Nollywood industry has graced our screen with great movies featuring celebrities of top-notch acting skills. One of such celebrities that we can't help but mention is Tonto Dikeh, Nigeria's finest actress who also has several controversies trailing her career and life.
No doubt her fans are itching to know all about her. If you are one of them, Naijauto will be craving your indulgence on this post as we outline Tonto Dikeh's biography, net worth, cars, and houses, including the latest stories about her.
1.Tonto Dikeh's biography
Tonto Dikeh, whose full name is Tonto Wigo Charity Dikeh, is a Nigerian actress, songwriter, singer, and humanitarian. She had her primary and secondary education in River State and attended her tertiary institution at Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where she studied petrochemical engineering.
The screen diva didn't follow the science path but went after her passion and talent for acting. Tonto Dikeh's journey into the entertainment industry began in 2005 after becoming the first runner up in a reality show dubbed ''The Next Movie Star’ ‘There, she went ahead to feature in a movie titled ''Holy Cross’ ‘This movie was said to have opened the doors for more movie casts.
After acting in several movies, the beautiful actress delved into music. Prior to this, she featured alongside Patience Ozokwor in a music video owned by Amaco Investment.
Tonto is one of the controversial actresses in Nollywood!
Tonto Dikeh made her music debut with two singles titled ''Hi'' and ''Itz Ova'', where she featured Snypa. Her efforts were lauded by her fans but it wasn't well-received by music critics, as they questioned her ability to make good music. The doubts didn't deter Tonto because she went ahead to release another single titled ''Crazically fit'' featuring Terry G.
On 13 June 2014, Tonto Dikeh signed up her music career under D'banj's record label, DB Records (LEE family). However, her stay there was short-lived and she left the record label in March 2015.
As Tonto's career and life kept evolving, she took up several nicknames. She’s called Poko, Tontolet, Mama King, and King Tonto.
The screen diva also delved into music but it was short-lived!
1.1.Tonto Dikeh's movies
Tontolet's acting career has seen her being featured in many movies.
One of her works that generated controversy was a movie titled "Dirty Secret”. She acted explicit adult scenes together with late actor Muna Obiekwe. Some criticized her for the role she played stating it as being unAfrican, while others appreciated her for being professional.
Tonto, who wasn't perturbed by the backlash from the society, has featured in more notable movies.
See the list of Tonto Dikeh movies she has acted in.
- Pounds and Dollars - 2006
- Tea or Coffee - 2006
- Missing Rib - 2007
- Divine Grace - 2007
- A night with the King
- Games fools play - 2007
- 7 Graves - 2007
- Away Match - 2007
- Crisis in Paradise - 2007
- Insecurity - 2007
- Final Hour - 2007
- Love my Way - 2008
- The Plain Truth - 2008
- Strength to Strength - 2008
- Before the Fall - 2008
- Total Love - 2008
- Missing Child - 2009
- Dangerous Beauty - 2009
- Native Son - 2009
- My Fantasy - 2010
- Last Mission
- Blackberry Babes Re-loaded - 2012
- Fatal Mistake
- Rush Hour
- Secret Mission
- Mortal Desire
- Family Disgrace
- Miss Maradonna
- Criminal Widow 1
- Criminal Widow 2 - 2013
- The Terror of a Widow 1 - 2013
- The Terror of a Widow 2 - 2013
- Battle of the Queen's - 2014
- Throne of War - 2014
Tontolet has featured in several movies to date!
1.2. Tonto Dikeh's foundation
Mama King took a bold step towards humanity by establishing her foundation; the Tonto Dikeh Foundation. It was aimed at providing a better life for underprivileged and displaced girls, women, youth, and children regardless of their religion, political and cultural diversity.
1.3. Tonto Dikeh's age
Controversial actress, Tontolet is from the Ikwerre tribe, in Obio-Akpor LGA River State. It also happens to be her place of birth. She was born into the family of Mr. Sunny Dikeh and Mrs. Veronica Dikeh, on 9th June 1985. Tonto Dikeh age in 2020 is 35 years.
Tonto was raised together with six of her siblings. Five siblings from her late mother and two from her step-mother. The actress lost her mother when she was three years old. She’s the third child in the family. As much as we would like to know her siblings, Tonto Dikeh sister, Tatiana Dikeh, was the one that has only made the headlines in the past.
Tonto Dikeh foundation distributing palliatives to less-privileged women during the pandemic!
1.4. Tonto Dikeh's family
Tonto Dikeh married her spouse Oladunni Churchill at a traditional wedding in August 2015. Their union produced a son named Andre Omodayo Churchill. Tonto Dikeh child was born in February 2016.
The actress' marriage didn't last long as she divorced her husband in 2017. She told her fans that her marriage to Churchill was a sham. To that end, she changed her son's surname from Andre Churchill to Andre Dikeh.
Tonto Dikeh and her ex-husband-Churchill Oladunni, before their marriage, hit the rocks!
King Tonto and her son, Andre striking a pose!
1.5. Tonto Dikeh's relationships
- Relationship with Wizkid
Coming to relationships, the screen diva has had several flings with other celebrities. Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid were romantically linked in 2011, though there was no tweet or public appearance to confirm it.
She dated the star boy and admitted that she still has a soft spot for him. Rumor had it that Tontolet bought a car for Wizkid which he lost to armed robbers.
- Relationship with Bobrisky
Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky are best friends whose relationship has come a long way. Both have shown loyalty to their friendship. On May 9, 2020, The duo celebrated their 5 years of friendship and Bobrisky took to his Instagram page to eulogize their relationship.
Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh celebrated 5 years of friendship in 2020!
1.6. Tonto Dikeh tattoos
Being a lover of body art, Tontolet has on a number of occasions, showed off her tattoos. She has a large detailed and colorful tattoo drawn on her back. The tattoo sparked off a rumor connecting Tonto to the Illuminati group.
Tonto Dikeh tattooed 57 stars and 57 letters on her body
Tontolet shows off the large tattoo drawn on her back!
2.Tonto Dikeh's net worth
Tonto is a talented actress and happens to be one of the highest-paid in the movie industry. Tonto Dikeh net worth in 2020 is estimated to be $1.5m
Aside from her successful acting career, King Tonto has several endorsement deals and businesses to her name which we know are a boost to her income.
In August 2016, she was the brand ambassador for a skincare product in the United States, Naturessence. Tonto was made the brand ambassador for another beauty and skincare brand named Pels International, in January 2018.
Her current endorsement was in May 2019. It was a ₦100 million deal for Zikel Cosmetics, a makeup brand.
Tonto also has two official appointments under the presidency as revealed by her on her Instagram page. She’s the Director of Women Save Nigerian project and partners with the Community of Youth Mobilization and Sanitization (CYMS)
3.Tonto Dikeh's cars, private jet, and houses
Social media are brimming with Tonto Dikeh pictures as it's the channel for flaunting her exotic cars, designer clothes, and foreign trips. And talking about foreign trips, her Dubai trip comes to mind.
All Tonto Dikeh's car collection is of the most rugged and high-end vehicles you can find in Nigeria
She was reported to have gotten involved in an altercation with Dubai security operatives which led to her arrest last November. While everyone who attended the One Africa Music Fest held in Dubai returned home, Tonto was held back in the Arabian city.
3.1. Tonto Dikeh cars
Tontolet is one of the Nollywood actresses who live a flamboyant lifestyle but is it enough to earn her a spot on the top ten richest actresses in Nigeria? Her car garage boasts of six cars. You can say she has started building a luxury car collection.
See the cars that made it to her garage:
- 2017 Lexus LX 570
This car was reportedly bought for her by her ex-husband when they were still together. While showing off the ride on a social platform then, she had gushed over her husband's love for her.
The Lexus car is the luxury brand version of Toyota!
- 2016 Toyota Prado TXL
The exotic SUV, according to reports, was also acquired by her former husband, Churchill. However, when their marriage hit the rock, Tontolet came out to debunk the car acquisition.
The 2016 Toyota Prado TXL was reportedly gifted to her by her ex-husband!
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- 2016 GMC Yukon XL
The Yukon XL reportedly worth ₦35m was a birthday gift from Churchill to their son, Andre.
Tonto's son, Andre was gifted this car by the father, Churchill Oladunni!
- Bentley Continental GT Coupe
In December 2019, the controversial actress posted a video of the Bentley on social media with the caption, “from me to me with love."
Tontolet acquired her Bentley Continental GT Coupe in December 2019!
- Mercedes Benz C300
Tonto celebrated her 35th birthday on June 9, 2020. She was presented with the Mercedes-Benz C300 as a gift by her friend Lisa Ogunrobo, a fashion entrepreneur and owner of the Pretiwomannn brand. While appreciating the car gift, Tonto stated that it's the second car she's receiving from Lisa.
Tonto was gifted the Mercedes Benz C300 by her friend Lisa Ogunrobo on her 35th birthday in June!
|1||2017 Lexus LX 570|
|2||2016 Toyota Prado TXL|
|3||2016 GMC Yukon XL|
|4||Bentley Continental GT Coupe|
|6||Other unannounced cars|
3.2. Tonto Dikeh's house
Tonto Dikeh's recently acquired a mansion in Abuja ahead of her 35th birthday which she celebrated on June 9, 2020. The house is reportedly located at Aso Drive, an expensive neighborhood in Abuja.
The mansion was said to be located in Abuja!
4.Tonto Dikeh's latest news
Tonto Dikeh news keeps making the headlines due to the controversies hounding her life.
In February 2020, the screen diva's ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill slammed a 500m lawsuit on her over an infamous interview she did in May 2019. In the YouTube series titled 'The Evidence’, Tonto made some indicting and provocative claims against her husband calling him a Yahoo boy.
Going forward, King Tonto celebrated her 35th birthday on June 9, 2020, where she listed out her achievements.
She said she's now a proud owner of a home in an expensive neighborhood in Abuja. She stated she has four brand new cars aside from her Bentley, two official appointments under the presidency, and three businesses.
A month after her birthday, she came out to state that she has finally forgiven her estranged husband because of her son and wishes him the best henceforth. It was during an Instagram session with Dele Momodu.
Tontolet is grateful to God for all her achievements at 35!
4.1. Tonto Dikeh Instagram
Catch up on Tonto Dikeh's latest project on her Instagram with this link: https://instagram.com/tontolet?igshid=vccth75pkrsy
Being a controversial actress with fame and popularity, Tonto Dikeh will continue to give us something to share with her fans. We believe Tonto Dikeh's biography, net worth, cars, and houses have captured everything there is to know about her career and life. Stay tuned with us for more celebrity news on Naijauto.com!
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