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Actress Tonto Dikeh Quits Nollywood

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ACTRESS Tonto Dikeh has disclosed that she would not be returning to Nollywood after the governorship election in Rivers State.

Recall that the actress was announced as the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State.

Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, Tonto said she will not return to acting even if her party loses the governorship election in Rivers State.

When asked if she has completely retired from acting, the mother of one said, “I don’t like movies like that again and it’s been a long time since I acted on screen, you know.

“I’ve acted in about two films in 10 years, I appreciate that my path started from Nollywood, it is something that I respect, but it’s not something that has been in my life.

“So even after the election, it’s not something I’ll return to, but I’ll love to contribute to the industry when I get into power,” Tonto said.

She went ahead to commend her colleagues, Funke Akindele and Banky W for their courage and participation in politics.

“It is not easy for Funke and Banky W at their level to put themselves out there to effect change because criticisms and so many things are involved.

“I believe in Funke, I believe in Banky. With them, I can hold onto something and say I believe that they have a vision for the people,” she said.

Tonto Charity Dikeh was born on June 9 1985 in Ikwerre, Rivers, Nigeria. She was born to parents Mr Sunny Dikeh and Mrs Veronica Dikeh. she is the third of five children.Tonto Dikeh lost her mum when she was three years old, so her stepmother raised her and her siblings.

She grew up in Port Harcourt and obtained a BSc in petrochemical engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Tonto Dikeh’s journey in the Nigerian entertainment industry started in 2006 after taking part in a reality Tv show – The Next Movie Star in 2005. Before then, she used to be a car dealer in Port Harcourt.

She released her music debut with two singles, Hi and Itz Ova. After that, she was signed on by D’Banj to his record label, DB Records, on June 13, 2014. She left DB Records in March 2015 because she decided to explore other business ventures.

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