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Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill’s Traditional Marriage Dissolved as Family Refunds Bride Price | WATCH



Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill's Traditional Marriage Dissolved as Family Refunds Bride Price | WATCH

Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill

The traditional marriage between Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill has been officially annulled as both families met recently in that regard.

Tonto and Olakunle’s marriage broke down amidst allegations of domestic violence, drug abuse, among others.

In a video of the event posted by Media Room Hub, Tonto’s father Sunny Dikeh received Olakunle’s uncle Bishop Dare in Port Harcourt, and confirmed that Olakunle carried out all the necessary requirements before getting married to his daughter.

He thereafter refunded the Bride Price, signalling the dissolution of the marriage traditionally.

Photo Credit: Media Room Hub


  1. Hmm

    June 27, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Sad – The energy and time spent dragging this marriage to its ruins is more that the energy spent professing love and announcing the birth of their child.

    • slice

      June 27, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      It’s not. They did extra then too

    • S

      June 28, 2017 at 2:31 am

      I can just imagine their son growing up, finding out about this particular incident via social media and bursting into tears. I know Churchill was forced to show this online because of Tonto’s lies but please social media never forgets. No child deserves this. Now tonto danced out of shame to save face. What a terribly pathetic mental case. Churchill fight hard for custody of ur son. This is just the lowest possible show of shame, probably naija’s dirtiest episode

    • Bola

      June 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      How do you know she’s lying? You’re not in the relationship so how can you categorically tell who’s lying, be it the soon to be ex-husband or Tonto? From what you read online? I want to believe you’re wiser than that, whoever you are. In situations like this, we can hardly know who’s innocent or guilty so it’s better not to blame anyone or say this person is at fault.

  2. Cocolette

    June 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Immature, disgusting lot! ?

  3. Sugarcakes

    June 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Awww this is sad news, but as long as they are both happy with the decision, it is well.

  4. ladyB

    June 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I thought she said she paid her own bride price,so what are they refunding? Too bad

    • Jade

      June 28, 2017 at 1:47 am

      She’s a drama queen. She paid her own bride price, she’s the dad what else? Churchill is a drama person too with issues. I knew from day one the marriage won’t end well. It was just the way she did it from hiding his face to later showing off every material possession. It was just weird.

  5. peter molokwu

    June 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Asin..i dont understand all this Drama anymore..Thank God it has been dissolved so i dont get to read their messy details..Rubbish

    • Olu

      June 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Sorry. Tonto will ensure you keep hearing about it.

    • Mawi

      June 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      I doubt it will end here. They will keep going, especially Tonto

  6. Spunky

    June 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Shouldn’t this be a private affair? What do I know? They’ve aired enough dirty laundry.This is just the icing…

  7. Thel

    June 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    So sad

  8. Chapter 29

    June 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Why is this publicised? Like I was sympathetic to Tonto. But girl! Please stop ?Inshort take some time off social media.

  9. Munachimso

    June 27, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    The climax of immaturity. Why publicize this?

    First of, she said she paid the bride price herself, now what are they returning?

    See, marriage is not a joke, don’t go into if you are not ready..

  10. Melvy

    June 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Tonto Dike hasn’t stopped lying…

    • Kbear

      June 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      U’ll be surprised that Oga Church aint no Saint either. Ask those that know him well.

  11. keke driver

    June 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is sad indeed… they put every sh*t on the internet..smh

  12. Jemimah

    June 27, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This is the he height of it all, Tonto, you need deliverance! Why publicise this at all. Watched her celebratory dance and all I could see was a bitter and scorned woman desperately trying to seek validation and make her ex jealous. THe best thing to do when relationships or marriage break down is to move on, even if you have to fake it. The more you put on a show or hold on to what’s broken, the more desperate you seem to the ex. Just move the heck on and better yourself, and thats the only way you can be appreciated or missed. Worramess, Tonto!

    • bey

      June 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      She did a celebratory dance…… that’s rich.
      Ubi and Lilian quietly separated till today we don’t know the reason.
      I respect lilian for that. She understands there is a child involved and allows ubi a relationship with his son.
      I see someone like Tonto changing the baby’s last name to Dike and allowing no contact.

    • Ann1

      June 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Uuuuuh why does she need deliverance, she’s not the one that posted this.

  13. bey

    June 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Nawa how sad.
    You can even see in all the intro and trad pics Tonto was always the one smiling like she just won the lottery.
    Doubt this guy was ready to get married. Women use insist on protection and don’t go having babies for men that are not ready.
    He clearly said she got pregnant 6months after they met and was kinda obliged to pay her bride price becos of that.
    6mths dating works for some ppl. But not for everyone.

    • Olu

      June 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Tonto ‘locked’ him up so she could brag about being married. End of.

    • S

      June 28, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Remember how she trapped him just to spite malivelihood. Bragged so much but her horrible demons won’t let her be great. Malivelihood must be singing “oriyomi” by now. Tonto I know what u do Is beyond your control. Please visit any mfm branch codedly for deliverance. It’s not normal to be working against yourself. Pray against spirit of embarrassment

  14. anon

    June 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Is this some sort of joke?

  15. joy

    June 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    You see why I so much love Lilian’s maturity!

    • Mawi

      June 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      As in eh, she has won my heart. She put her child first above herself. That is a true mother, Selfless and strong. That is true strength! Not all these weak ones going about thinking dirty fighting and seeking validation from strangers mean being strong, no nonsense, etc. True strength and genuine confidence will move on quietly and swiftly while respecting those who need to be respected (kids especially) inspite of their pain.

    • S

      June 28, 2017 at 2:49 am

      To imagine that Lilian was so pushed by her IG fans. People judged her, advised her, insulted her, daily but she said nothing. That’s record breaking maturity.

    • Ngbabe

      June 28, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Tonto was dumped and scorned, she is bitter, it’s expected that she will cry more.
      Lilian dumped Ubi, she has nothing to lose, that is why Ubi was crying on social media like Tonto.

  16. Akon

    June 27, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Mr. Churchill, kudos on this move! A woman that called your mother a Prostitute deserve no pity from you. Tonto has brought shame to her family. Imagine all the show of shame and disgrace since d past months. Marrying her was indeed a mistake. Publicizing and video covering the return of her bride price is d best embarrassment for her. All d married men should start where they stopped bcos she is back to d Market.

  17. nene

    June 27, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    tonto the attention seeker! very disturbed individual.

  18. Harry

    June 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    When you marry someone like Tonto, what do you expect? The girl is trashy. For us to watch this video of the bride price return even after she claimed she paid it herself means every other thing she said including seeing him touching his mum inappropriately are all lies. She’s unrepentant and I pity any other man that marries a wild girl like her.

    • Oh lala

      June 28, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Remember that Tonto popularised blue films and x rated movies in nollywood. And the bold and hideous tatooes at her back coupled with her posting of hard drugs on her instagram then. Churchill really took a bold step marrying her.

  19. Anita

    June 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Tonto brought so much embarrassment to Olakunle’s family. And this is d only way to end Tonto’s madness once and for all. After I read d message she sent to her mother in law, I became ashamed of Tonto.

    • Amanda

      June 28, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Anita aka Akon-you are the same person. Your avatar has given you away.

  20. CEE

    June 27, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Her father said King is Churchill’s son.I feel for the little boy cos he was innocent and born into this mess.It was a painful video to watch.Tonto is there dancing like a chicken.Her father is obviously a traditional man.Patrick and Ireti separated and nobody knows their story and the world is still revolving.

    • Person

      June 28, 2017 at 3:15 am

      Really? Patrick and Ireti separated? Waow

  21. Shalewa

    June 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    This one pass me ooo. O ga gann. See Tonto’s people “shakkin” dey go as if it is a party. Were her parents forced to reply the bride price? So they are in support of the breakdown of the marriage? Ko ye mi ooo. And dem dey chant praise the Lord. O ma se oo.

    • S

      June 28, 2017 at 2:57 am

      Me thinks Tonto’s family knows her and to them, it’s one of those things, like they expected it and they are tired of the embarrassment she brings them even on social media. If you were Tonto’s sister would u proudly claim her?

  22. Shalewa

    June 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Who sent this one to media again sef? Tonto abi Ola or who gangan? O ga oooo.

  23. Ajayi Oluwabukola

    June 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The most ridiculous video I have ever watched. To imagine that small boy will grow up to one day watch this is highly disheartening. ?

  24. Letty

    June 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm



  25. Hedz

    June 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    May God never let my path cross with that of career killers like Olakunle Churchill.
    Y’ll blaming Tonto, I hope you know a bad marriage can make a person act mentally unstable?

    • nene

      June 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      she was a mental case before the marriage

    • Temi

      June 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      Nah. Olakunkle must have had an existing mental condition to have even effed around with Tonto in the first place let alone marrying the deranged whore. Tonto the unstable bipolar case.

    • Kbear

      June 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      as in….pple are just judging this chic like they were in the marriage with her. Yes, she acted some roles that were not to pleasing to some of y’all but she was acting. Cut her some slack. Yall dont know her personal life except the things you read on the internet. Thats why one should be careful how they behave sef cuz at the end of the day, whether you are at fault or not, pple will still blame you as them know say small craze dey your body. ……But Kunle has a thing for beating women so i believe Tonto. Ask his exes.

  26. Hedz

    June 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    In our culture, the return of bride price signifies the end to a marriage. It doesn’t matter if the woman paid it herself (gave the man money) , what the elders know is that there was payment of bride price, and since it’s the man and his family who hands the Money to the girl’s family, tradition demands bride price be handed back to same people who paid it. So it’s possible she (Tonto) sponsored the payment.

    • S

      June 28, 2017 at 2:59 am

      Tonto welcome! Who cares anyways? Keep entertaining people who don’t give a rat’s ass about u

  27. Prest Egbona

    June 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Not the best for you both…. Inwardly UR dying. Drop UR prides PLEASE.

  28. Jacko Wacko

    June 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hope lessons learnt ?? very bad + sad experience in deed!!!!

  29. MurdaSheWrote

    June 27, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    This makes me so grateful to Lilian and Ubi for not killing us with divorce overdose lol. It’s really a societal menace. This is totally hilarious tbh. Tonto Tonto Tonto. How many times did I call you? Leave us alone uuu oo. LOL.

  30. Omo lara zion

    June 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    What a dirty ending. Tueh!

  31. Jacko Wacko

    June 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Tonto Dikeh, you should have known that you are the woman in this fuck up!, hope you know the consequences of what you are doing? + i don’t think you v got good advisers! sorry!!!

  32. john

    June 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    oh boy..she is going to be a feminist now..get ready for her feminist/ strong woman quotes and shenanigans

  33. Halo bae

    June 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Now Churchill can Womanise properly. Wife beater.two marriages down. Who’s next ? Rosy

    • bee

      June 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Please tell your friend to mind her business. Afterall she has left the guy, let him move on with who ever he feels like its not your business anymore.

    • Kbear

      June 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      as in…..pple dont know this guy.

  34. Brizola

    June 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    See them…. legion of demons/hypocrites with perfect lives. The hypocrisy on here is mind blowing. You guys now prefer Lilian and Ubi for being silent. That’s why victims of domestic violence never speak up. None of us can categorically say what transpired between both parties but it’s okay to jubilate if it pleases her. She’s been set free, she can throw a party if she sure pleases. We handle issues differently, I see know reason why everyone is being overly judgmental and quick to condemn her. Live and let live.

    • Jemimah

      June 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm

      Shut up, Tonto!

    • tell em

      June 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      tonto welcome don’t mind them o

    • bee

      June 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Shut up again a million times Tonto

    • Kbear

      June 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      God Bless You!!!!! I know Jesus didn’t die on the cross for all these comments i’m seeing on this post!

  35. Olu

    June 28, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Toto and her fans don dey fall in ..surprise!

    • Judigina

      June 28, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Welcome Churchill, sorry Rosaline Murer.
      Rosaline no worry, churchill is a free man now.
      No need to carry puppy on your back.
      You can now born your own child or carry Me churchill on your back ????.
      Lets see where your own will land you!
      Yours will be more pathetic, because you have no carrer to return to.

    • bee

      June 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Tonto for the advise, they will both like do as they deem fit. move on.

  36. Lol

    June 28, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Tonto I hope after all this mess you don’t intend to marry a Nigerian ever again. All these girls hailing you will rather die before you marry a relative of their’s or their children. Don’t fall for the hype. Sit and ask yourself if you will let King marry a woman like you. Analyze the whole situation carefully including all you have said in public and sent to his mother. You are the biggest loser here. I am a feminist and don’t support bad treatment of women. But you have to think of tomorrow when acting out. I wish you well on your new found freedom.

    • Bola

      June 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      I don’t understand. I’m not supporting either or them, I don’t know or like either of them. But why are people only bashing her? Was she the only one in the marriage? I don’t understand:

  37. Anne Hearthrob

    June 28, 2017 at 8:20 am

    New wife loading…..kudos to both parties..all we need is peace of mind!

  38. Halims aliyah

    June 28, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Is his name Olatunde or Olatunde?

  39. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    June 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

    she wanted people to know because she is a celebrity

    I believe she doesn’t have anything to hide

    I am not Tonto Dikeh’s friend

    But I admire her courage and tenacity

    Tonto Dikeh began her celebrity status in 2006, if I am correct

    and here she is now – doing it BIG

  40. Evelyn

    June 28, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I’m real disappointed in you both Churchill and Tonto. You can’t even fight for ur marriage. Tonto you must learn to keep quite n forgive, you Churchil must stop mixing things, who try/marry while still legally married by another woman?.

    Forgive each other and move on in peace then. Don’t be enemies but friends in the name of your baby.

  41. timmyblast

    June 28, 2017 at 10:05 am

    in the next 10 years, the most lucrative career will be photography n internet operator… everybody is posing for the camera…

  42. Titilopemi

    June 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Churchil is and evil hearted man !
    Wow , women pls be careful who you date, marry or have kids with .
    Am not calling Tonto a saint. She may have her own issues too.
    Nonetheless, for a man who has a 1 and a half year old son with a striking resemblance ,to constantly engage in exterme public show of bitterness, interviews, return of bride price and constant instagram trolls.
    A man of your age & level of exposure.
    Regardless of anything, I have no respect for a such a man and have no value for anything that comes out of his mouth.
    Shame on you Mr Olakunle Churchill, reason being that you could have handled it more maturely and privately. I pity any woman who marries you next!

    As for you tonto , if you havent , please I beg you in Gods name , this is the time to get yourself back together fully , emotionally, psychologically, career wise.
    Dont discuss this man anymore , let God and your son be your No 1 focus. Leave everything to God.
    If any individual or bloggers ask “tell them you have left everything to God almight the Ultimate judge”.
    Anytime you’re down pick up the bible and start reading psalms. Attend church 3 to 4 times weekly (weekly programme’s) , to engage your mind and soul in new beginnings , and to also enable strength and direction from God almighty. And Finally , it maybe the hardest but most crucial thing to do MOVE ON!

  43. Brendaalfred

    June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Tonto dumped & disgraced ? Why do some people pretend not to know d truth just to satisfy their hateful judgement? We were told how Tonto packed out by Churchill & how he’s called 4 reconciliatory meetings severally to salvage d marriage without Tonto attending ,even his niece, Lara comfirmed it in her post that Tonto said she was not coming back, so how’s she disgraced? Don’t b surprised that these ‘paid’ character assassins might not b more than two persons posting under different names just to make it look like they are many. Divorce did not start with Tonto & can never end with her. Her case was not as messy as that of some of her fellow celebs, at least Churchill did by accuse her of adultery.

  44. Brendaalfred

    June 28, 2017 at 11:03 am

    …..Churchill did not accuse her of adultery.

    • Ngbabe

      June 28, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Brendafred, Tonto was dumped because Churchill got tired of her fighting and breaking of things and moved on with Roseline, taking her on vacations and abandoning Tonto at home. When she couldn’t take it any longer, she moved out with her son. Churchill wanted to reconcile with her probably to give it a second chance, but Tonto saw the handwriting on the wall and knew that Churchill has his heart some where else, it was no longer with het, she refused and started social media fight to destroy him, but now she ended up destroying her image with a lot of madness and drama. When a man runs away from the house you both live in and abandons you there for months to be with his mistress, traveling with her, he has literarily dumped you.

  45. Ruky

    June 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Tonto should just start a reality show already

    • bee

      June 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      e no go sell o. make you nor advice her wrongly.
      all this effort sef na to rebrand and its not even working so why dig further

  46. Kofoworola

    June 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Bella naija, where is my friends previous comment.
    Beacause it supports Tonto dikeh . You refuse to post it. I also noticed that for the first time today that this particular post on Tonto is up as a headliner when I clicked on your website today
    Honestly, why put up a post and refuse to realease particular comments . Prior to now I have seen several other complaints ,about comments being censored. this is in inequality of the highest order. Did Tonto personally offend you?.
    I await your response please.. .

  47. bee

    June 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    All i just see is a TONTO that is so hurt and depressed and suffering from massive weight loss.
    Please lie low and seek help for now. You will still be here in 3years time to get our attention after recovery so please don’t kill yourself over this.

  48. sharon

    June 29, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I know someone with an empire that is laughing

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