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A quick look at Tonto Dikeh’s life: How she started, surgery, movies, scandals, messy divorce + money in her bank

In today’s episode of ‘A Quick Look’, we take you on a journey into the life of legendary actress and ‘scandal-full’, Tonto Dikeh. Tonto who is 33 years of age, born on the 9th June 1985, in Port-Harcourt, is one of Africa’s most prolific actress and entertainer in general. Over the years, she has climbed her way to the top and earned her laurels. She can be classified as an A-List Nollywood actress and of course, a top entertainer in Africa. With over 3 million fans on Instagram and many others across her Social Media account, she is one of the most-followed celebrity in Africa.

Tonto Dikeh’s Biography

Tonto Dikeh's biography
Tonto Dikeh’s biography

The popular actress, whose full name is Tonto Wigo Charity, was born in Port Harcourt, River State on June 9, 1985. She grew up in a polygamous family of 10, with 4 younger ones and 2 elder siblings. Tonto Charity lost her mother to the cold hands of death at a very tender age of 3; hence, she was raised by her dad and stepmother. Her pet names include Poko, King Tonto, Tontolets and so on.

This beautiful actress is a River state native of Igbo descent. Her tribe, the Ikwerre tribe, is an ethnic group under the general Igbo tribe, with similar cultural and linguistic components. As a result of this, she is widely regarded as an Igbo lady.

Tonto is a well educated lady, who has chosen a completely different line of work from what she was originally trained for in the University. She is a trained and certified Petro-Engineer. She attended her home state’s University, River State University of Science and Technology, where she obtained her degree in Petrochemical Engineering.

Despite being an Engineer by training, she auditioned for TV Reality Show; Next Movie Star. She was picked for show and she went on to win the prize for second position. Her performance during the reality show served as the Spring board of her acting career.

She opted for a career in showbiz, with debuts in acting (her core specialization), music, modelling and philanthropy. Of these, her acting career has, without doubt, stood her out to become one of the most prominent celebrity figures in Nigeria and Africa at large. She has gone on to feature in multitude of movies, over the course of her career in Nollywood.

Tonto Dikeh’s Movies

Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh

Tontolet started her acting career in the Nollywood, way back in 2006. She has been active for about 12 years. Her debut year saw her feature in two movies; Tea or Coffee and Pounds & Dollars. She has since featured in many top movies within her 12-year career.



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