Congratulations! Nollywood Superstar/Producer Stephanie Okereke-Linus has been invited by Her Majesty The Queen to Buckingham Palace today, 22 June 2015,  she will be honoured at the 2015 edition of Queen’s Young Leaders Award here in London….

Stephanie posted the invite below on her social media pages with the caption:

‘Hubby and I are heading to London to meet her Majesty The Queen- how awesome is that. #QueensYoungLeaders Shout out to all the amazing young people across the CommonWealth Nations that was selected to receive an award.

Stephanie Okereke  Linus Honoured By Queen

Congrats to Mrs Linus ! What an honour!  Well done! Keep up the good work!

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Congratulations! Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary To Stephanie Linus And Linus Idahosa! Stephanie took to her social media platforms with the message below:

”Fun times with my boo for life. Happy Wedding Anniversary. Here’s is to our love, friendship, fun memories, adventures, and life together. ❤️
May we continue to grow each day loving and cherishing every moment spent together.

Always thankful to God for his love, kindness and mercies….” Stephanie Linus

 

Many more years to come, may God continue to bless and protect your marriage. Join us in wishing this Power couple an AWESOME Wedding Anniversary ❤️ 

 

 

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus and hubby, Media Mogul Linus Idahosa got married in France in 2012, in what is described as the wedding of the century. 

Linus Idahosa is a reputable media consultant with international recognition. He is an influential person and accredited CNN agent in Nigeria.

Aside from working with several reputable companies, He is an entrepreneur with his own company. He is the founder of Del-York International a prominent company representing New York Film Academy in Nigeria.

The couple are blessed with a cute boy, Maxwell.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Linus

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Congratulations are in order! Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Brand Ambassador (Multiple) Stephanie Linus Partners with the dermatologists who created Proactiv on their billion dollar venture in anti-aging skincare called Rodan + Fields.

Stephanie Linus announced her Partnership with the dermatologists who created Proactiv on their billion dollar venture in anti-aging skincare called Rodan + Fields on her social media handles

‘Not only am I using all of these fabulous products, but R+F is now part of my expanding global business. Come along with me in the adventure towards your best skin. LINK IN BIO for product purchase and to join my skincare team, so you can partner with me in this business endeavor. “Be the CEO of YOU”….I’d love to have you on board!” Stephanie Linus

 

Stephanie Linus Partners Rodan + Fields (R+F) Photo Credit: Stephanie (Facebook)

 

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Celebrities Impacting the World: When Nollywood Actress, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur  Stephanie Linus decided to be a filmmaker, she wanted to tell stories that would challenge people to see the world around them differently.

Stories that would cause her viewers to challenge negative stereotypes about them; stories that would address societal problems and encourage a positive change.

During the Stephanie Okereke Linus held at the Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana Photo by J.R. Thomason/

“You have the power to change the narrative of every wrong representation of who you think you are,” the award-winning actress told a group of young college students at Dillard University in New Orleans recently.

“There is so much you can achieve by telling a story. When I think of a story, I think of it as a connection between myself and my audience, an opportunity for me to take them on a journey that inspires them to learn about themselves and the world around them.”

 

Speaking at the Ray Charles Week hosted by Dillard University Ray Charles Program, Dillard University Film and Dillard University African World Student Organization, Mrs Linus encouraged the young college students to tap into the power of the media and growth in technology to create a new narrative for themselves.

 

“The media is such a powerful tool of influence that if used properly, can bring about a positive change in almost every sphere of life.

It is time for you to look inside yourselves and see the gaps within your society, and find ways to fill these gaps with your narratives.

I ask you here today, what is your story? What is that new narrative you desire when you think of black people and black history and what kind of impact do you want it to create?”

She encouraged the students to be fearless about telling their stories, adding that by doing so, they could create a better representation of themselves and who they ought to be.

Mrs Linus was invited to speak to the students in her capacity as an African filmmaker, human rights advocate and actress to celebrate the school’s annual Ray Charles Week.

 During her visit, she gave a lecture on “The Emergence of African Storytellers and Their New Narrative” and also screened her self-produced and directed movie ‘DRY’ which focuses on fistula and the practice of under-age marriage among young women.

 

Photo Credit: Photo by J.R. Thomason/Adeola Adeyemo/Stephanie Okereke Linus

 

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Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Stephanie Okereke Linus, the stunning and gorgeous Actress, Director and Entrepreneur is a year older today! 

 

Join African Celebs in wishing Stephanie a wonderful birthday! We wish Stephanie Okereke  Happiness, Success and Good Health!

Stephanie Linus was born on October 2, 1982, Stephanie grew up in the family of eight children as the sixth child of her parents.

She had her early education in Delta State and a graduate  of  University of Calabar and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Literary studies. In addition, Stephanie attended a film academy in New York

Some the movies that shot Stephanie to the spot light includes Compromised 2 and Waterloo. And has not slowed down since.

Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus has combined all her skills over time to produce and direct some movies, Tv Shows and also starred in many as well, including: 

Through the Glass, Dry, Private Sin, Wicked Intentions, Make Me Fabulous, Boonville Redemption, Miss Nigeria, Doctor Bello, Reloaded, World of Tears,Hidden Treasure, Eye of the Gods,My Darling Princess and more.

As one of the most respected African Celebs, Stephanie Linus has gained the respect of lots of  international companies and businesses and has become a multi-brand ambassador for name and is also ambassador for SNEPCo/NNPC, Nollywood and more

 

Stephanie Linus is married to Linus Idahosa a reputable media consultant with international recognition. He is an influential person and accredited CNN agent in Nigeria.

Aside from working with several reputable companies, He is an entrepreneur with his own company. He is the founder of Del-York International a prominent company representing New York Film Academy in Nigeria.

They are blessed with a cute boy,(Maxwell)

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 Nollywood Actress, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur Stephanie Linus Hopes the movie ‘DRY’ will be shown in all 54 African countries…

Dry is an inspiring movie based on a true story about Zara and Halima who find themselves in the same cultural trap regardless of their backgrounds. They each struggle to make meaning to their lives. Read full story here

Watch out for DRY movie, coming soon to a theatre near you in Africa…

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Stephanie Linus At The Screening Of Her Movie DRY In Gambia

In Case You Missed It! Nollywood film director, actress and model Stephanie Linus and her team were recently hosted in Gambia by the UNFPA and the Vice President Dr Isatou Njie Saidy to a screening of  the award winning movie ‘DRY’.

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Stephanie Linus’ award winning movie, DRY, recently made a debut in Gambia with a well-attended screening during the African Youth Summit Banjul Plus 10. The movie was not only well received and greeted with a standing ovation afterwards, but was lauded by all and further opened up the conversation around maternal health care and Fistula in Africa.

The audience was made up of distinguished personalities including the Vice President of Gambia, Dr Isatou Njie Saidy; UNFPA Regional Director for West & Central Africa, Mr Mabingue Ngom; Assistant Minister for Youth Liberia, Ms. Kula Fonfana and many others.

DRY Screening in Gambia004[5] DRY Screening in Gambia019[28] DRY Screening in Gambia037[24]The summit was organised in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to capture the creative, innovative and pro-active voices of African youth and utilise these voices as a tool to encourage decision makers to address the myriad issues young people on the continent face. It focused on discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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Inspired by the true story of a young girl living with Vesico Vaginal Fistula, DRY features Darwin Shaw as Dr. Alex, the legendary Liz Benson Ameye as the Matron and Bill McNamara as Dr. Brown. The movie also stars Zubaida Ibrahim as Halima, the teenager who had to endure a life not designed for a child: to be married to a man who was more than four times her age….

DRY Screening in Gambia020[1]This screening comes just a few weeks after Stephanie Linus premiered DRY in Zambia at an event which was attended by the Zambian First Lady, Mrs Esther Lungu. DRY is currently on an African tour and will be showing in other countries in the coming weeks…

Stephanie Linus At The Screening Of Her Movie DRY In Gambia

 

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Stephanie Okereke-Linus Congratulations! Nollywood actress and director Stephanie Okereke’s Movie ‘DRY’ wins Best Protagonist Award at the Bentonville Film Festival, USA!

Dry is an inspiring movie based on a true story about Zara and Halima who find themselves in the same cultural trap regardless of their backgrounds. They each struggle to make meaning to their lives. Stephanie Okereke took to facebook to break the good news… read full story here

Watch out for DRY movie, coming soon to a theatre near you….

Credit:  Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie Okereke-Linus -Hottest Legs in Africa's Movie Industry-NollywoodScreen goddess Stephanie Okereke -Linus has reacted to her brother Daniel Okereke’s rape allegations in a very  matured manner….

I am distraught and devastated to hear of the recent allegation of rape brought against a relative of mine, Daniel Okereke (my brother).

While it is a very difficult time for me, and my family; I feel the need to make clear my position, lest there be any doubt. Rape is rape, regardless of who the face of the accused is.

Indeed, the irony is not lost on me. I have spent my lifelong career advocating and living my conviction that women around the world should be able to live free of violence, sexual harassment or any form of abuse against their persons. This conviction led me to be involved in numerous initiatives combating violence against women in several countries including the U.S, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The conviction also led me to place much of my energy on my work with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), a passion that dates back to my time at the University of Calabar.

As a student, I heard a story about young girls who had been forced into early marriage and were suffering the negative and embarrassing effects of VVF. The story stayed in my consciousness and drove me, for years, to seek ways to raise awareness on the condition; leading to my work with a team of dedicated doctors to carry out repair surgeries for VVF victims across the country; and my self-produced, soon to be released movie, ‘DRY.’

So, again, it is indeed heart breaking for me to receive and deal with news alleging a family member of mine is an alleged perpetrator of sexual violence against a woman. I am devastated.

This case is now in Nigeria’s criminal justice system as the accused awaits arraignment. I have also encouraged and assured the alleged victim of my stance against rape and applaud her for her bravery to upset the culture of silence, in Nigeria; even as I accord deference and patiently wait for the criminal justice system to determine the guilt or innocence of my brother.

For Nigerian press and blogs; I call on you to please report this case in an ethical manner. I am a married woman living my life. The alleged transgression of my relative does not make it mine. The focus should be the impact of rape on the alleged victim, and resources for other alleged victims, not me.

Some members of the press and blogs have turned me into the accuser; using my name for sensational headlines and putting my images, exclusively, in their stories. This is a form of victimization of me as a woman, its unethical and extremely hurtful. I am not the alleged accused.

I therefore please ask all bloggers and the media who have placed my pictures and name to this story to refrain from further using me to sensationalise this story.

I thank my fans and all well-wishers for your continued support and ask for your continued prayers.

God bless.

Photo Credit: Stephanie Okereke-Linus

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Inspirational Stories: African Celebrities Who Inspire Us To Dress Better 

Clothes communicate certain hidden elements of your personality. It can be a great starting point of conversation. If you see someone dressed in a way that speaks to you, approach him or her.

Chances are you’ll have a great deal in common.

Your clothes, colours and mannerisms speak volumes about what’s going on inside of you. According to research, when people are happy and secured with themselves they turn to go for bright colours.

We choose our clothes as carefully as we choose our friends. When you step out into the world people make sweeping assumptions and decisions about you quicker than you can say

“Hi” Your clothes communicate trustworthiness and humility and people want to validate in their mind the details.

Above all, Your presence should calm others not prop up fear and unanswered questions.

These celebs (In no particular order) make us all want to step up our dress code GAME. In order words we love their fashion sense!

Stephanie Okereke Linus

Multiple Award-winning Director,  Entrepreneur, stunning and gorgeous Actress

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JOSELYN DUMAS 
Award-winning screen diva Joselyn Canfor Dumas is a Ghanaian entertainment powerhouse who rose to prominence after being featured in a film titled Perfect Picture and being headhunted by one of Ghana’s biggest television networks…

Photo credit: Joselyn Dumas

Watch out for Joselyn Dumas’  upcoming show #KeepingItRealwithJoselynDumas

Joselyn Dumas
Joselyn Dumas Photo credit: Joselyn Dumas

JACKIE APPIAH 

Award-winning actress Jackie Appiah is a seasoned actress who started her career at the age of 12 when she starred in the TV series Things We Do for Love.

 

Photo credit: Jackie Appiah

In addition, she also starred in the hit movie ‘Beyoncé – The President’s Daughter’ alongside prominent Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Nadia Buari….

Jackie has also graced many magazine covers and billboards, and has won numerous awards including ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Photo credit: Jackie Appiah

 

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Prince David Osei

Ghanaian Actor and Model who has been on many screens for years now. His movies include, Confessions, Happily Never After, Every Woman Wants Me, Bitter Sugar, Devilish Angel and more.

 

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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Award-winning Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeinde aka “Omosexy”….

Photo credit: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

 

Salma Mumin

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Salma Mumin is an award-winning Ghanaian Actress, Film maker and Entrepreneur.

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The gorgeous and stunning actress has starred in many movies, including Hashtag, Passion and Soul, Seduction and more

 

Nadia Buari

Photo credit: Nadia Buari

Award-winning Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari starred in the TV series Things We Do for Love and in the hit movie ‘Beyoncé

The President’s Daughter’ alongside prominent Ghanaian actors Van Vicker and Jackie Appiah.

In addition, she has since been featured in various more. Nadia is now concentrating more on raising her adorable twins….

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Genevieve Nnaji: Award-winning Nollywood Superstar/Entrepreneur Genevieve Nnaji.
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Award-winning Filmmaker/Nollywood actor

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The stunning and gorgeous Ghanaian Actress, former Miss Ghana contestant, film producer and entrepreneur is the current tourism ambassador of Ghana

BECCA:
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Popular Ghanaian singer and actress

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Daniel K Daniel (DKD): 

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Multiple Award-Winning Actor and Host

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2020 wedding trends –(African Edition)

Ultimately, your wedding day is a celebration of love between you and the person you love.

Every bride has a goal to throw the most epic and on trend wedding that her guests have ever seen and will be talking about for years to come.

 

 

2019 is one for the books with popular weddings like that of Ghanaian actor and politician John Dumelo

Photo Credit: John Dumelo

 

Somhale’s wedding

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We are still being inspired by Stephanie and Linus’s wedding that happened in 2012 (it was that amazing).  

 

Ghanaian actor Adjetey Anang

 

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Fashion 

Any bride will tell you one of the highlights of her day is the dress, it just has to be unique and perfect and in 2019 we saw brides tossing the idea of a traditional ball gown as the only dress option.

 

 

Brides are opting for colourful gowns and bridal jumpsuits.

 

 

 

One trend we expect to continue in 2020 is off white Lacey gowns as seen on South African actress Dineo Moeketsi

Photo Credit: Dineo Moeketsi Dress: @orapelengmodutle Beat: @preciousxabamakeup Hair: @iambomzi

on her wedding day and Nigerian Footballer Wilfred Ndidi’s Wife.

 

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Brides these days are more interested in individuality more than anything and are using African designers like Gert Johan Coetzee and Toju Foyeh to come up with a unique look for their day.

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Décor

 This year has seen the continued growth of eco-friendly and green weddings and this has seen the rise of minimalistic rustic weddings.

 

 

This incorporates plants like forest fern, eucalyptus and makes use of recycled glass jars as part of décor.

 

 

It is also convenient because it has a clear design, it is easy to follow and most greenery blends with most wedding themes.

 

Wedding Trends 2020

This theme is increasingly becoming popular because it is effortlessly beautiful and affordable, guaranteed your groom will be happy to have some wedding change.

 

 

South African presenter Somizi’s wedding is serving as inspiration for total glam wedding. This soiree included gold and white décor and tower cakes that were the center of attention.

 

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Florals

When you think of a wedding you automatically think roses, cakes… but 2020 is here to change the stereotypes.

 

Wedding Trends 2020

 

 

 

Stephanie Okereke’s wedding is still inspiring a lot of brides and will continue to do so. It was a fairy tale scene, the ceremony was held in France in a real-life castle.

 

Photo Credit:Stephanie Linus

The Dahlia is set to be a bride’s favourite flower, it has a range of vibrant colours that can be incorporated into any colour scheme.

 

Not all brides will be able to pull off a wedding in France, but they can be inspired by the couple’s décor that had hanging flowers that will turn any location into a fairy-tale dream.

 

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Must haves

Wedding hashtags is a great way to keep your wedding memories in one place is to come up with a social media hashtag.

it will allow you and your guests to find your photos online easier, even those that don’t make it for the official picture album can always have a social media album.

Seating chart- there is nothing that annoys wedding guests more than having to scrounge for seats or have to sit with people that they don’t know or like.

If you are getting married in 2020, one thing you need to try and get right is the seating chart.  This will make our loved ones to have a good time.

Party favours like gratitude tokens for sharing your special day with you, this is important to make your guests feel appreciated.

People really cherish wedding souvenirs.

 

2020 weddings are sure to be exciting with the trends we’re expecting to see in the coming year.