Feminine Feelings

This is great news to all lovers of good movies  especially the teeming fans of international star actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Okereke, A-list NOLLYWOOD actress. After a long wait, the much anticipated box office film written, produced and directed by the multiple award winning actress has finally hit shelves in Nigeria. amid accolades and plaudits from the movie public.

Through the Glass is a romantic comedy starring sultry Miss Okereke and Garrett Mckechnie.

The film has premiered in Los Angeles, USA, Lagos, Nigeria, Berne-Switzerland and Cannes, France with rave reviews.

The film is being released by 411 films in the USA and other parts of the world.

The movie is already on sale in Ghana and has now been released  in Nigeria.

A synopsis on Through the Glass website says: Jeffrey (Garrett Mckechnie) lives the ultimate bachelor’s life going through numerous non-committed relationships, but struggles to excel at work and gain his father’s love and acceptance.

Jeffrey’s life gets even more intriguing when life deals him a card that stops him in his tracks. On a typical day, he returns from work to find a note “take care of your responsibility” left on top of a baby who is abandoned on his doorstep….he turns to his Nigerian neighbor,Ada (Stephanie Okereke) who he has a secret crush on, to help him…

Born Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke in 1982, Steph as she is popularly called is an accomplished Nigerian actressfilm director and model.

Stephanie is a role model to many young Nigerians who see in her the can-do spirit and her achievements as evidence that it is possible to break into the international scene irrespective of background and as a beacon of hope. As at the time of writing this report, Steph’s Facebook page has 237,012 fans.

Her Facebook info reads thus, -” Stephanie Okereke is a Nigerian born superstar with an infectious personality. Spend five minutes with Stephanie and she will have you laughing and feeling like you are talking to a friend you have known forever. As the sixth child in a family of eight, Stephanie has been entertaining her family from birth. Now she is entertaining the world.

Ms Okereke sprung onto the Nollywood scene in 1997 with “Compromise II” and then featured in “Waterloo”. A year later she was accepted into the English and Literary Studies Program at the University of Calabar. She decided to pursue school while she put acting on hold. A year later Nollywood came calling again and Stephanie could not resist, she fed her desire to act with Teco Benson’s “Terror”.

Steph has big dreams and she let the world in on her modeling talent with her second place finish in the 2002 “The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria” beauty pageant.

Despite her hectic schedule, Stephanie graduated with her degree from Calabar and started to stake her claim in the movie world. Emotional Crack put Stephanie on the map and was nominated for eight awards. Stephanie was delighted to have her efforts blessed with two awards. (Best Actress – English and Reel Awards Best Actress of the Year 2003). Stephanie has also stared in quite a few films including Private Sin, Final Solution, Pretender and Adora (Shot in South Africa).

In April of 2004, Emotional Crack was premiered at the African Film Festival held in the United States. Stephanie also joined her Nollywood colleagues to speak out in a collective voice to help stop the piracy of Nigerian movies.

Next, Stephanie made her first foray into Hollywood by auditioning for a role in the Good Shepard. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Stephanie and see what happens. In the meantime Stephanie has a role on Mnet’s soap Snitch. We have just started to hear from this rising star who is also a talented singer and a model. Stephanie is always striving to improve her craft so needless to say the best from Stephanie is yet to come”.

See Stephanie Okereke on Facebook .

Read more on 411 films and Through the Glass websites.

Photo Credits: Stephanie Okereke’s Facebook Album photos.

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