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Tonto Dikeh: “I’m still Healing…I’m seeing a Shrink”! Nollywood Actress on Depression, Music, Beyoncé & Romance



TontoCan we ever get enough of POKO?

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh recently had a sit down with Man Hour TV.

She spoke on being a media sensation, her battle with depression, romance, Beyoncé and a whole lot more

Check it out!


  1. Modella

    September 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Is there shrink in this country?

    • Dora the explorer

      September 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      find out after the cut! lol

    • Na so

      September 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      i am a hard core Tonto dikeh hater but wow she is beautiful in that picture.. i hope she gets her life together and behave herself. #TontoDikehForChange #YesSheCan

  2. The Answer

    September 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    A shrink is a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist. And Yes, there are many in Nigeria.

    • Naveah

      September 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      And they actually make money with all the secrecy that abounds in my Nigerian house holds, with all the pastors and/or babalawo people tend to depend on in time of trouble? They probably all work in the hospitals but I don’t know if there are any with a thriving private practice. In Nigeria and even right here in America where dem suppose be more “enlightened” about these matters, mental illness/clinical depression still carries a stigma. White Americans don’t have a problem laying on a shrink’s couch and pouring out all their issues from the time they could talk until present whereas African Americans, Latinos, Asians will rather deal with their issues at home by themselves or self medicate. Nigerians fall in the latter category, sad but very true.

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      September 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Yep they do……My papa was a psychiatrist who worked with the specialist hospital and had a thriving private clinic and oh boy!! we sure did have a lot of money….hehehe. But seriously though, most of his patients where drug users (I think). There are psychiatrists and counselors all over the place in Nigeria, although there’s actually a shortage right now. Recently, a family friend of mine was bulimic and she was actually diagnosed by a shrink (in Naija). In fact the bulimia ended up being early symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder…..Now, even though she’s being treated medically, the family still thinks there are metaphysical forces behind her illness, it’s our culture and way thinking…we gotta deal with it.

  3. adaeze

    September 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Love her…everyone has problems and people start judging the next person harshly as if they don’t have problems themselves…anyone who is honest and can make themselves vulnerable..gets a big support from me.

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      September 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      I’m not a professional, but my first advise for her would be to try to quit drugs…..

  4. Chigbo

    September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I love her honesty……it is well Tonto . A problem shared is half solved.

  5. Tochini

    September 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I asked the same question too.. Which shrink abeg?

    • Tillerman

      September 23, 2013 at 3:08 am

      Don’t mind all these Tonto’s pr stunt team. One day you are sitting with your team at Radisson Blu Next week there was a suicide attempt. Within a few days you are already giving interviews that you are well. 3 weeks later you are seeing a shrink. Get off the pages of newspapers and tv screens. You seriously need to go and heal yourself. Find the demons and slay them

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:27 am

      hahahahahahahahahhaahahaha! My thoughts exactly, tONTO GET A lIFE!!!!

  6. Nollywoodfan

    September 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Please who can tell to Tonto that she is not at all an amazing actress ?

    • kaffy

      October 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

      i love her acting she’s a professional to the core. but like they say life is full of ups and downs and only Allah knows and sees all be it PR stunt or not, i do wish you well.

  7. _MrTush

    September 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wats wrng wif dis girl?

  8. kokie

    September 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    She looks good but pants too long

  9. xoxo

    September 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I tire o. attention seeker

  10. Thatgidigirl

    September 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Shrink ko, expand ni!

    • nene

      September 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      lol. she’s an attention seeker. shrink will not help u madam.

    • Ijeoma

      September 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      And you are a bitter ho! Can you even afford a shrink? When
      you are about to die of lack, then you can run to some fake man of
      God to cure your bitterness. Sick of people like this.

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:38 am


    • Obiz

      September 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm


  11. miss bliss

    September 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I feel for her, hope she gets better.

  12. kaybee

    September 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I’m misunderstood, I’m homely, I speak my mind and I’m not sorry for speaking my mind….blah blah blahhhh. Delusions of grandeur+marijuana= Yaba psych.
    Maybe bipolar? Glad she’s seeing a shrink. She needs it pretty badly. smh.

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:37 am


  13. Lily

    September 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I love her,she is a talent

  14. chinelo

    September 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Excuse me is this supposed to be NEWS!!!! @ Chigbo seriously!! Whats her problem and how is it half solved…Mtcheww going back to the wedding page abeg…Rollinggggg my bulgy eyes

  15. kizito

    September 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    shrink ke, plz dnt shrink o

  16. oma

    September 22, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Way to go Tonto! u are coming into your own and more grace to u. Ot is well. Everybody may not love u but more people love u!!!

  17. Tayo

    September 22, 2013 at 2:11 am

    This girl needs to stop with this depression story nobody dey pity u again abeg,look for another story to get our pity,by the way if u need help handle your case quietly and stay close to your love ones and stop smoking weed!!!

  18. Hausa Girl in Texas

    September 22, 2013 at 6:03 am

    KiShrink= IS a Psychologist.
    Haba instead of asking the meaning
    It’s criticisms.

  19. faith

    September 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Can’t love her! Y!

    • Dumebi

      September 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Don’t bother yourself, your love is inconsequential, She has enough from GOD and the people that care………

    • Ijeoma

      September 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm


    • labelle

      September 23, 2013 at 2:55 am

      haha. good one!

  20. kema

    September 22, 2013 at 7:36 am

    After talking trash abt MJ’s baby and putting up weed on twitter….you notice people were hating you and decided to pull this rubbish stunt…NEXT

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:35 am

      We have had enough, on a scale of 1 to 10, how stupid does she exactly think we are? Like seriously? say trash one day and crap the other expecting us to swallow and move with it? C’mon lets be more matured abeg, enough of all this Nollywood acting, jo, if u are sick see a Pychiatrist.

  21. bi

    September 22, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Depression is a real thing, people. You all should stop acting so ignorant and have some empathy.

    • banimo

      September 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      But why does she have to hurt other people through her words?

  22. kilipot

    September 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    True..a problem shared is half solved ( I doubt this in this part of the world though. lol ) A step in the right direction, wish you all the best.

  23. is that so?

    September 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    i find it hard to empathize with this girl… this nt the same tonto that insulted mercy J and others? its because people started hating that she now pulled this stunt…….dont be fooled this babe is very calculated. if you want to be bad continue….. i wish u well with your shrink hope it works

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Everything about her screams PERSONALITY DISORDER, she is very sick! Quit acting woman, and get a LIFE!

  24. many people

    September 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Our own be sai Wetin be her connection with Beyonce Biko?

  25. Tee

    September 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Is that so,I totally agree with you,thank God we are not in dat society where good is bad and bad is now trendy.she’s just pretending cus of d reaction she got from M.J story.And to those dat supports d depression story,ask ursef how many times u’ve been there and come out of it without hurting anyone.Depression in naija,my dear na way of life,deal with it and stop attracting unecessary attention.d weed pic too I suppose is out of ignorance abi,Rubbish

  26. Anonymous

    September 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Point of correction! Tonto , your attitude and behaviour screams Borderline personality disorder, if any naija shrink has diagnosed you with depression and treating you for same is a misdiagnosis and mismanagement. You clearly tick most of the boxes for borderline disorder: disturbances in and uncertainty about self-image, unstable relationships, often leading to emotional crisis;Efforts to be relevant and the fear of abandonment; acts of self-harm;chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsive behavior, e.g., speeding, substance abuse and traumatic childhood.

    • Amaka

      September 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

      hahahahahahahahahhaahahaha! My thoughts exactly, tONTO GET A lIFE!!!!

  27. kilipot

    September 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I am not even a fan of hers and mercy. @Tee..u are so ignorant Gosh….she is talking about depression, you guys are joining Mercy Johnson. She said what she had to say, so what!!! Depression is a serious issue. No wonder Nigeria is still the way it is. All we are interested in are gossips, strife and hatred.

    • Caligrl

      September 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Well said. The girl is sick and there is no shame in that.

  28. Ash

    September 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Point of correction.Tontolet depression is NOT related to any thing with your hating or fault finders.

  29. positive

    September 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    @kilipot can i give you a hug? You are so so correct! Tonto is talking about her issues and the broke ass mofo are linking her with mercy..Don’t know why those gossipers always want to link whatever Tonto do or say with mercy?

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      September 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Lol, you and Ash need a shrink too?? gerrout of here with your MPD….

  30. tracey

    September 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    God bless you tonto dikeh but most especially are not alone…I would like 2meet you face 2 face sometime……be the change you want and love to see

  31. Chica

    September 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    aww…can’t help but love her after watching this. It is well Tonto.
    Plus she’s so pretty.

  32. Phyno's Cousin

    September 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    This is why Tonto will never be Mercy Johnson!

  33. She's Still An Arrogant Brat

    September 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Awww why was she depressed… because her skin was BROWN
    and after all the bleaching she still can’t match her idol
    Rihanna’s bleached white color??? Maybe she can call her and ask
    what she used … oh wait, NO SHE CAN’T cuz she has no idea who she

    • Caligrl

      September 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      By whose standards is her skin white?? She’s lighter than some but she has brown skin.

  34. hot bebe

    September 22, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    hmmm dont know what to say actually… you can also catch me on instagram/twitter [email protected] xx

  35. Falke by Aisha

    September 23, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Ayya ! GOD bless you tonto

  36. Eki

    September 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I hope se no be HIV dem de call “shrink” *eye rolling *

  37. lola

    September 23, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Depression makes you want to hurt people, especially if you feel they have something you don’t have. You feel so embittered and angry towards people, and life generally. Pls pray for her because depression is not something to be joked with. Even if its for publicity, anyone saying all she did about her Nollywood contemporaries is displaying an onset of depression. Stop judging!!!

  38. zelda

    September 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Haaaaaa,Tonto Dike, LOL

  39. Bliss

    September 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Awww bless her dear heart. Poko is rough around the edges, a little bit razz. . .We probably won’t be best friends if I knew her personally, but I love her personality. Kinda reminds me of Tasha Mac from the game in lots of ways and #itsaboutthatlife

  40. fashionandstylepolice

    September 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hmmm interesting video. More interesting comments.

  41. Missy

    September 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Jeez! She drives me up the wall with that funny accent and irritating mannerism..Just kicked myself for wasting almost 6 minutes of my life watching that annoying video…Love your braids though!

  42. Grace

    September 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    smh….Tonto the truth is ur just need a life. Drop weed,Drop music and concentrate on acting….u were doing great in it and the accent?Naija girls with forming where did that come from?smh

  43. Naveah

    September 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    @CaliforniaBawlar – Thanks for the info, I always appreciate an opportunity to learn something new.

  44. Princess E Mimi

    September 25, 2013 at 4:46 am

    When she stops realises that she cannot act and stops. She will feel better!

  45. Princess E Mimi

    September 25, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Wait! Did she say acting was her gift? Oh LOL

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