REALLY? Tonto Dikeh – Nigeria’s Best Actress?

While most consider Tonto a good actress, calling her Nigeria’s ‘best actress’ could be considered “a step taken too far”.


To better understand this, take into consideration what happened when she was crowned Nigeria’s best actress at the Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards.

Majority of the guests at the event were surprised when Dike was announced the winner of the Best Actress category.

Dikeh left behind such stars as Ini Edo, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Jackie Appiah and a few others.

Many were sure that Rita Dominic would win, as she carted away most of the accolades for the year. However, Dikeh, who was nominated for her role in the Uche Jombo-produced My Life, My Damage, prevailed.

There is an opinion among movie lovers that Tonto is better at attracting controversy than lead roles. Some think she should concentrate on being a better actress.

In an industry with the likes of Joke Silva, Liz Benson, Patience Ozokwor, Kate Henshaw and Genevieve Nnaji, how can Tonto Dike be Nigeria’s best actress?

By Abisola Alawode and Jumoke Rufus.

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