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The Meteoric Rise Of Toni Tones, Singer Turned Actress And Nollywood’s 2021 Best Actress

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Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye, known professionally as Toni Tones, is a Nigerian media personality, singer and KOKO’s 2021 Best Actress In Nigeria.

If there’s one name on the lips of many Nigerians who love drama, films, movies and creatives in 2021, then it’s definitely Gbemisola Anthonia Adefuye.

If you’re not sure who Gbemisola really is, then the name Toni Tones will definitely ring a bell; except you want the indefatigable young Eniola Salami in the 2021 hit movie King of Boys: Return of the King to come have a word with you.

Gbemisola Anthonia Adefuye was born on 20 July, the youngest of a family of five. Her early education was in Lagos which she completed at Queen’s College.

Read Also: KOKO List: 30 Most Powerful Nigerian Women In Finance 2021She modelled for Dakova because he was a friend of the family when she was fourteen.

Adefuye went to the University of Lancaster in the UK where she studied marketing and economics. When the course was complete, she returned to Nigeria in 2009 to explore her interest in show business. Her brother had been a musician with the band Oxygen and Tones initially decided to be a show business photographer.

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In 2017, Adefuye Gbemisola continued to do photographic work but was then both behind and in front of the camera. She has appeared as an actor in the web TV series “Gidi-culture”; in several films including It’s Her Day in 2016. She also starred in the movie King of Boys, as the younger Eniola Salami. The movie premiered on 21 October 2018. At the 2020 AMVCA, she earned herself a nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series’ for the movie ‘King Of Boys’.

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In 2021, Toni Tones simply dropped and then shattered jaws when she returned as the young Eniola Salami and she matched the tenacity and ferociousness of veteran actress, Sola Sobowale. A hard act to follow but Toni Tones ate up her role in ace and delivered exceptionally well.

Toni Tones is unquestionably the most in-demand and best actress in Nigeria in 2021. Here’s the full list of actress on KOKO’s 2021 Best Actresses List

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