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About

Patience Ozokwor is one of Nollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. The debut of Nollywood on our screens also introduced Patience's impeccable talent for acting. Apart from her acting, she's also a musician.

Personal Life

Fondly referred to as Mama G, Patience Ozokwor's date of birth is 14 September 1958. She was born in Ngwo, Enugu state which means that her state of origin is Enugu. 

Not much is known about Patience Ozokwor's siblings and parents as they are not in the limelight as she is.

Patience Ozokwor’s Schooling

Patience Ozokwor’s biography also gives details of her educational journey. She started off at Abimbola Gibson Memorial Primary School and later moved to Methodist Girls Secondary School.

Patience Ozokwor attended Teachers Training College in Lagos after which she went to the Institute of Management and Technology where she obtained a degree in Fine and Applied Arts.

Patience Ozokwor’s Career

Every time we bring you celebrities' stories, there is always something new to learn. The biography of Patience Ozokwor reveals that she began her professional life as a teacher at WTC Secondary school, a craft she practised for four years.

She then transitioned into broadcasting. Her entry into the radio world coincided with her teaching profession. 

Her cousin who worked in radio found out that she organised debates in school and was very impressed with how she moderated them. He offered her an opportunity to do the same on-air.

Patience Ozokwor took the chance, presented a children’s show on Radio Nigeria and ended up with a job at the station. 

After a while, she moved from handling the children’s program to a newscaster. It didn't take long before her knack for drama and acting shone through. 

Just as her star began to shine, Patience Ozokwor and other staff members were laid off under strange circumstances. 

She had to quickly find something else to do and thus got into the confectionery business. She did this for a while before things got even tougher.

Her husband fell sick which meant that she was the breadwinner and thus, she had to be open to other options.    

Acting

Due to her acting abilities, Patience Ozokwor's friends implored her to audition for film roles. She was hesitant at first but eventually, attended the commercial trial. Patience Ozokwor impressed the crew and got the gig.

After that was done, Patience Ozokwor landed her first television role in the film Someone Cares. This was followed by Ukwa for which she also featured in its second sequel. After a couple of roles, Patience Ozokwor finally got her breakthrough.

In 1999, she starred in the film ‘Authority’ which became a big hit and threw her into the spotlight. Patience Ozokwor went on to feature in the sequel of Terrible Sin, Greedy Genius, Mothering Sunday and Desperadoes.  

By this time, Patience Ozokwor was a household name which enabled her to land more and more roles. Some Patience Ozokowor movies that came out include ‘Heart Of A Slave’, ‘Female Lion’, ‘New Jerusalem’ and ‘Turning Point’.

One thing that stands out from her acting is the role she plays as a wicked stepmother. Some fans expressed their fear and dislike of her as a result but those close to her have explained that she is a different person off-screen. 

At one point, Patience Ozokwor even apologised for her role. This was after some fans said they were traumatised by her acting. 

Some of her fans defended her and said she didn’t need to be sorry for any of her on-screen roles. 

Nonetheless, Patience Ozokwor has been feted for her work multiple times. The Nigerian government recognised her for her work and honoured her with the Member Federal Republic (MFR) title.  

Patience Ozokwor’s Relationship

Patience Ozokwor married her late husband at the age of 19. She revealed that her mother forced her into an arranged union but fortunately, it turned out to be successful. 

Patience Ozokwor's husband worked as a mechanical engineer and sadly passed away in 2002 after health complications. The actress has never remarried again. 

Patience Ozokwor’s Family

Does Patience Ozokwor have a child?

Patience Ozokwor and her real husband are blessed with three biological children. Their names are Uchendu Ozokwor, Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani and Nduka Ozokwor. 

Uchendu is Patience Ozokwor’s first son. Like his father, he is an engineer, is married and has two children. 

Chioma Nnenna who is Patience Ozokwor’s first daughter is married and lives in the United Kingdom. Just like her mother, she's taken an interest in music. 

Nduka Ozokwor is Patience Ozokwor’s other son. He is a professional footballer. The last club he played for was Ankaragücü in Turkey.

Patience Ozokwor Adopted Children

The actress took in five other children. There isn’t much information about them as she's kept that part of her life private. The only detail she has revealed is that one of her adopted children died from a blood infection.  

Patience Ozokwor Grandchildren

Patience Ozokwor’s biological children have made the actress a grandmother. She has 14 grandchildren.

Patience Ozokwor’s Controversy

Patience Ozokwor was confronted by fans who told her that her acting role as a wicked stepmother traumatised them. The veteran actress apologised. Some of her fans asked her not to as they now understand what she was doing. 

Patience Ozokwor's House and Cars

Patience Ozokwor’s Car

During her 62nd birthday, Patience Ozokwor was gifted a car by her children.

Patience Ozokwor’s House

The actress might not really flaunt her house online but our guess is that she lives rather comfortably. The success she’s achieved enables her to afford just about anything including a house.

Patience Ozokwor’s Net Worth

Patience Ozokwor is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria. Her net worth is estimated to be 350 million nairas. In conversion, Patience Ozokwor’s net worth in dollars comes to $840,000. Most of her earnings have come from her acting career but she is also a fashion designer and singer.

Awards & Recognition

Patience Ozokwor has received multiple awards and nominations during her illustrious career. Here are some of them:

2014: The government of Nigeria honoured her with a Member Federal Republic (MFR) title

2014: Best Actress of the Year at the City People Movie Awards

2014: Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award

2013: Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award

2008: Nominated for the Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award

Social Media

Patience Ozokwor’s Instagram: @PatienceOzokwor 

Patience Ozokwor’s Twitter: @PatienceOzokwo 

Patience Ozokwor’s Facebook: @PatienceOzokwo

Q&A

Who is Patience Ozokwor?

Patience Ozokowor is a Nigerian actress, fashion designer and singer known for her role as a wicked stepmother in the films she’s taken part in. 

How old is Patience Ozokwor now?

Born on 14 September 1958, Patience Ozokwor’s age is 64.

Which state is Patience Ozokwor from?

Patience Ozokwor was born in Ngwo, Enugu state in Nigeria.

When did Patience Ozokwor start acting?

Patience Ozokwor started acting in 1999 when she debuted in the movie ‘Authority’. She was so good that she went on and got other roles through which she established herself in Nollywood.

How many children does Patience Ozokwor have?

Patience Ozokowor has three biological children, two sons and a daughter. She also adopted five other children whose details remain unknown.

Who is the daughter of Patience Ozokwor?

Patience Ozokwor has one biological daughter named  Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani. She lives in the United Kingdom and like her mother, she’s taken an interest in music.

Who is Patience Ozokwor’s son?

Patience Ozokowor has two biological sons. The first son is called Uchendu Ozokwor and her second is named Nduka Ozokwor.

Is Buike Patience Ozokwor’s son?

Patience Ozokwor has two biological sons named Chinedu Ozokwor and Nduka Ozokwor and thus Buile is not one of Ozokwor’s sons.

Who is Patience Ozokwor’s husband?

Patience Ozokwor's husband was Mr Ozokwor. He was a mechanical engineer and died in 2000 after battling health conditions for 15 years.

Is Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor related?

Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor are not related. The two have acted in many movies together and that’s just it.

Is Patience Ozokwor still acting?

Patience Ozokwor does not feature in movies anymore. The actress found another calling and that is in the Ministry. She spends some of her time preaching the word of God.

Also known as:
Mama G, Mama Gee
Real name:
Patience Ozokwor
Occupation:
Actress, Singer, Fashion Designer
Birthday:
14 September 1958
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Ngwo, Enugu
Height:
N/A
Children:
Uchendu Ozokwor, Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani and Nduka Ozokwor.
Net Worth:
350 million nairas or $840,000

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Image of Patience Ozokwor's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Car
Also known as:
Mama G, Mama Gee
Real name:
Patience Ozokwor
Occupation:
Actress, Singer, Fashion Designer
Birthday:
14 September 1958
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Ngwo, Enugu
Height:
N/A
Children:
Uchendu Ozokwor, Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani and Nduka Ozokwor.
Net Worth:
350 million nairas or $840,000

About

Patience Ozokwor is one of Nollywood’s biggest and brightest stars. The debut of Nollywood on our screens also introduced Patience's impeccable talent for acting. Apart from her acting, she's also a musician.

Personal Life

Fondly referred to as Mama G, Patience Ozokwor's date of birth is 14 September 1958. She was born in Ngwo, Enugu state which means that her state of origin is Enugu. 

Not much is known about Patience Ozokwor's siblings and parents as they are not in the limelight as she is.

Patience Ozokwor’s Schooling

Patience Ozokwor’s biography also gives details of her educational journey. She started off at Abimbola Gibson Memorial Primary School and later moved to Methodist Girls Secondary School.

Patience Ozokwor attended Teachers Training College in Lagos after which she went to the Institute of Management and Technology where she obtained a degree in Fine and Applied Arts.

Patience Ozokwor’s Career

Every time we bring you celebrities' stories, there is always something new to learn. The biography of Patience Ozokwor reveals that she began her professional life as a teacher at WTC Secondary school, a craft she practised for four years.

She then transitioned into broadcasting. Her entry into the radio world coincided with her teaching profession. 

Her cousin who worked in radio found out that she organised debates in school and was very impressed with how she moderated them. He offered her an opportunity to do the same on-air.

Patience Ozokwor took the chance, presented a children’s show on Radio Nigeria and ended up with a job at the station. 

After a while, she moved from handling the children’s program to a newscaster. It didn't take long before her knack for drama and acting shone through. 

Just as her star began to shine, Patience Ozokwor and other staff members were laid off under strange circumstances. 

She had to quickly find something else to do and thus got into the confectionery business. She did this for a while before things got even tougher.

Her husband fell sick which meant that she was the breadwinner and thus, she had to be open to other options.    

Acting

Due to her acting abilities, Patience Ozokwor's friends implored her to audition for film roles. She was hesitant at first but eventually, attended the commercial trial. Patience Ozokwor impressed the crew and got the gig.

After that was done, Patience Ozokwor landed her first television role in the film Someone Cares. This was followed by Ukwa for which she also featured in its second sequel. After a couple of roles, Patience Ozokwor finally got her breakthrough.

In 1999, she starred in the film ‘Authority’ which became a big hit and threw her into the spotlight. Patience Ozokwor went on to feature in the sequel of Terrible Sin, Greedy Genius, Mothering Sunday and Desperadoes.  

By this time, Patience Ozokwor was a household name which enabled her to land more and more roles. Some Patience Ozokowor movies that came out include ‘Heart Of A Slave’, ‘Female Lion’, ‘New Jerusalem’ and ‘Turning Point’.

One thing that stands out from her acting is the role she plays as a wicked stepmother. Some fans expressed their fear and dislike of her as a result but those close to her have explained that she is a different person off-screen. 

At one point, Patience Ozokwor even apologised for her role. This was after some fans said they were traumatised by her acting. 

Some of her fans defended her and said she didn’t need to be sorry for any of her on-screen roles. 

Nonetheless, Patience Ozokwor has been feted for her work multiple times. The Nigerian government recognised her for her work and honoured her with the Member Federal Republic (MFR) title.  

Patience Ozokwor’s Relationship

Patience Ozokwor married her late husband at the age of 19. She revealed that her mother forced her into an arranged union but fortunately, it turned out to be successful. 

Patience Ozokwor's husband worked as a mechanical engineer and sadly passed away in 2002 after health complications. The actress has never remarried again. 

Patience Ozokwor’s Family

Does Patience Ozokwor have a child?

Patience Ozokwor and her real husband are blessed with three biological children. Their names are Uchendu Ozokwor, Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani and Nduka Ozokwor. 

Uchendu is Patience Ozokwor’s first son. Like his father, he is an engineer, is married and has two children. 

Chioma Nnenna who is Patience Ozokwor’s first daughter is married and lives in the United Kingdom. Just like her mother, she's taken an interest in music. 

Nduka Ozokwor is Patience Ozokwor’s other son. He is a professional footballer. The last club he played for was Ankaragücü in Turkey.

Patience Ozokwor Adopted Children

The actress took in five other children. There isn’t much information about them as she's kept that part of her life private. The only detail she has revealed is that one of her adopted children died from a blood infection.  

Patience Ozokwor Grandchildren

Patience Ozokwor’s biological children have made the actress a grandmother. She has 14 grandchildren.

Patience Ozokwor’s Controversy

Patience Ozokwor was confronted by fans who told her that her acting role as a wicked stepmother traumatised them. The veteran actress apologised. Some of her fans asked her not to as they now understand what she was doing. 

Patience Ozokwor's House and Cars

Patience Ozokwor’s Car

During her 62nd birthday, Patience Ozokwor was gifted a car by her children.

Patience Ozokwor’s House

The actress might not really flaunt her house online but our guess is that she lives rather comfortably. The success she’s achieved enables her to afford just about anything including a house.

Patience Ozokwor’s Net Worth

Patience Ozokwor is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria. Her net worth is estimated to be 350 million nairas. In conversion, Patience Ozokwor’s net worth in dollars comes to $840,000. Most of her earnings have come from her acting career but she is also a fashion designer and singer.

Awards & Recognition

Patience Ozokwor has received multiple awards and nominations during her illustrious career. Here are some of them:

2014: The government of Nigeria honoured her with a Member Federal Republic (MFR) title

2014: Best Actress of the Year at the City People Movie Awards

2014: Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award

2013: Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award

2008: Nominated for the Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Award

Social Media

Patience Ozokwor’s Instagram: @PatienceOzokwor 

Patience Ozokwor’s Twitter: @PatienceOzokwo 

Patience Ozokwor’s Facebook: @PatienceOzokwo

Q&A

Who is Patience Ozokwor?

Patience Ozokowor is a Nigerian actress, fashion designer and singer known for her role as a wicked stepmother in the films she’s taken part in. 

How old is Patience Ozokwor now?

Born on 14 September 1958, Patience Ozokwor’s age is 64.

Which state is Patience Ozokwor from?

Patience Ozokwor was born in Ngwo, Enugu state in Nigeria.

When did Patience Ozokwor start acting?

Patience Ozokwor started acting in 1999 when she debuted in the movie ‘Authority’. She was so good that she went on and got other roles through which she established herself in Nollywood.

How many children does Patience Ozokwor have?

Patience Ozokowor has three biological children, two sons and a daughter. She also adopted five other children whose details remain unknown.

Who is the daughter of Patience Ozokwor?

Patience Ozokwor has one biological daughter named  Chioma Nnenna Lamayi Ani. She lives in the United Kingdom and like her mother, she’s taken an interest in music.

Who is Patience Ozokwor’s son?

Patience Ozokowor has two biological sons. The first son is called Uchendu Ozokwor and her second is named Nduka Ozokwor.

Is Buike Patience Ozokwor’s son?

Patience Ozokwor has two biological sons named Chinedu Ozokwor and Nduka Ozokwor and thus Buile is not one of Ozokwor’s sons.

Who is Patience Ozokwor’s husband?

Patience Ozokwor's husband was Mr Ozokwor. He was a mechanical engineer and died in 2000 after battling health conditions for 15 years.

Is Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor related?

Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor are not related. The two have acted in many movies together and that’s just it.

Is Patience Ozokwor still acting?

Patience Ozokwor does not feature in movies anymore. The actress found another calling and that is in the Ministry. She spends some of her time preaching the word of God.