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Linda Ejiofor – Biography And Early Career Of A Nigerian TV Star

Linda Ejiofor

Linda Ejiofor is a Nigerian actress and model. She started her acting career at Tinsel, M-Net’s Production, where she starred as Bimpe Adekoya. Afterward, in 2012, she rose to prominence after starring in a romantic comedy film The Meeting, 2012. 

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Basically, Linda Ejiofor is one of Nigerians’ onscreen sweethearts. For over a decade, she has remained active in the Nigerian movie industry and has featured in movies and TV series. 

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Linda Ejiofor Background

Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor was born on July 17, 1986 and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born into the family of seven and hail from Isuikwuato, Abia State, Nigeria. 

Linda started her education at Labo Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Surulere. Later on, she moved to Federal Government Girls’ College, Onitsha.

Next, she enrolled for a diploma course in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, but pulled out after three months due to her father’s disdain for the entertainment industry. Subsequently, she proceeded to the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to study Sociology. After, she did her National Youth Service (NYSC) in Jigawa State. 

Linda Ejiofor Early Career

After her university education, Linda started as a part time Model. Later on, she auditioned for M-Net’s production after much persuasion from a friend. Eventually, she became one of the cast, starring as Bimpe Adekoya in the popular TV series, Tinsel. 

Also, in 2012, she made her movie debut in the award winning movie The Meeting. The movie gave her prominence and brought her to limelight. Also, she was nominated as the best actress in a supporting role in the Africa Movies Awards, 2013. 

She has starred in other movies and TV series including Secret Room (2013), Dowry (2014), Chief Daddy (2018) e.t.c 

Altogether, Linda has worked with thespians like Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje, Jide Kosoko, Damilola Adegbite, Femi Jacobs, Beverly Naya, Zainab Balogun, Mildred Okwo, e.t.c. 

Film

Below are movies and TV series Ejiofor has starred in; 

  • Tinsel, 2007 – present
  • The Meeting, 2012
  • Secret Room, 2013
  • Dowry, 2014
  • Out of Luck, 2015
  • Heaven’s Hell, 2015
  • Suru L’ere, 2016
  • A Soldier’s Story, 2015
  • Ojukokoro: Greed 2016
  • Chief Daddy, 2018
  • Knock Out Blessing, 2018
  • Flat 3B, 2019
  • A Soldier’s Story 2: Return From The Dead, 2020

Personal Life

Linda Ejiofor married Ibrahim Suleiman, a co-star on Tinsel in November 2018. Linda and Ibrahim had been friends for some years before they finally tied the knot. 

Linda Ejiofor

Nomination & Awards

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  • One of the 10 fastest rising Nollywood stars, The Sun Nigeria 2013
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role, ‘The Meeting’ Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2013 (Nomination)
  • Best Rising Star (Female), Nollywood Movies Awards, 2013 (Nomination)
  • TV Actress of the Year, Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards, (ELOY) 2014 (Nomination)
  • Best Supporting Actress, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2015 (WON)

Linda Ejiofor Quotes

“Everyone likes Christmas presents especially when they are free.”

“Sometimes we remember to stop, and breathe…”

“Fashion for me means comfort. I love to look presentable and be comfortable in whatever I wear.”

“Having to become a totally different person at a short notice is quite challenging…”

“If God has a plan for you, His plan will always set the motion.”

“People learn from it; people learn from their mistakes through actors and I learn from people through acting too.”

“Constant readings and rehearsals with co-stars help to bring out the best in an actor.”

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Linda Ejiofor

Preparation

To fully function in any role, Ejiofor knows that a lot of preparation has to go into it. She believes in preparing and giving your best to work. For instance, while preparing for her first role, she saw several movies like: Legally Blonde, Devil Wears Prada and also did other relevant researches. Her performance brought the deserved attention especially from notable film makers like Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic.

Opportunity meets preparation. To excel in life, you must strive to stand out.

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Dynamism

For Linda, she enjoys that her profession gives her the opportunity to act as a different person at different times. Also, she enjoys that she can interact and pass information to people right in front of a camera. According to her, “I have learned to forget that Ihuoma Linda Ejiofor exists and become the character that I play.”

In business, you have to embrace acts that will make you excel. Old things and old ways of doing things must give way to new concept and innovations.

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Photo Credit: @ihuomalindaejiofor (Instagram)

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