Full name: Linus Idahosa
Place of Birth: Edo State, Nigeria
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Marriage Status: Married to Stephanie Okereke
Occupation: International media consultant
Linus Idahosa is an international media consultant with global repute, a CNN accredited agent in Nigeria. He has offered consultancy services to some of Nigeria’s biggest blue chip companies and Federal Government agencies, helping to raise their visibility on various international platforms. He is the founder, CEO and the brain behind a revolutionary company that seeks to reposition Nigeria’s film industry; Del-York International, a full service media consultancy and sole representative of the most prestigious filmmaking academy in the world; The New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Nigeria. Del-York International has a comprehensive approach to the advocacy for African film and culture, particularly mindful that media and cinema are as much platforms for socio-economic and cultural exchange as they are educational gateways.
The goal is to use Nigeria’s (and Africa’s) film industry to promote and increase the knowledge and understanding of our arts, literature and culture, and to develop a wider non-African audience for our cinema, whilst expanding the opportunities for hands-on training and film distribution internationally. The New York Film Academy has just made its first entry to Africa thanks to Del-York that flew in 60 tutors from the Los Angeles and New York campuses of the academy; training over 650 aspiring and professional filmmakers in Abuja and Lagos of Nigeria respectively. Del-York has also just begun a campaign geared towards the restive youths of the troubled Niger Delta region, a rare campaign that seeks to exchange the shooting skills of ex-militants for shooting with cameras. Encouraging them to tell their stories with cameras rather than guns. Del-York has also just launched a new media distribution model, the first of its kind on the Continent of Africa called D-Box; a revolutionary technology and that seeks to address the hydra headed monster called piracy in Nigeria.
Linus Idahosa is now building bridges across the United States poised to build a State of the art Production facility in Nigeria to create films that hold fast to an ideological principle that at its core inspires people to think outside the box as well as challenge conventional thinking.