Stella Damasus, formerly Stella Damasus Aboderin is a Nigerian actress and singer. She was born on April 24th, 1978 in Asaba, Delta state, south of Nigeria into a Christian family of five girls and a boy. But she lost her only brother in 1991 to asthma.
Her dad was Late Chief SKC Damasus. He was a banker all his life. Her mum was also a banker. So as a result,she was brought up in a home of bankers. Everything was by the book. Go to school, come back, study, receive guests and the likes. Again, because she had older sisters, things were easier.According to the Nollywood diva, growing up was fun.
She however grew up in Benin City where she completed her primary education. Stella is a graduate of Arts from University of Lagos.
Her family name was changed from Ojukwu to Damasus during the Nigeria/Biafra civil war because they were being mistaken to be related to the late Biafran warlord,Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, thus jeopardizing their existence. They were burning a lot of houses in her village so her father and uncle decided to adopt her grandfather’s first name, Damasus. So she was born into Damasus and not Ojukwu.
Stella warmed herself into the hearts of Nollywood lovers in the early 2000 when she starred in popular soap opera-Passions on the National TV network- NTA.
Stella Damasus started her professional movie career in 1992 when she appeared in the movie- Abused, however she did not become too popular in that movie, until she was featured in a Emem Isong produced movie- Breaking Point in 1995. Stella Damasus has been featured in over 50 movies, between 2001 and 2004, the most prominent Stella Damasus movies include;
Face of a Liar
When God says Yes
Never say Goodbye
After the fight
The most recent movies featuring Stella before her temporary disappearance from Nollywood included, Four sisters, Halimat, and Yankee girls.