Actress-turned-politician, Tonto Dikeh has lamented losing over 800 of her poultry chicks to flood.
The running mate for Tonye Ibraye, African Democratic Congress (ADC) via an Instagram post, said she only just came to the realisation of the huge loss that had befallen her poultry on Friday morning as a result of the flooding.
Lamenting her loss, Tontolet declared her identity as a “chosen” but wondered what the flood’s was.
She wrote: “Woke up to the sad reality of this raining season #Flood. Lost over 800 of my #Poultry babies.. All I can say is I AM A CHOSEN. I AM A CHOSEN. FLOOD WHO ARE YOU?”
Tonto Charity Dikeh (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter ,and humanitarian. On 27 August 2000, Tonto Dikeh set up her foundation, the Tonto Dikeh Foundation.
In June 2022, Tonto was announced as the deputy governorship candidate under the African Democratic Congress in the 2023 Rivers State gubernatorial election. She was welcome by port Harcourt people after her declaration as deputy.
Tonto Dikeh was featured in a movie titled Dirty Secret, which generated controversy among Nigerians due to its inclusion of adult scenes. While some people criticized her role for being nontraditional and un-African, others stated that Dikeh was merely being professional.
Following a successful acting career, Tonto Dikeh decided to pursue a music career. Before that, she was featured in a music video for Amaco Investments, alongside Patience Ozokwor. 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. Tonto Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015.
Tonto Dikeh was born into a family of seven and is the third of five children. Her family is from Obio-Akpor, a LGA in Rivers State, 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 Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
In September 2021, Tonto Dikeh’s ex-fiancé, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, sued her and the Department of State Security (DSS) to court for allegedly threatening his fundamental human rights. Kpokpogri said he left Tonto because of her hard smoking and bad drinking habit.
Her traditional marriage to Olakunle Churchill was held in August 2015. In 2014, she was rumored to have been in a sexual relationship with Rukky Sanda. However, during an interview with Rukky Sanda the rumour was debunked. In February 2016, Dikeh gave birth to her son, whom she nicknamed Baby X. However, since then, the couple has gone and moved different ways.
Dikeh had in early October 2021 entangled herself in a web of controversy after publishing in her social media handles, purported voice notes suggesting that her ex-lover, JOSEPH EGBRI (popularly known as Prince Kpokpogri) had sex tapes and nude photos on his smartphone of Usiwo Orezimena Jane, a Nigerian dancer, popularly known as JANEMENA. Dikeh was reported to have made the allegations in the wake of her messy breakup with her ex-lover, Kpokpogri, in September.