Toni Tones

Toni Tones – Personal Life and Acting Career


  • An indigene of Ogun State, born on July 20, 1985, in Lagos State, Nigeria
  • An alumnus of the University of Lancaster, UK, and Relativity Film School, LA
  • A Top Grossing Actress of the Last Decade (2010-2019)

Who Is Toni Tones?

Gbemisola Anthonia Adefuye, popularly known as Toni Tones, is a renowned Nollywood actress who doubles as a photographer. She entered the entertainment industry as the main photographer for the D’banj reality show. Her involvement opened countless opportunities before she eventually started to act.

Toni is famous for her roles in ‘Brotherhood,’ ‘King of Boys, and ‘Smart Money Woman.’ She has been nominated for several awards due to her roles in these movies.

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Recently, she got recognized as one of the highest-grossing actresses of the decade (2010-2019). Her hobbies include reading books, watching movies, hanging out, swimming, and relaxing.

Toni Tones’ net worth is over $330,000. She has followed 409K people on Instagram.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Toni Tones is the last of the five children. She was born in Lagos State on July 20, 1985, although her family is originally from Odolewu, Ijebu-Ode, in Ogun state, Nigeria.

She attended Our Lady of Apostle Primary School, Yaba, and Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos. After her secondary education, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics at the University of Lancaster, UK.

Toni then enrolled at Relativity Film School in Los Angeles to sharpen her acting skills. She is passionate about fashion, fitness, photography, swimming, and modeling.


Toni began her career as a photographer in 2009. She learned photography for three months. Toni worked as a fashion and entertainment photographer, taking pictures of models and celebrities. Her impressive job attracted D’banj, which made him hire her as the official photographer for his ‘Koko Mansion’ reality show in 2009.

Working with him got her more opportunities in the industry and paved the way for her to work with other music stars and A-list magazines like Sound City, Genevieve, and Vanguard’s Allure.

At some point, Toni was a recording artist and eventually began her music career in 2011. She released her first official single, titled ‘I Know What You Like’ in 2013 and another in 2015, titled ‘Hey Boy,’ featuring Cynthia Morgan.

Toni Tones on a vacation

Toni Tones started out as an actress in 2014 when she played Beverly in the TV show ‘Deadline’ and Ms. Fatai in ‘Married to the Game.’ She also starred alongside Osas Ighodaro, Kemi Lala Akindoju, and Ini Dima-Okojie as a lead actress in the Award-winning TV series ‘The Smart Money Woman.’

Besides, she featured in the Netflix Original Movie ‘King of Boys’ in 2018 and the ‘King of Boys – The Return of the King’ in 2021.

Toni acted as ‘Goldie,’ the only female in a notorious gang in the award-winning movie ‘Brotherhood.’ Her role got her a nomination as The Best Supporting Actress in the 2023 AMVCA.

She has played roles in many other TV series and movies, including Rumor Has It, Forbidden, What Lies Untold, Lara and the Beat, Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Your Excellency, etc.

Nominations and Recognition

  • 2010-2019 – Top Grossing Actress of the Last Decade
  • 2020 – Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series for her role in ‘King of Boys’ – Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • 2020 – Best Actress in a Lead role –English for her role in ‘Killing Jade’ – Best of Nollywood Awards
  • 2023 – Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Brotherhood’ – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

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