Tonto Dikeh – “Growing Up Wasn’t Easy For Me”


Tonto Dikeh never gets tired of telling us her life story, but I bet must of us are tired of hearing it.

The actress and singer, has revealed how she had to struggle as an independent lady to get through life.

Taking to her Instagram account recently, the singer cum actress reeled out her grass to grace story while thanking her stepmother and her doggedness as well as God for her success in life.

Growing up life was not easy, not after I lost my mom at the age of three. Though I thank my step mom for keeping up with my rudeness and stubbornness. Sometimes, I felt like killing myself but God saw me through that stage in my life and sometimes I sit and ask God why me?” she began.

Writing further, ‘At the age of twenty, I said to myself `I wouldn’t ask my dad for money- I wanted to be independent. I tried traveling to UK but I got refused at Nigerian Embassy, not because my documents were not complete but because I didn’t have the connection to pass through.

‘University life was so hard for me, handouts I could not afford, I begged from hand to mouth just to eat! Sometimes, I considered going back to my dad but ego and pride wouldn’t let me. Then, all my jeans were Alaba bend-down-select. If the jeans was longer than me I would cut it to my size to make it look rugged! If I asked friends for a favour, before they helped they would ask me to do something for them in return, like cleaning their rooms, or helping  with course work,’ she concluded.

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