WHO IS TONTO DIKE?
Story by Tonto Dikeh
Click for Full Image Size Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike may strike many as a magnet for controversy, but a stroll into her world reveals there’s more to her than controversies, tattoos, cigarettes, twitter fights and drama.

Here’s the Tonto Dike you do not know:

Born on June 9th, 1985, Dike is now a force to reckon with in Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry. With an increasing number of Nollywood movies to her credit, she has gradually acquired a large fan base among Nollywood movie fans, both in Africa and in other parts of the world such as the United States, where these movies are exceedingly popular. The light skinned, beautiful and talented Tonto has her determination and her God to thank for her break into the limelight.

Growing up without her mum, Tonto was confined to the parental care of her father and later on, her stepmother, in a family of nine. At a tender age, she gained admiration for notable Hollywood stars Julia Roberts and Al Pacino, and said to herself, ‘I can do this.‘

Her description of Julia Roberts: ‘Lighthearted and serious-minded, brave in the face of any movie role that comes her way…. I see a lot of Julia Roberts in myself.‘ The journey to acting had its rough patches, the most threatening being her admission into University to study engineering. She says, ‘Deep within my heart, I cried, thinking I would never achieve my dreams.‘ She had embraced the idea of the incompatibility between higher education and acting.


However, she decided to take on both activities with enough passion to keep her going till the end, a decision that worked in her favour. Tonto is a graduate of petrochemical engineering from the University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Nigeria.

Tonto’s big break came in 2006 through a Nigerian reality TV show, The Next Movie Star, where she emerged the first runner-up, exposing her to the world of Nigerian movie entertainment. Her experience, she says, was a lot of fun and very emotional, helping her learn the concepts of theater arts, including character analysis and interpretation.

At the end of the reality TV show, Tonto had become acquainted with a few people in the industry who believed in her dreams, and movie roles started coming. Since then, she has been fully involved in a series of Nigerian movies, acting alongside other prominent Nigerian actors.

She still has bigger dreams, with Hollywood and the opportunity to take classes at the New York Film Academy as her next targets. She also intends to own a standard editing studio and a petrochemicals firm in Nigeria.

Apart from starring in movies, Tonto loves dancing, reading fictional novels and her Bible. With her impressive aspirations, there’s definitely a lot more to come from Miss Tonto Dikeh.

Up close and Personal with Miss Tonto Dikeh:

WHO I AM…

I’m a very simple person by nature, I’m focused, I’m very business minded, I’m more of an indoors person (that you might be able to understand from my childhood), I’m an independent woman, I’m a good listener, I’m a very emotional person I hate to see people cry and hurt, I’m a very understanding person but I lack patience. I’m not exactly a quiet person, I love originality, I love to be myself in everything I do, I love to see people around me useful and productive. I’m a very hard working woman, a woman proud of herself but not pompous, I hate free times and holidays….Above all, I am a very good Christian…

MY FEARS…
I am a very fearless person, I love to take all the risk Life brings my way, sometimes I come out wounded but I learn from it all and it makes me a stronger person than I was…..but my greatest fear or worry is FAILURE…..I see it as a plague…

MY HAPPIEST MOMENTS…
My happiest moment is when I’m in church, where I can feel the presence of God…For me it’s a place of peace, a place I can talk to My Creator the only one who sees me for who I am, who never criticizes me, the only one who understands all things. I love my moment with God, IT REFRESHES ME AND MAKES ME HAPPY….

MY ROLE MODELS…
My Number one person I look up to after My GOD is my Papi (dad), he is an inspiration to me in so many ways, he gives me strength to go on when everything seems down…
In the Movie industry I admire AL-PACINO and JULIE ROBERTS, I think they are fantastic actors (Their ability to play different roles in different movies without a trace of characterization carry over is an amazing thing)….In Nollywood I admire the likes of RITA DOMINIC, INI EDO, RAMSEY NOAH, RICHARD MOFE-DAMIJO..

MY HOBBIES…
I love driving a lot and watching movies…

MY PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE…
1. Life is only for the living, so make good use of what’s left of your life on earth…
2. There is nothing that we go through in life that God doesn’t know we can come out of, because if you can’t, God wouldn’t let it come to you…
3. Everyone is special in their own way…
4. Nobody was born a pauper, the riches we desire is within us we only need to lok harder…
5. If you think your situation is the worst, wait till you hear what other peple are going through…
6. Envy and Bitterness is only a way of stopping your blessings..
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Mtchew!
Lalaland | 9/12/2012 1:58:00 AM
Fhucking fhuck! Seems like nfc no get juicy news today o! Mtchew!
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Nneoma | 9/12/2012 2:21:31 AM |
What is new in this write up now, ehhh? Tell me wat is new here abt Tonto. Mtchewww! I guess u ve got absolutely nothing to feed us with, mtchewww!
Tonto Dikeh
Crystal | 9/12/2012 2:59:19 AM |
nfc dis is stale, ask Tonto now nd she wont say she admires Rita Demonic whom she fought wit ova Tchidi Chikere, neither Ini(Future awards saga), anyways we're proud of our PH daughter *although it'll require a lot of her 2 try emulate Julia roberts* Tonto u hav started lying abi? d trademark of celebs coz I wonder wen ur luv 4 church started!
CRYING CRYSTAL
ANNA | 9/12/2012 3:30:40 AM |
You are an underground registered Rita Dominic hater,a bitter and a sore one.Tonto dike ADMIRED AND STILL ADMIRES RITA DOMINIC YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER.TONTO DIKE CAN LET HER EGO DOWN FOR RITA DOMINIC.RITA INSPIRED HER TO BECOMING A NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS.I cnt believe u believe d tchidi chikere crap and u call urself a jouralist hahahahaahah a whole classy RD fight? kai u re a frustrated Ape and yes tonto admires INI EDO,we all knw Tonto regrets her tweet hence d admiration for Ini edo for d fact dat Ini edo turned deaf ears sef is worth admiring.Some morons will come here nd say s**t now o see crying crystal out of all d tonto replies it's d Rita Dominic own dat pained u heheheheheheh na there u dey.
welcome home gal
lolo | 9/12/2012 3:44:33 AM |
weldone Anna for putting that trash that is always CRYING where ''IT'' belongs. by d way ''IT'' has been asking after you. welcome how is school?
One question please.....
Lalaland | 9/12/2012 3:59:59 AM |
Who still reads CRYsheit comments? I know i dont!
Anna
Lalaland | 9/12/2012 4:00:46 AM |
Yo! Yo! Yo!!! Homegal how nah? You don settle well for school as my lolo asked?
YES O LALA
ANNA | 9/12/2012 5:09:28 AM |
Ehn? u na no tell me say crysal don stale for site lol.Yes o i jave settled hehehehe.
LOLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANNA | 9/12/2012 5:08:55 AM |
KAI LOLO!!!!!!!!!!!! i missed u o kai hehehhehhheheh ha!! i dey happy here so hhahahahhahaa.School is fine o uno say we jst resumed so i had to settle down ,go for registration nd all haha unlike some cryin f00ls here.
trashy trio(lalagoat, animalistic ann, olodo ex convict
Crystal | 9/12/2012 6:55:05 AM |
u hav neva made sense, yesterday, 2day what makes u think u eva wil in ur miserable life anna? olodo ex convict, I'll reply u wen u make ur choice in d offers I gave u, as 4 lalagoat u're a burst case! I wish i had d tym 2 reply ur madness mtchewww
OH SHUT UP!!
ANNA | 9/12/2012 6:58:47 AM |
Just shat da fack up.You look pathetic nd miserable erryday,f**l.You re yet to find ur registration fee abi so ur cutting firewood in the villa till u gather money finish.When dey call u out on ur pretence u hide behin anoda thing,pathetic moron.Hating ass b!tch,rita dominic will take up ur Academic finances,datz d least she could do to ur expired life.
Cry
lolo | 9/12/2012 12:17:47 PM |
finished n buried CRY STAL
Brilliant actress
Dannywilson | 9/24/2012 3:50:34 PM |
Hi, T.D. I like watching ur movies is so romantic. U are to bashful,vocal and full of energy,that is the type of girl i like seeing around me. T.D,i like u,i will like 2 hv ur number pls. Keep it up!
dikeh
Nky | 9/12/2012 5:21:40 AM |
We knw al dis already,so is nt new to me.she claim she was born 1985 one of her facebk page whr she edit hrr birthday it was 1983 june,so al u actress we neva say ur real age wel it is normal sha!so tonto is nw a church goer dats vry nyce kp it up but hp say na true u dey talk o
make we yan better thing
zaba | 9/12/2012 4:16:49 AM |
I dey ves Sanusi way be governor for CBN want sell our naira. make all man stand the talk about the evil way wan come by coining our small money and make 5000 naira note. befor today Sanusi say cashless economy where man pikin no go de use physical money dey buy things, na only him come back the say him want print many physical money. watin dey ves me pass be say how i want dey carry many coin dey waka about, what of if the coins throu way from my pocket. ebi like say Sanusi dey confuse

wtf
cutie | 9/12/2012 2:00:22 AM
so una expect me to read this note book....hissss.....my heartbeat adamu garba how are u this morning
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Am confused!
tosin | 9/12/2012 3:01:42 AM
All d I love God she is saying don't really show to me.I don't mean she should carry it on her head but at least by their fruits u shall know them
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So close 2 God
Meric | 9/27/2012 10:11:57 PM |
Hmmmm can tonto b reli dat close to God, action speaks louder than words.
Am confused!
tosin | 9/12/2012 3:02:08 AM
All d I love God she is saying don't really show to me.I don't mean she should carry it on her head but at least by their fruits u shall know them
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Stop judging
Queenstar cul | 11/1/2012 2:57:20 PM |
You guys should not judge a book by its cover,well,as 4 me,tonto dike is a gud nd beautiful actress which i will love 2 meet someday,dis my number if u care--->08176509373
Ramsey noah
Ashralphs | 9/12/2012 4:27:54 AM
U admire R N abi? No transmit ur ill mannered xter to humble gentleman like R N, admire gentle jack
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Ramsey noah
Ashralphs | 9/12/2012 4:30:57 AM
U admire R N abi? No transmit ur ill mannered xter to humble gentleman like R N, admire gentle jack
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:38 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:41 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:43 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:49 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:50 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:33:53 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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I FEAR FEAR...
cuty | 9/12/2012 5:34:20 AM
S???????????? tonto dike has got †?? gut To????? write all this.......despite of all her evils?..i fear ??????
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IFEAR FEAR
blessing | 9/12/2012 7:03:52 AM
tonto do u smook cigarrate?
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Bone that thing
Queenstar cul | 11/1/2012 3:06:24 PM |
Whats wrong in smokin cigarette?my dear just keepon actin for it pleases me
forget that thing
wazobian guy | 9/12/2012 11:27:43 AM
forget that thing....this girl is good in what she does. Whether what she does is good or bad is another question though. But i like her all the same, despite that she dey fall hands sometimes.
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Habaduallah
Nicknely | 9/12/2012 12:31:50 PM
Was it nt dis gal dat act nude? Wondaz shall always end 2day
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Bad news!
wes oren prince | 9/12/2012 8:03:14 PM
dis b***h z bad news, hw cn u preach abt character decency wen u obviously dnt dipict it on set, she's a bad role model to her fmale fans.
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Hope it is true!
Abimbola1 | 9/13/2012 4:05:52 AM
Tonto, as much as i love ur acting, but i have my reservations. Anyway i hope all u said is the truth, especially the fact that u feel gud being in d church..... i think i like dat and wish u well in ur career.
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Tonto
Tolotolo | 9/13/2012 5:58:38 AM
Tonto,I always read your interviews and you never make mention of Charles oo!!
YOu should remember him oo,cos you used to come and meet him whilst he was in O.A.U Ile-Ife then in those days,talking about 6-7 years now oo. According to him then,una dey shoot whether na soap whether na Film. I am sure you wont forget him cos he looks every inch like Frank Artus.
Enjoy ya self!!
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tonto
abena | 9/13/2012 6:36:39 AM
mehn tonto na high time liar,if u love God make i trek go ghana,abeg ini edo no b ur mate so no admire her....
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fear fear
abena | 9/13/2012 6:42:31 AM
mehn me 2 abamafear o.tonto of al wer we knw won bomb our head,hw i wish we r al f**ls dat she cn lie 2...me fear pass u o
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fear fear
abena | 9/13/2012 6:42:42 AM
mehn me 2 abamafear o.tonto of al wer we knw won bomb our head,hw i wish we r al f**ls dat she cn lie 2...me fear pass u o
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my love tonto
dora | 9/13/2012 7:27:27 AM
tonto u hv spoken do wisely and intelligently infact am so touched i love u so much
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my love tonto
dora | 9/13/2012 7:28:25 AM
tonto u hv spoken do wisely and intelligently infact am so touched i love u so much
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Tonto changed?
Nothando | 9/13/2012 10:59:31 AM
Mmhmm church u say if its true u took the right path and glad u finally corrected your mistakes...may God keep u in track
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Tonto be careful
Lucy nickyruka | 9/13/2012 2:39:12 PM
Let it b 2rue say u love God no b if u go any oda place nw u go d talk evil abt God all dsame sha i love u n d way u act movie bt sumtimes u d fall my hand n pls try n stop drinking is very bad bcuz of ur health
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Crystal ndo (sorry)
Lucy nickyruka | 9/13/2012 2:54:08 PM
Crystal wetin ann do u ann abeg help me finish him
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Very poor!
Johne | 9/13/2012 5:08:06 PM
You have a bad way of describing yourself.its so obviously fake.if not 4 ur hot laps i wouldn't even give a damn about u.i still love and cherish my RITA DOMINIC.hahahahaha
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Poko baby
Paragon | 9/14/2012 1:41:03 AM
Totolet girl luv ya,more successful year ahead poko!!!
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i luv her
Bliz | 9/14/2012 2:16:00 AM
Tonto u r 2 much. Do wht u lyk is ur lyf. No body kn u ly d way u kn urslf. May d lord God continue 2 bless u. U r 1 of my best actress.
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Totolet
Oasis | 9/14/2012 10:41:58 AM
Dis gurl is jx a shame! Jx hate evrytin abt u. U Cant compare urself to genny nnaji. After yabbing her n rita dominic, u stil say u dy admire her. Wel, i no blame u. Ikwerre people always produce f**klicans and una gurls too like fhuck evn to d xtent of fhucking father and mother. Certified i***t! I wish i be producer, i 4 dy select d kind of tinz wey dey enter nollywood
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Toto
First Lady | 9/16/2012 2:58:53 AM
U dey mention God despite ya wayward n reckless life u dis tonto u berra no let God fire dat ya mouth wf thunder.r****sh.
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Tonto nawa u oooB-)
Irene | 9/16/2012 3:14:07 AM
I had u have scrit weding wit micel obi, Na 2ru?
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Tonto nawa u oooB-)
Irene | 9/16/2012 3:14:41 AM
I had u have scrit weding wit micel obi, Na 2ru?
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TATOOS
ABIBO | 9/18/2012 1:55:47 AM
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF CLOSING YOUR EYE THIS DAYS?. PROBABLY THERE IS MORE TO THAT. WE WILL LIKE TO KNOW.
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tonto
peace | 9/19/2012 5:13:04 AM
i heard u dy date wisykid na tru?
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Love
Love | 9/20/2012 3:12:19 AM
Na soooo
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zpLkcTJTCVX
Jacklyn | 9/25/2012 4:41:45 AM
Why do I bother calling up ppeole when I can just read this!
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Judge no one
Divine | 9/25/2012 1:38:10 PM
U guyz r jst jealous.remove d stick in ur eye b4 removin d sand in anoda's eye.Na busy body dey wori some pple
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Tonto pls ilike u send ur numb
Precious | 10/4/2012 3:36:16 PM
Pls i want to be ur friend .just send me ur phone number tank u
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love
omonigho johnson | 10/23/2012 7:15:03 AM
pls i need ur number , so i can cal u pls lovely
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Hi
Yaabo | 5/6/2013 5:28:56 AM
I wanna be a friend n my number 0244179489
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tonto God bless
abbieber | 9/20/2013 11:31:33 AM
i love everythng abt yu tonto ,yu r a real beliver ,yu always have faith in God ,and i like to be yur frend,am from Sierra Leone West Cost of Africa my num is +23278706200 . I love every one that likes tonto ,i dislike those that hate herrrr,stay blessssss
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tonto dike
nwachief | 2/9/2014 12:07:50 AM
tonto i love u so much i ask u will u marry me?
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