In a One on One interview hosted by Plus TV Africa, Nigerian Actress, Singer and Philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh revealed that she’s currently paying fees for over three thousand seven hundred (3700) children.
The controversial actress made this revelation after she was asked about her music venture and whether or not she’d be willing to pursue it again. Tonto had nothing bad to say about her music days but expressed that it’s not something she’d seriously pursue now because she’s now a woman, a mother, an entrepreneur who has over thirty (30) staff and also pays fees for over 3700 children and that such commitments would make it difficult for her to make time for music.
The thirty-three (33) year old mothers of one’s philanthropic ways have been exhibited through her Tonto Dikeh Foundation: a foundation she said was started in Liberia and has been in existence for over 12 years. Its main aim, according to her, is to help reduce and eventually prevent unwanted pregnancy among children and the youth, streetism, to help rape victims and to rehabilitate these groups of children.
When asked what motivated her to take the initiative, she stated that she was born into a church where giving is required and has thus always made her a giver. Once she realized the platform and voice she has, she set up the foundation to help her reach out to and help more than she used to.