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Genevieve Nnaji, Sola Sobowale, Mo Abudu & More | Official Photos from Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ Movie Premiere

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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3H0A5722On Sunday, August 2, Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus premiered her highly anticipated movie ‘Dry’ at the Silverbird Cinema in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event was attended by several movie industry enthusiasts including her husband Linus Idahosa, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Sola Sobowale, Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime, Nkiru Anumudu, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Ray Kyles and more.

We love seeing Stephanie Linu glow with her baby bump!

The movie written, produced, directed by, and starring Stephanie Linus, is an inspired true story that follows a trail of Zara’s (played by Stephanie Linus) trip to Africa, her constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her child hood, her experiences and heartaches while working with young girls suffering from complications from early child birth as child brides, against the backdrop of a rich African culture. It is full of intrigue, suspense, unbelievable surprises, the joy of reconciliation and the power of the human spirit that is guaranteed to captivate and engage moviegoers.

See photos from the premiere below

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Red Carpet Photos

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Interview Moments

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Time to Mingle

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Watching the Movie

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Photo Credit: Dela Dee Innovations

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33 Comments

  1. Missy J

    August 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Right here is what we call POWER COUPLE and not all those instagram ones parading themselves. And they look so cute together.
    Looking forward to watching the movies, hopefully it doesn’t disappoint me.

    • Idomagirl

      August 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      My sister. This na real power couple. The phrase fits perfectly in their case. I love Stephanie and I’m so happy for her and all her success.

  2. Jay

    August 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations Stephanie!
    May God bless the works of your hands in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.

    Not trying to be mean, but Ruth Osime, don’t you have friends? You and Mo Abudu are friends, I don’t understand. You hardly ever look well put together. You don’t have to look like a fashionista, just look well put together and appropriate.

  3. tralala

    August 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Congratulations Stephanie on baby and movie. May the Good Lord grant you a safe delivery.

    These pictures did not flatter a lot of the attendees. I don’t know if it is the weaves or layers of make up. They all came off looking old and tired. Even the usual slayers!

  4. Akua

    August 5, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I AM SO HAPPY FOR STEPHANIE. SHE DESERVES TO BE HAPPY AFTER THAT HEART BREAK FROM THE FOOTBALLER. AND SHE IS GLOWING WITH HER PREGNANCY. I TRULY WISH HER MORE HAPPINESS AND A SAFE DELIVERY. GOD IS GOOD! WE JUST HAVE TO TAKE OUR CHALLENGES AS THEY COME BECAUSE GOD USES THEM TO BUILD US UP FOR MORE BLESSINGS.

  5. Monitor

    August 5, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Na wa o, Stephanie has been married for 3 years, and the footballer issue happened several years before that, and yet some people are still counting. And you want us to believe this your prayer point. Odi egwu o.

  6. fan

    August 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    @Akua,dissolve that pity party and commend on her new movie.backward never,forward ever..

    • Dora the explorer

      August 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      hahahahahhaha at “..dissolve that pity party..” I shall be using that expression asap..

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      August 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      I don’t think she is pitying her though… She is celebrating her and how far she has come in life.
      Every great thing happens small.
      God bless your hustle Steph.
      I am so happy for you and the success you are enjoying. May your happiness remain permanent. x

  7. Ellaesii

    August 5, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I don’t like the way pregnancy looks on mostly West African women. They just blow up all over and look really old. I don’t notice that as much with Whites or African Americans, it seems like only their belly grows with slight increase in other areas. Anyway I wish Steph a smooth pregnancy and a safe delivery. That movie theatre has to be the most packed theatre I’ve seen. I can’t imagine sitting so close to so many people for hours watching a movie.

    • Beeeee

      August 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      ” they just blow up and look really old” wow, what a wonderful thing to say about women who spend 9 months worrying about bringing healthy babies into the world. Class act!????? Incase you dont know pregnancy affects different women in different ways. No two pregnancies are the same…. So only west African women blow up when they are pregnant…. Oya take. ??????? Receive sense

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      August 6, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Your comment sounds ignorant tho. It makes me laugh.
      Pregnancy is different for everyone… Whilst I understand that it may look obvious pls can you stop this oyinbo comparison…..not cool.

    • Idomagirl

      August 6, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Ellaesi, where does one begin with this kind of comment? Na wa.

  8. Ashley

    August 5, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Many of them looked sweaty. Cleopatra WTF with that hair. 1st time I’m seeing Karen with her hair in almost 30 years. In one of the pics she looked like she was attaching. Genevieve didn’t extend her hand. Ruth Osime always looks like she needs a scrub. A fashion editor that can’t dress to save her life. God bless Mr and Mrs Linus. I wish her a safe delivery.

  9. me

    August 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Please I will inserely like to know if dry was interesting? Please anyone who attended write. Or am I to wait for noble Igwe?

    • Chyeekus

      August 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      It was. I saw it today. I cried too. Everything about the movie was exceptional. Well very minor flops here and there but Stephanie and her team did an EXCELLENT job. Go see it!

  10. Mee

    August 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Genny in this outfit and makeup on Instagram is different from the genny I am seeing here o lollll let us filter with the fear of God Biko anyway congrats on the movie Stephanie

  11. Somto

    August 5, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Sooo!!!Mo Abudu choose to attend a dry movie premier than her protege Dolapo’s wedding. Hmmmm Ogaoooo.

  12. Marvel

    August 6, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Oh, dear! I thought Ruth Osime was a man. What happened to her hairline? She looks terrible! I cant understand why an editor of a magazine such as This Day Sunday Mag would look this bad. Tie a scarf next time and darken your eyebrows. Nothing fun about that blonde!

  13. Oj

    August 6, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Where is that ex husband of hers? Come and Stephanie glowing! To all those praying for a child, to all who have been mocked because of childlessness, your prayers will be answered.

  14. beez

    August 6, 2015 at 2:07 am

    shut up your mouth there!what do you know about pregnancy….maybe u should check your mothers pictures to see what she looked like. As if women are in control of their bodies during preg……idiot!

  15. Aemjae

    August 6, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Congrats to Stephanie and hubby on the baby. I don’t know if it’s the lighting, the heavy make-up or the angles the photos were taken cos they aren’t that good. Rita looks good in baby pink though. On a side note ,I’ve noticed that many Nigerian women even our celebs like to use foundation several shades lighter than their skin tone ,it’s not flattering at all and neither is it going to make the person appear fairer instead they look just look caked on and older in the face.
    I’d love to see this movie, sounds like it’ll be interesting.

  16. DD

    August 6, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Congrats Stephanie, all the best!

  17. melody

    August 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Congrats Stephanie for contributing positively to Nigeria’s movie industry… Its obvious friends dont advise one another.. Cleopatra with that hair and attire… It looked like they were forcing themselves to take pictures with other attendees..

  18. mami

    August 6, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Nigerian celebrities exercise is your friend…..always in one event or the other……try take care of yourself small na…….you are our eye candy…….pls make it worth our while biko….everyone looking so fat and unkempt……if the body is not nice the clothes look awful

  19. missappleberry

    August 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I know i might sound really morbid but the vein in Genevieve’s cubital fossa is so prominent. A Dr won’t require much work when sticking a needle lol

    • hari

      August 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

      Out of point, you mean she should go for surgery on that. what concern DR. and VEIN in an occasion. plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. rephrase

    • hari

      August 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

      if you have personal issues with her pls resolve it.

  20. onyx

    August 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    @Missappleberry so the “lol” at the end of your very dry comment was supposed to somehow from no where make it funny?

  21. Tkum

    August 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    come oo Rita Dominic is sleeping…

  22. Mz_Legal

    August 6, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    My perspective of Nigerian movies have always been the same kinda monotonous sequence….same movie, different day! It will be a cold day in hell b4 i pay to see a Nigerian movie at the cinemas. However i saw this movie at the premiere and for the first time in a long time, i was totally impressed! Maybe it was the factual nature of the story telling, or maybe it was the raw emotions projected through to the audience, whatever it was, it was good to finally see a movie without the regular Nollywood signature faces. The movie was a refreshing departure from the “norm” and a translation of Stephanie’s passion for the empowerment of the female child. #SayNoToChildMarriage #VVFKills!

  23. nene

    August 6, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    congrats to stephanie on her movie premiere, i hope it’s better than her first movie. on another not, genevieve looks frumpy and old from head to toe. i know her hair is natural but she needs better wigs. her dress sense has always been poor, so nothing to say there.

  24. phummie

    August 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    @ ellasie or wateva ur name is…. How many Oyinbo celebrity do u see at thier 8th or 9th month. U cant get thier pic anymore from d 9month. Even oyinbos demselves talk abt d false presentation portrayed.I take it that u ve not been pregnant before. no matter how thin u were u will swell or blow. Then again some women, including Africans look a bit added, with long belly and swollen face. So just drop d comparison. If not i ll pray for a round u, during ur time…..

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