Tonto Charity Dikeh history


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Tonto Charity Dikeh history
Posted on: July 08, 2015, 11:28:55 PM
Tonto Charity Dikeh, also known as Tonto
Dike (born 9 June 1985), is a Nigerian
actress and singer from Rivers State and is
of the Ikwerre tribe. Dikeh is from a family of
In 2005, she competed against other
contestants on a reality TV show called The
Next Movie Star; she was the first runner up.
Dikeh's appearance on the show was as a
means of getting closer to the "big time",
she says, [2] and her start in the Nigerian
movie industry came soon after. [2]
Dikeh says that after her second movie Holy
Cross, more movie directors and producers
were willing to cast her, and she has
appeared in scores of movies since. Dikeh's
role in the movie Dirty Secret has generated
controversy amongst Nigerians, because the
movie contains nude scenes. While some
criticise her role of being untraditional and
un-African, others say that Dikeh is merely
being professional. [3][4]
In January 2011, Dikeh took part in a charity
fashion show in Lagos with Banky W. ,
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and others. [5]
Tonto was known in Nollywood as a chain
smoker and had started smoking since the
age of 14 but she recently testified that she
stopped smoking after prayers with Pastor
T.B. Joshua via his Christian television
station Emmanuel TV . [6]
After enjoying acting several movies, Dikeh
decided to try her hand in music though she
had once featured in a music video owned
by Amaco investments where she and
Patience Ozokwor were called to mime the
song. [7] She made her debut by releasing
singles 'Hi' and 'Itz Ova' feat Snypa. [8]
While many lauded her effort, the songs were
trailed by controversy as critics especially
questioned her vocal ability. Doubts were
raised on whether her decision to try her
hands on music was for the best. [9][10]
Nevertheless the songs enjoyed steady
airplay and massive downloads. Dikeh
showed she was not a quitter with the
release of a new single 'Crazically fit'
featuring Terry G, who was also the
producer, then Jeje and then some more. On
13 June 2014, Pop star D'banj , unveiled
Dikeh under the artistes with his record label
DB Records' LEE family.