The actress made the revelation with Ovation publisher Dele Momodu on Sunday, in a no-holds-barred Instagram chat.
She has come to realize that forgiveness is not about the next person but about one 's self, according to the actress who once referred to her strangled husband as a 40-second man.
“A man I love and respect always talked to me about Forgiveness, and I have come to realize that Forgiveness is not about the next person.
“I know that Forgiveness is not about the next person but the explanation I got recently really wowed me. It says I have forgiven you not because you have to be forgiven, and I have forgiven you because I do not want to put myself in a place of stagnation when it comes to growth, I do not want to put myself in a position of stagnation when it comes to love, i do not want to put myself in a place of worship, progressing, my career.
“Forgiveness is a whole lot, and I only just realized that the bible says that if we do not forgive, God cannot forgive us. All these things are in the bible, but it never really made an impact on me until someone explained it.
“I think forgiveness is essential for one’s growth.”
When asked if she has forgiven Olakunle Churchill, Tonto said that she has and wishes him the best henceforth.
“Oh yes, especially him. I forgive him and wish him the best, for my son’s sake. I do. Why not?”
The actress later in the evening took to her official Instagram page to clarify sometime in 2019 about an alleged drug-related offence on her reported scuffle with some security authorities in Dubai.
Tonto said she did have a faceoff with Dubai authorities, not because of drugs but because a guard in Arabic called her a 'prostitute.'
She said she should be in jail by now if she is caught with drugs according to some media reports.
”Far from it. That incident in Dubai was not drugs because if it was I would be in jail. It had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol even.
“On that day, I was insulted by one of the guards. He said something very derogatory to me in Arabic, I think Lebanon. It’s called Sharamuta which means prostitute, it means a call girl and I was not so dressed.
“But it was a show, so I had like a very amazing bra inside and this blazer on top. To them, it is Haram when you are not dressed properly. So that is where all of the altercation started. That was the only problem, any other information is just false,” Tonto said.
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. . On Sunday July 26, Tonto Dikeh, had an interview with journalist, Dele Momodu where she revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill for the sake of their child, King Andre. Tonto while speaking on the importance of forgiveness, said she forgives so she would not be stagnated in life, career and other ares and that she has gotten to read the part of the bible where God said he wouldn't forgive us if we do not forgive others. She also stated that she forgives easily now but doesn't like being provoked by the things a person does after she has forgiven such a person. She also spoke about her career as an actress where she said she has rejected some roles so she doesn't get stereotyped. Citing Pete Edochie as an example of an actor who has been stereotyped over the years, Tonto said she has often rejected the attempt by the movie industry to get her to always feature as a particular character. Tonto also clarified her encounter with a security man who called her a prostitute in Dubai. Credit: Bashorun Dele Momodu