Stunning facts have emerged on the dirty acrimony presently trending on the social media, between Nollywood’s weirdest actress, Tonto Dike and her ex-beauty queen turned stylist friend, Toyin Lawani. The fight is so messy that, the duo has resulted to name calling, opening can of worms, in fact, the only thing they’ve not revealed is the real reason they’ve been on each other’s neck.
But your soar away tabloid, National Enquirer has been able to sniff around and feel the pulse of an impeccable source close to one of the warring parties and according to the gist flying around, the source of the brouhaha which is fast degenerating to a blood bath might not be unconnected with the duo’s emotional interest in the wealth of a notable shipping magnate who lives large and ready to part with anything to have celebrated ladies in his comfy arms.
Fashion goddess and CEO of Tiannah’s Place and her client cum best friend, Tonto Dike have been tearing each other on the social media, the latest being a curse the star actress rained on Toyin earlier on Wednesday morning over a debt of $15,000 Toyin is claiming she’s owing her, “you must be crazy for saying that, $15,000 for what? “15USD?, “You must be mad outta your head, u steal men then designz, must be on cheap ass drugs to sat iou, my address remains the same, come and take money” Tonto had lambasted recently. The actress also alleged her former friend of stealing men and designs in her latest tweet few hours ago which further gave credence to the fact that their relationship went sour due to this reason.
Tracing the genesis of their friendship turned sour, these two have over the years been known to be best of friends and this explains why Toyin got the deal of becoming the actress’ official clothier. Tonto on her part never ceased to hype her wardrobe manager friend on social media by posting and commending pictures of any costume she did for her for any red carpet outing.
All these are in the edge of becoming history as the twosome have been torn apart by what is still shrouded in secrecy to many. They officially made their war public some days ago and have since then never stopped insulting each other on social media with none ready to tow the part of peace.
According to National Enquirer’s sources, it all started when Tonto Dikeh whose hush hush affair with the shipping magnate and Sifax boss, Taiwo Afolabi has almost become an open secret introduced her fashion designer, Toyin Lawani to her benefactor, and to her, the introduction was meant to sow seeds in Lawani’s life by getting her to package the fabulous fashion show Sifax’ daughter put together years back.
We reliably gathered that, no sooner the business relationship was concluded than “Oga at the top”-Afolabi and ex-beauty queen-Toyin began a secret move and like the popular saying, “it takes a thief to trace a thief on the rock”, Tonto got the wind and wait, not just to pay her back but to show her why being a betrayer never pays.
We were also reliable informed that, it wasn’t just Tonto Dike alone that knew about the secret affair, Mr. Afolabi’s wife was threatened when she heard of Toyin’s pregnancy sometime ago and had to allegedly stormed her (Lawani’s) office to give her stern warning aside other public disgrace.
According to the highly dependable sources, the first step Tonto took was to withdraw into her shell, but before then, she empowered one of Toyin’s staff by name, Swanky who’s now her wardrobe consultant thereby getting set for the war.
The trouble with trouble as they say is, it starts out as fun, daring Tonto we gathered made the first move by posting a throwback photo of herself dressed in a sequined gold dress on social media giving styling credit to Swanky Jerry Ogbodo, this we were told irked Toyin Lawani who believed that particular credit should be hers, according to her, she was the one who styled Tonto for that particular occasion and more so Swanky was still with her then.
An outraged Toyin insisted further that, the styling was for a Complete fashion party few years ago and even shared a picture of herself and Tonto in the gold dress.
She afterwards twitted this; @Tontolet IN ELEGANTE BY TIANNAH STYLING DESIGNS….DESIGNED FOR HER FOR HER REBRANDING …..BEFORE U STEAL MY WORK AS URS MAKE SURE U HAVE PROOF DNT FORGET U CAN GET SUED FOR SHIT LIKE DS. …TALENT DONT COME EASILY IT’S INBUILT AND CLASS IS DIFFERENT FROM TRASH U CANT IMITATE ELEGANCE ….. GOOD DESIGNS/STYLING IS ALWAYS MEMORABLE WHICH UR CLIENT WILL NEVER FORGET. ..SO IF THEY HV BIFF AND ARE ASHAMED TO USE THE PICS CAUSE THEY CAN NEVER LOOK THAT GLAMOUROUS AGAIN THEY WILL RATHER GIVES YOUR CREDIT TO THIEVES /LOWLIVES …
Tonto did not also hesitate to post a picture on her instagram page with the message ‘’Do I look like I care?”.
The actress also took to twitter to disassociate herself from Toyin and her business, saying she does not shop or identify with Tiannah Styling.
The rift is getting to its crescendo and the erstwhile best friends are still spoiling for war, just for a common joy stick and from the look of things, they’re capable of reaching out for each other’s jugular should oil not poured on troubled waters.
Efforts to get across to parties concerned including Mr. Taiwo Afolabi proved abortive as at the time of filing this report. We however promise to be on their trail to serve you details as events unfold.