My children stayed long periods without a mother – Patience Ozokwo recounts, appreciative after AMVCA win

Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor who is also known as Mama G has penned an appreciative post to all who made her movie career possible, particularly her children.

This is coming after the Thespian clinched the ‘Industry Merit Award’ category at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA).

The veteran who was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the just concluded AMVCA, on Saturday, May 20, wrote a touching speech to honour her award.

Sharing photos of herself with her children and grandchildren on her Instagram page, Patience Ozokwor detailed how she began her acting career without the use of social media or other modern conveniences.

According to the veteran, in those days, talent, humility, reputation, and trust were the only considerations for advancement in the movie industry.

She expressed gratitude to all her colleagues for their diligent efforts, which usually went unnoticed.

She was also appreciative of the love and support she has received from her family.

Patience Ozokwor recounted how her children made many sacrifices and were left alone without a mother while she was filming.

She also expressed her gratitude to those marketers, filmmakers, and producers who in some way assisted her in making her brand a household name.

Mama G then thanked her fans and promised to work even harder and never take their unwavering love and support for granted.

Patience Ozonkwo wrote:


When we started in the industry there was no social media and so many other luxury we enjoy now.

Progress was completely dependent on your talent, humility, word of mouth and trust.

I appreciate my colleagues who work tirelessly and often times 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 till date.

All marketers that believed in me from the very beginning. Too numerous to mention.”

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