For two years now, Chika Ike has organized her reality show “African Diva,” which is aimed at empowering women. In 2016, when newsmen asked the actress the inspiration behind the show, she said it was inspired by her passion to give the African woman a voice. It’s 2017 and the actress is determined to produce a better season. In an interview with Pulse Nigeria, she spoke about the journey so far, the inspiration behind the show, the impact she hopes to make and what fans can expect from this season.
On Journey so far It’s been a roller coaster ride of many shades of experiences. But I’m truly loving the journey. Th e truth is life is about learning through discovery and that has been my journey so far. I’ve discovered how to make the show better and give back more through the show.
We started the African diva tour which wasn’t there in season 1 and season 2, it’s an African tour focused on empowering the young African woman. I basically motivate and inspire them, talk Chika to women across Africa about very important issues that aff ect women and proff er possible solutions to those pressing issues. Our fi rst leg of the tour was in Morrocco where I talked about the importance of Education and we just concluded the Lagos tour where I discussed “Conquering our fears”. It’s been a great learning experience so far for me too.”
On inspiration behind show “Th e inspiration for season 3 goes beyond just the show, I wanted to give back more and plant a seed in women across diff erent regions in Africa that will germinate and possibly, every woman in Africa will eat from its fruit. African diva season 3 will be bigger, better and elevated. I am super excited about this one. Registrations for African diva season 3 are ongoing and the responses have been impressive.” On impact she hopes to make this season “Th e show has been a great Success so far as I get emails from girls all over Africa on how the show has helped mould them in diff erent aspects of their life.
Th e vision will always remain the same but we intend that the impact in season 3 will be felt more and we reach out to more women across Africa. We are going bigger in every way and we will have more diverse cultures this season.” On what fans can expect from the new season Th e fans should expect an upgrade from the previous seasons. Entertaining and Educative tasks, Striking personalities and talent from the ladies. It’s going to be elevated in every way. Th ey won’t be able to sit still while watching.
Th ey will be in for top notch entertainment. It could be recalled that ‘’African Diva Reality Show” features 22 ladies between the ages of 18 and 35 in a house for weeks as they complete various tasks and are evicted weekly. Past winners of the reality series include Love Egbules, who won the fi rst season, and Ebony who won the second season. Th e winner of the upcoming third season will win two million naira, oneyear movie contract, one-year cover feature on an international magazine and one year supply of Fancy Nancy accessories