She Was Raised in Montgomery, AL
Chika's parents, Dr. Emmanual Oranika and Dr. Patience Otuonye Oranika, are Nigerian immigrants who moved to the US to pursue higher education. However, for Chika, her hometown of Montgomery was only ever a place she wanted to escape from.
"With my career, you know, it has been a real driving force for me to get out of Montgomery," she explained during a September 2019 interview with Vice. "Anyone who's made it out of Montgomery is like a rose that grew out of the concrete, because there's no way we were supposed to get away from there."