Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor popularly addressed as Mama G is a year today. The actress known for her vibrant and hilarious roles has successfully made her mark in the movie and entertainment industry
She remains a person of dignity in the movie industry, staying off controversies as well as standing out amongst the colleagues of her age. In celebration of her birth and talent which she embodies, we bring you a detailed profile on her life and career.
Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G is a famous Nollywood actress, television personality, an entrepreneur, an evangelist and a philanthropist. She was born on 25th March 1958 in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 59 years old. After her primary school education, she attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos in the south western part of Nigeria and got married at the age of 19 years old immediately after her secondary school education.
Patience Ozokwor started her acting career during her secondary school days when she played the role of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s classic drama. After her early marriage she furthered her education at Women’s Training College and obtain a degree in teaching.
After her graduation from the Women’s Training College, she went on to become a professional teacher in a reputable secondary school and taught for four solid years. Later, she left 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.