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Tonto Dikeh: Biography, Net Worth And Philanthropy Of A Talented Actress

Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh is a multi-award-winning Nollywood actress, serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker, singer, and philanthropist. She is the CEO/Founder of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation.

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Tonto Dikeh Background

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Tonto Charity Dikeh was born on the 9th of June 1985, to Mr. Sunny Dikeh and Mrs. Veronica Dikeh as the third of five children. She hails from Ikwerre descent in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Tonto lost her mum when she was 3years old, so her stepmother raised her and her siblings.

She grew up in Port Harcourt and obtained a BSc in petrochemical engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She got married to Oladunni Churchill in August 2015. The marriage produced a son; Andre Omodayo Churchill but the couple divorced in 2017.

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Tonto Dikeh Career

Tonto Charity Dikeh’s journey in the Nigerian entertainment industry started in 2006 after she took part in a reality Tv show – The Next Movie Star in 2005. Before then, she used to be a car dealer in Port Harcourt.

At some point in her acting career, Amaco Investments featured her with Patience Ozokwor in a music video. It was after the video that she released her music debut with two singles Hi and Itz Ova. After that, a popular Nigerian singer – D’Banj signed her to his record label – DB Records, on the 13th of June 2014. She left DB records in March 2015, because she decided to explore other business ventures.

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Tonto Dikeh’s Music Singles

  • Hi – 2012              
  • Itz Ova – 2012
  • Crazically Fit (featuring Terry G) – 2012
  • Jeje – 2013          
  • Sheba (featuring Solid Star) – 2013            
  • Ekebe – 2014      
  • Sugar Rush (featuring D’banj) – 2015

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Tonto Dikeh’s Movies

  • Last Mission
  • Zara
  • Secret Mission
  • Rush Hour
  • Fatal Mistake
  • Family Disgrace
  • Miss Maradonna
  • Mortal Desire

2006 – 2008

  • 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

2009 – 2014

  • Missing Child – 2009
  • Native Son – 2009
  • Dangerous Beauty – 2009
  • My Fantasy – 2010
  • Pleasure and Crime – 2010
  • Ropes of Faith – 2010
  • Dirty Secret – 2010
  • Ropes of Faith – 2010
  • Blackberry Babes Re-loaded – 2012
  • Criminal Widow 1 – 2013
  • The Criminal Widow 2 – 2013
  • Terror of a Widow 1 – 2013
  • The Terror of a Widow 2 – 2013
  • Battle of the Queens – 2014
  • Throne of War – 2014

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Endorsements Of Tonto Dikeh

  • Zikel Cosmetics signed a N100 million deal with Tonto Dikeh as an ambassador of their makeup brand in Africa on the 23rd of May 2019.
  • She is an ambassador of Amstel Malt.
  • Tonto is an ambassador of Sapphire Scents.
  • She is an ambassador for the largest Chinese Restaurant in Sub Sahara Africa – Silk Road Restaurant.

Tonto Dikeh Foundation

Tonto Dikeh established the NGO – Tonto Dikeh Foundation in the year 2000. She started the foundation because she has a passion to enhance the standard of living of underprivileged and displaced women, girls, youths, and children in Africa, regardless of their political, religious and cultural differences.

The foundation also intends to constantly organize sensitization programs and symposium discussions on issues concerning women, rape, empowerment, climate change and child right. Thus far, the foundation has assisted 6983 people with scholarships and healthcare provision. The foundation is also involved with gender advocacy.

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Tonto Dikeh’s Quotes

“Being happy never goes out of style.”

“Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change.”

“Feed the body that works the money…”

“Happiness isn’t a state of the mind. It’s the mind!!!”

“Nobody watches you harder than the one who can’t stand to see you succeed.”

“Life has taught me that happiness is free.”

“Let nothing hold you back from creating the life you’ve always wanted.”

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Awards And Recognitions Of Tonto Dikeh

  • Nominated for BON Awards – 2012
  • Afro Hollywood Awards nominated her for Best Actress (English language film) category – 2012
  • Future Awards Nominee for Actor of the year – 2012
  • Best Actress of the Year at ELOY Awards – 2013
  • Nominee at the City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) – 2014
  • Best Actress Award by Peace Ambassador Awards – 2016
  • Nominee for the South-South Progressive awards – 2016
  • Nominated for the GAB Special Recognition Awards in The Arts category – 2016
  • Humanitarian ambassador of the year nominee at the Starrz Awards – 2017
  • Nominated for Her Network Woman of the Year (HNWOTY) Awards – 2018
  • Social Media honours the Tonto Dike Foundation with the Social Good Awards – 2019
  • J-KRUE Awards nominated Tonto Dikeh Foundation for the Humanitarian Foundation of the Year – 2019
  • Award of Excellence for Female Activist of the Year by QOEN – 2019

Net Worth Of Tonto Dikeh

According to austinmedia.com, Tonto Dikeh is worth $1million.

Life Lesson From Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh is one of the actress who has developed a thick skin in the industry. She does not let critics stop her from shining and living her dreams.

As an entrepreneur, you need to be strong. Don’t let anyone’s opinion disrupt your success. Learn to live above people’s opinion, learn to focus on your goal, and build your empire.

Despite all the challenges Tonto Dikeh has faced and keeps facing, she has never allowed it to stop her from succeeding. Today, she is a giant in the Nollywood industry and has made millions of dollars from brand endorsement deals. Meanwhile, her NGO – Tonto Dikeh Foundation is doing admirably well.

The result for hard work and focusing on your hustle is always success. So keep pushing!

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6 thoughts on “Tonto Dikeh: Biography, Net Worth And Philanthropy Of A Talented Actress”

  1. 0nyeka Perfectgift

    Indeed TONTO CHARITY DIKEH is a woman of motivation her quotes have made me strong in times of hustling time, when I remember her quotes motivation takes place immediately, I pray that let me meet this legendary queen mother, she is a motivational speaker and at the same time nice quoter. I love her.

    I Am Perfectgift from Rivers State of Nig.
    Thanks and God bless.

  2. chidiebere owa

    Tonto Dikeh is the kind of woman need everywhere around the world, she is really an inspiring person, I just love her way of life. She’s great, she made me know I have nothing to stop me from achieving what I want in life, not even my background. She is really a great human from Africa. I am Chidiebere Owa. Thanks, Tonto Dikeh you really participated a lot in my life.
    love you

    1. Hello Chidiebere,

      Thank you for reading. We are glad that she inspires you. Yes, there’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work hard.

  3. Alhaji Conteh

    I am a big fan of Tonto Charity Dikeh, l have been following all her programmes, TV shows, Movie shows. Infact she is the reason l join social media like Instagram, Twitter just to follow her. Most importantly l most confess to the world that l do love TONTO DIKEH with all my heart, every night and then l am praying so hard that God will give me the opportunity to meet this unique and lovely woman TONTO DIKEH. Words are not enough to discribed how much Tonto Dikeh means to me, l remember their is a time when l commented on her instagram post she like my comment wow!! l feel so happy for the rest of that day. God please before l died grant me the opportunity to meet the dream of my life KING TONTOLET

    1. Wow! We are glad that Tonto inspires you. Wishes do come to pass you know, you may get to meet her. Well done and stay winning.

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