For the Nollyhood Movies Lovers, there is one star you can’t omit in the list of best actresses, Patience Ozokwor. She is a Nigerian musician, fashion designer, gospel singer and actress. She is know for her role of being the evil mother in Movies.
Patience Ozokwor was born 14 September 1958 in Nigeria. Fearless Patience Ozokwor has won countless awards like the best supporting actress 2012 & 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She was also among the first hundred Nigerian honored by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and the southern protectorate in 2014.
Acting for Ozokwor started at an early age. At a young age, her uncle gave her novels like Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre e.t.c She began reading those novels even when she couldn’t comprehend the words. Eventually, the books exposed her into the world of literature and creativity.
She was also registered at the Takwa Bay Children’s Club and was socializing with other children through different activities. All of these in return gave her more exposure and confidence.
PATIENCE OZOKWOR HUSBAND AND FAMILY
Patience Ozokwor was married but became a widow after she lost her husband following a protracted illness in 2002. Her husband was a mechanical engineer who worked as a civil servant in Enugu.
She had been forced into the marriage by her parents when she was about 18 years old in 1976. Even years later, Mama G did not understand why her parents made her marry at such an early age. And it was not even due to lack of suitors as she said there were many in those days.
Ozokwor and her late husband had three biological children. In interviews after his death, she has said that she really misses him and his companionship. Despite not wanting the marriage when it was arranged, she had come to appreciate her husband and regret his leaving life so early.
Now, Patience Ozokwor has eight children bearing her name. Five out of these are adopted children and she once said that she never had to remarry because of her children. She is also reported to have 16 grandchildren.
WHY PATIENCE OZOKWOR LEFT ACTING
The actress has been off our screens for sometime now. Patience Ozokwor is not featuring in movies anymore due to her calling into the ministry of God to spread the word to people. The actress is now an Evangelist who shares the word to the public.