Patience Ozokwor

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Patience Ozokwor
Chioma Toplis Rita Edochie and Patience Ozokwor.jpg
Ozokwor on set (first from the right, in a floral blouse)
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 61)
Other names
  • Mama G,G for general
OccupationActress, musician, fashion designer
Years active1999–present

Patience Ozokwor (born 14 September 1958) is a Nigerian 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] Ozokwor was among 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.[5]

Early life[edit]

Ozokwor was born in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo, Enugu State, Nigeria, and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos. Ozokwor had a passion for acting since she was at primary school, where she would act in different stage plays.[6] She later attended Institute of management and technology Enugu, where she obtained a degree in fine and applied arts. Before starting as an actress, she was already a star before acting and first made it into radio drama. She took part in a soap opera by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) titled Someone Cares.[7] She was married at age 19[8] and has three biological children and five adopted ones who all bear her name. She lost her husband in the year 2000.[7] She expressed her life's biggest regret as not being able to marry the man of her choice, and also her children preventing her from remarrying after she lost her husband.[9]


  1. ^ "Patience Ozorkwor Biography". 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. ^ "Jonathan decorates Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, others with centenary awards". Retrieved 7 October 2014.
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  7. ^ a b "Patience Ozokwor (Mama Gee) – Biography, Late Husband, Children, Facts". BuzzNigeria - Famous People, Celebrity Bios, Updates and Trendy News. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Biography". Kevin Onuma for Inform Africa. 8 May 2012.
  9. ^ Denis (24 March 2019). "Patience Ozokwor opens up on what she regrets most in life". Denisonyeka. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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