Stephanie Okereke-Linus

Actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus Makes History As First Black Recipient of Lennox K. Black Prize for Excellence in Medicine


Stephanie Okereke-Linus makes history as the first black recipient of Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine.

Nollywood actress and award-winning filmmaker, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, has been honoured with the Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine by Thomas Jefferson University.

This remarkable achievement highlights her dedication to societal well-being and marks her as the first black recipient of this distinguished award.

The Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine is a prestigious accolade awarded by Thomas Jefferson University, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the medical field, promoting scientific discovery and advancements.

Named after Lennox K. Black, a Canadian manufacturing executive known for his philanthropic efforts and service on various boards, including that of Thomas Jefferson University, the prize celebrates excellence in medical innovation and contribution to health and medicine globally.

Okereke-Linus is renowned for her activism and impactful work in areas concerning women’s health and rights including her efforts to combat issues like fistula and gender-based violence.

Stephanie Okereke-Linus

Reacting to the news via Instagram, she wrote:

I am beyond humbled and exhilarated to announce that I have been awarded the prestigious Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine by Thomas Jefferson University.


This honour is not only a recognition of my journey but also a celebration of our collective efforts in activism and making a tangible social impact. It’s a reminder that together, we can confront challenges, spark significant changes, and heal communities. This award belongs to each of you who has supported, believed, and walked this path with me.

Let’s continue to use our voices and actions to improve society. A heartfelt thank you to Thomas Jefferson University @jeffersonuniv for this incredible recognition.

Thank you for empowering this journey.

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