Nigerian actress and musician, Patience Ozokwor popularly known as “Mama Gee” is another big name in the history of Nollywood. The actress won the Best Supporting Actress 2012 & 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Check out a short biography of the actress, her husband, children, grandkids, and things you probably had didn’t know about her.
Patience Ozokwor (born September 14th, 1958) is a Nigerian composer, fashion stylist, gospel vocalist and thespian. She was the winner in the Best Supporting Actress 2012 and 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She is also famously known as Mama G. Patience was among 100 Nigerians awarded by the government to celebrate the consolidation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014
Patience Ozokwor Education
Ozokwor went to Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos. She had a love for acting since she was at primary school, where she would act in various stage dramas. She later went to the Institute of management and technology Enugu, where she got a degree in fine and applied arts.
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Patience Ozokwor as an evangelist
In 2016, Patience Ozokwor (Mama G) took a break from Nollywood to focus on her ministerial work as an evangelist. She is an evangelist at Dominion City Church led by David Ogbueli.
Patience Ozokwor’s marriage and wedding
Patience Ozokwor was once married to late Mr Ozokwor. She is currently a widow with 8 children, (3 biological children and 5 adopted ones).
According to information gathered, she got married to her late husband at the tender age of 19 immediately after her secondary school education in 1977. It was an arranged marriage.
The veteran actress made it known that her parents forced her into the marriage because she had quite a number of suitors seeking her hand in marriage back then.
According to her, one of her regrets was the fact that she did not get to marry the man of her choice, though she later found solace in the marriage and misses her husband a great deal after his death.
Patience Ozokwor – Her husband’s death
Patience Ozokwor became a widow in the year 2000 when her husband died. She has remained a single mother ever since then. She made it known that her children kicked against the idea of her remarrying which she later regretted.
Patience Ozokwor’s alleged relationship with former DESOPADEC boss, Michael Diden aka Ejele
There were rumours around 2014 that Patience Ozokwor was having an affair with Pastor Michael Diden aka Ejele, an ex-Commissioner of Delta State Oil Producing Areas and Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The actress later denied the rumour, stating that she does not even have the man’s contact in her possession.
About Patience Ozokwor’s husband, Mr Ozokwor
Patience Ozokwor’s late husband, Mr Ozokwor passed away in the year 2000 after battling a chronic illness for 15 years.
He is said to be a mechanical engineer that worked in Enugu as a civil servant. However, further information about the man is currently unavailable in the media.
Patience Ozokwor’s children
Patience Ozokwor has a total of 8 children, 3 with her late husband, while the remaining 5 are her adopted children.
Not much is known about her adopted children, but her biological children (2 boys and a girl) are all grown up with families of their own.
The names of Patience Ozokwor’s three biological children are Uchendu Ozokwor, Chioma Nnenna Lameya Ani, and Nduka Ozokwor.
Patience Ozokwor is also said to be a grandmother to 14 children, 8 from her biological children and 6 from her adopted children.
Uchendu Ozokwor is Patience Ozokwor’s first son and child. He was born on July 8 and he is an engineer by profession. He is an alumnus of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).
Uchendu Ozokwor got married on May 25, 2013, to Gloria Nweze in London and their union is blessed with 2 children.
The actress’s son has once starred with his mother in one of her movies that was shot in the United Kingdom in 2016. The title of the movie is “Why to Marry”.
Chioma Nnenna Lameya Ani
Chioma Nnenna Lameya Ani (née Ozokwor) is Patience Ozokwor’s first daughter and second child. She celebrates her birthday every December 17 and she is also married.
She got married to her husband, Emeka Ani in 2010 and together they have three children. She is currently based in London with her family and she is said to be into music.
Nduka Ozokwor is Patience Ozokwor’s second son and the last biological child of the actress. Reports have it that he was born on December 25, 1988, and he was in the university when his father passed away.
The 33-year-old man is a footballer. He was a midfield attacker for the Enugu Rangers of Nigeria before relocating to Turkey as a professional footballer. He had once represented the Nigerian Flying Eagles Football Team as their captain in the FIFA U20 World Cup hosted in Canada in 2007.
Nduka Ozokwor is also married. His wife’s name is Mary and they are blessed with 3 children.
Patience Ozokwor’s adopted children
Patience Ozokwor adopted 5 children who share her name after the death of her husband.
However, there is very little information about them in the media except that one of them is a pastor and one also died in March 2016 due to a blood infection.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mama G.
Who is Mama G?
Patience Ozokwor (born September 14th, 1958) is a Nigerian composer, fashion stylist, gospel vocalist and thespian. She was the winner in the Best Supporting Actress 2012 and 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She is also famously known as Mama G.
Is Mama G married?
The famously known thespian got married at the age of 19 in an organized marriage. According to her, although she had many bidders at that time, her parents forced her to get married at that early age for reasons that remain unknown, except that it may be because of the influence of a polyandry family like the one in which she was born into. While the marriage life was not going well for her, she chose to remain in it. It was in 2000 that her husband passed on. Before his death, her late husband had come to become her real companion. According to Ozokwor, she keeps missing him even many years after his death.
How much is Patience Ozokwor worth?
Patience’s current Net Worth as of 2019 – 2020 is $1 Million – $5 Million approximately, and her previous Net Worth as of 2018 was $100,000 – $1 Millin. She has acquired her money and wealth via her career in acting.
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