BIOGRAPHY

Stella Damasus is a Nigerian born entertainer based in the United States of America. She is most notable for her work as an actress has been in the Entertainment Industry for over two decades and has since been considered to be one of the most popular film actresses from Africa. 

 

Stella who had owned and performed with a music band for over a decade recently released her first-ever solo studio recorded gospel album titled “THE ALTERNATIVE”. 

 

A devoted Christian, Stella is a woman with many talents; she is also a Dancer, Radio & TV Host, Acting Coach, Vocal Coach, Event Host, Writer, Vlogger, Blogger, Educator, Producer and Businesswoman.

 

Stella co-founded Index Two Studios, a production company which was set up to redefine the standards of the motion picture industry in Africa and Index Two has conducted free trainings on filmmaking, produced a short films, Web Series, several music videos and a soon to be released feature-length film. 

 

In order to alleviate the suffering of the less privileged, and help create a better future for others, she set up the Stella Damasus Arts (SDA) Foundation, a non- profit organization established to provide economic, intellectual and emotional support to the society, using the Arts as its primary tool. The Foundation launched its Free Arts Training Program and opened its doors to its first set of students on the 16th of May 2011.

 

Stella has also worked with Globally Igniting Africa (GIA), a non-profit organization as their Women’s Ambassador, Project Alert to fight against domestic violence, is an ambassador for Women4africa, has worked with WFP (World Food Program) to help the people of Liberia, is a supporter of Lamboginny Say No to Crime, is an ambassador for NDLEA (Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency), and has also worked with an organization in Cameroon that supports Cancer patients.

 

Stella’s zeal to fight for the rights of women and young girls around the world led her to create a mentorship program and capacity building called ADIVA.

 

As a multi-talented entertainer, Stella expresses herself by educating and entertaining people through various forms of media such as:

- An African Girl Abroad: A chat show about life through the eyes of an African Immigrant living in America.

- An Actors Playhouse: An Actor's home, info, social and resource centre

- Excuse my African: A weekly podcast about life through the eyes of a misrepresented and misunderstood African Girl Abroad. 

- Daily Dose: A daily podcast to share experiences and give daily boosts to get you going. Raw and Unscripted. 

Stella is very intense as an actor and these days, you rarely find actors who are focused on the craft and forget about the glitz and glamour that come with it. She has it...and she brings it to the table BIG TIME!

 

Pawel Biel, camera operator "I AM LEGEND" & "THE INCREDIBLE HULK"

Innovative. Dynamic. Intelligent. Super-focused. Driven. Full of Heart. I can't run out of words to describe Stella. Her commitment to everything she gets involved with is second to none and I feel blessed to have worked with her on quite a number of projects. Definitely the MOST POWERFUL and INTENSE actor I have worked with in my 15-year career as a filmmaker. 

Daniel Ademinokan, producer/director "UNSPOKEN", "GHETTO DREAMZ", "WHEN IS IT ENOUGH" &

"MIX MATCH"