The controversial actress laid it on the line for all to see in an instagram post, telling whoever cares to listen that growing up was not easy, not after she lost her mother at the age of three. Tonto Dikeh was raised by her step mom who tolerated her rudeness and stubbornness.
She said sometimes she contemplated suicide but God saw her through that stage in her life and sometimes she sits and ask God “why me?”.
She revealed that at twenty, she wanted to be independent and she wouldn’t ask her dad for money.
“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” she stated.
Tonto also recalled how university life was hard for her, not being able to afford handouts. “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 favor, before they helped they would ask me to do something for them in return, like cleaning their rooms, or helping with course work” she added.
Tonto Dike then went on to advise her fans never to give up in their struggle to make it in life. For sometime now, Tonto has been engaging in a soft kind of motivational talks on social media, showing people there might be another side to the controversial figure we all hate to love.