Tonto Dikeh

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Tonto Dikeh
Born
Tonto Charity Dikeh

(1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 34)
NationalityNigerian
Other namesPoko

Tontolet

Mama King

King Tonto
Alma materRivers State University of Science and Technology
Occupation
Years active2006-present
Notable work
  • Missing Rib
  • Games Fools Play
  • A Night With The King
  • Zara
Spouse(s)
Oladunni Churchill
(m. 2015; div. 2017)
ChildrenAndre Omodayo Churchill
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
LabelsPoko Entertainment
Associated acts
Websitewww.tontodikehent.com

Tonto Charity Dikeh (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress,singer and humanitarian [1]

Movies and television[edit]

She was featured in a movie titled Dirty Secret, which generated controversy among Nigerians due to its inclusion of adult scenes. While some people criticised her role for being untraditional and un-African, others stated that Dikeh was merely being professional.[2][3]

Music career[edit]

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.[4] She made her music debut by releasing the singles "Hi" and "Itz Ova", the latter of which features Snypa.[5][6] On 13 June 2014, Nigerian singer D'banj signed her to his record label, DB Records.[7] Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Dikeh was born into a family of seven and is the third of five children. Her family is from the Rivers State, in the Obio akpor Local Government Area, and is of Ikwerre descent.[9][10] At age 3, she lost her mother and was raised by her step-mother, who has two children.[11] Dikeh studied petrochemical engineering at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.[12] Her traditional marriage to Oladunni Churchill was held in August 2015. In February 2016, Dikeh gave birth to her son Andre Omodayo Churchill, whom she nicknamed Baby X.[13] However since then the couple has gone different ways.[14]

Endorsements[edit]

On May 23, 2019, Tonto Dikeh signed a N100 million deal with Zikel Cosmetics setting on the map for being the first Nigerian celebrity to be paid such amount for being an ambassador of a makeup brand in Africa.[15]

Selected singles[edit]

Title Year Ref
"Hi" 2012 [16]
"Itz Ova"
"Crazically Fit" (featuring Terry G) [17]
"Jeje" 2013 [18]
"Sheba" (featuring Solid Star) [19]
"Ekebe" 2014 [20]
"Sugar Rush" (featuring D'banj) 2015 [21]

Selected filmography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABOUT TONTO DIKEH". Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Nigeria: Nollywood Splits Over Tonto Dike". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Nigerian celebrities and Tattooing". The Vanguard. Lagos, Nigeria. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Tonto Dikeh life history and profile, Playing music with Patience Ozokwor". Anambra fashion week. 22 January 2012.
  5. ^ "World Premiere Tonto Dikeh". Too Xclusive.
  6. ^ "Tonto Dike needs to learn how to sing". Nigeria films.
  7. ^ "D'banj Finally Unveils DB Records Lee Family". Joints Arena.
  8. ^ "Tonto Dike Leaves D'banj's Record Label". Naija Loaded.
  9. ^ "Tonto Dikeh". Naij.com - Nigeria news. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Actress Tonto Dikeh Full Biography Life And News - How Nigeria". How Nigeria. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Photos – Tonto Dikeh Shares Late Mum, Step Mother & Dad". MJ Celebrity Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2016..
  12. ^ "Tonto Dikeh Biography,Life History,Profile & movies". NaijaGists.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016..
  13. ^ "Actress welcomes first child, releases maternity photos". Pulse Nigeria. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Actress reveals sadness over her relationship with husband, Churchill, in an interview with OAP Daddy Freeze". TonyGutsy. Apriil 28, 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  15. ^ "Tonto Dikeh bags N100m deal with Zikel cosmetics". Oak TV Newstrack. Oak Tv. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Tonto Dikeh - Itz Ova + Hi". 17 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Single Premiere: Tonto Dikeh ft Terry G - Crazically Fit - 360Nobs.com".
  18. ^ "Tonto Dikeh - JEJE". 28 February 2013.
  19. ^ "Tonto Dikeh - Sheba ft Solidstar". 9 June 2013.
  20. ^ "Tonto Dikeh premieres New Song "Ekebe" – Listen".
  21. ^ "VIDEO: Tonto Dikeh - Sugar Rush ft. D'banj". 28 April 2015.

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