She was born on the 24th of April 1978 in Benin City, Edo State. She is one of six children in a family and she had her up-bringing in Benin City.
Stella had her primary education at Greater Primary School both in Benin City and Idia College. She relocated to Asaba in Delta state where she finally completed her secondary education and obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to the University of Lagos to have a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts.
Her Acting Career
Stella Damasus began her career as a singer in Lagos where she used to work as a studio session singer at the famous Klink Studios, owned by movie producer, Kingsley Ogoro. There, she acquired the bulk of skills in music and thereafter did vocals for the top jingles in most television stations in Nigeria.
Stella acted her first movie, “Abused” in 1992. She again starred in a second movie, “Breaking Point” produced by Emem Isong and directed by Francis Agu, a movie that shot her to fame and recognition in Nollywood. She became a household name in Nigeria.
Stella has since starred in over 200 movies, some of which include:
• Real Love
• Passion s
• When God Says Yes
• Never Say Goodbye
• The Intruder
• Market Seller
• Emotional Pain
• Dangerous Desire
• King’s Pride
• Engagement Night
• Yankee Girls
• Affairs of the Heart among others.
Stella Damasus is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress, known for taking brilliant roles in movies. She can as well fit into any character assigned her rightly.
She is currently the Co-founder of i2radio and hosts two Podcast shows – Undiluted with Stella Damasus and When Women Praise.
Stella Damasus is a recipient of several awards and nominations. Some and most recent of which are:
• 2007 Best actress at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
• 2009 nominee for Best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• 2012 Best actress at the Golden Icons Academy Awards in Houston, Texas, USA.
• 2016 Best lead actress Diaspora at the African Culture Image Awards.
Her Personal Life
Stella Damasus married her first husband, Jaiye Aboderin, son of Chief Olu Boderin, founder of Punch Newspaper in 1999. The marriage is blessed with two daughters. Sadly, the man died suddenly in 2005.
Stella remarried in 2007 to Emeka Nzeribe, this was short live as they got divorced in 2011 as a result of their irreconcilable differences.
She again entered into another relationship with Daniel Ademonikan, multiple award-winning Nollywood producer and director, a relationship that remained purely clandestine till 2014.
Her Net Worth
Stella Damasus is indeed a Nollywood superstar, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.