A filmmaker and an entrepreneur, Chika Ike is popular for her movies and her reality TV series “African Diva.”
In an exclusive chat, the actress who has been industry for over 10 years, spoke on what the ‘new Nollywood’ means to her.
She also shared her inspiration as an actress and producer.
On the term ‘new Nollywood,’ the “Miss Teacher” actress said,“I don’t like to categorize it as ‘new Nollywood,’ we are all Nollywood.”
“I just think that it’s because there are now more creative minds, and things are done a certain way now. We are now embracing the international market standard where we premiere our movies. It was not so before now. So that is why that word ‘new Nollywood’ was carved out. But I believe we are all Nollywood. Nollywood is Nollywood.”
The actress who has produced over three films this 2016, also shared her inspiration. “Whenever I wake up, I’m looking for the next thing new thing to do, how to impact in my society.” “Basically, having the love for the art in my heart, has been a wonderful inspiration so far.”
Chika Ike’s 2016 productions include “Yes, I Will,” “Happy Ending,” “One Fine Day,” and the second season of her reality series, “African Diva.”