Nollywood star, Tonto Dike, is currently embroiled in a war of words with her fansÂ for acting in a soft porn movie called Dirty Secret, P.M.NEWS can reveal.
In the movie produced by Sanga Entertainment, the Nollywood actress and a lover kissÂ and wag tongues in a slow pace as the actress goes semi-nude, exposing private partsÂ to the extent never seen before in any Nigerian movie.
Another Nigerian actor, Muna Obiekwe also starred in the movie, also portraying nudeÂ scenes.
Sanga Entertainment is a Bronx, New York-based Company with an annual turnover ofÂ less than $500, 000 and with less than four staff. It specialises in video tapes andÂ disc renting service in the Bronx. The company started business in 2004.
The repeated explicit and lewd scenes in the movie have resulted in vitriolicÂ attacks on the internet against the 25-year old actress who grew up without a motherÂ in a family of nine children.
The enraged fans, mostly Ghanaians, are wondering why the light skinned prettyÂ actress could not draw the line between â€˜professionalism and pornographyâ€™.
â€œWhere do we draw the line between professionalism and just plain prostitution?â€ oneÂ fan asks.
â€œHow else do you guys want our movie industry to improve? Americans do it and theyÂ are better than Africa on all grounds. This is one step forward,â€ one fan comes toÂ Tontoâ€™s defence.
â€œLetâ€™s not seem like we are encouraging this. There are better ways to make theÂ industry grow. Where have we thrown our sense of decency?â€ another fan queries.
â€œThis is disgraceful,â€ says Rakaya, another fan. â€œNigerians are beginning to do theÂ porn thing now. This is worse than Ghana movies,â€ another fan lashes out.
â€œThank God Genevieve and Omotola did not feature in this, I would have droppedÂ Nollywood right away,â€ another disappointed fan says.
The negative internet posts, however, seem to have little effect on the actress whoÂ always wanted to be like American stars, such as Julia Robert or Sharon Stone, theÂ woman who posed nude for Playboy magazine and acted in Basic Instinct, a highlyÂ controversial lewd movie in the 1990s.
On her twitter page she called her critics â€˜pretendersâ€™: â€œWhy would we enjoy seeingÂ nudity in Hollywood? Itâ€™s a f..cking profession peeps, grow up. I am all out with myÂ job and f..ck you hard if you find otherwise. Rubbish f..cking pretenders. I hateÂ fake damn tradition. I have got a mind and heart my profession requires.â€
Born on 9 June 1985, Nigerian-born Tonto Dike is one of the most beautiful faces inÂ Nollywood. With an increasing profile of Nollywood movies to her credit, she hasÂ gradually acquired a large fan base among Nollywood movie fans both in Africa and inÂ other parts of the world such as the United States, where these movies are beginningÂ to gain a lot of popularity.
Growing up without her mother, Tonto was confined to the parental care of just herÂ father and stepmother in a large family of nine, including both parents and sevenÂ siblings.
Tonto is a graduate of petrochemical engineering from the Rivers State University ofÂ Science and Technology, RSUST, South South Nigeria. Tontoâ€™s big break came in 2006Â through a Nigerian reality TV show, TheNextMovie Star, where she emerged the firstÂ runner-up, exposing her to the big world of Nigerian movie entertainment.
Very little is known about the movie titled â€˜Dirty Secretsâ€™, as the producers haveÂ only released snippets of it in the trailer being spread around on â€œyoutube.â€
One Ghanaian commentator said online, â€œthat it will be a shame if the movie sees theÂ light of day.â€