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Tonto Dikeh reveals what COVID-19 did to two of her friends in 24hrs

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has warned her fans to stay safe after losing two acquaintances to Coronavirus pandemic within 24 hours.

The 35-year-old made this known through her Instagram account on Sunday, warning that the coronavirus is real.

“Lost an acquaintance yesterday, lost another just now. COVID-19 isn’t on a break guys. It ain’t no myth. It is so real,” she warned.

The actress who was (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian. On 27 August 2000, Tonto Dikeh set up her foundation; The Tonto Dikeh Foundation.

The Foundation was established with a clear vision and passion of making life better for all displaced and under privilege women, girls, youth, and children in Africa, in-respective of their Politically, Religious and Cultural differences.

It also aims at organizing regular sensitization programs and symposium discussion that will bring sanity and civility to the black race; by taking issues that affect women, gender issues, rape, empowerment, climate change and child right.

Following a successful acting career, Dikeh decided to pursue a music career. Prior to that, she was featured in a music video for Amaco Investments, alongside Patience Ozokwor.

She made her music debut by releasing the singles “Hi” and “Itz Ova”, the latter of which features Snypa. On 13 June 2014, Nigerian singer D’banj signed her to his record label, DB Records.

Dikeh announced her departure from DB records in March 2015. On 5 February 2016, Dikeh was named an Ambassador to a property firm in Abuja (NUMATVILLE) worth millions of Naira.

On 9 January 2018, Dikeh gets an endorsement as a brand ambassador for a beauty and skincare brand (Pels International). The beauty brand is popularly known for making skin brightening beauty products.

On 8 March 2018, Dikeh became an ambassador for Sapphire Scents, a new perfume line offering distributorship business opportunities to Nigerians.

On 27 April 2018, Dikeh bagged an endorsement deal with the National Agency For Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) on human trafficking.

On 24 March 2019, Dikeh was revealed as the brand ambassador for Amstel Malta. This had happened when Dikeh stepped out in style for a dinner party organised by Amstel Malta.

The dinner, organised specifically for brand influencers, saw Dikeh announced as one of its ambassadors. On 23 May 2019, Dikeh signed a 100million naira endorsement deal with Zikel Cosmetics.

The issue of Covid-19 has been an issue of discussion for the majority of Nigerians who don’t believe that Covid-19 is real and it’s death rate. But the actress has said otherwise.

This is coming less than 24 hours after singer, Peter Okoye of defunct P-Square shared on Instagram that himself, his wife, Lola Omotayo, their daughter Aliona Okoye and two of their domestic staff, had tested positive for coronavirus.

The 38-year-old also confirmed that they have all recovered.

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Written by Vivian Ifezue


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