Pretty and ebony-skinned actress, Stephanie Onyekachi Linus, née Okereke, had a taste of what famous writer, Buchi Emecheta, succinctly captured in one of her popular books as ‘The Joys of Motherhood’, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, and she was so happy and excited that all she could gush on her Instagram page was ‘It’s a boy! All glory belongs to God.’
Indeed, all glory belongs to God as the actress cum producer had been waiting and praying for her own baby for years. Born on October 2, 1980, Stephanie tasted motherhood as a 35 year old, and exactly 24 days after her last birthday.
Married initially to ex-Super Eagles player, Chikelue Iloenyosi, the turbulent union produced no issues. Then, she remarried years later to Linus Idahosa and now God has wiped away their tears.
A native of Ngor-Okpala in Abia State, she grew up basically in Onitsha and Asaba and studied English at the University of Calabar. The 2003 Reel Awards Actress of the Year, a near-fatal accident in 2005 almost halted her career and her life. But for the intervention of the Almighty God.
Her debut as an actress was in Teco Benson’s Waterloo. But the movie that fetched the one time Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and Queenafrik contestant national acclaim was Emotional Crack.