Linda Osifo

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Linda Adesuwa Osifo
Linda Osifo on NdaniTV TGIF show March 2019.png
in 2019
Born1991 July 27
Benin, Edo State, Nigeria
OccupationActress, TV Host
Years active2013 - Present

Linda Osifo (born July 27, 1991) is a Nigerian actress and television host.[1][2][3][4] She was first runner-up Miss Nigeria Entertainment Canada 2011 and 2nd runner up Miss AfriCanada 2011 beauty pageant. In 2015, Linda became a Nollywood talent to be reckoned with when she was nominated for the ELOY awards[5] for her role in the hit TV series: Desperate Housewives Africa by Ebonylife TV– An adaptation of the ABC Studio franchise ‘Desperate Housewives’. She is the founder of TheLAOFoundation.

Early life[edit]

Linda was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. She grew up with her grand mother and moved to Canada at the age of 16 but she spent most of her adult years in Toronto, Ontario, Canada before relocating to Lagos, Nigeria to pursue her acting career. She is the first daughter and middle child of her family. After graduating from St Thomas Aquinas High School, she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto Canada in 2013.

Career[edit]

She had her debut acting role in 2012 when she starred in Family Secrets, in New Jersey, USA directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.[6] Upon her return to Nigeria in late 2013, she starred in her first Nollywood film, ‘King Akubueze’, directed by Nonso Emekewe.[7] She was featured in the popular Nigerian soap opera Tinsel as ‘Nina Fire’. In 2017, Linda played the role of Adesuwa Dakolo in EbonyLife’s spin-off drama series, ‘Fifty’[8] and Africa Magic’s television series ‘Jemeji’, playing the role of Noweyhon.[9] Osifo is currently co-hosting the "Give 'n' Take National Jackpot" gameshow [10] alongside Segun Arinze. During the 12th Headies[11] Award she presented alongside Sina Peller the 'Best Vocal Performance (Male)[12]' award which was won by artist Praiz and 'Best Vocal Performance (Female)[13]' award which was won by Omawumi. In June 2018, she was involved in the Campari 'Make it Red[14]' campaign being part of the cast in the advert alongside former Big Brother Nigeria housemate Tobi Bakre and mega super-star artist 2baba.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Judas Kiss (2016)
  • Cajole (2016)
  • Tinsel (2015)
  • Rumour has it (2016)
  • Uncomplicated (2016)
  • Flip Side (2016)
  • Yesterday (2016)
  • The Dark Box (2017)
  • Desperate Housewives Africa (2015)
  • Bed Lamp (2015)
  • Hidden Truth (2016)
  • Hit & Run (2018)
  • Jemeji (2017)
  • Fifty - The series (2017)

TV Hosting[edit]

  • TelAfric ‘My Talk Show’ (2012)
  • Give ‘N’ Take ‘National Jackpot Game Show’[15] (2017-2018)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Award Category Year Result
Diaspora Entertainment Awards Best Actress 2016 Nominated
African Entertainment Awards Canada Best Actor 2015 Won[16]
Exquisite Ladies of the Year Award Best Actress in a series 2015 Nominated
Starzz Award Creative Actor of the Year 2018 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BN Style Focus: Linda Osifo's 9 Most Stylish Moments wearing Nigerian Designs on #GntJackpot Show - BellaNaija". www.bellanaija.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ "7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Actress, Linda Osifo". Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News. 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga. "Linda Osifo talks career, sexual harassment in Nollywood". Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  4. ^ "Being a lady in entertainment is hard –Linda Osifo". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  5. ^ "Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Cynthia Kamalu, Linda Osifo nominated for ELOY Awards | EbonyLife TV". ebonylifetv.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  6. ^ Kanjo, Ernest. "TIPTOPSTARS - ONLINE MAGAZINE Array Series: Family Secrets is next explosion". www.tiptopstars.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  7. ^ "Clem Ohameze, Michael Godson & Nuella Njubuigbo Star In KING AKUBUEZE - Powered By iROKOtv PLUS - irokotv blog". irokotv blog. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  8. ^ Fifty (TV Series 2017– ), retrieved 2018-04-26
  9. ^ "Images about #AMJEMEJI tag on instagram". www.pictame.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  10. ^ "GIVE N TAKE NATIONAL LOTTERY JACKPOT WITH SEGUN ARINZE STARTS JUNE 25TH". Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  11. ^ "The Headies 2018: See What All The Stars Wore To The 12th Awards Ceremony | BN Style". BN Style. 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  12. ^ "Headies Award 2018 [See The Full List Of Winners]". Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website. 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  13. ^ "Headies Award 2018 [See The Full List Of Winners]". Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website. 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  14. ^ "2Baba, Harrysong, Tobi, Teddya, Linda Osifo & Others Headlines The Launch of Campari 'Make it Red' - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  15. ^ "Give 'N' Take Lottery: Elijah Iykemum, the new millionaire from Gombe is living his dream - Daily Post Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  16. ^ "Full List of Nominees at 2017 African Entertainment Awards | 360Nobs.com". www.360nobs.com. Retrieved 2018-04-25.

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