Veteran Nigerian actress, Patience Ozokwor has taken to her social media account to shares photo of her children and grandchildren.
The Nigerian star stated that it’s the first time in 7 years since her entire family were all together.
Ozokwor won the Best Supporting Actress 2012 and 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. The 61-year-old, born 14 September 1958, was among 100 Nigerians honoured by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.
In a statement, she said ‘Thank you God for making my kids to all come home last Christmas solely to spend time with me. The first time in 7 years we were all together. There was no ceremony planned, they came back just for us to be together. God knew we would not be free to travel this year. I am blessed indeed.
Patience had a passion for acting since she was in primary school, where she would act in different stage plays. She later attended the Institute of management and technology Enugu, where she obtained a degree in fine and applied arts. Prior to starting her acting career, she first made it into radio drama.
Ozokwor participated in a soap opera by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) titled Someone Cares.
Also known as Mama G, she was born in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo in present-day Enugu State, Nigeria, and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos.
She married at age 19+ and has three children with five adopted ones who all bear her name. The actor lost her husband in 2000 and hasn’t remarried since then.
Source: The African Media