September 26, (THEWILL) – As I write this, one of the songs of legendary singer, Bongos Ikwue, ‘searching’, keeps playing in my head. In the song, Bongo Ikwue said that he is searching for true love and he will keep searching till he finds it. According to the song he will keep searching as nothing good comes easy and also the bible has stated that if one seek, he will find.
One is not certain if Tonto Dikeh is still searching for true love like the lyrics of the song but ‘who does not like better thing” (apologies to Mr2kay). After all, it was fellow actress, Mona Lisa Chinda, who stated that marriage is always a better option after she went through her own fair share of marital struggles. Sorry for digressing.
Events in the past week have put Tonto Dikeh in the spotlight. Although, it is known that relationships or marriage is hard work. It involves commitment. However, many still take delight in making fun of the marriage of Nollywood practitioners. It is a belief among many Nigerians that female movie stars “no dey like stay for husband house”. If this is true is another kettle of fish entirely as there are many actresses who have celebrated years of marriage anniversaries with their spouse. Again, sorry for digressing.
Yes, Tonto Dikeh, has been in the news recently with her former activist boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri. Many hurtful things were said and one wonders if the duo ever had true love. Before now, Tonto dikeh it was rumoured that the actress was dating billionaire luxury designer, Michael Awolaja aka Malivelihood.
The relationship ended quietly and there was not much talk about their break up in the media. They parted peacefully.
Then came Olakunle Churchill. Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle got married and had a son together. Then everything came falling like a pack of cards. Things fell apart between the duo and the falcon could no longer hear the falconer (apologies to Achebe) as Tonto Dikeh will tell the world that Olakunle doesn’t last long in bed, he is less than a one second man. Not only that, the actress also stated that her former husband is an internet fraudster as she has seen him in the middle of the night tying a red cloth in his waist and making some incantations with a laptop with candles surrounding him.
It is a pointer to note that the cause of the break up between the actress and Olakunle was marital infidelity. Tonto Dike had accused her husband of having an amorous relationship with his PA and fellow actress, Rosy Meurer, an accusation which turned out to be true as Olakunle later married Meurer.
However, during the process of their break up, they threw everything at each other even though the kitchen sink was not spared. Olakunle could talk about the smoking habits of the actress and how it disturbs him and their baby. Tonto called Olakunle a liar for claiming to be the son of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Many have since forgotten the social life of the actress until Prince Kpokpogri stepped into the mix. Tonto Dikeh had posted about her man on her social media page and many who didn’t know if Prince Kpokpogri existed before started to know him. Many had congratulated the actress for finding true love again and many had expressed restraints that it was too early to start posting about her new man now on social media.
However, as a local adage will say, “one cannot advise a woman in love or a man with money” so the actress continued to upload pictures of herself and her man even with her kid, King. But it appears those who stated that it was too early for the actress to start uploading pictures were correct as it was not too long before news of Prince Kpokpogri cheating on the actress emerged on social media and many began to think if the actress had moved from the frying pan to the fire.
A leaked audio indicating that prince Kpokpogri cheated on Tonto Dikeh had emerged and the activist had stated that he will speak and clarify the matter. He never did. Tonto Dikeh allegedly called off the relationship and moved on but it was not to be a better ending as the activist continued to attack the actress who he claimed smokes a lot and also took his car to her compound and has not returned it. The duo fought a messy fight on social media and many wondered if they ever had ‘true love’. It was sad to many that the affair lasted not more than three months.
The affair between Tonto and Kpokpogri may have ended but one of the lessons the actress will learn from this is to avoid putting her relationship on social media. Had it been Tonto did not put pictures of her estranged lover on her social media account, the damage caused by this break up could have been minimal. Since the internet never forgets, it behooves that one should be careful with the things put into it.
If the actress later finds true love and which is a prayer of many of her well wishers that she does, may she find a way to keep her relationship off the media as most times those who say congratulations are usually the first to mock you when things go south.