Famous Nollywood actress and singer Tonto Dikeh has been confirmed as the next person to represent Nigeria in the fourth coming season of bigbrother Africa.
After her tweet last night in which she confirmed the entry,her fans and friends have been congratulating her and advising her to use the chance to her benefit.Below are some of the tweets;
Dikeh’s appearance on the show was as a means of getting closer to the “big time”, she says,and her start in the Nigerian movie industry came soon after. Nollywood, as it is colloquially known, is second only to the Indian film industry in number of movies produced each year.
Dikeh says that after her second movie Holy Cross, more movie directors and producers were willing to cast her, and she has appeared in scores of movies since. Dikeh’s role in the movie Dirty Secret has generated controversy amongst Nigerians, because the movie contains nude scenes. While some criticize her role of being untraditional and un-African, others say that Dikeh is merely being professional.
In January 2011 Dikeh took part in a charity fashion show in Lagos with Banky W., Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and others.
Tonto was known in Nollywood as a chain smoker and had started smoking since the age of 14 but she recently testified that she stopped smoking after prayers with Pastor T.B. Joshua via his Christian television station Emmanuel TV.
She started her singing career late last year,and had her first live performance at the AY live comedy event..the video has over 2000 views on youtube.