By Muyiwa Olayinka
Nigeria’s film industry is one of the fastest rising film indistry in the world. It is called Nollywood, a name coined from the American Hollywood. It is rated after Bollywood, the Indian film industry.
Just like any other active film industry, Nollywood has ifs fair share of its drama, scandals and controversy. Some of the Nollywood finest have had their fair share of drama, scandals and controversy more than the others.
One of them is Tontoh Dikeh, the multi talented, light skinned, beautiful and confident diva, has been more involed in many controversies than any other actress. Tontoh Dikeh was a singer who was signed to DB records owned by D’banj one of the finest African musical talents.
She has taken many daring roles, graced several top noNollywood and has been more controversial almost as much as her acting career.
Born on June 9, 1985, Tonto Charity Dikeh-Churchil hails from Ikwere in Rivers State.
The actress has a degree in Petrochemical Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. In 2005, she kicked off her acting career after competing in the reality TV show “The Next Movie Star;” which she emerged as the first runner-up.
She came into limelight following her role in the movie “Holy Cross,” which starred her along side Nonso Diobi, Pete Edochie and Jim Iyke. Since then, she has never looked back. She lived life to the fullest. She smokes drinks and partied hard. She started smoking at the age of 14 and it was not a secret that she was a chain smoker.
She had romantic relationships with many celebrities in Nigeria.
Michael Awojala popularly known as Malivelihood. Malivelihood who is a luxury designer spoilt her silly with expensive designer gifts. Osita Promise a billionaire, she once had a public spat with Ghanian girlfriend Yvone Nelson of Inyanya, a musical talent in Nigeria.
She had a raging feud with Mercy Johnson, a talented actress over acting roles. She saw her as a rival in the film industry as at that time.
In August 2015, the actress got married to Oladunni Churchill. On February 17, 2016 the actress gave birth to a baby boy in America 2016
Tonto Dikeh and Oladunni Churchill were only married for 17 month. She said her reasons for separation was based on infidelity and domestic violence
She alleged that the major cause of the marriage crisis is an alleged affair between her husband and his hot and sexy personal assistant, Rosaline Meurer.
She’s single with her only child.
Below is the list of people she had controversy with:
Tonto vs Mercy Johnson
Tonto vs Halima Abubakar
Tonto vs Linda Ikeji
Tonto vs Chief capo( Her ex)
Tonto vs Osita promise (Another ex)
Tonto vs Rotimi Ajanaku(Her ex too)
Falsefully claimed he ran away with her money because he promised to give her some cash and he later changed his mind about it)
Tonto vs Yvonne Nelson(Over Iyanya)
Tonto vs Toyin lawani (Over her married ex)
Tonto vs Onyi Alex (Over Osita Promise
Tonto vs Malivehood (Her ex before she got married accused him of selling fake diamond)