Chika Ike replies critics: “Is it Not My Money?”

Chika Ike wants you to know she worked hard for her money, so she has every right to spend it the way she likes.

The Nollywood actress is hitting back at critics, who went in on her for posting photos from her trip to Dubai on Instagram.

Chika rang in the new year by taking a trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a short vacay. She shared photos of her and her publicist Serah Donald splurging at designer stores including Michael Kors, Fendi andChanelIn case you missed it, click here

The actress had an exclusive interview with Sun News Online on her trip, male admirers and if she will reconcile with her ex husband Tony Eberiri who she wed in 2006 and finalized the divorce in 2013.

For the full interview, click here. Read excerpts below;

On what motivated her trip to Dubai: ”Usually, every year, I take a vacation, because I feel haven worked so hard all through , I deserve a break. As they say, all work and no play makes “Chika a dull girl”. I just had to take a time out and whenever I do, I make sure I rest very well. I don’t know why it has been all over the whole nation, but I had fun.”

Chika Ike in Dubai - January 2014 - BellaNaija - 027

On if she finds it extravagant: ”Whose money? Is it not the money I worked hard for? Did anybody give me? I have worked hard and I deserved every bit of the luxury I enjoyed over there and I can proudly say that. I will do it over and over again because I deserve it.”

On what its costs for her to dress well: “I can’t really say what it costs me to dress daily. I just like good clothes. Quality handbags, good shoes, and acces- sories. I like looking good generally. I like everything, jewelry and handbags.”

On handling male admirers: “Everybody wants to date me, marry me, be my best friend, etc but I just have to draw a line and respect myself. What kind of man would you like to settle down with? The key is happiness. I don’t want to say a God fearing, kind, lovely, tall man etc. Those are clichés. I just need someone who will understand me and make me happy.”

Chika Ike's Wedding Day

On lessons from her previous marriage: “I have learnt to be patient and that there’s a limit to everything. I have also learnt that I deserve the best and no one should make me feel better than who I am. I’ve also learnt to forgive and let go.”

On if she will reconcile with her ex: “No, I won’t. He’s in the past and I don’t want to go back to him. I have forgiven him and let go. I don’t want to talk about my past.”

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