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. She hails from Ikwerre descent in Obio akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Tonto lost her mum when she was 3years old, so her stepmother raised her and her siblings.
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.
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.
Tonto Dikeh’s Music Singles
Hi – 2012
Itz Ova – 2012
Crazically Fit (featuring Terry G) – 2012
Jeje – 2013
Sheba (featuring Solid Star) – 2013
Ekebe – 2014
Sugar Rush (featuring D’banj) – 2015
Tonto Dikeh’s Movies
Tea or Coffee
Pounds and Dollars
Crisis in Paradise
Games Fools Play
And many more..
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.
Tonto Dikeh established the NGO – Tonto Dikeh Foundation in the year 2000. She started the foundation because she has a passion to enhance the standard of living of underprivileged and displaced women, girls, youths, and children in Africa, regardless of their political, religious and cultural differences.
The foundation also intends to constantly organize sensitization programs and symposium discussions on issues concerning women, rape, empowerment, climate change and child right. Thus far, t _he foundation has assisted 6983 people with scholarships and healthcare provision. The foundation is also involved with gender advocacy.
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
Net Worth Of Tonto Dikeh:
Tonto Dikeh is worth $3million.
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