She was born July 27, 1991 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Linda grew up with her grand mother and moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 16 where she spent most of her adult years. She relocated to Lagos, Nigeria to pursue her acting career. She is the first daughter in the family.
Linda Osifo had her secondary education at St Thomas Aquinas High School.
She later obtained a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Psychology from York University in Toronto Canada in 2013.
Her Acting Career
Linda Osifo had her debut acting role in 2012 when she starred in ‘Family Secrets’, in New Jersey, USA directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka.
Upon her return to Nigeria in late 2013, she starred in her first Nollywood film, ‘King Akubueze’, directed by Nonso Emekewe. She has since starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Desperate Housewives Africa (2015)
• Tinsel (2015)
• Bed Lamp (2015)
• Hidden Truth (2016)
• Judas Kiss (2016)
• Cajole (2016)
• Rumour has it (2016)
• Uncomplicated (2016)
• Flip Side (2016)
• Yesterday (2016)
• The Dark Box (2017)
• Jemeji (2017)
• Fifty – The series (2017)
• Hit & Run (2018)
She has also featured in the popular Nigerian soap opera Tinsel as ‘Nina Fire’.
The highly talented Nollywood star emerged the first runner-up Miss Nigeria Entertainment Canada 2011 and 2nd runner up Miss AfriCanada 2011 beauty pageant.
In 2015, Linda became a Nollywood talent to be reckoned with when she was nominated for the ELOY awards for her role in the hit TV series: Desperate Housewives Africa by Ebonylife TV– An adaptation of the ABC Studio franchise ‘Desperate Housewives’.
She is the founder of The LAO Foundation.
In 2017, Linda played the role of Adesuwa Dakolo in EbonyLife’s Spin-off drama series, ‘Fifty’ and Africa Magic’s television series ‘Jemeji’, playing the role of Noweyhon.
Osifo is currently co-hosting the “Give ‘n’ Take National Jackpot” game show alongside veteran Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze.
In June 2018, she was involved in the Campari ‘Make it Red’ campaign being part of the cast in the advert alongside former Big Brother Nigeria housemate Tobi Bakare and mega super-star artist 2baba.
Linda is host to:
• TelAfric ‘My Talk Show’ (2012)
• Give ‘N’ Take ‘National Jackpot Game Show’ (2017-2018)
Awards and Nominations
Linda Osifo has won a number of awards, some and most recent of which are:
• 2015 Best actor at the African Entertainment Awards.
• 2018 Creative Actor of the year at Starzz Awards.
• 2015 Nominated for Best Actress in a Series at Exquisite Ladies of the year Awards.
• 2016 Nominated Best Actress at the Diaspora Entertainment Awards.
Her Net Worth
Linda Osifo is indeed a Nollywood superstar, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.