Patience Ozokwor

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Patience Ozokwor
Ozokwor on set in 2006
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 64)
Other names
  • Mama G,G for general
OccupationActress, musician, fashion designer
Years active1999–present
Children3 Biological 7 Adopted

Patience Ozokwor, // (listen) (born 14 September 1958) is a Nigerian veteran musician, fashion designer, gospel singer, and actress. She won the Best Supporting Actress 2012 & 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.[1][2][3][4] She is known for taking the role of a wicked woman in some of her movies.[5] Patience Ozokwor was among the top 100 Nigerians Honored by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.[6]

Early life[edit]

Patience Ozokwo was born in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo in present-day Enugu State, Nigeria, and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos. Patience Ozokwor had a passion for acting ever since she was in primary school, where she would act in different stage plays.[7] She later attended the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where Patience obtained a degree in fine and applied arts. Before starting as an actress, she was part of a Radio Drama.[8] She took part in a soap opera by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) titled "Someone Cares".[9][10] She was married at age 19[11] and has three biological children and five adopted ones, who all bear her name. Ozokwor became a widow in 2000 when she lost her husband.[12][13]


She was an announcer and broadcaster on Radio Nigeria before she became an actress. She rose to fame from her role in the 1999 movie titled Authority and her first TV drama won a soap opera titled Someone Cares on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).[8] Since her rise to fame, she proceeded to act in over 100 movies.[14][15]

She recently starred in the Mo Abudu Netflix movie Chief Daddy (2018) and Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke (2022) as Madam Pat.

Personal life[edit]

She got married at the age of 19 and she lost her husband to a terminal disease.[16] She has three biological children, five adopted children and grand children.[17] She is also an ordained evangelist.[5]


Year Movie
2022 Cake
2022 Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
2022 Be with me
2021 The Ghost and the Tout Too
2021 Depths of Despair
2021 The Ghost killer
2020 Bad Comments
2019 Knock out
2018 Chief Daddy
2017 Wedding party 2


  1. ^ "Patience Ozorkwor Biography". Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ "When Patience Ozokwor stormed London for son's wedding". Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  3. ^ "'I Miss My Husband's Love And Companion' Patience Ozokwor". Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Patience Ozokwor reveals her real age & why she adopted 5 children". Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "What Pastor Okotie, Patience Ozokwor, others have in common". Punch Newspapers. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Jonathan decorates Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, others with centenary awards". Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  7. ^ "In Patience Ozokwor's movie world". Monitor. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  8. ^ a b "I'm not wicked but soft- hearted— Patience Ozokwor". Punch Newspapers. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  9. ^ "How I was 'dragged' into Nollywood- Patience Ozokwor". Punch Newspapers. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  10. ^ Rapheal (12 December 2020). "Ozokwor: Nollywood's Mama G". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Biography". Kevin Onuma for Inform Africa. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  12. ^ Rapheal (12 December 2020). "Ozokwor: Nollywood's Mama G". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  13. ^ Hannah, Idowu (4 February 2022). "All about Patience Ozokwor's husband, Mr Ozokwor". DNB Stories Africa. Retrieved 16 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "I'm not afraid to look old, says actress Patience Ozokwo". Punch Newspapers. 23 October 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Patience Ozokwor". IMDb. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  16. ^ "When Patience Ozokwor stormed London for son's wedding". Vanguard News. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  17. ^ "Actress Patience Ozokwor celebrates granddaughter on her birthday". Punch Newspapers. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.

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