We bring to you some facts you don’t know about popular actress Tonto Dikeh, her net worth, biography, marriage, endorsements and awards n the entertainment industry since 2006. She is fondly referred to as Tontolet, Mama King, Poko or Tonto Dikeh. She was born on the 9th of June 1985 to an Ikwerre family of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria. Tonto lost her mother when she was a very little girl and was raised by her father and step mother.
Tonto Dike Education
The lovely actress had most of her education in Rivers State, she had part of her education at one of the Federal Government Colleges in Port Harcourt before proceeding to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology to study petrochemical engineering. Dikeh admitted in an interview that she grew up in a comfortable home where she had her needs met but was affected by the loss of her mother.Tonto Dike Acting Career
In 2015, the actress took part in the “Next Movie Star” reality show which aimed at showcasing and searching for new acting talents. She emerged as the first runner up and began to feature in movies shortly after. Her break in Nollywood came after she acted the movie “Holy Cross” and “Dirty Scarlet” in 2016 based on a true life story, which turned out to be one of her controversial movies that generated a lot if buzz from fans who criticized her role which some described as shameful and unafrican but movie critics described her role as professional and a display of talent.
This controversy quickly expanded her fan base. The actress till date is one of Nollywood’s best, her ability to interpret any role with ease coupled with her dancing and singing skills makes a her a uniquely valuable artist. She also has a reputation of being bold, blunt and confrontational, this explains why she is always in the news for controversy. Her filmography is quite long but a few of her works include Tea or Coffee (2016), Pounds and Dollars (2006), Missing Rib (2006), Crisis in Paradise (2007), Games fools play (2007), Total Love (2008), Before the fall (2008), Dangerous Beauty (2009), My Fantasy (2010), BlackBerry Babes (2012), Battle of Queens (2012) and a whole lot more.
Tonto Dike Tattoos The light skinned beauty is a fan of tattoos and has a large one on her back with about fifty seven lettered ones on her entire body, she claimed she starting smoking as a teenager and has been seen smoking heavily in movies. She was able to quit the habit after receiving prayers from renowned Prophet T.B Joshua of the synagogue church.
Tonto Dike Music Career
After acting for almost a decade and making waves in Nollywood, Tonto decided to venture into music in 2011. She made her debut into music with two singles “Hi” and “Its Ova”
This drove a lot of Nigerians crazy, she was severely mocked on social media by music critics and fans who questioned her ability to make credible and marketing music, she trended on social media for so long and I believe this attracted one of Nigeria’s biggest artists D’banj who signed her to his record label “D B Records” (LEE Family) in 2014. She performed at shows and concerts and released new singles “Ekebe” and “Sugar Rush” under the label. She exited the label in march 2015 and has had no musical works since then. Her discography includes Hi (2012), It’s Ova (2012), crazically fit featuring Terry G (2012), Jeje (2013), Shaba featuring solid star (2013), Ekebe (2014), Sugar Rush featuring D’Banj (2015).