iROKOtv Star Week: Chika Nancy Ike - Nollywood actress and UN Ambassador

Stunning Nollywood actress, Chika Nancy Ike, is an UN Ambassador who grew up in a close knit family of eight in Lagos, Nigeria. Born on 8th November, 1985, she started acting at the age of six in her local church and watched numerous of movies whilst growing up; this is what inspired her to join the Nigerian movie industry. In 2005, Chika got her big break starring in Sweet Love and 'Bless the Child', a Nollywood movie directed by Tchidi Chikere.

Have a look at some of her best movies on iROKOtv.

Spirit Of A Princess (2012)
A myth exists that the prosperity of a community depends on whoever the princess marries. Three noblemen undertake the daring task of achieving the impossible to prove themselves worthy of the role. Kenneth Okonkwo, Chika Ike, Ugezu J. Ugezu.

White Chapel (2011)
Best friends since childhood share everything including men. Their close relationship starts to break down when one of them keeps secret about an affair that she is having with a dashing young man. Mercy Johnson, Chika Ike, Olu Jacobs.

Breath Of Love (2010)
An industrious banker ends up dating the good Samaritan that kindly brings her home one night after she drinks to the point of inebriation. As their relationship becomes serious it becomes clear that their differing religions present a huge problem for their families and friends. Ramsey Nouah, Chika Ike, Chigozie Atuanya, Ruth Kadiri.

Standing Order (2006)
A banker is distraught when his father-in-law whom he was close to, dies. Misfortune hits twice when he then loses his job due to an unfair accusation levelled against him. Out of frustration he joins a cult to make money, unaware of the grave consequences. Kanayo O. Kanayo, Clem Ohameze, Chika Ike

Breaking News (2007)
A fun-filled family holiday becomes nightmarish for a carefree young girl when violent armed robbers strike on the night of their arrival. Tormented by the events of that night and unable to sleep she turns to sleeping pills. Emeka Ike, Chika Ike, Uche Elendu.   

Royal Covenant (2009)
A prince returns to his village from America to find out that his love has left the community with her banished mother after adultery allegations. He is desperate to find her again but is hesitant because of a royal covenant in place. Vitalis Ndubuisi, Nuella Njubigbo, Jim Iyke.

Endless Tears (2007)
A married couple, expecting their first child are faced with financial woes, when to their delight the industrious husband is offered a job as a general manager by a sly woman with an ulterior motive. Mike Ezuruonye, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Chika Ike.

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South Africa: French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle to star in Oliver Hermanus new film

French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle has signed up to star in Oliver Hermanus’ third feature film, The Endless River. Duvauchelle and Hermanus met earlier this year in Paris and immediately hit it off. The film is set in the Overberg region of the Western Cape and tells the story of a French expatriate who’s family is the victim of a brutal farm murder.

Principle photography is scheduled for April 2014 and casting for the South African co-stars and supporting cast is underway.

Hermanus’ last film, Skoonheid, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and won the Queer Palm Award. It went on to represent South Africa as the nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

"I am really excited to be working with Nicolas on this film. He is the kind of actor that really excites me as a filmmaker. I think he is going to bring something unforgettable to this story," Hermanus said.

Touted as a rebel, Duvauchelle seem to be one of the most promising young actors in France and Europe. While studying to become a pharmacy employee, he was discovered in a boxing club in Paris.

Source: filmcontact

Felix Dexter: Funny To The End

Friends and colleagues remember The Real McCoy star as a private man with an exceptional comedy gift
The news of his death on October 18 sent shock waves through the world of British comedy. But to those who knew him, Felix Dexter’s decision to keep news of his illness out of the public domain, was no surprise.
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Tolu Ogunlesi, a renowned Nigerian journalist and freelance writer for Ventures Africa, has won the 2013 CNN/MultiChoice Africa Journalist of the Year Award.
Source:Ventures Africa

FOX International Channels Europe & Africa has announced the appointment of Kelly Butler as SVP FOX Sports Europe & Africa. The former CEO of Setanta Africa joins FIC Europe & Africa’s executive staff following the company’s acquisition of Setanta Africa, which was approved by the Irish Competition Authority on November 6th, 2013.