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 (age 32)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)Ibrahim Suleiman (m. Nov 2018)

Linda Ejiofor (born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor; 17 July 1986) 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 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the film The Meeting (2012).[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]

with her husband in 2018

Ejiofor was born in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. She is the second of five children and is a descent of Isuikwuato in Abia State, Nigeria. She attended Ilabor Primary School in Surulere and later enrolled at Federal Government Girls' College in Onitsha. Furthermore, she studied sociology at the University of Port Harcourt. On 4 November 2018, she announced her engagement to Tinsel co-star Ibrahim Suleiman. On 8 November, they got married.[6]

Career[edit]

Ejiofor initially wanted to work for an advertising agency. In an interview posted in The Nation newspaper, she said she changed her mind about pursuing a career in advertising, and is fond of acting. She also said she hoped to direct films in the future.[7][8] In 2018, she starred alongside Jemima Osunde in Ndani TV's web series Rumour Has It.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

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[10] With Beverly Naya, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Tope Tedela, Enyinna Nwigwe, Gregory Ojefua and Bikiya Graham- Douglas.
2015 A Soldier's Story (2015 film)[11] Regina With Tope Tedela, Chico Aligwekwe, Adesua Etomi, Zainab Balogun
2016 Ojukokoro (Greed)[12] 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
2018 Rumour Has It Dolapo for NdaniTV[9]

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[13] 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. ^ a b NdaniTV (2018-04-20), Rumour Has It S2E5: Janus, retrieved 2018-04-23
  10. ^ "PHOTOS: The Audrey Silva Company Embarks On New Project". 360nobs. King A-Maz. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Linda Ejiofor on A Soldier's Story". YeYePikin. Precious. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  12. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. "Pulse Movie Review: Mixed with violence and humour; "Ojukokoro" is uniquely entertaining". Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  13. ^ "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.