“Every minute of everyday a woman somewhere is bringing another being into the world. She nurtures, guides, loves and comforts her family. Despite prejudices, she forges ahead, endures hardship drawing on her inner strength. Today she has attained heights that were previously thought to be impossible. I am proud to be an ambassador for ‘WOMEN FOR AFRICA’ and I celebrate the achievements of African Women around the world”
Stella Damasus is a proud African woman of humble origins in mid-west Nigeria, She graduated from the University of Lagos with a second class upper degree in theatre arts.
She is the Managing Director of THE GIG FACTOR, (formerly known as the Synergy Band) which a purely entertainment and event consulting company which she started with the crop of multi-talented and professional music icons her conscientious but tireless late husband, Jaiyejeje left behind. The musical group, whose commitment, dedication, perseverance and faith in God have made them miles ahead of their contemporaries today, is one of the unbeatable music groups on Nigeria’s social scene. “GIG FACTOR” is one of the top mainstream bands in the country.
Her clients span from corporate to individual to mention a few are MTN, V-Mobile, Bates Cosse, First Bank, Union Bank, Zenith Bank, Diamond Bank, Standard Chartered, LNG, Chevron, Virgin Atlantic, Tequila, SO&U, Eko Hotels & Suites, Oxford & Cambridge Association, Aisha Babangida, `Keem Bello-Osagie, Dr. Eyimofe Atake, e.t.c.
The Stella Damasus Show, produced under the auspices of SDA Productions Ltd, started airing the first of its 7 series, Changing Lives on the Stella Damasus Show, in April 2011.
She has been a compere at several events for MTN, True Love Magazine, and African Movies Awards, Nigerian Fashion Show (Lagos/Abuja) to mention a few.
Awards accredited to her include:
- Best Actress – Real Awards, 2000
- Recognition Award for Outstanding performance & Contribution to the Nigerian Film Industry – FAN, Washington DC, 2004
- Life Recognition Award – DAMA, 2003
- Igbo Women’s leadershipAwards,2006
- Delta State Awards for distinguished actress, 2006.
- Nigerian entertainment awards 2009 for best actress