AMVCA: ‘Mama G’ appreciates colleagues, directors, and family for career success
Veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor has expressed gratitude to all who have made her acting career a success.
This is coming a few days after she won the Industry Merit Awards category of the 2023 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA9), held at the weekend in Lagos.
In a post on Instagram, Mama G, as she is fondly called by admirers recounted how she began her career purely based on talent, humility, word of mouth and trust, in an era where there was no social media and other luxury as it is being enjoyed today.
She thanked her colleagues, who work tirelessly and oftentimes without recognition, marketers, directors and her family, who have always surrounded her with love and acceptance.
Here is an excerpt from her message on Instagram “When we started in the industry there was no social media and so many other luxuries we enjoy now. Progress was completely dependent on your talent, humility, word of mouth and trust.
“I appreciate my colleagues who work tirelessly and oftentimes without recognition.
“I appreciate my family who have always surrounded me with love and acceptance. My children sacrificed a lot and stayed long periods without a mother. At one point, my daughter became my PA and is still my Associate Manager to date.
“All marketers that believed in me from the very beginning. Too numerous to mention.”
Patience Ozokwor is a Nigerian actress, musician, and evangelist. Born on September 14, 1958, in the Ngwo village of Enugu State, Nigeria, she has become an iconic figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Patience Ozokwor began her acting career in the early 2000s and quickly gained recognition for her exceptional talent and versatility. She has portrayed a wide range of characters in various movies, including both comedic and villainous roles. With her unique style and commanding screen presence, she captivates audiences with her performances.
Mama G’s ability to convincingly portray wicked and controversial characters has earned her a special place in the hearts of movie enthusiasts. Her memorable roles in movies such as “Glamour Girls,” “Blood Sisters,” and “Mother of Truth” have contributed to her immense popularity and the success of these films.
Beyond her acting career, Patience Ozokwor is also a talented musician. She has released several gospel albums and has demonstrated her vocal prowess with soulful renditions. Her music often carries messages of hope, faith, and inspiration, reflecting her personal journey and deep religious convictions.