Patience Ozokwor, // (born 14 September 1958) is a Nigerian veteran musician, fashion designer, gospel singer, and actress. She won the Best Supporting Actress 2012 & 2013 award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.[3][4][5][6] She is known for taking the role of a wicked woman in some of her movies.[7] Patience Ozokwor was among the top 100 Nigerians Honored by the government to celebrate the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 2014.[8]

Patience Ozokwor
Ozokwor on set in 2006
Born (1958-09-14) 14 September 1958 (age 65)
NationalityNigerian
Other names
Alma materInstitute of Management and Technology, Enugu
Occupation(s)Actress, musician, fashion designer
Years active1999–present
Children3 Biological 7 Adopted

On May 20, 2023, she was named the Merit Award Winner at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards.[9][10]

Early life edit

Patience Ozokwor was born in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo in present-day Enugu State, Nigeria,[11][12] and attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos. Patience Ozokwor had a passion for acting ever since she was in primary school, where she would act in different stage plays.[13] She later attended the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where Patience obtained a degree in fine and applied arts. Before starting as an actress, she was part of a Radio Drama.[14] She took part in a soap opera by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) titled "Someone Cares".[15][16] She was married at age 19[17] and has three biological children and five adopted ones, who all bear her name. Ozokwor became a widow in 2000 when she lost her husband.[16][18]

Career edit

She was an announcer and broadcaster on Radio Nigeria before she became an actress. She rose to fame from her role in the 1999 movie Authority and her first TV drama won a soap opera titled Someone Cares on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).[14] Since her rise to fame, she proceeded to act in over 100 movies.[19][20]

She recently starred in the Mo Abudu Netflix movie Chief Daddy (2018) and Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke (2022) as Madam Pat.

Personal life edit

She got married at the age of 19 and she lost her husband to a terminal disease.[21] She has three biological children, five adopted children and grand children.[22] She is also an ordained evangelist.[7]

Selected filmography edit

Year Movie
1999 Authority
1999 Ijele
1999 Oganigwe
2001 Desperadoes
2001 The Eliminators (Amandianeze)
2001 Greedy Genius
2001 Mothering Sunday
2001 Terrible Sin
2001 Ukwa[23]
2002 $1 (One Dollar)
2002 Christian Marriage
2002 Final Clash
2002 Fire on the Mountain
2002 Miracle
2002 Okwu Na Uka
2002 Old School
2002 Pretender
2002 Submission
2002 Sunrise
2002 The Vulture
2003 2 Rats
2003 Arrows
2003 Billionaires Club
2003 Blood Sister
2003 By His Grace
2003 The Cross of Love
2003 Cry No More
2003 Deceiver
2003 Emotional Crack
2003 Evil Woman
2003 Forever Yours
2003 Last Miracle
2003 Market Sellers
2003 Mr. Trouble
2003 No Nonsense
2003 Onunaeyi: Seeds of Bondage
2003 Princess Buttem
2003 Price of the Wicked
2003 Private Sin
2003 The Storm Is Over
2003 Under Fire
2003 Women Affair
2004 Annabel
2004 Eyin Oka
2004 Fateful Love
2004 Heritage
2004 Indulgence
2004 Love After Love
2004 Love & Pride
2004 Mama-G in America
2004 Mama, I Will Die for You
2004 Millionaire's Daughter
2004 Mothers-in-Law
2004 My First Love
2004 My Mother My Marriage
2004 My Woman
2004 Old School 2 & 3
2004 Police Woman
2004 The Staff of Odo
2022 Cake
2022 Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke
2022 Be with me
2021 The Ghost and the Tout Too
2021 Depths of Despair
2021 The Ghost killer
2020 Bad Comments
2019 Knock out
2018 Chief Daddy
2017 Wedding party 2
2022 Battle on Buka Street[24]

References edit

  1. ^ "You don't need Abuja or Lagos to become a star – Patience Ozokwor". Daily Trust. 8 February 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  2. ^ "I can't leave my marriage because of infidelity: Patience Ozokwor". Peoples Gazette. 25 January 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Patience Ozorkwor Biography". informafrica.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ "When Patience Ozokwor stormed London for son's wedding". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ "'I Miss My Husband's Love And Companion' Patience Ozokwor". pulse.ng. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Patience Ozokwor reveals her real age & why she adopted 5 children". diamondcelebrities.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b "What Pastor Okotie, Patience Ozokwor, others have in common". Punch Newspapers. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Jonathan decorates Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, others with centenary awards". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  9. ^ Kareem, Itunu Azeez (20 May 2023). "AMVCA: Patience Ozokwor Wins Industry Merit Award". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  10. ^ Alabi, Tope (21 May 2023). "AMVCA 2023: Full list of winners". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  11. ^ Lawal, Khadijat (21 May 2023). "AMVCA: Patience Ozokwor Receives Industry Merit Award". Channels Television. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  12. ^ Bamgbose, Temi (20 May 2023). "Meet Patience Ozokwor, winner of Industry Merit Awards AMVCA9". Businessday NG. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  13. ^ "In Patience Ozokwor's movie world". Monitor. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  14. ^ a b "I'm not wicked but soft- hearted— Patience Ozokwor". Punch Newspapers. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  15. ^ "How I was 'dragged' into Nollywood- Patience Ozokwor". Punch Newspapers. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  16. ^ a b Rapheal (12 December 2020). "Ozokwor: Nollywood's Mama G". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
  17. ^ "Biography". Kevin Onuma for Inform Africa. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  18. ^ Hannah, Idowu (4 February 2022). "All about Patience Ozokwor's husband, Mr Ozokwor". DNB Stories Africa. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  19. ^ "I'm not afraid to look old, says actress Patience Ozokwo". Punch Newspapers. 23 October 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  20. ^ "Patience Ozokwor". IMDb. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  21. ^ "When Patience Ozokwor stormed London for son's wedding". Vanguard News. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  22. ^ "Actress Patience Ozokwor celebrates granddaughter on her birthday". Punch Newspapers. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  23. ^ "Ukwa (2001)". Letterboxd. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  24. ^ Oladotun, Shola-Adido (24 December 2022). "MOVIE REVIEW: 'Battle on Buka Street' is perfect film to wrap up 2022". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2 June 2023.

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