Hails from Ikwere in Rivers State. She was born on the 9th of June, 1985 into a family of seven. She lost her mother at a tender age of three but her step mother was there to fill the vacuum. Her primary and secondary education were both completed in Port Harcourt. She is a graduate of Petro-Chemical Engineering form the University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Her journey to Nollywood started in 2005, when she left a TV reality show "The Next Movie Star" as the first runner up. After her second movie titled "Holy Cross", Tonto gained recognition and started taking up lead roles in movies.
The beautiful actress has since become unstoppable as she featured in more than 60 movies.