One cannot mention influencial veteran actresses in the Nigerian movie industry without bringing Patience Ozokwor aka “Mama G” into the picture.
Her roles in the Nigerian movie industry as a notorious mother-in-law/ aunty cannot be far fetch.
Mama G has put a lot of Nigeria movies into the lime light starting from “Living in Bondage to Old School”. In this article we will let you into all there is to know about the veteran actress.
Patience Ozokwor Profile
- Full Name: Patience Ozokwor
- Age: 62
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Enugu
- State of Residence: Enugu
- Marital status: Widowed
- Occupation: Actress, philanthropist and an entrepreneur.
Patience Ozokwor Age
Patience Ozokwor was born on the 14th of September 1958 in Amabo, Ngwo village at Enugu state. She grew up with her uncle and was loved and well taken care of.
Patience Ozokwor Education
Patience grew up in Lagos with her uncle and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School. After her obtaining her higher education she gained admission into the Women Training College and obtained a degree in teaching.
Patience Ozokwor due to her cravings for learning, finally obtained a good degree in Fine and Applied Arts at Insitutue of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu.
Patience Ozokwor Career
Patience Ozokwor started off as a literature teacher and taught for four good years, reshaping and moulding the lives of the students she came across.
Patience Ozokwor after teaching changed the stirring of her career life to broadcasting. She worked in a radio broadcasting firm until the firm was shut down.
Patience had another opportunity and started working in another radio broadcast and was in their drama team. Patience Ozokwor being an entrepreneur started off a training center for skill acquisition like fashion and skin care production.
This center aim was to empower high school female dropouts. Patience humanitarian services got the attention of the Enugu state government and via this she was appointed as the assistant to the wife of the Mayor of her Local Government Area.
Patience Ozokwor was actively involved in the soap opera “Someone Cares” at Nigerian Television Authority NTA. This act was the gateway to her talents in Nollywood industry. In 1998, after a lot of conviction from friends and family Patience Ozokwor joined the Nigerian movie industry.
Patience Ozokwor has starred in many epic movies ranging from “My Sweet Mother”, “Aguba”, “Witches”, “Atinga”, ”The Coven” and many more. Patience Ozokwor is considered as one of the pioneers of Nollywood. She has been in the industry for decades and has built a legacy for herself.
Patience Ozokwor roles in Nigerian movies always portrays her as vilian but she has explained to the public that she does her best to depicts what goes on in our society.
Based on interviews with people who are her close contacts, it was established that she is a very kind, humble, gentle woman and nothing close to her roles in movies.
Patience has retired from acting and draws her attention to ministry and creation of gospel music. The Veteran actress will always have a place in the heart of Nollywood fans and in the foundations of Nollywood.
Patience Ozokwor Relationship
Patience Ozokwor’s culture thrives on arranged marriages. At the early age of 19 she was married to her late husband via arranged marriage. Her husband, according to her was a great companion and her source of encouragement.
She often describes him as a gentle and loving soul. Patience marriage to her late husband was blessed with three children and five adopted children. Her husband who unfortunately passed away in 2000 is greatly missed by her.
Patience Ozokwor Achievement
- Patience Ozokwor has achieved a lot throughout her career as a Nollywood actress, due to her amazing acting talents.
- Patience Ozokwor was honoured as the Best Supporting Actress of the year, in 2014 for the movie “After the Proposal” at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
- Patience Ozokwor was also honoured as the Best Actress of the Year, at the African Magic Viewers Choice.
- Patience Ozokwor was selected by the Nigerian government to be part of those who celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern regions in 2014.
Patience Ozokwor Net Worth
Patience Ozokwor is ranked as the 19th richest actress in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of 300 million naira.