By Eric Elezuo
Looking highly stunning in an all-white assemblage, Nollywood actress star, Chika Ike stepped out recently with her newest baby called Boss Up, a book that dug up the deepest secrets surrounding her entire life right from her growing up days to the present. In fact, Chika Ike left nothing behind.
Held at the prestigious Raddison Blu Hotel on Victoria Island, Chika Ike left no one in doubt when he revealed the uncanny experiences that characterised her living and total upbringing.
Stating why the 41 page book is called Boss Up, Chika revealed that the name is a clarion call to take charge, if one does not want to be put under charge. In her words – “If you don’t boss up, you will be bossed around. As a result, Boss Up calls on all and sundry to take absolute control of their lives and total existence in other not to let down their guard.
She further revealed how her father maltreated and left her as well as how her mother single-handedly raised her.
All in all, she surmised:
“Boss up is one of my ways of giving back to the society. Telling my truth isn’t so comfortable because it has been a roller-coaster ride to get to where I’m today. I have failed, made mistakes, trusted, and had my good and bad moments.
“But today I stand firm, stronger than ever and living my best life. Boss up is a 41-chapter book which covers most of the obstacles we encounter in life, including fear, convention, betrayal, love, self-esteem and money.
“It will give you a guide to conquering obstacles and living your best life. All my tips and tricks on how I became this successful are in this book. A girl who had nothing but just her dreams, now a successful filmmaker, a Harvard trained business woman, philanthropist and passionate about empowering people”, she said.
Revealing that the book took seven long years to put together, she added that her mother encouraged her to muster the courage and willpower to publish the book.
Boss up is available in bookshops and online trading centres for a token.
Chike Ike hit limelight when she featured in a Nollywood movie titled ‘Sweet Love’ in 2005. Ever since, she has not looked back, and has gone ahead to make the best of her life, joining celebrity writers like Linda Ikeji, Toke Makinwa and others to delve into book writing as well.
Boos Up is for anyone is wishes to pick the pieces of his life and move on, whoever wishes to excel in his chosen profession and for anyone who the society has labeled a never do well.
Chika Ike maintained that if she could surmount life’s irresponsible problems, anyone else can.