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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


  1. Binta

    November 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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

  2. 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.

  3. tito14

    November 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    congrats girl.wish u well

  4. Ima

    November 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Well done

  5. 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!

    • Plato

      November 26, 2013 at 3:28 am

      That is so messed up. Self-hate is a bitch.

    • sefi-ann

      November 26, 2013 at 3:49 am

      bleaching clan, come get your sister!

    • Sarah

      November 27, 2013 at 11:43 am


  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. nancy joseph

    November 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I love Tonto Dike, she is such a beautiful girl

  9. lol

    November 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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

  10. Eve

    November 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Like tonto. liked her dress and look! Gr8 job

  11. Eve

    November 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Like tonto. like her dress and look! Gr8 job

  12. Lady G

    November 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Omg Tonto looked gorgeous!! Congratulations

  13. bimby

    November 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Love u girl

  14. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Sexxie

    November 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Ok! Good luck to them. The way she writes

  18. 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

  19. Okwuchukwu

    November 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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

  20. 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

  21. Miss Pee

    November 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Nice!!!! kudos

  22. 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!

  23. 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 🙁

  24. 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

  25. sade

    November 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    congrats!!!! poko

  26. 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

  27. KayCee

    November 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I cant even hate…She looks like a star!

  28. Chic

    November 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Her outfit get as e be me no likey!

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Silvia

    November 26, 2013 at 12:28 am

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

  32. Endo

    November 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

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

  33. 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.

  34. frances

    November 26, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Congratulations to her!

  35. 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 …

  36. 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.

  37. 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…

  38. 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??

  39. 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

  40. anonymous

    November 26, 2013 at 7:51 am

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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. lilz

    November 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

    red belt and red shoes???? hmmm

  44. Xtsy

    November 26, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Na so rita take carry for back?

  45. billionaire in grace

    November 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I like tonto and always enjoy her movies

  46. 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!

  47. Hurpeyeahmie

    November 26, 2013 at 9:45 am

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

  48. Xristy

    November 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

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

  49. 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

  50. nene

    November 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. anon

    November 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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

  54. Omo1

    November 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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

  55. 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

  56. 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.

  57. 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…

  58. Misfit Girl of Color

    November 27, 2013 at 2:53 am


  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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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