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Biography of Tonto Dikeh, Net Worth, and Family


Background of Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Charity Dikeh was born on the 9th of June 1985 to Mr Sunny Dikeh and Mrs Veronica Dikeh as the third of five children..Tonto Dikeh age in 2020 is 35 years old. She hails from Ikwerre descent in Obio akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.She was born into a large family – she had seven siblings (five from her mother, and two from her stepmother), and was the third oldest out of them all. Tonto lost her mum when she was 3years old, so her stepmother raised her and her siblings.

Education

She grew up in Port Harcourt and obtained a BSc in petrochemical engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She got married to Oladunni Churchill in August 2015. The marriage produced a son; Andre Omodayo Churchill but the couple divorced in 2017.

Career

Tonto Charity Dikeh’s journey in the Nigerian entertainment industry started in 2006 after she took part in a reality Tv show – The Next Movie Star in 2005. Before then, she used to be a car dealer in Port Harcourt.
At some point in her acting career, Amaco Investments featured her with Patience Ozokwor in a music video. It was after the video that she released her music debut with two singles Hi and Itz Ova. After that, a popular Nigerian singer – D’Banj signed her to his record label – DB Records, on the 13th of June 2014. She left DB records in March 2015, because she decided to explore other business ventures.

Following a successful acting career, 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. Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.

Endorsements of Tonto Dikeh

  • Zikel Cosmetics signed a N100 million deal with Tonto Dikeh as an Ambassador of their makeup brand in Africa on the 23rd of May 2019.
  • She is an Ambassador of Amstel Malt.
  • Tonto is an Ambassador of Sapphire Scents.
  • She is an Ambassador for the largest Chinese Restaurant in Sub Sahara Africa – Silk Road Restaurant.

FACTS YOU KNOWN ABOUT TONTO DIKEH


  1. Tonto was born on 9th June 1985 so she is 34 going on 35 years old.
  2. She lost her mother at a very tender age and was raised by her stepmother along with seven other siblings.
  3. Tonto Dikeh studied petroleum engineering at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
  4. The actress popularly called Tontolet became popular after finishing as a runnerup in the reality show The Next Movie Star. Immediately after, producers began casting her in various important movie roles.
  5. Tonto Dikeh got married in 2016 to Olakunle Churchill but the couple separated in 2017.
  6. She acted in a soft porn movie titled Dirty Secrets and faced criticism for it.
  7. Tonto Dikeh has undergone major plastic surgeries for body enhancement.
  8. She allegedly has 58 different tattoos all over her body.
  9. Tonto Dikeh is the first Nigerian celebrity to earn N100 million as a brand ambassador for a makeup brand in Africa when she signed am endorsement deal with Zikel Cosmetics.
  10. She also released some hit songs during her music endeavour featuring popular artistes like Terry G, Solid Star and Dbanj. The later even signed her to his record label.

Awards And Recognitions Of Tonto Dikeh

  • Nominated for BON Awards – 2012
  • Afro Hollywood Awards nominated her for Best Actress (English language film) category – 2012
  • Future Awards Nominee for Actor of the year – 2012
  • Best Actress of the Year at ELOY Awards – 2013
  • Nominee at the City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) – 2014
  • Best Actress Award by Peace Ambassador Awards – 2016
  • Nominee for the South-South Progressive awards – 2016
  • Nominated for the GAB Special Recognition Awards in The Arts category – 2016
  • Humanitarian ambassador of the year nominee at the Starrz Awards – 2017
  • Nominated for Her Network Woman of the Year (HNWOTY) Awards – 2018
  • Social Media honours the Tonto Dike Foundation with the Social Good Awards – 2019
  • J-KRUE Awards nominated Tonto Dikeh Foundation for the Humanitarian Foundation of the Year – 2019
  • Award of Excellence for Female Activist of the Year by QOEN – 2019
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