Tonto Dikeh biography
Tonto Dikeh is a Nigerian actress, singer and humanitarian.
Full Name: Tonto Charity Dikeh
Born: 9 June 1985
Birth place: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Also known as: Poko, Tontolet, Mama King, King Tonto
Alma mater: Rivers State University of Science and Technology
Famous as: Actress Singer-song writer philanthropist
Years active: 2006-present
Notable work: Missing Rib, Games Fools Play, A Night With The King, Zara
Spouse(s): Oladunni Churchill (m. 2015; div. 2017)
Children: Andre Omodayo Churchill
Music career information
Years active: 2011–present
Labels: Poko Entertainment
Early childhood, family and education
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.
At age 3, she lost her mother and was raised by her step-mother, who has two children. Dikeh studied petrochemical engineering at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Tonto Dikeh acted and featured in many Nigeria movies and she is one of the most talented actress in the country.
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.
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
She made her music debut by releasing the singles “Hi” and “Itz Ova”, the latter of which features Snypa.
On 13 June 2014, Nigerian singer D’banj
signed her to his record label, DB Records. Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.
Family and Personal life
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. However since then the couple has gone different ways.
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.