Our actor of the week is the multi-talented Nigerian Singer, Photographer and Actor. She goes by her real name Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye and popularly referred to as Toni Tones.
Born on the 20th day of July, she is the last born child in her family of five(5). She attended the University of Lancaster in the UK where she holds a degree in Marketing and Economics. While her secondary school education was attained at the Queens College in Lagos State, Nigeria.
She returned to Nigeria in 2009 to pursue her passion for entertainment starting with photography. This, she was willing to explore and forged ahead in Show Business Photography for the band group her brother was in at the time.
While she was busy building up herself and brand, her portfolio was brilliant which drew the attention of Nigerian singer/entertainer, D’banj who loved her work. She became the photographer for the then Koko Maison reality show.
The award-winning photographer ventured into acting and became even more popular at it due to her role in 2018 movie, King Of Boys directed by Kemi Adetigba. Just before she started a career in acting, she attended the film school in Los Angeles.
She has however starred in other movies such as; Gidi Cultures, Forbidden(Mnet Series), U-turn, June, It’s Her Day, Picture Perfect, Rumour Has It, Lara and the Beat, Head Over Heels and much more.
Toni Tones is also a singer with hit songs such as; Gidi Life, Aba, Hey Baby!
She is such a body of talents rapped in one person and her dedication to her passion, career and talent is a good example of believing in yourself, work towards it and eventually, you can do it! That is why she is our actor of the week.
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