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Tonto Dikeh (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress and fashion designer. She is the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation and she also won the 2013 MTV Africa Music Awards Best West African Act award.
She was born on 9 June 1985 to Mr. and Mrs. Dikeh in Lagos State, Nigeria where she had her primary education before moving on to secondary school at Command Secondary School in Victoria Island, Lagos. Growing up as a teenager in Nigeria with an absent father had influenced her to pursue a career as an actress and fashion designer so that she can provide for her family and herself.
Dikeh first ventured into showbiz as a teenager through modeling but later pursued acting which led her to signing with EbonyLife TV.
Tonto Dikeh Bio Data Information
|Full Name||Tonto Charity Dikeh|
|Born||9 June 1985 (age 36)|
|Place Of Birth||Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria|
|Other Name||Poko, Tontolet, Mama King, King Tonto|
|Education||Rivers State University of Science and Technology|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter, philanthropist|
|Children||Andre Omodayo Churchill|
|Siblings||Tatiana Dikeh, Charles Dikeh|
|Parents||Veronica Dikeh, Sunny Dikeh|
Tonto Dikeh is a Nigerian actress, model and entrepreneur. The daughter of a Professor and a lawyer, she was born in Vienna, Austria to Nigerian parents.
She is best known for her roles in the television series “Tinsel”, “Half of a Yellow Sun”, “Saturday Night Live” and “Lagos Cougars”.
Dikeh studied at Queen’s College for Women in Lagos. She also studied Marketing and Public Relations at The New School in New York City.
Tonto Dikeh is a Nigerian Nollywood actress, recording artist and entrepreneur. She is also known for her signature body art which she began doing at the age of 17.
She has starred in over 300 movies since starting her acting career at the age of 13. Dikeh has received several awards, including the City People’s Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Show in 2007, African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2012 and Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2005.
Following a successful acting career, Tonto Dikeh decided to pursue a music career. … She made her music debut by releasing the singles “Hi” and “Itz Ova“, the latter of which features Snypa. On 13 June 2014, Nigerian singer D’banj signed her to his record label, DB Records.
Following a successful acting career, Tonto Dikeh decided to pursue a music career. Prior to that, she was featured in a music video for Amaco Investments, alongside Patience Ozokwor. She made her music debut by releasing the singles “Hi” and “Itz Ova”, the latter of which features Snypa. On 13 June 2014, Nigerian singer D’banj signed her to his record label, DB Records. Tonto Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.
Tonto Dikeh was born into a family of seven and is the third of five children. Her family is from Obio-Akpor, a LGA in Rivers State, and is of Ikwerre descent.
At age 3, she lost her mother and was raised by her step-mother, who has two children. Dikeh studied petrochemical engineering at Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
In September 2021, Tonto Dikeh’s ex-fiancé, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, sued her and the Department of State Security (DSS) to court for allegedly threatening his fundamental human rights. Kpokpogri said he left Tonto because of her hard smoking and drinking habit. Source Wikipedia