Tonto Dikeh Wigo Charity, popularly known as Tonto Dikeh and self-styled as King Tonto, is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, musician and songwriter.
She is also the founder of the Tonto Dikeh foundation established on August 27th, 2000 and the primary goal of the foundation is to be a helping hand to the less privileged.
Tonto Charity Dikeh was born on the 9th of June 1985 in Ikwerre, Rivers, Nigeria. She was born to parents Mr Sunny Dikeh who is her father and mother, Mrs Veronica Dikeh as the third of five children.
She hails from Ikwerre descent in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
She is from a polygamous family and the third child among the 8 children – 5 children from her own mother and 2 children from her stepmother. At the age of 3, she lost her mother and her step-mother trained her.
She lost her mother when she was just three, and she was left to her father’s care. After having her primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt, she proceeded to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, where bagged a degree in Petrochemical Engineering. We were unable to ascertain the year of her graduation.
Her rise to stardom
Tonto Dike was one of the contestants during for the reality TV show, The next movie star, aimed at discovering prospects for the movie industry. She ended as the first runner up, and from there, she never looked back. She then started hunting for contacts in the movie industry. She got what she wanted.
Among the earliest Tonto Dike movies, the movie that propelled Tonto Dike into stardom was Holy Cross, in which she featured alongside Jim Iyke, Pete Edochie, and Nonso Diobi.
Tonto Dikeh Music Career
The controversy over her movie titled “Dirty Secret” made her try music. Terry G signed her to his record label, and then she released her first single, but people criticised her performance.
After the criticism, she joined the DB record label on June 13th 2014. For some unknown reason, she left the Record label in March 2015.
Tonto Dike Movies
Due to her exemplary performance in the film, she received many subsequent proposals to feature in more movies. This marked the beginning of her success story. Other movies in which the star actress has since featured to date include:
- Tea or coffee (2006)
- Pounds and dollars (2006)
- Missing rib (2007)
- Final hour (2007)
- Divine grace (2007)
- 7 graves (2007)
- Crisis in paradise (2007)
- Insecurity (2007)
- Away match (2007)
- Games fools play (2007)
- The plain truth (2008)
- Love my way (2008)
- Before the fall (2008)
- Total love (2008)
- Strength to strength (2008)
- Missing child (2009)
- Native son (2009)
- Dangerous beauty (2009)
- My fantasy (2010)
- Dirty secret (2010)
- Last mission
- Rush hour
- Fatal mistake
- Family disgrace
- Miss Maradona
- Mortal desire
Who is Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Husband?
Oladunni Churchill is Tonto Dikeh’s husband. They got married in August 2015 and gave birth to Andre Churchill in February 2016. Due to a series of fights and unforgiveness, they divorced in July 2017.
Oladunni Churchill later remarried to an actress named Roseline Meurer in 2021 and they gave birth to King Churchill Junior in 2021.
The controversy between Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky’s Relationship
Idris Okunleye, popularly known as Bobrisky, is a Nigerian crossdresser and Tonto Dikeh’s best friend.
We can term the controversy over them getting married as a cruise because the marriage didn’t hold.
In the year 2021, they had a misunderstanding because of a post made by Tonto. This misunderstanding led to a fight which stops the friendship.
What is Tonto Dikeh Net Worth?
As of 2021, Tonto Dikeh’s net worth is reported to be $1.5 million dollars; but this cannot be verified by any reliable wealth estimator platform.
On 5 February 2016, Tonto Dikeh was named an Ambassador to a property firm in Abuja (NUMATVILLE) worth millions of Naira.
On 9 January 2018, Tonto Dikeh gets an endorsement as a brand ambassador for a beauty and skincare brand (Pels International). The beauty brand is popularly known for making skin brightening beauty products
On 8 March 2018, Dikeh became an ambassador for Sapphire Scents, a new perfume line offering distributorship business opportunities to Nigerians.
On 27 April 2018, Tonto Dikeh bagged an endorsement deal with the National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) on human trafficking.
On 24 March 2019, Tonto Dikeh was revealed as the brand ambassador for Amstel Malta. This had happened when Tonto Dikeh stepped out in style for a dinner party organized by Amstel Malta. The dinner, organized specifically for brand influencers, saw Dikeh announced as one of its ambassadors.
On 23 May 2019, Tonto Dikeh signed a 100million Naira endorsement deal with Zikel Cosmetics.