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Stella Damasus

Actor and Film Producer, Nigeria

Stella Damasus is an award winning Nigerian actress and singer. She was born in Asaba (Delta state) and graduated from the University of Lagos, with a degree in Theatre Arts. Ms. Damasus has stared in over 50 films, including many Nollywood movies, and she has won numerous awards including as Best Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards. Ms. Damasus, a talented singer, is a member of a gospel group in Abuja called One Heart One sound. She also is the founder of two organizations, Stella Damasus Arts Foundation; an organization set up to provide economic, intellectual and emotional support to her community, using the Arts as its primary tool; and Adiva, a mentorship program that helps women and young girls unlock their potentials. In 2013, Ms. Damasus launched a line of hair products called ‘Adiva Hair’ and premiered her own web series called Mix Match.