When you're an award-winning actress, model, film producer/director, and brand ambassador in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, with intercontinental crossover appeal, you probably don't need much introduction.However, if you're new to Nigeria's booming movie industry (reportedly the world's 2nd largest film industry), you most likely have some catching up to do on celebrity actress, Stephanie Okereke (now Linus).
From the bride's perfect "Euterpe" by Elie Saab wedding dress, to every element of the decor and insanely beautiful centuries-old French abbey venue, no detail was left to chance. This is a feast for the eyes, with images by Ian Holmes of Ian Holmes Photography.What makes this even more perfect is the obvious love, friendship and partnership these two share. :) Also, keep an eye out for the perfectly shot video of this very special day! From traveling back and forth to source for the particular location we had in mind (because we knew how we wanted our wedding to look and feel), to meeting our wedding planners - who were awesome by the way- to choosing all the wedding details, getting through the visa process, flight charters, and hotel reservations, and the anticipation of everyone arriving and getting back safely, it made for a very intense but quite an amazing experience. Overall, our wedding theme and inspiration was to have a Royal Fairy tale Wedding with an African and Parisian feel.""Wow!It's really difficult to pick one because there were numerous memorable moments.From our vows to each other, walking out of the church as husband and wife, and our first dance, to the amazing fireworks that got everyone crying, hugging, and reaffirming their belief in love, the atmosphere was filled with love.Nollywood star actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus just premiered her heart-wrenching movie DRY in Abuja, which tells a powerful story about vesico Vaginal Fistula. There is this strong desire in everyone to use his or her talents and resources to drive forward a strong passion. The plight of women living with Vesico Vaginal Fistula is something I’ve been drawn to for several years.
In this interview, the director and lead actress in the movie talks about her cause, the joy of producing the movie and her pregnancy. Since I first heard about the condition while studying at the university, I’ve had a yearning to raise awareness about this condition and educate as many people as possible on how it can be prevented.You just premiered your latest movie, Dry, in Abuja. I’ve also been passionate about informing those who are ignorant that repair surgeries can be used to correct this while offering as many free surgeries as I can through my charity foundation.Making the movie is one of the many ways I’ve used to lend my voice to this cause.A lot of people in the audience shed a tear or two. DRY has a deep message and I’m glad that it resonated deeply within the audience.The characters in the movie expressed different emotions.Sometimes they made you laugh, sometimes they made you cry.