‘Happy birthday to the best EX any girl can have’ – Tonto Dikeh celebrates her ex boyfriend on his birthday

Ace Nollywood actress and humanitarian, Tonto Dikeh, has taken to her Instagram page to celebrate his former boyfriend on his birthday.

Sharing his photo, she wrote;

‘Happy belated birthday to the best ex any girl can have. Love you then, Love you even more now! My Craze I wish you all that you wish your self and Gods love. God bless you for us Short man. Lots of Love and kisses Mico’.

That is that, in another gist, Nigerian singer, Imelda J, who has been in the past, had her own taste of the usual controversies that trail celebrities, has said that she doesn’t like slim men as they are usually stingy.

She made this revelation during a recent interview with The Punch. She talked about her career, life and the men she had been rumored to be dating in the industry.

Read excerpts from the interview brelow:

Background

I was born and raised in Benue State, which is also my state of origin. I studied Integrated Science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. I am the first daughter and the second child. My given name is Imelda Ada Okwori.

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Music

I started singing from a very tender age because my mother was into music and she had her own group. It was more like growing up to follow her footsteps. My first song was titled, My Love For You, and I featured the late OJB Jezreel. It was actually one of the songs that brought me fame. Then, I released Bread and Butter. I also did a song with Small Doctor. I have released a couple of songs but the latest one is Money Good.

Parents’ reaction

They supported me because it was not strange to them. However, people advised my mother to stop me from doing music because they felt I wouldn’t get married if I became a musician.

Challenges

Challenges are numerous. As a woman, you get to meet people that would only offer to help you based on certain conditions. Some people would want to date or marry you before they can help you. You have to be financially capable because the music industry is not fair to women. To promote music in Nigeria, you need a considerable amount of money. As a woman, you have to go the extra mile to do certain things because it is an industry dominated by men.

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When I got to Lagos newly, I got entangled with a man who said he would help me only if I would be intimate with him. He advised me to break up any previous relationship I had despite the fact that I had money to pay for my song. I walked out on him but he called me back and now we are friends. I also lost a contract because I refused to meet with the record company owner at a hotel.

D’banj

I don’t know why some people like to interpret things to suit their purpose. D’banj is someone I have always admired. Aside music, he is business-minded and hard-working. He is my kind of person: playful, intelligent and cheerful. I didn’t mean what I said about dating him because it was a joke. However, the rumour got to me because we are good friends.

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Jaywon

I never dated Jaywon; we have just worked together. During the shoot for one of our music videos, some people took suggestive pictures of us together and this brought a lot of misunderstanding between Jaywon and I. I didn’t like the way he handled the issue because he didn’t ask me anything; rather, he and his manager wrote defamatory press statements about me.

Governor Suswan

I have tried not to talk about the rumour of me dating former Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswan. During his tenure, he supported a lot of artistes in the state, unlike what obtains now. I am fortunate to be part of those he sponsored.

He treats me like his daughter, yet we are not even close. He and (some members of) his cabinet attended an event I organised in my state. He enjoyed himself so much that he challenged every member of his cabinet to support me.