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‘Look for other ways to stay relevant.’ Tonto Dikeh’s relative puts her on blast for claiming she grew up poor

PicturesNollywood stars, from Mercy Johnson to Ramsey Nouah, appear to be making the ‘from rags to riches’ story something very, very sexy. And actress Tonto Dikeh was not about to be left out. Below is a touching and emotional story she shared with her fans two days ago. In talking about her struggles before the fame, Tonto claimed she used to beg for food and clean rooms for N200. How touching, right?

Well, someone says ‘Wrong!’ Some lady who is related to the actress (perhaps her sister?) is claiming she lied. Read both Tonto’s revelation and the strange woman’s accusatory tweets after the cut.

‘Hmmmm looking back and all I can say iz Lord I thank you for talent oh life waz nt easy somtimz it seemz iz d end of d world, n somtimz I even sit n ask God why me? N somtimz I used to say why waz I nt born abroad cuz I used to think money fall frm tree ova der! Uni life waz so hard for me, handouts I could not afford I beg frm hand to hand jst to eat!

‘Den wil be jeans @ alaba market if d jeanz is longer Dan me I will cut it to my size n I will say iz rugged jeans! I will ask frdz for favour b4 they help they will ask me to do somtin for dem eg clean their room, help with course work jst to hav 2000 nair gosh, I never allowed dat to pull me down play like play I finished my uni n graduate with 2nd class Engineering!

‘Job waz hard to get mov frm place to place until 1 day I came across a poster dat says BE THE NEXT MOVIE STAR I applied and to GOD be the Glory THEY called me I waz sort listed for the realty TV show tho I dint win tho I dint win but I came out 2nd and the rest iz history so palz if I can make it in 9ja! U can also do d same life iz full of HARD TIMEZ but never let it break u down, never give up fight for what u believe cause God haz iz special plan for u! Diz my life my story hope to read urz som day n I see greatness in daz readn diz #EasyLionEasyTiger #poko’

And then the relative responded with the following tweets:00001


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  1. Sallie

     /  February 19, 2014


  2. Punctuations! Syntax! Damn, I have a headache. No wonder she’s gone blonde.

  3. anyibaba

     /  February 19, 2014

    I could not read tonto’s message past the 1st paragraph. What’s with all the Zz? How does she do it? Be dumb and relevant at the same time? Oh wait! Damn her equally dumb fans. One of them would be like “Tontoletz youz ruckz. God iz goin 2 kilz al ur haterz. Continuez to zhine gurlz, ko eazy!”

  4. villebilingue

     /  February 19, 2014

    yea, looks like she signed a contract with “zzzz”, definitely uncool! and thatz storzy? soundz rehearzed….

  5. Eketi

     /  February 19, 2014

    Hahahhaahha….Ifeanyi and Dozie, I troll theze wallz often, zearching for your commentz

  6. Kachi

     /  February 19, 2014

    Hahaha…. Laughing at the commentz here, zo zo funny..

  7. anyibaba

     /  February 19, 2014

    Finally gotten around to reading her full story. I believed i had succeeded in deciphering the enigma that is “Tonto #poko”
    Wrong!!!!!! Replacing S with Z was not the solution. Heck, there are no solutions to all that gibberish up there.

  8. Rare G

     /  February 19, 2014

    And this is how she keeps being on the news; pull a lil stunt, garner controversies, the media/pass carries it and the everyday people will use their mouth to make her popular 🙂 Just like Madonna, she’s not specially talented but she’s find ways to grow on millions subtly. #BusinessSkills

  9. Yemie

     /  February 19, 2014

    *sighs*. This woman just had to blow Tonto’s behind sky high! Now, she’s blown her cover. Tonto must be really red in the face right now and I’ll bet she didn’t see this coming at all. Its true the saying ‘when wind blow, fowl yansh go open’. Sorry dear, you’ll live and well, honesty’s the best policy, alwayz.


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