Special Report | 31 December 2012 10:04 CET

Chika Ike's 15 Highlights For 2012 Revealed!

Source: Alonge Michael/Nollywoodgists.com

Nollywood actress, Chika Ike has not only carved a niche for herself as one of the screen idols who has the largest fans base but has become an enigma whose romance with social media has surpassed her colleagues.

Chika's Image is well managed to the extent that hardly will a day passes by and the online media will not see something to write home about her.

The versatile actress sent her 15 Highlights of 2012 to Nollywoodgists.com and I must confess, it's a wow to read about. Enjoy your reading.

This is my most emotional highlight of 2012 ,I took my Dad to India for a life threatening surgery , accompanied by my mum,I am so thankful to God that everything went well, seeing my Dad fully recover should be one of my best 2012 moment
I love taking pictures, Did i mention i modeled for three years before acting? yeah.. This year I graced the covers of several Magazines in Africa and i Just want to say a big thank you to all the magazine companies that made me their cover girl ..
Its Indeed been a very busy year for me, How else could I have ended this year other than a vacation, I have been to dubai and America severally but this particularly trip was an exception as this was indeed a vacation, I had the best time of my life I visited so many tourist areas like the safari, I went on a boat cruise, swimming with the dolphins .Wow !!!It was indeed a great vacation…
I took my fans suggestions and upgraded my website, making it more fun and easier to reach me, I also launched a youtube page, posting videos on youtube is definitely more fun that I thought and I get to be up close and personal with my fans as I also subscribe to their page. I can watch youtube videos a whole day LOL
This year I joined the likes of Angelina Jolie As a Un Peace Ambassador , Being appointed As a Un Ambassador was indeed a thing of Honor for me, I felt very honored . It means a lot to me and I see this more as an obligation which I'm willing to Do my best to make the world a better place.
I love kids and I love Charity. It's very important to give back.This year I officially Launched my Foundation CIF (Chika Ike foundation) dedicated to helping kids on the street, I launched my foundation with a big street party on the 27th of may, we had over 3000kids and the party was themed Educate A child. we gave out school supplies such as customized books, bags, lunch box etc. it was a furling day to see the kids smile.CIF also did some hospital and school giveaways in different states in Nigeria.
When it comes to the kind of movies I shot this year I must say they were all very challenging, Infact i had a movie where I spent almost 2weeks shooting in a forest, but one to really reckon was shooting a movie with a life snake omg !!!!that was the most challenging thing I have done in recent times. But anyways am glad I did it,Very challenging indeed.
My calendar shoot has become a yearly tradition my fans wait for, this year i released my 2012 calendar and the making of my calendar shoot, My fans got to see all the efforts and handwork that was put into it. Thanks to my glam squad.
This years birthday celebration was different and very special to me because I combined it with my Fancy Nancy Trade fair which took place at Enugu, celebrating my birthday with fans was really fun, My Enugu fans came around they shopped, we cut my cake and had fun.

It was quite an experience, I was filming in Enugu and we had a scene close to a secondary school, I got to the location and I saw a lot of kids with school Uniform screaming my name, I literally managed to drive into the compound, I was advised by some colleagues to go greet the kids as they have been waiting for hours outside,

As I drove back out and got out of my car I was mobbed, for like 2 minutes I dint know where I was lol. A lot of screaming and shouting, Honestly it was a moment never to forget, it felt good to know that your hard works are really appreciated and it was also a wakeup call to work harder as the younger ones are looking up to you.

This year alone I have been nominated for several awards and I have won some too, But the climax should be my Award for the Best Actress at the Young Archives award, I had gotten a letter that I was nominated but I was stuck on set and couldn't leave for the ceremony, I was shooting and left my phones in the car, when I came back to it I saw missed calls, Twitter messages, Facebook Messages of everyone congratulating me on my award, Awwwww I just want to say a Big thank you to everyone especially my fans, I
On Mothers Day i surprised my Mum with a 2012 Kia sportage Jeep for mothers day, wow when i drove to her house that morning my mum was still at the kitchen making breakfast and dint anticipate my arrival, she was extremely surprised and happy as I watched her sing and cry in Joy, I felt like a proud daughter.My mum has been extremely supportive towards my career and it makes me happy to make her happy.
Okay this is the part where once again I say thank you to everyone that goggled chika Ike in 2012 as I made the google list this year
I love Kim kardashian for so many reasons especially her business sense. Getting a reply on twitter wowed me.

I decided to start something new for my fans to meet me up close and personal, I did a competition and a very loyal Fan Tunaldo won via Twitter, we started our day at my charity event on 27th of May, Tunaldo was helpful as he helped us put the kids together, We ended up at a restaurant where we had dinner and got to know a bit about each other, Tunaldo dint go home empty as I surprised him with a gift, (Home Theatre) as a student Tunaldo appreciated this a lot and at the end it was a fun filled day.

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