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Patience Ozokwor (Mama G)

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Name: Patience Ozokwor

Stage or Nickname: Mama G

Date of Birth: March 25th, 1958

Relationship Status: Married (Widowed 2002) 

Occupation: Actress and Singer

Net Worth: ₦390 Million



Patience Ozokwor popularly called Mama G, a name she got from her role in the movie Mama G is an exceptional Nigerian actress and musician. She is known for her wicked, serious and antagonistic roles in movies.

She was born on March 25th, 1958 in Amaobo Village, Ngwo, Udi LGA, Enugu State. She attended the Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos and Afikpo Teachers Training College and after a few years of teaching, she went ahead and enrolled at the Institute of Management  and Technology  (IMT) Enugu, where she took Fine and Applied Arts, and later specialised in Graphics.

As a mother she struggled to raise her children due to her husband’s ailment and at a time she took odd jobs like baking as an addition to her meagar income as a teacher.

She was a radio presenter and Newscaster in FRCN Enugu and was employed by another radio station before joining Nolllywood in 1995. She was among the 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914. She got a political appointement  as the Assistant to the wife of the Mayor of her local government. She served in this political post for four years.


At school she acted Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play by the same title. And since other schools used to pay to watch Hamlet, she became extremely popular among students during her college life and later on was invited to do a commercial by a comedian who was impressed by Patience's acting skills. As a result of the commercial, she was asked to do a soap opera entitled Someone Cares, a program about rural women, for the National Television Authority (NTA). Afterwards she began to audition for acting roles. Her first role as an actress was in the movie Ukwa  where she played a sister in-law to Nkem Owoh (Osuofia). She also played a wonderful role in the movie "old school".


She is known for acting wicked mother in-law, step mother or juju doctor. She generally acts roles that require a lot of energy and has acted over 200 movies. In an Interview she says “I play the role of a bad woman, I see myself at that instance as a mirror through which I want society to see and appreciate the fact that it is not good to be bad. This is the reason I do it with so much passion that it becomes almost believable and by extension, I also see such roles as an opportunity to minister to lost and wicked souls that jealousy, hatred, envy and all the likes can only bring one to ruins".

She is also a musician, she has a number of songs like Adaeze, Ojadili, Make We Jolly, Dis Kind of Woman, Ihe na Eme N’uwa and National Moi Moi.


She got married at age 19 and is blessed with 3 biological children two boys and a girl in addition to 5 other adopted children who bear her name , she is a widow having lost her husband in 2002.

Her first son is an Engineer, her second son is into music and has a record label and her last son a professional footballer at the Rangers International Football Club in Enugu.

She still lives in her village although her office is located in Enugu town.

She attends Dominion City Church and earlier this year gave her life to Christ which has caused changes in her lifestyle as she has stopped wearing Jewelries, make up and dreadlocks and has even gone ahead to give sermons in churches and crusades.


Year Award Title
 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards. Best Supporting Actress
 2014 Centenary Honour Internationally Acclaimed Artists,Literary Icon and Journalist



She is a Nokia and Glo Ambassador.


Mama G Ukwa  Wicked mother in law  
Arrangee Mama Submission 

Ifeoma the trouble maker

 Market seller After the proposal   Oyoyo Airline 



Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 3 Years ago

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