Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie Okereke Linus, born as Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke is a Nigerian actress, film director and model


02 October 1982


Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke was born on October 2, 1982


14 July 1990

Early life

Stephanie Okereke hails from Ngor Okpala, Imo State and holds the position of the sixth child among Mary and Chima Okereke's eight children. She concluded her primary and secondary education in Delta State before pursuing her studies at the University of Calabar, located in Cross River State. At the university, she successfully obtained a degree in English and Literary Studies


14 July 1997


Stephanie Okereke began her acting career as a teenager in 1997, starring in two Nollywood films. She achieved 3rd place in the 2002 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant and went on to win multiple awards for her work as an actress, director, scriptwriter, and producer, including her films "Through the Glass" in 2007 and "Dry" in 2014. With over 90 movies to her name, Okereke has made a significant impact in the Nigerian film industry.


14 July 2021


As an advocate against gender-based violence targeting women, the actress took a stand in March 2021 by releasing two short films, titled "The Student" and "Bad Police," both of which she produced. These movies were intended to raise awareness and address the issue at hand.


14 July 2023

Personal life

In April 2005, while en route to the African Movie Academy Awards in Yenagoa, Nigeria, Stephanie Okereke experienced a severe car accident resulting in extensive burns and a broken leg. Additionally, in April 2012, she privately married Linus Idahosa in Paris, France, and they welcomed their first son in October 2015, followed by the birth of their second son in May 2022 after seven years.

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