Tonto Dikeh is a popular Nigerian actress, model, songwriter, and influencer with an estimated net worth of around $2 million. She is a kind and virtuous woman that have changed thousands of lives through her performance in movies. Away from the movie scene, Tonto has engaged in philanthropic activities to change the stories of the destitute, derelicts and the less privileged in the society.
Aside from being one of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses, Tonto Dikeh is an exceptional woman with a long list of amazing achievements. If you are a super fan of Tonto Dikeh, you are about to find out some interesting facts and details about your favourite celebrity.
In this article, we are going to reveal anything and everything you should know about Tonto Dikeh. We’re going to be showing you everything from Tonto Dikeh’s net worth to her biography, career, music, relationship history, family, children, husband, and movies.
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Tonto Dikeh Profile
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|Full Name||Tonto Charity Dikeh|
|Birth Place||Obio Akpor, Rivers State|
|Birth Date||June 9, 1985|
|Age||37 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Songwriter, Singer Philanthropist|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Tonto Dikeh Biography
Tonto Charity Dikeh was born on June 9, 1985, into the home of Mr Sunny Dikeh and Mrs Veronica Dikeh. She grew up with her six siblings in her home town, Obio Akpor in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Tonto lost her mother at a very young age and her father had to remarry for him to have a helper that would take up the responsibility of helping him take care of his children and home.
Right from a very tender age, Tonto Dikeh developed a strong passion for acting. After her secondary education, she proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology where she obtained a degree in Petrochemical Engineering.
Despite being a graduate and having a certificate in Petrochemical Engineering, she still believed that acting was her calling. Immediately after her graduation from the University, Tonto began going for acting auditions and taking acting gigs.
In 2005, she auditioned for The Next Movie Star, a popular Nigerian Reality TV Show in the early 2000s. This was her first shot at acting and she emerged victoriously. She was crowned the winner of the Next Movie Star reality TV show.
After she emerged victoriously, she was flooded with contracts from directors and producers. While signing contracts and taking up acting roles, she registered and became a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
This agency helped her secure the lead role in the movie “Tea or Coffee”. Back then, Tea or coffee was a blockbuster movie that starred the likes of Kenneth Okonkwo and Patience Ozorkwo. After the release of Tea or Coffee, Tonto Dikeh’s career took a great leap and she began starring in star roles in multiple Nollywood movies as the protagonist, major character, and in some cases, she played supporting roles.
Here are some of the most popular movies that Tonto Dike has starred in:
- Rush Hour,
- Dangerous Beauty.
- Away Match.
- Fatal Mistake.
- My Fantasy.
- Games Fools Play.
- Family Disgrace.
- Tea or Coffee.
- The Plain Truth.
- Miss Maradonna.
- Pounds and Dollars.
- Love My Way.
- Mortal Desire.
- Missing Rib
- Before the Fall
- Final Hour.
- Total Love.
- Criminal Widow 1.
- Criminal Widow 2.
- Divine Grace.
- Strength to Strength.
- Then Terror of a Widow 1.
- Missing Child.
- 7 Graves.
- Dirty Secret.
- Native Son.
- Crisis in Paradise.
- Last Mission.
- Blackberry Babes Re-loaded.
- Secret Mission.
- Throne of War.
Of all the movies that Tonto Dike featured in, she will always be remembered for her outstanding performances in hit movies such as Zara, A Night with the King, and Missing Rib.
Tonto Dike did not just become popular overnight, she also managed to acquire tremendous wealth and a growing huge fan base across West Africa. She graced the front cover of several magazines in Nigeria and outside Africa.
He famed earned her the nicknames ‘King Tonto’ and ‘Mama King’.
Tonto Dikeh Music Career
At a point, Tonto Dikeh felt that acting wasn’t enough for her. She saw herself as a good entertainer and believed that if she could succeed as an actor, then she could also write great songs and do well as a musician.
She dabbled in music and signed a record deal with DB records, which is owned by D’banj. During her time with DB Records, Tonto Dikeh recorded many songs and released some of them.
Below is a list of some of the songs recorded, written and performed by Tonto Dikeh as a musician under the D’banj-led record label.
- Itz Ova.
- Sugar Rush Ft. D’banj.
- Crazically Ft. Terry G.
Tonto Dikeh Net Worth
Over the years, Tonto Dike has been able to achieve tremendous feats from sheer hard work, determination, and dedication. She makes money outside Nollywood and acting in general and has secured mouthwatering endorsement deals with many brands.
Today, Tonto Dikeh boast of an outstanding net worth of $2 million.
Tonto Dikeh’s Foundation
Tonto Dikeh established her very own foundation called the ‘Tonto Dikeh Foundation’ to give back to the society that made her who she is today. The Tonto Dikeh Foundation is an initiative that is committed to aiding and assisting the less privileged people, especially women and children in society.
Despite the controversies and negative rumours spoken about her that ended her marriage and almost killed her career, Tonto Dike put herself back together when she was pushed too hard against the wall.
Her foundation has touched the lives of many women and children across Nigeria. Over time, the foundation has been sheltering and providing food, clothes, and financial support to less privileged individuals in Nigeria.
Tonto Dikeh has partnered with various agencies, brands and companies as their ambassador. Tonto Dikeh has served as an ambassador to agencies and brands such as Airtel Telecommunications, Amstel Malta, Zikel Cosmetics, NUMATVILLE (a real estate company in Abuja), Pels International (a skincare company), Sapphire scents, and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP).
Tonto Dike’s Family and Controversies
Tonto Dikeh wasn’t able to enjoy a happy family because of rumours and gossip concerning her family. She was once married to Oladunni Olatunji Churchill and their union led to the birth of their son, King Andre.
Tonto Dikeh is a mother of one, a child she got as a result of her union with her ex-husband, Oladunni Churchill. There was a popular controversy at the time concerning the role she played in the movie “Dirty Secret”. During this period, the movie was deemed explicit by many and many saw it as the nearest thing to porn. In the aforementioned movie, Tonto Dike played the role of a spoilt child that gets in bed with any man that crosses her path, even her father. The movie was heavily criticized by a lot of Nigerians at the time it was released.
It was also rumoured that her relationship with Olatunji Churchill was strained and they had been at loggerheads. She was also accused of having extra-marital affairs with other actors and musicians.
Tonto Dike also received criticisms for altering certain parts of her body through plastic surgery. According to our sources, Tonto Dike admitted that she went under the needle because she hates using waist trainers, doing heavy exercises, and using other beauty techniques that would strain her body.
In 2020, Tonto Dike also became the centre of the spotlight again when she was caught on camera kissing Bobrisky, a popular crossdresser in Nigeria. She even celebrated her four years relationship anniversary with him on Instagram. It seemed like she found love again after meeting Prince Akporube Kpokpogri, but it wasn’t long before the union crashed and it ended in shame and tears.
Despite all the hardship and turmoil, Tonto Dike is currently rebuilding her home, life, career and relationship with her son.
Tonto Dikeh Houses and Cars
Like most celebrities, Tonto Dikeh is not afraid to flaunt some of her luxurious properties and cars. Tonto Dike and her ex-husband, Prince Akporube Kpokpogri own a mega-mansion in Aso Drive, Abuja and the property is believed to be worth at least ₦350 million.
She has also been spotted driving many clean vehicles including a Mercedes Benz 4Matic C300, Toyota Prado TXL, Bentley Continental GT, 2016 GMC Yukon XL, and a 2017 Lexus 570.
With a net worth of $2 million, Tonto can easily afford all these luxurious items without stress. There you have it, this is everything we know about Tonto Dike. Is there anything we left out? Do tell us in the comment section below.