Linda Ejiofor was born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor is a Nigerian Actress and Model. Linda is one of the Nigerians on-screen sweethearts and has warmed her way into their hearts, in more than a decade since she started her career in the entertainment industry she has stayed relevant. Linda is especially known for the way she immerses herself into any character she plays, she lets take of Linda Ejiofor and becomes the character she is playing.
Linda is active on social media with millions of followers on her social media platforms combined, she can be reached on Facebook – Ihuoma Linda Ejiofor, Instagram @IhuomaLindaEjiofor, and on Twitter @LindaEjiofor.
Linda Ejiofor was born on July 17th, 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria. Linda was born and raised in Lagos although she is a native of Isuikwuato, a local government in Abia state, the South-Eastern part of the country. Linda was born in a family of seven; she is the second child of the family.
Linda started her primary education at Ilabor Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Surulere Lagos, and later had her Secondary education at Federal Girls’ College, Onitsha. After the successful completion of her basic education, she went further to the University of Ibadan for a diploma course in Theater Arts unfortunately she drop out of school before she could earn her diploma because her father frowned on her career path as an entertainer. She then went to the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She later went for her NYSC in Jigawa state.
How Linda’s Career Started.
After she graduated from the University of Port-Harcourt(uniport) she started modeling part-time. Later on, she went to audition for M-Net’s production after so much convincing from her friend and against her father’s wishes. She eventually got the part and became one of the casts of the famous TV series Tinsel where she played the part of “Bimpe Adekoya”. Her movie debut didn’t happen until 2012 in the award-winning movie ” The Meeting”. Since she started her acting career she has been featured in a series of movies.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Being a part of the Tinsel cast is Linda’s major career breakthrough but in 2012 Linda rose to face by playing the character “Ejura” in the movie The Meeting Linda has since then worked with the big names in Nollywood the likes of Jide Kosoko, Nse Ikpe Etim, Damilola Adegbite, Beverly Naya, Bimbo Akintola, Wole Ojo and others. Prior to acting Linda, a part-time modeling gig was going on fine but to imagine Linda not acting seems like a sin against our Television screens.
Linda Ejiofor Husband And Child
Recently Linda Ejiofor added another name to hers which is as a result of her getting married and adopting her husband’s surname, Linda’s legal name is Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman. Linda is married to the award-winning actor Ibrahim Suleiman, they met on the set of the TV series Tinsel and tied the knot a few years later. The couple is blessed with a son named Keon Iman Suleiman born in the middle of 2020.
Linda has starred in various movies since her acting career commenced. Some of Linda’s popular movies are as follows;
- 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
- Rumour Has It, 2018
- Flat 3B, 2019
- A Soldier’s Story 2: Return From The Dead, 2020
- Kpali, 2019
The talented and hardworking superstar has received recognition in her craft in the form of notable awards and nominations, which includes the following;
- Nollywood Movies Award, nominated for fastest-rising Award (female) – 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’s net worth is estimated to be $250,000 putting her in the circle of the rich and influential celebrities in Nollywood.
Other Interesting Facts
Linda’s original dream was to work for an advertising agency; she had a change of mind when she discovered her love for acting.
Linda is fashion-forward and she is not shy to mix bold colors in her day-to-day dressing and her fans are all for it.