Eeefy is a successful model and actress who is today broadening her endeavors with a new book, a clothing line and a charitable foundation to aid burn victims around the world.
Herself afflicted by terrible burns as a child, Eeefy has made creating more burn centers around the world, the primary goal in her life, even beyond her career in entertainment and fashion. Her New World Hope Foundation is today becoming a major force in bringing awareness to the need of medical facilities for burn victims in impoverished communities.
Eeefy was born in Nigeria. She’s the 13th of 17 children, six stepsiblings from father’s first marriage and three from mother’s first marriage. Her father is a retired mechanical engineer and politician, chief sir Wilfred Ike and mother, a retired fashion designer, Gladys Ike. Her father’s failed political career depleted the family funds and subjects the family to poverty.
When she was just 3 years old, she sustained third-degree burns all over her stomach up to her chest area and legs in a violent attack. But due to the absence of burn centers in Nigeria and lack of funds to fly abroad for treatment, Eeefy was forced to live as an outcast with terrible pain and ugly scars.
Her zeal for life and eagerness to survive compelled her to eventually agree to get married at a tender age to a kind Italian engineer working on a contract in Nigeria. As soon as his contract ended, he acquired a visa for Eeefy and took her with him to Europe. That opportunity gave Eeefy a second chance for life and safety.
Although the marriage did not work out, Eeefy still sought to heal herself emotionally and physically, thus she came to the U.S. where she began medical treatments in early 2001. Soon she was encouraged to enter in the entertainment industry and quickly became a much sought-after model and actress.
Eeefy’s work included scores of television commercials for major brands such as Gillette shaving cream for men that aired in the U.S., United Kingdom, Europe and Africa for over two years. Other National television commercials included Burger King, Keglevich Vodka, Sauza Diablo Tequila, Comcast High Definition, Diesel Jeans and many others, including a Nokia International product launch. Most recently, her hands were also used for the Aroma product national infomercial.
Her work includes guest starring in the John Stamos 20th Century Fox television series, “Jake in Progress,” as well as a number of independent films.
Eeefy’s exquisite beauty has graced the pages of Beverly Hills Celebrity Society Magazine, Gazette Magazine-Montreal Canada, Getty Images, Wire Image, Flickr, Trendy Africa, The Birmingham newspaper, Ambrose Ehirim blog and many more.
Her memorable laughter was a ringtone for the “You Shake I Laugh” iPhone application produced by Roman Reyhani. And she was most recently featured on “What’s cookin’ Today” Nationally syndicated program by the CRN Talk Radio Network, and the legendary Dyan Cannon’s new television series “Get Your Luv On”.
Eeefy’s strong presence, fusion accent and signature walk have also earned her several hosting and personal appearance engagements that range from hosting elite parties, exclusive private business events to sports events such as the Grand Prix, as well as appearances in several music videos. She has an excellent background as a consultant and spokes model for a variety of media projects including “Attitude and Catwalk,” “Lady Maxxa-The Golden host in Many Moons,” “Metropolis by Janelle Monae music video/short film with Anonymous Content/Treasure Entertainment.” She was a spokesperson and image consultant for “Catwalk Hollywood” project for Nigeria. She has appeared as a guest speaker in a “live” online talk show at outonline.com “The Real Zephyr” by Sidney Alvarez. Eeefy has also been a spokes model for world-famous jeweler, Ricardo Basta of Beverly Hills.
With an eagerness to motivate people and share her experiences in life, Eeefy has authored a motivational book, which is in the process of being published and is finishing two other motivational books. She also wrote and produced a pilot of a TV show series and film named “Queen of the Jungle in Beverly Hills,” the story of an exotic African girl and her quest for fame and fortune in the Western world. Eeefy is also collaborating with a famous artist in Beverly Hills to design her own clothing and accessory line. In the near future she also plans to introduce “Eeefy’s doll” for little girls.