Tonto Charity Dikeh (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian.
She 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 non traditional and un-African, others stated that Dikeh was merely being professional.
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 the Rivers State University of Science and Technology .
Her traditional marriage to Oladunni Churchill was held in August 2015.
In February 2016, Dikeh gave birth to her son Andre Omodayo Churchill, whom she nicknamed Baby X.
However since then the couple has gone different ways.
On 23 May 2019, Tonto Dikeh signed a USD $5000 deal with Zikel Cosmetics setting on the map for being the first Nigerian celebrity to be paid such amount for being an ambassador of a makeup brand in Africa.
Tonto Dikeh is a blessing to humanity,see pictures of foods she gave to children in the IDP camp during this epidemic:
She uploaded the photos on her IG and said;
It was strictly for the kids but the head teachers and few other teachers and parents who helped us organize the Lovely kids had something to smile home with too...
The Kids Advocacy And Development Foundation( KAD,King Andre Dikeh Foundation) Came through with its own noble bit to help 2,000 thousand Nigerian Kids in the face of this menace of the Covid-19 pandemic. •
More than just this, we are also sending hearty encouragement to every child in these times. Things will get back to normal; you’ll go back to school. For those whose parents are infected with the virus, they’ll recover. Our prayers and love are with you.
Be strong, and know that just because you’re a child doesn’t make you any less. You matter to us! You matter to the world! Your dreams are still valid!
King Andre Dikeh.
New Kuchingoro IDP camp
Photo credit: Instagram
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