Nollywood actress Toni Tones full biography and facts

Who is Toni Tones?

Toni Tones is a popular Nigerian actress, media personality and photographer. She is well known for playing the role of young ‘Eniola Salami’ in Kemi Adetiba’s award-winning movie ‘King of Boys’. She also has a recurring role in the new series, ‘Smart Money Woman’ which is currently streaming on Netflix.

Toni Tones’ real name is Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye and she is reportedly the daughter of Senator Anthony Adefuye of Ogun State.

Full data profile of Nigerian actress Toni Tones

Full nameGbemi Anthonia Adefuye
Age36 years old
GenderFemale
Date of birth July 20, 1985
ParentsSenator Anthony Adefuye
State of originLagos State
Marital statusSingle
Height5″7
TribeYoruba
CareerActress, photographer, artist

Toni Tones’ childhood and education

Toni Tones was born as the youngest child in a family of five on July 20, 1985, in Lagos State. Though born and raised in Lagos, Toni Tones is reported to be originally from Odolewu, Ijebu-Ode L. G. A. of Ogun State.

She is also reported to be the daughter of Nigerian politician, Senator Anthony Adefuye.

Toni Tones had her primary education at Our Lady of Apostle Primary School, Yaba, before proceeding to Queen’s College, Lagos, for her secondary education. She obtained a degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom. She also attended the Relativity Film School in Los Angeles out of the desire to improve her acting skills.

Toni Tones’ career

Toni Tones started her career as a photographer in 2009 upon her return to Nigeria from the UK. Prior to her return, she had undergone 3-months of photography classes while in the United Kingdom.

The actress made it known that she developed a passion for photography during her last year at the university. She carved a niche for herself in the fashion and entertainment industry, photographing celebrities and models. Her works caught the attention of Nigerian hip-hop singer D’banj and she became the photographer for his 2009 reality show ‘Koko Mansion’.

Working with D’banj that year earned her more recognition in the industry. As a photographer, Toni Tones has worked with top Nigerian magazines Like Genevieve, FAB, MADE, Sound City, and Vanguard’s Allure. She has also photographed celebrities like Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Wizkid, Omawunmi, Waje, and many others.

Toni Tones music career

Toni Tones tried her luck at singing in 2011. She released her official single in 2013 titled ‘I Know What You Like‘ which was produced by Baby Fresh under Mavin Records. She also released another song titled ‘Hey Boy’ featuring Nigerian singer, Cynthia Morgan in 2015.

Toni Tones in Nollywood

Toni Tones found more fame in acting than she did in music. One of her earliest roles in acting was in the web TV series ‘Gidi Culture’. She also starred in the 2016 movie It’s Her Day.

Her major break came when she landed the role of young ‘Eniola Salami’ in Kemi Adetiba’s 2018 blockbuster movie ‘King of Boys’. She reprised the role in the 2021 sequel of the same movie.

Toni Tones as young ‘Eniola Salami’ in King of Boys

Toni Tones modelling career

Toni Tones never did much as a model. However, reports had it that she once modelled for a brand called ‘Durovo’ at the age of 14 because the owner of the brand was a friend to her family as of that time.

Toni Tones’ movies and TV series

Some of Toni Tones notable movies and TV series include:

Movies

  • Married to the Game (2014)
  • What Lies Untold (2015)
  • Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2016)
  • Head Over Heels (2017)
  • King of Boys (2018)
  • Lara and the Beat (2018)
  • Your Excellency (2019)
  • Quam’s Money (2020)

TV Series

Toni Tones’ awards and nominations

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series – Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – 2020 (Nominated)
  • Best Actress in a Lead Role (English), Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) – 2020 (Nominated)

Toni Tones’ marriage and husband

As of the time of publishing this post, Nigerian actress Toni Tones is not married and does not have a husband.

The actress had once stated that women do not have to have kids or get married to be regarded as successful or fulfilled.

Toni Tones’ children

As of the time of writing this report, Toni Tones does not have a child yet.

Toni Tones’ net worth

Toni Tones’ net worth is currently estimated at around N300 million naira.

Toni Tones on social media

Toni Tones is active on Instagram as @iamtonitones. Her Twitter handle is @iamTONITONES.

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