Linus Idahosa is a Nigerian-born entrepreneur and the CEO of Fahrenheit Global Security Solutions and founder/Group Chief Executive of the prestigious Del-York International, Africa’s foremost PR, and Strategic Communications company, which represents a vast global network of government clientele, development agencies and Fortune 500 companies with strong ties in the United States, Africa, China, and Europe.
Linus advises governments across Africa on policies and strategic initiatives for national development. He has led successful projects and championed various initiatives in the areas of social intelligence, strategic communications, PR, capacity building, national security and investment management.
In 2010, he founded the Del-York Creative Academy (DCA), an elite capacity-building institution in Lagos, Nigeria – transforming and repositioning the film and media industry, reskilling African creatives, grooming change agents who challenge conventional thinking and connect with global audiences.
The DCA pioneered an impactful partnership with New York Film Academy’s first and subsequent visits to the African continent, flying in a total of 52 lecturers into Nigeria, for a combined period of 60 days opening more opportunities for Africa’s partnership with the NYFA. Since then, over 1200 students have been trained, most of whom are working in the film and media industry across Africa.
Linus is co-chair of the Africa China Foundation for Social & Economic Development, an international non-governmental organisation set up to foster stronger economic and socio-cultural cooperation between Africa and China.
He is the brainchild of the Nigeria-China Governors’ Investment Forum (NCGIF) set up to deepen the relationship between China’s private sector and Nigeria’s states’ governments.
Linus believes good governance and visionary leadership delivers vast social capital and is particularly mindful of the paramount role the media plays toward socio-economic and cultural development.
Linus firmly believes in the abilities of African youths to harness their potential and take their rightful place in the world of business and geopolitics. He champions several initiatives along these lines and currently mentors African youths.
Hosted by several African Presidents and world leaders including the Queen of England, Linus holds two honorary doctorate degrees from the prestigious London Graduate School (Albion College) and the University of Belize.