Stephanie Linus Leads Nigeria’s Quest for 96th Oscar Glory

by Joseph Omoniyi
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Highly acclaimed actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist, Stephanie Linus, has assumed the prestigious role of Chairperson of the Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) for the 96th Oscars. Linus takes charge of steering Nigeria’s cinematic representation onto the global stage at the most coveted event in the film industry – the Oscars.

Stephanie Linus has been a prominent figure in both the Nigerian and international entertainment scenes. Her multifaceted career encompasses award-winning performances in film and television, coupled with her role as a producer, director, and a passionate advocate for various social causes.

Linus’s journey to stardom has been marked by countless accolades, including prestigious awards such as the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA), the Nollywood Movie Award, and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Best Actress. Her remarkable portrayal of “Dry,” a film that sheds light on the critical issue of obstetric fistula, not only garnered acclaim but also demonstrated her commitment to using her art for social change.

Beyond the silver screen, Stephanie Linus has been a tireless advocate for humanitarian causes. She founded the Stephanie Linus Foundation, an organization dedicated to advocating against gender-based violence and promoting women’s and children’s rights. Her unwavering commitment to social impact has seen her actively engage with organizations like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), amplifying her influence on a global scale

Stephanie Linus’s appointment as the Chairperson of the NOSC reflects not only her stellar career but also her deep commitment to elevating the Nigerian film industry to new heights. As the leader of NOSC, she will play a pivotal role in curating and selecting Nigeria’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film category at the 96th Academy Awards.

Linus’s extensive experience in the film industry, coupled with her keen understanding of storytelling, positions her as the ideal candidate to lead NOSC. Her discerning eye for cinematic excellence will undoubtedly be a guiding force in the selection process, as Nigeria strives for that coveted spot on the Oscars’ stage.

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