Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G is a Nigerian Veteran Musician, Fashion Designer, Gospel Singer, and Actress. She was born on September 14, 1958.
At the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards, she was honored with the Best Supporting Actress 2012 and 2013 award. She is renowned for playing wicked woman roles in some of her movies. in 2014, to commemorate the union of the northern and southern protectorates, Patience Ozokwor was on of the Top 100 Nigerians honored by the government.
Patience Ozokwor’s Early Life and Education
Patience Ozokwor was born in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo in present-day Enugu State, Nigeria. She was raised in Lagos and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School. Since she was in primary school, Patience Ozokwor has been passionate about acting and has participated in numerous theatrical productions. Patience eventually enrolled at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where she earned a degree in fin and applied arts. She participated in a Radio Drama before beginning her career as an actress. She appeared in the soap opera “Someone Cares” produced by Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Patience Ozokwor: Profile Summary
Full Name: Patience Ozokwor
Date of Birth: September 14, 1958
Place of Birth: Amaobo, Ngwo, Enugu State, Nigeria
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Profession: Actress, Musician, Fashion Designer
Active Years: 1999-present
Height: 5feet 1inch (166cm)
Weight: 110 lbs. (50kg)
Father’s Name: N/A
Mother’s Name: N/A
Spouse: Emeka Ani (Late)
Children: 3 Biological and 5 adopted
Relatives: 14 grandchildren
Net Worth: $1 Million
Patience Ozokwor’s Career
Before acting, Patience worked as a broadcaster and announcer for Radio Nigeria. She gained fame for her performance in the 1999 movie Authority. Her debut television drama, Someone Cares, won an award from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Since becoming well-known, she has appeared in more than 100 movies as an actress including Blood Sisters (2003) alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade and Mr. Trouble (2003) alongside Nkem Owoh.
In recent years, she played Madam Pat in the Mo Abudu Netflix movie Chief Daddy (2018) and Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke (2022).
Patience Ozokwor’s Marriage and Family
Patience Ozokwor got married at age 19 after her secondary school education in 1977 and lost her husband to a fatal illness in year 2000 making her a widow. She has three biological children, five adopted children and grandchildren. Additionally, she is an ordained Evangelist.