UP Close and Personal: Linda Osifo

Linda Osifo is a Nigerian actress, television host and the classic black girl beauty.

Linda Osifo was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

She grew up with her grand mother and moved to Canada at the age of 16 but she spent most of her adult years in Toronto, Ontario, Canada before relocating to Lagos, Nigeria to pursue her acting career.


She is the first daughter and middle child of her family. After graduating from St Thomas Aquinas High School, she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from York University in Toronto Canada in 2013.
She had her debut acting role in 2012 when she starred in Family Secrets. Upon her return to Nigeria in late 2013, she starred in her first Nollywood film, ‘King Akubueze’. She was featured in the popular Nigerian soap opera Tinsel as ‘Nina Fire’. In 2017, Linda played the role of Adesuwa Dakolo in EbonyLife’s spin-off drama series, ‘Fifty’ and Africa Magic’s television series ‘Jemeji’, playing the role of Noweyhon.