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Stephanie Linus receives recognition award in los Angeles as she meets Beyonce’s mother

Stephanie Linus receives recognition award in los Angeles as she meets Beyonce’s mother
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Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Okereke-Linus has received special recognition at the first ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation in Los Angeles.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the honour was for her award-winning movie, ‘Dry’ which has earned a reputation for its production and focus on the perils of child marriage in Northern Nigeria.

The ‘Blacks in Cinema’ presentation held at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Tuesday as part of the opening of the highly-covered Pan African Film and Arts Festival which will hold in Los Angeles later in February.

Los Angeles City Council President, Herb Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honouring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people all walks of life to be represented in film.

With the help of some legendary African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles.

‘Dry’, released in 2015, got nine nominations in the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Bentonville Film Festival, BON awards, and 2015 ZAFAA Global awards. Actors in the film, apart from Linus, were Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge, Darwin Shaw, Liz Benson, Olu Jacobs, and William McNamara,The movie, since its production, has been followed by positive comments from viewers and movie lovers across the country, and around the world.

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`Dry’ has also been screened in the USA, United Kingdom, and Canada and was shown at the Toronto black film festival early 2016. It had already screened in 2016 at PAFF while also winning the Best Narrative Feature at the festival. The movie will now screen for the second time at PAFF on February 9, 13 and 18.

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The movie was recalled to the festival due to the growing importance of global human rights advocacy, which was the core of its message.

Stephanie Linus (born Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke; 2 October 1982) is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, including the 2003 Reel Award for Best Actress, the 2006 Afro Hollywood Award for Best Actress, and three nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2010.

She was also the runner up for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant of 2002. In 2011, she was honoured by the Nigerian government with a National honour (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR).

Stephanie Okereke was born in Ngor Okpala, Imo State. She is the sixth child of Mary and Chima Okereke’s eight children. She completed her primary & secondary education in Delta State.

She studied at the University of Calabar, in Cross River State, where she graduated with a degree in English and Literary Studies.

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