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Tonto Dikeh Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Tonto Dikeh|
|Real Name:||Tonto Wigo Charity Dikeh|
|Occupation:||Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||9 June 1985 (38) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria|
|Education:||Rivers State University of Science and Technology|
Tonto Dikeh Biography
Tonto Charity Dikeh, a Nigerian actress, singer, composer, and humanitarian, was born on June 9, 1985. The third of five kids, Tonto Dikeh, was born into a household of seven. Her family is of Ikwerre ancestry and is from the LGA of Obio-Akpor in Rivers State. She lost her mother when she was three years old, and her stepmother, who has two kids, raised her. Dikeh attended Rivers State University of Science and Technology to study petrochemical engineering. Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, Tonto Dikeh’s ex-fiance, filed a lawsuit against both of them in September 2021, alleging that they had threatened his fundamental human rights.
Kpokpogri claimed he parted ways with Tonto due to her heavy drinking and smoking habits. Moving away from that, Tonto Dikeh established her organization, the Tonto Dikeh Foundation, on August 27, 2000. Tonto was introduced in June 2022 as the African Democratic Congress’s deputy candidate for governor of Rivers State in the 2023 general election. When she announced her candidacy for deputy, the residents of Port Harcourt welcomed her.
Her mother’s name was Veronica Dikeh, and her father is Sunny Dikeh. Sadly, the movie star’s mother died when she was only three years old. As a result, her father remarried and gave the young Tonto a stepmother.
Her known brother is Charles Dikeh, who nothing is known about save for him being Tonto’s male sibling.
Tonto’s sister is Tatiana Dikeh, who is a chef. Though they share similarities in appearance, they don’t always see eye to eye. Tatiana is the mother of a daughter who resembles her very much, but neither her husband nor her lover has ever been mentioned. Most likely, she is a single parent.
At Lagos’ Escape Nightclub in 2014, Tonto Dikeh met Olakunle Oladunni Churchill. On that day, Churchill was honoring his brother’s birthday. Six months after the two began dating, Dikeh fell pregnant with a boy. In a traditional ceremony, Tonto wed Olakunle Churchill in 2015 at her village of Rumukani, Rumukwuta, Rivers State, Nigeria. She gave birth to her son in 2016 and was given the moniker Baby X. People initially envied the two’s marriage since it appeared to be so successful. But in July 2017, Tonto Dikeh’s spouse filed for divorce, forcing the pair to split custody of their child.
Tonto and Churchill’s marriage gave rise to a child named Andre Omodayo Churchill. Andre was born in 2016 and presently resides with his mother. Unfortunately, not much is known about the child.
The estimated net worth of Tonto Dikeh is $1.5 million. The 37-year-old star derives most of her income from acting and singing. In addition, she owns investments and enterprises that add to her rising riches. Tonto Dikeh’s net worth is also a result of the sponsorship deals she has secured due to her acclaim.
Tonto owns a 2017 Lexus LX 570, which her ex-husband reportedly bought for her when they were still together. She also holds a 2016 Toyota Prado TXL, which according to reports, was also acquired by her former husband, Churchill. She also has a 2016 GMC Yukon XL, a birthday present from Churchill to their son, Andre.
She owns a Bentley Continental GT Coupe, which she bought herself. She also owns a Mercedes Benz C300. Her friend Lisa Ogunrobo, a fashion entrepreneur and proprietor of the Pretiwomannn label, gave her the Mercedes as a gift. The final vehicle—also a birthday gift—remains unidentified. Tonto, though, can brag of six luxury vehicles.
Before celebrating her 35th birthday on June 9, 2020, Tonto Dikeh purchased a house in Abuja. According to reports, the home is situated in Abuja’s posh Aso Drive neighborhood.
Tonto Dikeh has made forays into farming, investing, and endorsement deals in addition to music and film. Dikeh took a break from the entertainment industry to enter the agricultural sector. On her 50 acres of property, she manages a variety of agricultural businesses, including a cashew nut plantation, a fish farm, a poultry farm, and a fish farm.
The actress has expressed interest in politics as well. She is the project director for the women save Nigeria initiative. In addition, she was chosen to serve as the Community of Youth Mobilization and Sanitization’s Director of Social Empowerment. Dikeh has also expressed interest in running for office in 2023.