Toni Tones is a Nigerian photographer, actress, artiste and editor. She began her career as a photographer in 2009 and subsequently ventured into music, then acting. As a photographer, her focus is on fashion and the entertainment industry.
Evidently, Toni tones is a talented young lady growing to become a big wig in the Nigerian entertainment space. She is a host and a style icon.
Toni Tones Biography
She was born Gbemisola Anthonia Adefuye on July 20, 1985 as the youngest of a family of five. She started her education at Our Lady of Apostle Primary School then moved to Queen’s College, Lagos. Subsequently, she proceeded to University of Lancaster, UK, and bagged a degree in Marketing and Economics. Also, she attended Relativity Film School in Los Angeles to hone her acting skills.
Having developed a passion for photography in her last year at the university, Toni returned to Nigeria in 2009 to fully begin her career.
Toni Tones Early Career
Toni came back to Nigeria from the UK in 2009. Prior to that, she had a mentor in London who coached her in photography for three months. Then, in Nigeria, she became a photography style icon paying attention to fashion and entertainment. She started off by going to different magazines to showcase her work and propose a business relationship. She was able to land some deals with clients that liked her work.
Later on, she worked in Koko Mansion, D’banj’s reality show. The work brought her to limelight and fully kick-started her career. Then, she worked with different magazines like Genevieve, FAB, MADE, Sound City, Vanguard’s Allure, e.t.c. Also, she worked with personalities like Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Wizkid, Omawumi, Waje e.t.c
After three years in photography, she started exploring her other creative sides. In 2011, she started working on her music and in 2013, she officially ventured into the music industry.
For acting, she got a role in the Gidi Culture TV series on her first audition. Next, she appeared in MNET’s hit series Telenovela, Forbidden, then The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Lara and the Beat, e.t.c
Since then, Tones has continued to appear in blockbuster movies like King of Boys, It’s her Day etc. Also, she delivers her roles perfectly. She has worked with Bovi, Omoni Oboli, Sola Sobowale, Osas Ighodaro, Adesua Etomi, Seyi Shay, Chioma Akpotha, Funke Akindele and many others.
Toni Tones describe her hobbies as the same thing she does for work. She also likes to swim and relax in water. Watching her movies and favorite TV shows, reading books and hanging out with friends are some of the things she loves.
she was named the second highest earning actor of 2018/2019.
Also, she is often described as a perfectionist and one who is determined, hardworking and passionate about success.
Toni Tones Awards
Tones won several awards, including:
Photographer of the Year at the ELOY Awards in 2011.
In March 2012, at her very 1st audition, she bagged the lead role in a brand new series gidi culture, set to premiere in 2013.
Some of the movies and TV series she starred in include;
Gidi Culture, 2013
Married to the game, 2014
What Lies Untold, 2015
It’s Her Day, 2016
Rumour Has it, 2016
Head over Heels, 2017
5th Floor, 2017
Royal Hibiscus Hotel, 2017
The Eve, 2018
Lara and the Beat, 2018
Rumour has it
As a singer she released her first official single in 2013. It was titled I Know What You Like. The song was produced under the Mavin Records by Baby Fresh.
Also, in 2016, she released another single Hey Boy ft Cynthia Morgan.
As at the time writing this report her net worth is currently unavailable