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Chika Ike Rings in the New Year by Splurging at Designer Stores in Dubai



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Err…did you honestly think she was going to shop at Asos or H&M?

Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the retail brands, but high street isn’t what people look for in Dubai.

2013 was a busy year for Nollywood actress Chika Ike; and to kick off 2014, she took off her hard working stilettos and decided on a trip to Abu Dhabi, Dubai.

Chika and her publicist Serah Donald, hit the streets of Dubai to shop in style. The actress got herself some new pricey accessories from top designer stores including Prada, Michael Kors, Fendi and Chanel.

Chika also got herself some of the country’s buzzed about perfume oil. She was quite generous in sharing these photos on her social media account.

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    January 4, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Guess she worked hard for it!

    • Stephanie

      January 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      lol at the word you used- ‘Guess’

    • Morolake

      January 7, 2014 at 9:22 am

      I hope she bought her publicist a bag cos that one definitely needs a new bag. As for Chika, i have no words for her. Msheww

  2. Chigbo

    January 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Money is good o!

  3. Kayla

    January 4, 2014 at 3:25 am

    These are the attributes of money missed road.wonder y she tries so hard to show off when there is nothing to show. I will always respect my classics Rita Dominic,Genevieve et al u can’t find them carrying a photographer around while shopping.

  4. labelle

    January 4, 2014 at 3:32 am

    But, but, but, why is this news on here? Like seriously? why? Happy for her and all her shopping, that’s great, but why is it news on THIS site?

    • tunde

      January 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

      because BellaNaija which use to be a classy site has now succumbed to razz since she started loosing all her traffic to the other top blogs. She gotta do what she gotta do to pay bills init? Crap headlines or not.

  5. NnennaO

    January 4, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I’m sorry but nobody with even an ounce of class would post such pictures on Instagram. LOL such a bush mentality; always something to prove.

    • xoxox

      January 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

      thank you 0! do you see Kimberly Elise or Viola Davis or Nia Long or even Genevieve Nnaji(not too sure actually) doing this! For all we know she could have posed in front of the store and ask them for empty bag just to take picture, anyway she is a razz babe like that so i guess its allowed!


    January 4, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Gud 4 her
    Pls visit my blog

  7. Sopono

    January 4, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Are these goods for her store Fancy Nancy

  8. Ibrahim

    January 4, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Alot of people have been going there before her and others will still go, so what is a big deal that she is publicising? Show of

  9. Step77

    January 4, 2014 at 6:54 am

    Wowww Here is validation for one who can prove to us that she *finally* has the clout to shop in the Diors and Pradas etc (cue Linda Ikeji) … nne you haff arrived o. Congrats o! This is an achievement! We are beaming with pride on your behalf as this is not a small feat!! My people please excuse Chika as this may have been a life time goal for her; let’s just congratulate her and now ask her to please refrain from sharing all future designer shopping escapades as it does come off as tacky, desperate and ill-advised.

  10. Tim

    January 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Poverty makes you Loose your senses .

  11. EMA

    January 4, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Dear Chika,
    It’s nice that you have the money to afford designer goods BUT the money will be better spent on upgrading your hair do. Frankly, I am embarrassed for you! How can you walk into a designer store and splurge thousands on designer goods with that monstrous thing your head?

  12. frances

    January 4, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Congrats on splurging on these things,its her money and she gotta spend but I do wonder why this is news?how does it affect the price of kids displaced,without education/suffering? How does it affect those doing serious work to help the less priveledged? How does it inspire her fans to grow up others with what they have? Isn’t that what is important? Its her money and spending is good,I love fine things sef,am just wondering y its news…

  13. Chiquita

    January 4, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Its like they just discovered these things exist…not classy at all. We know u worked hard for your money, but showing bags is just ridic!

  14. me

    January 4, 2014 at 8:05 am

    LOL good for her… smdh…. poor mans mentality tho. or maybe so pple wld believe its actually real designers and not fake…. who cares? enjoy ur money and keep it moving, no need to prove anything. girrrrl byeeee.

  15. signature

    January 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Hew my goodness…dis is d height of bushness
    I’m even ashamed for her…lettin ur publicist or frnd take pics of u
    While collectingd stuff u bought in a designer’s shop is jst tacky…haba nw
    Atleast it wud b better if she jst posted pics of d bags, bt all dis makes me want
    To crawl inside a hole with her n hide…embarassing.

  16. Sexxie

    January 4, 2014 at 8:28 am


  17. amakadon

    January 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I wonder y a reasonable person should go shopping with photographers. Do you really need to blow your trumpet? D likes of Nkiru Anumudu should go shopping with kelechi Amadi Obi by their sides always. This is not work hard, play hard. But inferiority complex.

  18. Que

    January 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I’m sorry this is just plain poor! #cringeworthy. Like…why? I dont even want to guess what d sales pple in these store will be playing in their heads! All dese public figures (+Genny, L.ikeji n co) n regular people who stick every acquisition n pricetag on social media …come onnnn….how old are you? you got 100 designer bags, so? U got 10 gold fones…so? You’re neither d 1st nor will u be last to possess such items…. Why is it important 4 d public to know? Why are price tags overruling common sense n decency/modesty?

    • mama mia!!!

      January 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Please do not mention linda in the same sentence with gene, her sister did broadcast all she bought and her instagram page screams new money syndrome. She has a good heart yes! But, she is a show off as well if not worse than chike or whatever her name is…

    • Que

      January 4, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      ?..and genevieve is a conservative old money bag I guess… gbo gbo won..#oneandthesame!

    • Jidenowo

      January 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Linda ikeji public figure? Lmao…wetin pesin no o read for Bella NAija ?

  19. Lexus

    January 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I can’t take this woman seriously.

  20. neon

    January 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

    lol, i like this girl… just so that when she is seen carrying those bags, people wont scream ‘its fake’ . lmao. i hope you own your own home sha? cos i dont understand this obsession with buying $4000 bags when you still live in someones bq

  21. pynk

    January 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

    A few things. BN stop encouraging rubbish. Secondly China I ke even if she was an A list celebrity isn’t on a Hollywood paycheck. Too many Nigeria women are selling themselves in order to wear designer digs. It sets a very bad tone for younger women coming behind. The materialism present in Nigeria is beyond ridiculous. Stop promoting them.

  22. pynk

    January 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Rubbish. BN stop encouraging these underachievers who sell themselves to buy bags. These actresses are generally for hire not to make movies.

    • Leila

      January 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      You know this because????? Oh my bad it actually takes one to know one.

  23. Tosin baby

    January 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Ten years from now you’ll be looking for fundraiser don’t plan for your future ok?

    • Leah

      January 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Good point.

  24. chynwa

    January 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

    my point exactly o; everday shopping! tryna prove class dat should exude by itself if one has it…smh! no hating sha but is she using it as an escape mechanism from the divorce? #nohardfeelings

  25. Eno

    January 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

    She put up these pics so that people do not say the bags are fake. Also if she decides to market the fake in future these pictures will be remembered! This is one desperate lady!

  26. Wuggy

    January 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This is vanity upon vanity,please! Do you have to show us? Yes,I am beefing!

  27. The real Tolu

    January 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Errrr, I’m sorry but i don’t consider Micheal Kors handbags high end…..

    And the then the picture taking at a store…lmao, Razzness on another level. I’m sure the store clerks were amused. If you have to take a picture to prove you were at “such and such” store, then you never belonged there in the beginning sweetie.

    Abeg this is 2014, let this bush behavior go with ’13. It shows poor taste and absolutely no class.
    Alot of these “naija celebs” could benefit alot from media coaching…just saying!

  28. Thatgidigirl

    January 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

    u can take the monkey out of the bush but…….

    • Laide

      January 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      But that bush ain’t leaving the girl Mehn…it’s a happy marriage!

    • Que

      January 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Looool @ happy marriage

  29. nky

    January 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Errrmm…..did she also hire a photographer? Class is an attitude that money cant buy

  30. ay

    January 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    the height of vanity , pshew

  31. Jemima

    January 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    So now you shop at balogun and you have to carry with you a camera haba Dan Allah !! …then she said in harsh tag things that make me happy If a bag that can be stolen or can spoil is something that gives u happiness …hehehe that’s dangerous ooo materialism at its Peak !!

  32. Jemima

    January 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    So now you shop at balogun and you have to carry with you a camera haba Dan Allah !! …then she said in harsh tag things that make me happy If a bag that can be stolen or can spoil is something that gives u happiness …hehehe that’s dangerous ooo materialism at its Peak !!

  33. jinkelele

    January 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    ridiculous, so she had someone stand their whilst the shop assistant handed over items in Michael Kors shopping bags SMH

  34. corolla

    January 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Lol….this is as tacky as it gets. But i am guessing she doesn’t accusations of carrying fake items, hence the shopping trip proof. As much as i hate celebrity bashing, some of them bring it on themselves sa..

    • corolla

      January 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      She doesn’t want accusations

  35. Sunshine

    January 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wait!!! wait!!!! wait!!!!! lemme remove my bra and use them for sunglasses. HISSSSssssssss

  36. Idak

    January 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Poverty mentality is not an absence or lack of money.
    Posts like these conform that postulation.

    I have one wish in the New year; that BN will spare us such obvious tacky posts and the silly write up that made reference to H&M and ASOS. Please show some regard to your supposedly esteemed readers. We suppose don big pass this piece of crap.

    • Aduke

      January 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Very well said!

    • AA

      January 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      Well said!

  37. Tbaby

    January 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Really why is this news??? Everyone knows the Dubai shopping festival is currently on and there are massive discount available so those bags are definitely not full price! If bags make u happy like me, then good but don’t go around taking pics in shops and posting for the whole to see u have arrived!!!

  38. mama mia!!!

    January 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Hehehehe can’t deal with the Michael kors photo. That’s how peeps collect awards o! I’m guessing she sees it as an achievement. Smh… chika, ermmm most people advertise stuff when they are gifted to them not when they spend their hard end cash on them. Hian, I’m learning o..

  39. sisimacy

    January 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Seriously people the chick has obviously made some cash so let her splash it around!besides,she had a terrible marriage and divorce so please if she wants to buy dubai that’s her issh.Good PR chika,but am not into her as an actress sha#lol

  40. Ld.

    January 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The saddest part is seeing comment like “money is good o” . That kind of mentality is what encourages the likes of chika

  41. ugochi

    January 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    gud 4 her

  42. Emy

    January 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This celebrities really need to learn from Ayiri Emami and His Wife Asba! Na dem be bank and yet u wont see them anywhere close to social media. These ones wey just touch small money nor go allow us rest. BTW there’s one market in London, dem de sell louis vuitton and dior bags for 10pound (2,500). So if i carry that kain bag people go look me with big babe eye na. Naija celebs need to go lick better stew.

    • jen

      January 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Which Market in London ls? where is it located?

  43. nene

    January 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    mbeke of life!

    • *Real* Nice Anon

      January 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm


  44. NYstyle

    January 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This is so we don’t say she is carrying China like Genevieve and Juslin Dumas so called Chanel lego bag…bcos really, no one would have believed Chika’s bags where real, she’s too country and has the mind of poverty stricken people who always wanna prove a point and get public approval!!

    • Chic

      January 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      hahahahaha I never though I would hear someone use the word “country” on BN lol but she is though hahahaha you have nailed it.

  45. Chic

    January 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    You can’t win with people. If she posts pictures of her designer shopping on instagram you all scream lack of class, razz etc. If she posts a photo carrying a LV bag at a party you all scream fake let the girl be she has proven to you that she can afford designer so next time BN has a “pick your fave” with Chika wearing designer head to toe you know it’s the real thing na.

  46. Chic

    January 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    LMAO but why are people pained though that she is buying designer stuff and posting online though hahahaha these comments are making my day! To all those hating is it because you all thought she was china fake and couldn’t afford the real stuff or is it because you can’t afford the real stuff yourselves #greeneyedmonster hahahahaha this is too funny!

    • Bunmi

      January 5, 2014 at 5:17 am

      You are a bush chic rat. This is classy and normal to you abi?

      No one cares that a classic mbeke has the money to buy these things. Now, that is when you can open your mouth to say people are “pained”. The problem people have is that she has zero control over her classlessness & bush mentality.

  47. Emy

    January 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    @Jen, if you stay in London or ever stayed in London, you supp know where the market(s) dey. You want to bring my leg out abi? Back to the Chika Ike story…

  48. Angel

    January 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Hey guys give her a freaking break…
    Maybe she has a reality tv coming up
    After all this is same stuf keeping up with the kardashians do and u guys adore them, whatever..

  49. Deedee

    January 4, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Na wa o for this Chika Ike character sha….

  50. Xtsy

    January 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Her publicists bag looks quite functional ( lots of compartments). BN or anybody else pls do u have the details?

  51. kuze

    January 5, 2014 at 1:01 am

    @Chic, weldone chika we see you!

  52. Bunmi

    January 5, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I support a woman working hard for her own money and spoiling herself.
    Now, this bush baby should return home and spend her new money on a good stylist, good weaves (since she wears them), and acting classes because her acting is uncontaminated trash. No high definition camera, angling, costume/make up, gifted co-stars or background music can improve that awful acting of hers.

  53. Aduke

    January 5, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Sooo embarrassing to me! Smh…Very very BUSH GIRL! I cringe!

  54. @ify_eva

    January 5, 2014 at 8:43 am

    She’s got the money so let her spend it……that is why she is a celebrity, she’s got to show off!

  55. @IamNeena

    January 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Was at those places last yr; forgot to take pics. Kini big deal?

    • bella

      January 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      you forgot?? Lmaooo

  56. me2me

    January 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I know her actions seem bush, but I have one question though. If she comes out with a Chanel bag, raise your hand if you will scream fake?.

    Ehen, now you know why she is showing you clearly

  57. tunde

    January 6, 2014 at 7:47 am

    and looking at such bush girl money miss road stupid shyt is why idont care for any so call naija celebrity . The only entertainer i love and respect is Beyonce (low key relationship, low key wedding, low key marriage, low key everything yet she is the BIGGEST STAR IN THE WORLD).


  58. Fashionista

    January 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    These pictures are embarrassing to say the least.

  59. Naveah

    January 6, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Me, I no send o. Na her money, she worked hard for it so if she wants to spend it all at Prada or Gap, na her yawa be dat my ting be sey, put some away for rainy season o nne. People like me wey de money dey comot as fast as e enter due to bills, children extra we dey do management but you wey get excess supposed dey save your money because you no dey sustainable industry o. Acting is a hot today cold tomorrow business, retirement plan no dey o unless you plan it for yourself. I don’t want to see any account numbers with your name and picture attached to it asking for any donation for anything on this or any other blog in the future as you dey jolly dey go so for Dubai.

  60. Omo1

    January 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    @Fashinista..I second the embarrassing! Chika needs to grow up! Such pics don’t necessarily need to be spewed around for public viewing. I don’t understand the reasons behind she buying and spending to impress? its so childish! smh

  61. T4

    January 7, 2014 at 4:39 am

    One question! Why does she still hv a ring on on the ‘married-ring-finger’?

  62. Omosexy

    January 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    This chika of a gurl won’t hear! Check her fans page on fb u wil c her display lots of designer bags etc on d bed sote she said she wil sleep on d floor dt bed has occupy all d stuff she got lolz afi se ni Oro girl yi ooo…shw us talent nt display of bags all d time

  63. Nothing serious

    February 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Really? Michael Kors, Chanel? and then what? I’m a normal geh and my everday bag is MK- all i gotta do is work and save to buy what I want with my money- Dubai? seriously? you are not Beyonce o! that your holiday waka go dey important. When you start shopping at designers that the names are un-pronounceable den we can talk. But regardless of the cheap-tactic at publicity- shopping and posing for fotos as an a-list naija actress is quite tacky- u got nothn to prove. And I’m ashamed I’ve contributed to making it news as it really isn’t. gotta get off now!, lol

  64. concerned

    January 16, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Um, please can anybody tell her to stop? Because she’s disgracing Nigerians

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