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Get to Know RHOP Season 8 Newbie Nneka Ihim: "I Come As I Am" (VIDEO)

RHOP's Nneka Ihim takes us inside her home and reveals more about how "remarkable" she is in Season 8 of RHOP.

By Shannon Raphael

Mark your calendars because The Real Housewives of Potomac is back for Season 8 and taking fans inside the dramatic lives of the ladies on Potomac every Sunday. Fans are getting reacquainted with returning cast members Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Mia Thornton, Dr. Wendy Osefo, and Ashley Darby.

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And in the Season 8 preview above, they are now also getting the chance to meet Nneka Ihim, who is joining the cast for the first time. Not only are fans learning more about Nneka in the preview clip from Season 8, Episode 2 (airing Nov. 12) above, but she's taking everyone inside her home and sharing a bit more about herself.

"I come as I am," she reveals in the clip above, adding, "And what I am, honey, is remarkable."

Find out more about the newest Potomac 'wife by watching the clip above and scrolling below.  

Who Is RHOP Season 8 Newbie Nneka Ihim?

According to her official Bravo bio, Nneka hails from Beloit, Wisconsin, and she recently moved to the Potomac area with her husband, Dr. Ikenna Ihim. Like Dr. Wendy Osefo, Nneka is a first-generation Nigerian American. Her mom was a stay-at-home parent, while her dad worked as an interventional cardiologist. Nneka has three other siblings. 

She's an attorney who obtained her law degree from the University of Wisconsin. She practiced law in Los Angeles for a decade before moving back to the East Coast. 


Nneka Ihim wearing a gold floor length gown in a garden.

Who Is Nneka Ihim's Husband?

The Season 8 addition is married to physician Dr. Ikenna Ihim. The medical professional slid into her DMs, and Nneka took a major risk three weeks later by deciding to go out on their first date on Christmas Day.

Nneka and Ikenna have been married for two years, and now that the couple has found their forever home in Potomac, they are looking to expand their family in the near future. 

What Is Nneka Ihim's Job?

Nneka is currently working as "in-house employment counsel for a global financial technology company." 

She also founded an alcoholic beverage company, Bido, and she started a nonprofit called A Life of Lux.

Nneka is leading the charge of developing a dating/social app called Hello Africa. 

She's also now a cast member on Season 8 of RHOP and you can follow her journey Sundays!

The full cast of RHOP wearing gowns in a garden of cherry blossoms.

Watch The Real Housewives of Potomac on Bravo on Sundays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app

Originally published Sep 28, 2023.

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