best life but I try to because life is short, life is full of ups and downs. My mum was young when she passed on about three years ago, I was rejected by my father during birth because he didn’t want a girl although he was a good husband and father to all of us, but I didn’t have a good relationship with him growing up; I realised life is a journey. So, I reflected a lot of these in the book”, she added.
Arguably one of the finest faces the Nigerian motion picture has produced in recent decades, the Harvard Business School graduate also reflected in the book, the business world and the domestic violence she had to endure and deal with her ex-husband. ‘Boss Up’, is a 41-chapter book that is a guide to conquering and living your best life.