Tonto Dikeh’s Biography: Her Musical Career, Scandals And Marriage Unveiled

Tonto Dikeh is one controversial actress in the Nollywood scene. From being involved in sagas with various artiste, the savvy actress never fails to deliver in any movie as she brings her drama and action into any role she portrays.

Early Life

Tonto Dikeh-Churchil was born on the 9th of June 1985. She comes from Rivers State (the Ikwerre tribe). Tonto Dikeh is from a family of seven.
After her primary and secondary school education, Tonto studied Petro-Chemical Engineering at the  Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
Acting Career

In 2005, she competed against other contestants on a reality TV show called The Next Movie Star; were she emerged as the first runner up. Dikeh’s appearance on the show shot her into limelight and her start in the Nigerian movie industry came soon after.

Tonto had a huge boom in her career after her second movie Holy Cross as more movie directors and producers were willing to cast her, and she has appeared in scores of movies since.

Her role in the movie Dirty Secret however generated controversy amongst Nigerians, because of the nude scenes it contains. And while some criticize her role of being uncultured and un-African, others say that she was merely being professional.
Musical Career

Tonto Churchill has tried her hands at music after  she had once featured in a music video owned by Amaco investments where she and Patience Ozokwor were called to mime the song. She made her debut by releasing singles ‘Hi’ and ‘Itz Ova’ feat Snypa. While many lauded her effort, the songs were trailed by controversy as critics especially questioned her vocal ability.