Open Letter: Igbo Man Responds to Tonto Dike Insult to Igbo Men

Nollywood actress and singer – Tonto Dikeh, in an interview with a Punch reporter made some accusations, which seemed to have offended a certain Igbo man – Onyeka Nwelue. Here’s  an excerpt from the interview;

We just learnt that you will be getting married soon to your new boyfriend who happens to come from Benin, Edo state. Why are so many Nollywood female stars getting snapped up by Benin or men from Edo state?

Tonto Dike: First of all, it is nobody’s business where my fiance is from. That out of the way, yes Benin men are great and very understanding. They don’t sit and judge you unlike Igbo men, who poke-nose in everything you do. You make your money and the Edo man is not interested in your personal affairs . If I keep waiting for an Igbo man I will just end up eternally single.

A patriotic Igbo man wrote this open letter to address Tonto’s accusation. Enjoy!!!

“Dear Tonto Dikeh, I know you feel beautiful this morning! Well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. For me, you are nowhere near “beautiful”. You are just there. But before I tell you what I really want to tell you, I need to tell you something.

There is a lady called Adele. She is a singer. She sings. I need to explain what a singer means, because I understand that you have no brain at all. Because I hate sugar-coating, I am hated by a lot of people. You are just like me too. I will understand when people hate you, but, seriously, if you think Igbo men are nosy, then, you are right. That is your opinion and you must protect it. I am an Igbo man. I will defend myself right now. Back to Adele. I will tell you everything about this young lady who transformed herself into something very beautiful in the eyes of men. I also understand that you don’t know her, but it won’t hurt if I tell you about her now.

This is what TIME magazine wrote about her few days ago: “As talented and appealing as she is, few could foresee how utterly dominant Adele would be in 2011: in an era where even the highest-tier musical acts can struggle to move records, her sophomore effort, 21, sold 17 million copies worldwide and spent 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, the longest for any record since 1998′s Titanic sound track. Combined with sales of her previous album, 19, Adele has topped the U.K. charts for 21 weeks — a feat matched only by the bands Oasis and Queen.” Tonto nne m, Adele is 23. You are older. She is not worried about her future. You are. She is focused about her music.

You are worried that no Igbo man will marry you after you’ve created yourself into a bamboo stick. Truth is that I don’t know you personally, but you’ve created a strong mystery around yourself. People see you as a soul from hell. They say you’ve sold your soul to the devil. Me, I don’t know where the devil lives, but I think you have. You even went ahead to show us tattoos at your back. I just didn’t understand why you did that. As an Igbo man, I will never marry a woman who has shown the entire world “my tattoos.” It is not good.

I am an Igbo man, so I will need to know who snapped the picture. Maybe, your secret boyfriend? This is the reason why we are bad, abi? Adele doesn’t go around seeking attention. She doesn’t pay anyone to publish pictures of her tattoos. Who knows? She may just have a lot of them. I haven’t seen them. I have seen yours. There is nothing wrong in you tattooing your entire body, but what is my business with that? Are you not supposed to be an actress? Of course, I understand that you appear in “p” films now? That is good. At least, you are doing what you know best.

But to pick on Igbo men? This is very unacceptable. You insulted a lot of us. This simply shows how unintelligent you are towards anthropology. Men are the same all over the world. Igbo man, Yoruba man, Hausa man. We all treat women in similar ways. We love unconditionally. And we all become nosy when our women start acting like you. If your father is an Igbo man, dearest Tonto Dikeh, you are a monkey. But I will be sorry if you didn’t say that. I only rely on the media, since I don’t know you personally. If you didn’t say it, Tonto, I am very sorry. I will publicly apologise. Yet, I believe you did, because you do so many things after marijuana. If it’s not good for your brain,stop smoking. Listen to Adele’s “Someone Like You” and you will feel good. I don’t look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Onyeka Nwelue”



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24 Responses to "Open Letter: Igbo Man Responds to Tonto Dike Insult to Igbo Men"

  1. Faith says:

    I hardly respond 2 post bt reading wot Tonto Dike wrote, I had no choice. Am an igbo lady and won’t allow anyone insult ma tribal men. She got exactly wot she deserved 4rm d writer of d@ letter. Tonto, learn not 2 wag ur tongue anyhow. We don’t tk shitsss!!!

  2. Nicholas says:

    To d guy that wrote dis letter…..your so on point. Am not an igbo man but she has no right sayin such.
    Men will always be men no matter the tribe you’re from.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How on earth will u even think of marrying an igbo man after messing urself up and leaving a fake and unacceptable life, my dear u are day dreaming, igbo men wants and marry disciplined and reserved women not ruled, fake and any kind of thing that calls herself a woman, my dear tonto buckle up age is not on ur side

  4. chinedu ifeanyi says:

    My dear Tonto I apologised on behalf of all igbo guys u cheaply gave ur body, bt 2 insult us bcos u wher used and dumped shows hw light-brain u ar. My advice, share ur body 2 men 4rm another tribe who kws u might b lucky, bt my dear u ain’t getting younger!

  5. Nma says:

    Wen a person hates someone, d person becomes biased.Mr Onyeka, Tonto is nt rily a nice person bt she shldn’t be condemned lyk dt. Ur displeasure entered Defamation n i also believe u descended 2 her level, so how diff r u 4rm her?

  6. nonny says:

    @ Nma if u dnt knw wat 2 say,jst shut up

  7. chi igwe says:

    Igbo stil remains igbo,we don’t take shit from anbody,not even u tonto.briddle ‘ur tough ,go sraight to d point whenever u are ask a question stop embarassing urself,who knows one day igboman may be of help to u. so baby don’t start wot u cannot finished. 1 Luv naija.

  8. Onyewuchi Chukwuemeka says:

    Tonte Dikeh…..hmmmmm you are looking for trouble, it would be better to poke a sleeping Lion than poke men…..from what is said you are so full wrong notions of your self STOP! Look around no one is clapping.

  9. Ebony says:

    what can i say but LMAO….this is too funny for me…

  10. Ada ngwa says:

    tonto you are very stupid for say that and you got wat you deserve. you need to wash you no igbo man will marry you definetly.btw. “y’ah look stuipd”

  11. Vicksy Emmanuel says:

    tonto nah wah you craz or watin happen.

  12. Lolly Baby says:

    Tonto you step on my toes emmmm
    Wait an see

  13. Lolly Baby says:

    Tonto you step on my toes

  14. Angur (aka) Jp south says:

    She knws dat an igbo men wl nvr tolerate her,bt i tell her onethng sooner of later she wl realize her mistake.


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