Nollywood actress and Nigeria’s ‘King’ among women, Tonto Dikeh does know how to garner attention, whether for the wrong reasons or the right ones.
Speaking at a TEDx event at Ikenegbu, Owerri, the capital of Imo state, the 36-year-old single mother unsurprisingly described herself as “probably the most controversial person on earth”.
Since splitting from ex-husband Churchill Olakunle in 2017, Tonto has frequently had a piece of her life making headlines on social media and blogs.
Even as we write this, she’s in a clutter resulting from a breakup with businessman Prince Kpokpogiri, with both adults turning the situation into a saga, and trust Nigerians to stay tuned in.
However, it still won’t be the last time Tonto would be washing her linens outside, no matter how dirty they may be. And having thrived off similar experiences in the past, no one is better placed to know how to wield the power of controversy or how to harness the clout that comes from being publicised online.
“Thank you very much for having me, everybody. My name is King Tonto and I’m probably one of the most controversial people on earth….proudly! And the only reason why I can be proud of it is because, I’m not fighting it. I’m using it for my advantage. I’m using it for my growth. I’m using it for my satisfaction,” said Tonto.
Whether you like it or not, the king does know how to bounce back stronger, despite all the challenges, and you’ve got to admire her for that.
Check out Tonto’s TEDx video below: