In celebrating her 30th birthday today, award-winning actress, model, and philanthropist, Linda Osifo, who was recently named as one of the most dynamic young women in Nollywood today, releases stunning new pictures with TIMELESS as its theme.
Photographed by Nigerian creative photographer, Kelechi Amadi Obi, often described as one of Nigeria’s groundbreaking celebrity photographers who has “helped put Nigerian photography on the world map” and whose work in photography and visual art has earned him international renown, and made up by award-winning African based international makeup artist, with over fifteen years of industry experience and has worked alongside some of the industry’s most influential photographers, top models, fashion designers, and stylists, Bimpe Onakoya, Linda is a dream to behold in these TIMELESS-themed pictures.
Turning thirty is a big deal for the softspoken actress: “I’m thankful for the influences I have had in my life. What I know for a fact is do not let anyone who knows nothing about you or has never walked a day in your shoes tell you how to live your life. Always remember that black is beautiful and black doesn’t crack. And to young African women, I’ll say, ‘Strive to be a woman of substance and embrace your imperfections with confidence and self-love. Your looks alone shouldn’t define who you are. Your authentic self is your best self, flaws and all. You will always be a gem; original, unique, and exquisite”.
Known for her love for less-privileged children and the support she provides several orphanages in Lagos, the gorgeous Edo native has maintained a yearly birthday tradition of creating the time and reserving the energy to give back to society, through CSR activities organized by her Love and Oneness Foundation (LAO) which has ongoing projects like ‘The Child to school Project’ and ‘The Clean water for all Project’, whereby every year she donates food items and laptops to orphanages. This year, the beneficiary of Linda’s benevolence is the Arrows of God Orphanage Home, Oke Ira-Nla, Ajah, Lagos: A safe haven and a charitable trust organization that provides support for abused and neglected children, where they will receive seven brand new personal computers for the children.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the founder, Rev. Lt. Col. D.C. Ogo (Rtd) and the orphanage, an emotional Mrs. Funke Francis said ”Thank you on behalf of the founder of the home for having Arrows of God in mind. It is not everyone who will think outside the box and beyond the immediate needs to take it upon themselves to set up e-learning facilities for the kids”.
On Linda’s part, she feels blessed to be able to be a part of putting smiles on these children’s faces. Linda said “I have been very much involved in community work growing up as a young girl and I have come to understand that one of the things we can do without expecting much back is to give back to the people. I chose the orphanage home because my father was orphaned at a very young age and I can understand the grief he went through. My part and that of the LAO Foundation is to eradicate poverty and illiteracy and I can do this by donating these PCS”.
This new year 2021 has the stars aligned in pleasant places for actress and model, Linda Osifo as she comes full circle and continues to develop and evolve creatively.