Patience Ozokwor Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

Patience Ozokwor Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

Patience Ozokwor is, without a doubt, one of the greatest actresses in Nollywood history. She is not only a singer but also a fashion designer. In Nigeria, the 64-year-old is regarded as one of the most influential and well-known people.

Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, is well-known in Nollywood films as a highly devious woman. Patience’s character has made many people dislike her, but she is much more. Those close to the woman, including her family and friends, see her differently.

Patience Ozokwor was named one of the top 100 Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 to commemorate the union of the northern and southern protectorates.

Patience Ozokwor Biography

Date of BirthSeptember 14, 1958
Age65 years old
Place of BirthEnugu
ProfessionMovie Actress
Net Worth$2 million

Early Life

Patience Ozokwor (born 14 September 1958) is a Nigerian veteran musician, fashion designer, gospel singer, and actress.

Patience Ozokwo grew up in Amaobo, Ngwo, in present-day Enugu State, Nigeria. Patience Ozokwor has been passionate about acting since primary school, where she performed in different stage plays.

It is known that she is not the only child of her parents, as she occasionally talked about how she grew up alongside her siblings. However, little is known about them, given that none of them became popular just like her. Also, details about her parents’ identities are not revealed, but she once mentioned that her mother was a famous trader in their village back in the day.


She attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos. She later attended the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where Patience obtained a fine and applied arts degree.


Before starting as an actress, she was part of a Radio Drama.

She was an announcer and Radio Nigeria broadcaster before becoming an actress. She rose to fame from her role in the 1999 movie Authority, and her first TV drama won a soap opera, Someone Cares, on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Since her rise to fame, she has acted in over 100 movies.

Patience Ozokwor got her breakthrough after Chika Okpala’s crew assigned her a role in a commercial without her having to audition. She also did a commercial with Pete Eneh, which moved Chief Zebrudaya and several other Nollywood directors. She was then asked to enter the industry but refused because she was shy and felt the film industry would give her excessive exposure. After several attempts of failed persuasion, they eventually managed to pull her to Nollywood.

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Patience Ozokwor Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

Looking at her career as an actress, the screen queen rose steadily after taking part in commercials and a soap opera titled Someone Cares on the National Television Authority (NTA). Given her acting prowess, she got the opportunity to be invited to act in her first movie, which was in 1998. A year later, she did her second movie called Authority, which propelled her to the limelight and made her the African movie icon that we all know today.

Patience has played different roles in Nollywood movies. She has even acted as a mother to almost every Nollywood star, including Ini Edo, Van Vicker, Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Kanayo O Kanayo, Oge Okoye, and the rest. Her usual role as a wicked mother-in-law made her stand out in the entertainment industry.

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

  • Pretender
  • Blood Sister
  • Last Miracle
  • Billionaires Club
  • Police Woman
  • Mama G in America
  • My Mother, My Marriage
  • Royal Palace
  • Crying Angel
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Soul on Fire
  • Living in Pain
  • The Return of Mama-G
  • Sweet Mama
  • Area Mama
  • Unfinished Business
  • Indian Doctor
  • The Evil Queen
  • Critical Queen
  • Heart of a Slave
  • The Plain Truth
  • Alice My First Lady
  • Lionheart
  • The Wrong Money
  • Strength to Strength
  • Missing Child
  • Open & Close
  • Deep Water
  • Turning Point
  • The Enemy I See
  • World of the Mind
  • After the Proposal
  • To Rise Again
  • The Wedding Party 2


2012 & 2013: Best Supporting Actress – Africa Movie Academy Awards

2012 – Best Actress in the African Collaboration Category, ‘Untamed’ Ghana Movie Awards

2013 – Best African Collaboration – Best Actress, ‘Slave Boy’, Ghana Movie Awards

2014 – International Acclaimed Artist, Centenary Awards by President Goodluck Jonathan

2014 – Best Actress in a Supporting Role, ‘After the Proposal’ Africa Movie Academy Awards

2018 – Actress of the Year, Independent Newspapers Limited Awards

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Personal Life

She was married at age 19 and had three biological children and five adopted ones bearing her name. Ozokwor became a widow in 2000 when she lost her husband.

Why I can’t leave my marriage over infidelity

Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor has revealed why she can’t leave her marriage over infidelity.

The veteran, who lost her husband years back and has refused to remarry, made this known in an interview with Mercy Johnson for her weekly cook show, Mercy’s Menu.

Patience Ozokwor stated that she can’t leave her husband’s house for anyone, because the side chick is the visitor and as such, must leave for her.

Patience Ozokwor Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

Mama G, as she is fondly called, added that she would hold her family tightly, polish it and sweep out the dirt in other to get back her home.

Even when the infidelity is constant, she insisted that she wouldn’t leave her house for anyone.

Mercy Johnson questioned the veteran,

Infidelity in marriage is a deal breaker. Can you advise anyone to leave if there is infidelity?

Mama G replied, “Me I am not going to leave my house for anybody ooo. You are the visitor that came in find your way out.

I will so hold my family, polish it, and sweep out all the dirt and I have a peaceful home again”.

Even when the infidelity is constant?

“If infidelity is constant, it’s the infidel that should go out. I am not leaving my house for anybody”.

You Don’t Need To Be In Lagos Or Abuja To Become Star

Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G, a veteran Nollywood actress, has stated that living in the country’s most populous states, such as Lagos or Abuja, does not guarantee success in the film industry.

We report that the actress made the statement on Tuesday night in Enugu during the candle procession night in honour of the late Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Africa Movie Academy Awards, Madam Peace Anyiam-Osigwe.

According to Patience, many of her colleagues began their careers in Enugu State but moved to Abuja and Lagos as stars and forgot their roots.

The thespian, on the other hand, stated that she would stay in the village and would confidently tell anyone she is from the village whenever she travels outside of Enugu.

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Patience Ozokwor stated that if an actor or actress is talented, he or she does not need to relocate to become a star.

She said:

“But for me, I said I am going to stay in Enugu, inside the village and when I go to Lagos, I tell them I am a village woman.

I stay at Ngwo in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State and God has shown me that you can become a star from anywhere.

You don’t need to be in Lagos or Abuja, If you are good enough, they will call you even from America.

She added that she had received the Member Federal Republic award and the Centenary Award which is given once every 100 years.”

In her words:

“I did not even know who put my name there, so you can be picked from anywhere. That is the statement I wanted to make in this industry but I am happy that I am saying it today.”

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Patience Ozokwor Net Worth

Patience Ozokwor is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $2 million. She is a well-known actress, singer, fashion designer, and musician.

People Are Also Asking

Is Patience Ozokwor still alive today?

Patience Ozokwor aged 65 is still very much alive and already looking forward to her birthday.

Is Patience Ozokwor still married?

The veteran, who lost her husband years back and has refused to remarry, made this known in an interview with Mercy Johnson for her weekly cook show, Mercy’s Menu.

How many children did Patience Ozokwor gave birth to?

She was married at age 19 and had three biological children and five adopted ones bearing her name.

Who is the daughter of Patience Ozokwor?

Chioma Nnenna Lameya Ozokwor

How old is patience ozokwor?

She is 65 years of age, Born on 14 September 1958.

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