Linda Ikeji TV has released the teaser for it’s new reality series, King Tonto. Scheduled to air in 2018, the show will be exclusive to Linda Ikeji’s cable and online platforms. The show promises to delve into Tonto Dikeh‘s day to day activities (as she mothers her son) and her run with cosmetic surgery.
The actress and singer, also known as “Poko”, is known for her roles in Celebrity Marriage (’17), Throne of War (’14) and Blackberry Babes Re-loaded (’12). In 2016 she won the Peace Ambassador award for the Actress of the Year. In the same year she won the Face of Independence Nigeria’s Most Outstanding African Female Actress.
King Tonto was produced by Theo Ukpaa, a seasoned filmmaker with four TV shows to his credit. These include Dateline, Celebrity Chef, My Trophy Wife, and Frankly Speaking. His short film, The Cheater (’09), had 12 nominations from film festivals across Europe and America. He is the Chief Executive Officer at Tiger Republic, a film and television production company based in Lagos and Los Angeles.
Speaking on the project, Linda Ikeji (the Executive Producer) said, “I hope this blows your mind. I told you guys you all aren’t ready for what we are about to bring on TV… It’s Tonto Dikeh like you’ve never seen her before. She opens up to her fans in ways most people won’t dare.”