Toni was born on the 24th January 1962 and earned his Higher National Diploma in Painting from the School of Art and Design, Auchi Polytechnic in 1983.
He worked with the African Guardian Magazine as illustrator before embarking on full-time studio practice.
Toni has his early inspiration from the work of Vincent Van Gogh and his works are among those with the richest palette from the school.
His favorite subject are crowded market scenes and roof tops with lots of movement done in heavy impastos of the palette knife as a technique and style of painting which has made his works acceptable to wide range of audience.
He has participated in several group shows, some of includes Accenture Nigeria, Asilah Forum Foundation Morocco and gallery Yacine-Dakar. His works are in many private and public collections.