Nollywood actress turned politician, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed her interest in being a pastor, saying “I was supposed to be a pastor, I still might be”.
She pointed out that being an actress was never part of her dream as a child but was opportuned to find herself in entertainment.
According to the actress, her initial career path was to be a pastor and that acting was an unexpected opportunity.
Tonto, who is the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers state, made this declaration during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo.
Speaking on her reason for joining politics, she revealed that she had ventured into different career paths despite once being a church girl who hoped to become a pastor.
In her words: “I’m an opportunist with this thing called acting or entertainment. But for God, he has ordained that step already. For me, I was just swimming in a swimming pool.
“I mean, I was a church girl going to be a pastor. I was supposed to be a pastor, I still might be. Depending on where God is taking me to.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that in June 2022, Tonto was announced as the deputy governorship candidate under the African Democratic Congress in the 2023 Rivers State gubernatorial election.
She was welcomed by port Harcourt people after her declaration as deputy.
Her traditional marriage to Olakunle Churchill was held in August 2015.
In 2014, she was rumored to have been in a sexual relationship with Rukky Sanda. However, during an interview with Rukky Sanda the rumour was debunked.
In February 2016, Tonto gave birth to her son, whom she nicknamed Baby X. However, since then, the couple has gone and moved different ways.
Tonto had in early October 2021 entangled herself in a web of controversy after publishing in her social media handles, purported voice notes suggesting that her ex-lover, JOSEPH EGBRI (popularly known as Prince Kpokpogri) had sex tapes and nude photos on his smartphone of Usiwo Orezimena Jane, a Nigerian dancer, popularly known as JANEMENA.
The actress was reported to have made the allegations in the wake of her messy breakup with her ex-lover, Kpokpogri, in September.