Biography of Tonto Dikeh
Born Tonto Wigo Charity Dikeh in PortHarcourt, Rivers State on June 9, 1985, Tonto Dikeh is a notable Nigerian actress and music artiste. 3rd of 7 children, Tonto lost her mother at the tender age of 3. Being daring and usually unconventional in her acting role, Tonto Dikeh is regarded by many as one of the most controversial artistes as far as the Nigerian entertainment industry is concerned. Besides the rumour that she is lesbian and is said to be having a crush on Rita Dominic, her role in the highly criticised movie titled Dirty Secrets was another of how much controversy she could wield. She has appeared in a number of popular movies and has sung and performed alongside music stars including D’banj, Jaywon, Terry G among others. On February 2016, Tonto Dikeh got married to Oladunni Churchill. She is giving back to the society through her recently launched Tonto Dikeh Foundation, a ‘Back to School’ programme directed towards helping less privileged children who had abandoned schooling due to financial difficulties get back to school.
Education: She studied Petro-Chemical Engineering at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, PortHarcourt.
Popular roles: Her controversial role in Dirty Secrets appears the most popular.
- Tea or Coffee (2006)
- Pounds and Dollars (2006)
- Holy Cross
- Dirty Secrets (2010)
- Blackberry Babes Re-loaded (2012)
- Mad Over You 2 (2017)
- Twist of Passion (2017)
- The Perfect Revenge (2017)
- In Love with my Brother (2017)
- (Best Actress) ELOY awards 2013
- Peace Achievers Awards 2015
Controversies: With the rate at which Tonto Dikeh was getting into one controversy and the other, one might not be at fault to label her Mrs controversy. She has been said to have been involved in scandals more than all the Nollywood artistes combined. If it not the news of her smoking at the age of 12 until recently delivered by the famous Prophet TB Joshua, then it should be about her being a lesbian with Ini Edo and Halima Abubakar as her lovers. More disturbing is also a report of her confessing on International Women’s Day that her husband, Oladunni Chrurchil was maltreating her, and also accusing him of having an affair with her protegee. She did not stop at that; Tonto Dikeh went on to accuse her husband of being a ‘Yahoo boy’.
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