I was getting particularly worried after foremost blogger, Linda Ikeji branched into other areas of media entertainment. Her social media network did receive the rave acceptance we had all expected no thanks to her web developers from hell (don’t get me started on my experience with them.)
Then a few times, I visited Linda Ikeji TV on YouTube, I wasn’t particularly wowed by the content I saw. Hero Daniel‘s ‘Report Card’ seemed to engage me for a bit, but when I found out it was quite similar to a show initial introduced by South African comic, Trevor Noah, I lost interest.
That all seems to be changing as the blogger’s TV network is rebranding with a bang by launching some reality shows like we haven’t seen in Nigeria before. There’s ‘Oyinbo Wives of Lagos’, ‘Gidi Girls,’ and the one I’m rooting to watch, ‘King Tonto.’As the name implies, King Tonto will follow the life of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and her son, King Andre like you’ve never seen her before. A trailer of the reality show was released this evening and it has been the buzz of the internet ever since. The trailer opens with the actress lying on the couch with her infant son napping on her chest. Then she is seen yelling at a dreadlocked-haired man:
“I will not take this nonsense!! Any money I make now, is for me and my son!”
A few other scenes roll by where she is seen playing at an amusement park with her son, and then she reveals she going under the knife because she has been struggling with body image issues for a long time. Tonto said,
“I am going to be having a cosmetic surgery. My body has been something that I’ve always been extremely ashamed of.”
Watch the trailer…
The truth is Tonto has a banging body, cosmetic surgery or not. But we are women, we always want more…Lol! There’s always one body part we wish was different from how it is and thank God, cosmetic surgery can now be performed with more skill and less risk.I’m proud that Linda Ikeji TV has picked up and I’m proud Tonto was picked to give us blockbuster entertainment we as women struggling with different issues can relate to. I’m hoping to see the King Tonto show mirror the struggles of women like motherhood, single motherhood, difficult marriages, domestic violence, divorce, finding love, low body esteem challenges, even our successes and much, much more!Nigerian women have been sidelined for too long. Time to team up and start winning. I’ll be watching and posting my reviews.