Biography of Tonto Dikeh, Age and Net Worth
Tonto Charity Dikeh
Age/Date of Birth
34 years (2020); 9 June, 1985
Actress, Producer, Musician
State of Origin
Tonto Charity Dikeh aka King Tonto or Tontolet is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and philanthropist. She was born on 9th of June, 1985. She is the third child out of five children. She hails from Obio-Akpor Local Government Area in Rivers State and is of Ikwerre descent. Here, you’ll find out what you need to know about this talented beautiful popular Nigerian actress.
For her secondary education, she attended Government Girls’ Secondary School, Rumuokwuta. She went on to study and got a bachelor’s degree in Petrochemical Engineering at Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Tonto Dikeh Career and Movies
Before joining the entertainment industry, she used to be a car dealer in Port Harcourt. She started her acting career in 2006 after she took part in a reality TV show: The Next Movie Star in 2005. Since then, she has starred in over 100 Hollywood movies, some of which include: Tea or Coffee, Pounds and Dollars, Missing Rib, Final Hour, Divine Grace, 7 Graves, Crisis in Paradise, Insecurity, Away Match, Games Fools Play, The Plain Truth, Love my Way, Before the Fall, Total Love, Strength to Strength, Missing Child, Native Son, Dangerous Beauty, My Fantasy, Zara, Dirty Secret, Last Mission, Blackberry Babes Re-loaded, Secret Mission, Rush Hour, Fatal Mistake, Family Disgrace, Miss Maradonna, Mortal Desire, Battle of the Queens, Throne of War, etc.
Before releasing a song, she was featured in a music video for Amaco Investment with Patience Ozokwor. She made her music debut by releasing the singles, “Hi” and “Itz Ova”. On June 13, 2014, D’banj signed her to his record label, DB Records. However, on March 2015, she announced her departure from DB Records. Her other singles include: Crazically Fit feat. Terry G, Jeje, Sheba feat. Solid Star, Ekebe, Sugar Rush feat. D’banj
Over the years, King Tonto has been nominated and has won several awards which include:
- -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 honour 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
Tonto Dikeh Endorsement
She has also signed several endorsement deals among which include:
- NUMATVILLE, a property firm in Abuja on 5th February, 2016
- Pels International, a beauty and skincare brand on 9th January 2018
- Sapphire scent, a perfume line on 8th March 2018
- National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on 27th April 2018
- Amstel Malta, March 24th 2019
- Zikel Cosmetics, May 23rd 2019
She founded the Tonto Dikeh Foundation with the aim of making life better for all displaced and under privilege women, girls, youth and children in Africa. It aso aim at organizing regular sensitization programs on issues such as rape, empowerment, climate change, gender issues and child right.
Tonto Dikeh got married to her husband Oladunni Churchill in August 2015. They had a son in February 2016. However, they got separated and moved different ways in 2017.
Relationship with Bob Risky
The relationship between popular Nigeria cross dresser Bob Risky and Tonto Dikeh have been a center of attraction. There have been rumours that Tonto Dikeh and Bob Riaky are romantically involved with each other following their closeness to each other.
The duo have been spotted in several occasion together. However, no one actually knows the nature of the relationship between Bob Risky and Tonto Dikeh.
Tonto Dikeh Net Worth
Tonto Dike is said to be estimated over $1 million.