Linda Ejiofor

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Linda Ejiofor
Linda Ejiofor.jpg
Ejiofor on set of The Meeting in 2011
Born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor
17 July 1986
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Linda Ejiofor (born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor) is a Nigerian actress and model known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net's TV series Tinsel.[1][2] She was nominated in the category Best Actress in a Supporting role for her first feature film, The Meeting (2012), at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.[3][4] Tony Ogaga Erhariefe of The Sun Nigeria listed her as one of the 10 fastest rising Nollywood stars of 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Ejiofor was born in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria; and She is the second of five children. She is a descent of Isuikwuato in Abia State, Nigeria. She attended Ilabor Primary School, Surulere. She then furthered her studies at Federal Government Girls' College, Onitsha, and studied sociology at the University of Port Harcourt.[6]

Career[edit]

Ejiofor initially wanted to work for an advertising agency. In an interview posted on The Nation, she said that she's fond of acting, and changed her mind about pursuing a career in advertising. She hopes to direct films in the future.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

2015

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Meeting Ejura with Rita Dominic & Nse Ikpe Etim.
was nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards
2013 Secret Room Ada Obika With OC Ukeje
2015 Out of Luck Halima With Tope Tedela, Jide Kosoko, Wole Ojo, Sambasa Nzeribe
2015 Heaven's Hell With Nse Ikpe Etim, Bimbo Akintola, OC Ukeje, Damilola Adegbite
2016 Suru L'ere[9] With Beverly Naya, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Tope Tedela, Enyinna Nwigwe, Gregory Ojefua and Bikiya Graham- Douglas.
2015 A Soldier's Story (2015 film)[10] Regina With Tope Tedela, Chico Aligwekwe, Adesua Etomi, Zainab Balogun
2016 Ojukokoro (Greed)[11] With Tope Tedela, Charles Etubiebi, Seun Ajayi, Shawn Faqua, Wale Ojo, Ali Nuhu

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007–present Tinsel Bimpe
2014 Dowry Nike With OC Ukeje

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in a Supporting role The Meeting Nominated
Nollywood Movies Awards Best Rising Star (female) Nominated
2014 ELOY Awards[12] TV Actress of the Year Dowry Nominated
2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best supporting Actress The Meeting Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How I Broke into the movie industry". allafrica.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Saturday Celebrity interview with Linda Ejiofor". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "From Bimpe to Ejura: Linda Ejiofor makes Nollywood debut". 360nobs.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Linda Ejiofor on iMDB". iMDb. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Tony Ogaga Erhariefe (25 January 2014). "Fastest Nollywood Actress". sunnewsonline.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Linda Ejiofor Profile". nigeriafilms.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Why I Stopped Acting Nude roles – Linda Ejiofor". thenationonlineng.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Linda Ejiofor". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "PHOTOS: The Audrey Silva Company Embarks On New Project". 360nobs. King A-Maz. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Linda Ejiofor on A Soldier's Story". YeYePikin. Precious. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  11. ^ http://pulse.ng/movies/pulse-movie-review-mixed-with-violence-and-humour-ojukokoro-is-uniquely-entertaining-id6351526.html
  12. ^ "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo’Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.