Africa Legend, Patience Ozonowo Popularly known as Mama G has Left an indelible mark in the Industry

Africa Legend, Patience Ozonowo Popularly known as Mama G has Left an indelible mark in the Industry
Africa Legend, Patience Ozonowo Popularly known as Mama G has Left an indelible mark in the Industry

Patience Ozokwo popularly known as Mama G, a famous veteran Nigerian actress, producer, fashion designer, evangelist, philanthropist and television personality.

Patience Ozokwo was born on September 14, 1958 in Amabo, Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 65 years old.

Patience Ozokwo completed her primary school education in Enugu State where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary and secondary school education, she relocated to Lagos State and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial High School for her secondary school education where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.

In 1977, at the age of 19, Patience Ozokwo got married after completing her secondary school education. After her early marriage, she enrolled into the Women’s Training College in Lagos and obtained a National Certificate of Education (NCE) in teaching which she become a professional teacher in a reputable secondary school and taught for four solid years before quitting the job.

She left her teaching job and moved on to radio broadcasting, where she worked as a radio presenter and newscaster. She worked at the station until it was closed down. She went on to another broadcasting facility where she began to do radio drama.

After her husband’s illness and sudden death in 2000, Patience Ozokwo became a widow and concentrated all her energy in providing for her family while returning to school to learn graphic arts and later graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fine and Applied Arts in Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.

After featuring in several radio drama programs, Patience Ozokwo decided to open a training school to help young female school dropouts start a business of their choice. She taught the girls how to make hair and skin care. The project was sponsored by the Enugu State Government. Due to her humanitarian services, she was politically appointed as the assistant to the wife of the Mayor of her Local Government in Enugu State, Nigeria.

In 1992, Patience Ozokwo joined the Nigerian movie industry and rose to fame after starring in the movie “Living in Bondage”, a movie that brought Nollywood to limelight.

In 2011, she received an award and honor by the Nigerian Federal Government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and an award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.

Patience Ozokwo is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She has been in the Nigerian movie industry for three decades and always plays the role of an evíl woman.

She always plays the role of a royal queen, mother, mother in-law, step mother and house wife in several Nollywood movies.

Patience Ozokwo is currently an evangelist, ministering the gospel of God. According to her, an angel came to her in her dream and told her that God said she should serve him. That is how she became an evangelist and started preaching the word of God.

Many people have misunderstood her to be an èvil person due to the kind of role she plays in movie. But in real life, she is a kind, generous, friendly, funny and a lovely person to be with.

She has acted alongside with Nigerian actors and actresses like Chioma Akpotha, Ugezu J Ugezu, Eve Esin, Kenneth Okonkwo, Late Sam Loco Efe, Nkem Owoh, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Esther Audu, amongst others.

She is known for New Jerusalem (2008), Turning Point (2012) and Cake (2022).

In 1977, at the age of 19, Patience Ozokwo got married and her marriage is blessed with three biological children and five adopted children, who all bear her name. In 2000, she became a widow when she lost her husband to a terminal disèase

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