NIGERIA’S VOICE OF THE CREATIVE YOUTH: LINUS IDAHOSA
The Nigerian businessman Linus Idahosa is one of the top businessmen in Nigeria, Idahosa’s story is worth knowing, but definitely not covered enough for some reason.
Linus Idahosa has a very successful corporate career during which he has improved his skills. Firstly, he completed the National Youth Service Programme with an award. Then, he served as the general manager of companies such as Nayee Security Printing Press and Joscas Engineering (this was a construction firm).
Despite his enhanced experience in construction and engineering, he always had a particular interest in media and public relations. That’s why; he decided to pursue his career as the exclusive accredited agent and producer for CNN in Nigeria. During his time at CNN, he worked towards helping many Nigerian brands gain recognition on media.
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Later on, he signed a contract with New York Film Academy to find a representative academy in Nigeria. This was well-supported by the academy who sent many lecturers from all over the US into Nigeria. The Del York Creative Academy aimed to educate many young individuals who had a passion and creativity for media.
The graduates of this academy are becoming successful filmmakers and media professionals in Nigeria and around the world. The film making courses include 3D animation, acting, directing, theatre, editing, make-up, screenwriting, production, music production, cinematography and more. They also have strong collaborations with many institutions in Europe and the US.
He has also become an ambassador for Brand Nigeria to provide food, healthcare and educational supplied in Edo State. In 2015, he was invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth to attend Queens Young Leader Awards.
When asked about how he decided to guide young people, he explained how he was deeply affected and inspired by a photograph taken as an aerial shot of thousands of people gathered at the Abuja Stadium to find a job at the Nigerian Immigration Service.
During interviews, he never hesitated to speak out about the flaws of the system. He expressed criticism against the political parties such as All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party, how the old and rich politicians are not giving the young and aspiring individuals enough chance to shine. His criticism was also directed towards money politics.
He is not on favour of people wanting to gain money and fame through shortcuts, like most people as well believe this is affecting the educational system badly. In addition, he believes that Nigeria should increase its net exports and better-promote traditional artwork.
In 2017, Idahosa attended the first Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum in Guangzhou – China along with Nigerian Governors and leading companies from China.
This May, Linus Idahosa the President of Del-York Creative Academy and other DCA staffs have welcomed ‘The Delyork Creative Academy Instructors from New York in Ghana and Nigeria
Idahosa is just as successful and happy in his personal life. In April 2012, he married multiple award winning Nollywood Superstar, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur Stephanie Linus in Paris. They have a son, Maxwell who was born in 2016.
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.
CEO of Del-York International, Linus Idahosa and Several Nigerian Governors were recently spotted in China at the recent Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum…
Nigerian State Governors, the Vice Mayor of Guangzhou and Presidents of some of the largest Fortune 500 Companies in China recently gathered for deliberations at the first Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum which took place in the metropolitan city of Guangzhou in China.
Among the 15 governors who were present at the Forum were Gov Samuel Ortom, Benue State; Gov Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State; Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo State, Gov. Abdullahi UmarGanduje; Kano State; Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger State; Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State; Gov Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State; Gov. Kashim Shettima, Borno State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State; Dep. Gov. Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, Dep. Gov. Ebonyi State
Others are the The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Gov. Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, Plateau, Kwara and more. The Vice Mayor of Guangzhou, Cai Chaolin; President of GAC Group, Zeng Qinghong; President of Choice International Group, Diana Chan; the Executive Secretary of the NGF, Mr. Shittu, CEO of Del-York International; Linus Idahosa, President of the China Africa Development Fund and many other leaders of Fortune 500 Companies from China also graced the event.
This is the same event where the Abia state governor recently secured a $1.5b shoe factory deal for the establishment of a shoe industry in Aba.
In Case You Missed It – Entrepreneur and international media consultant Linus Idahosa responds to the Bill seeking to reduce the age qualification for candidates wishing to contest for elective offices.
”We often forget that Jesus Christ is our biggest example of a Youth Leader, who at 33 was done and had raised disciples, who centuries later are still influencing and gathering billions of adherents the world over.
My take has always been and will continue to be that Wisdom, Leadership and the Capacity to chart a path to a prosperous nation is not and cannot be the exclusive preserve of those above 40, but it is an inherent quality that providence bestows on one and the challenges of life help to enhance, refine and sharpen in one.
At any rate, no man lives forever and failure to deliberately, conscientiously and willingly transfer power to succeeding generations in their prime is a contradiction and an aberrant life cycle unknown to nature and trust me; nature always corrects itself.
It’s one thing for the bill to be passed; it’s another thing for the Nigerian youth to rise to the occasion, because the system as presently constituted is not designed to give it on a platter; instead it prides itself in creating a generation of Special Assistants (SA’s). It’s entirely up to the Nigerian youth to activate and enforce the strength of its number.”
Are you a Nigerian youth under 40? We want to hear from you.