Tonto Dikeh Steps Out in Black with Rumoured New Beau at the 2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards in Lagos

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It was a big night for Tonto Dikeh on Sunday.

The Nollywood actress was presented with the film actress of the year award at the 2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards held at the Red Carpet Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Poko beat Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Ini Edo, Ireti Doyle and Kate Henshaw among others in that category.

Tonto sizzled in a black dress which features sheer sleeves, and a thigh high slit. She styled the dress with sparkly platforms, short wavy locks and pink lipstick.

But her most stylish accessory was her rumoured new beau Michael Awolaja, known as Malivelihood. According to some sources, Tonto introduced him to guests at the event when receiving her award.

Michael is an “Agent to the Stars, Luxury Designer, Entrepreneur, Business Man, Fashionista & Jeweller” according to his Instagram page @malivelihood

View more photos of Tonto Dikeh at the event.
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Rita Dominic gives Tonto Dikeh a big hug as she gets down from the stage. Awww…such a great Kodak moment.Tonto Dikeh at the 2013 ELOY - November 2013 - BellaNaija 06

Photo Credit: Ebenezer Dada for Insigna

73 Comments on Tonto Dikeh Steps Out in Black with Rumoured New Beau at the 2013 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards in Lagos
  • Binta November 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    God even wande coal fine pass this guy,tufiakwa tonto, na your own

  • Leah November 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    *Unbelievable oo unbelievable….*Tonto which

    • MyView November 26, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Hahaha, Don Jazzy killed me with that one! P.S. Tonto can not act herself out of a chlorine pool though.

  • tito14 November 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    congrats girl.wish u well

  • Ima November 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Well done

  • Joan85 November 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Aha!!! Now we know where that Rolex came from lol. My own
    is that whatever pot/barrel/tub of cream/lotion/whatever-it-is that
    Tonto dipped herself into for her skin to come out light and
    even-toned like this…Naija babes would like to get the info biko!

  • rit November 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    film actress of the year? i cant shout oh.. she looks
    good.. not feeling the shoe .. her legs look wrinkled in them.
    congratulations to her! but film actress of the year tho??

    • endygame December 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

      congrats to her bt those legs n shoes are like dat of a horse 🙂

  • Idak November 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Before our very eyes,this girl is vanishing into thin air
    in the name of whiteness. Issorait.

  • nancy joseph November 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I love Tonto Dike, she is such a beautiful girl

  • lol November 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This guy has used POKO catcth mugu…He has used her for
    publicity. poor babe

  • Eve November 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Like tonto. liked her dress and look! Gr8 job

  • Eve November 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Like tonto. like her dress and look! Gr8 job

  • Lady G November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Omg Tonto looked gorgeous!! Congratulations

  • bimby November 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Love u girl

  • pweety November 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Hmm,Tonto was looking so bitiful yster-nte. She also
    dedicate d award 2her bf** so touching. Go girl,u rock

  • November 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Everyone knows tonto can’t act to save her life…these
    award people obviously have no credibility.

  • SOLO ACT November 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    wow! i dont know why women that bleach date BLACK coco men.
    its like ur kids are going to be blackk

  • Sexxie November 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Ok! Good luck to them. The way she writes

  • dayo November 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    All this funny award ceremonies we have in that
    country…….cant even begin to name all of them…wch one is ELOY

  • Okwuchukwu November 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Am so happy for her and also thank God for her.I need more
    of that

  • Chic Carpenta November 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    LOL @ kodak moment………she looks very decently dressed.
    Best look I’ve seen her rocked in a long time. #teampoko

  • Miss Pee November 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Nice!!!! kudos

  • Iris November 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    See how lovely this girl can look when she doesn’t try (and
    fail miserably) to be rebellious. Now all she needs to do is spell
    her words properly. It takes the same amount of time to type
    “possible” as it does to type “pozzible”, especially if you want
    people to take you seriously as a professional.

    • Misfit Girl of Color November 27, 2013 at 2:50 am

      It sounds like she just writes as she speaks. yeah?

    • Chika November 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Hahahaha……best comment I read on here. Thank you so
      much! LOL!

  • Inky November 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I really love her dress & the black hair! So sultry
    in a demure way. But I have admit seeing her next to her new boo
    and seeing the colour contrast, I can’t help but think her kids
    will wonder why they look nothing like mommy. Sad 🙁

  • dlapikin November 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    looks like he has some change in his pocket but he is not
    all that great in looks. I guess she meant business when she said
    she would not marry “poorly” as her colleagues…On an unrelated
    note if you introduce your new beau to the world on a stage, do not
    try to kill yourself when he dumps you soon.. You are setting
    yourself up.

    • Leye November 26, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Change, as in 50 cent right? This guy brags that his “celebrity” clients include Uti. lol. Then he posts pictures of Sisqo you find on the net and says Sisqo is a client. Na wa oh you no even try edit the picture small sef.

      So what money exactly is he making, because Tonto and Uti are almost the same if Tonto isn’t even more than Uti

      • Dlapikin November 26, 2013 at 8:58 am


      • Foxy baby November 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

        Naira can yab ooo.. Hahahahaha

  • sade November 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    congrats!!!! poko

  • mir November 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    “God blezz every1 who made it pozzible..” ? lool pls did
    they say that something bad will happen to you if you just write
    pozzible as possible or blezz as bless? it’s not like writing ‘z’
    instead of ‘s’ helps you save space, so what’s the

  • KayCee November 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I cant even hate…She looks like a star!

  • Chic November 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Her outfit get as e be me no likey!

  • MsJordan November 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

    congratulations to you and your sagging pants business man
    – the word luxury is so loosely used these days

  • JWEZEE November 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

    taaaah!!!! get out der, dude is as ugly as f**K, ermmm tonto actress of tha yea….spear am just hearing ab this “eloy” awards….

    • whocares November 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      spear you? I honestly hope it doesn’t come to that.

      • I’m Rick James Bitch! November 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm

        That’s a good one who cares. haahahahahah

  • Silvia November 26, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Tonto is good at interpreting any kind of role.congrats gurl.

  • Endo November 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

    If he makes her happy, then l wish her all the best.

  • Comment November 26, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I love the dress but I’m not really feeling the whole look put together. Maybe different shoes would have been better. Goodluck with her relationship.

  • frances November 26, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations to her!

  • observer November 26, 2013 at 2:09 am

    i love her outfit but i hope she’d love herself enough to stop bleaching. You can’t say its safe cos you may not have a skin related illness now. Its like HIV/AIDS, people look foiiinnneee with it but …

  • L.A Chick November 26, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Good job girl. She is actually quite credible in some of her movies. On a different note, I love the dress but these shoes??? Non merci! Stilettos would have done it for me! Otherwise she looks good.

  • deltachik November 26, 2013 at 4:59 am

    she looks just ok, but those shoes are just wrong. An open toe high heeled sandals would have sufficed. Her man’s head tho…

  • ty November 26, 2013 at 5:06 am

    she acted this movie with chidi mokeme where she wasd ating his best friend and but .later fell in love with chidi and chidi belonged to d royal family. thats d only movie i have seen her in that i actually like her in it although they made a lot of mistakes in d movie..but still congrats. y did u beau dress like that tho??

  • Duchess November 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    You know that they “say opposites attract…” maybe poko wanted to change color since her “rumored” beau is so dark #justSaying #dead

  • anonymous November 26, 2013 at 7:51 am

    d beau is still sagging,u have not found beau yet o sister

  • bukky November 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

    She looks good, but dis her beau get as he bi sha ooo hmmm
    Try and check dis link

  • Zini November 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

    If you dont know MA then you’re seriously dulling. Who has the contract to supply fg with gold encrusted fones? The guy is luxury personified. Queensy osagie can testify

  • lilz November 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

    red belt and red shoes???? hmmm

  • Xtsy November 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Na so rita take carry for back?

  • billionaire in grace November 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I like tonto and always enjoy her movies

  • Modella November 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I can’t date a guy who wear colour belt or shoe,but the guy is far from ugly!

  • Hurpeyeahmie November 26, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Na wa o bella is my comment that bad that you refuse to post it?

  • Xristy November 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Naija babes and beef!!!!!!Congraz gurl!it is not easy!Keep moving on!

  • Bella November 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    congratulations for finding the even tone. Now that is an award.
    As for the boo, so dark, Poko don’t forget the kids will be dark too boo boo. So don’t be surprised abi

  • nene November 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

    sooo? i always pictured her with a razz looking dude, since she’s also looks local.

  • Uc November 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

    didnt realise men still sag …… i belong to this generation at all.he looks like an escourt not a beau..congrats on d award.they are so much this days dat we dont know who to belive

  • Camron November 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    SEE how Rita Dominic embraces Tonto with so much love. soon
    haters will say they are not on talking terms and all sorts of
    bullshit about them. thats so nice. Tonto looks very beautiful when
    she is well dressed. if it is thanks to her beau, then may their
    relationship last

  • anon November 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Her dress is a tad too short. Just a litte.

  • Omo1 November 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Tonto’s beau looks like a certified Alaba market spare part dealer

  • Grace November 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Tonto….i think she bn with Micheal A abi na mavelihood or whatever his name is,na just marketing…..she is introducing him to other celebs to patronise the guy nothing much#mythinkingsha

  • Eve82 November 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    The length of the dress killed it for me…either knee/above knee length, or all the way to the floor.

  • omojeje November 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    BTW Bella naija.. the guys name is Michael Sola Awujola. where the hec did you get awolaja or whatever from? damn.. na by forcet obe the first to publish news? get your facts close to right na. lol.

    I met the guy recently, he is a fantastic dude. very lovely. Tonto is in love with his 3rd leg for his pocket. guy knows how to treat a lady.. jes saying**

    Oya haters fireee back…

  • Misfit Girl of Color November 27, 2013 at 2:53 am


  • ChiDim November 27, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Na wa for the length of this dress oh, material finish? and the shoes…sistahoneygirl biko and then lastly your cream no reach your legs ? on a lighter note *wink* abeg please give us the name of this cream….hehehee

  • thatchic_ella November 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    i am not feeling the dress o. it should hv been longer with more fitted sleeves. the shoes should hv been black pointys with her hair packed in an updo. the weave sef sha…..she can do better.

  • fuosky January 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    this dress dint bring out the best in your shape…but you are beautiful or should i say pretty

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