Veteran Actress Patience Ozokwo Opens Up on Balancing Career and Family Amid Husband’s Illness


In a recent interview with The Sun, renowned Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwo, fondly called Mama G, shared her perspective on why she continued her acting career despite her husband’s illness.

The 65-year-old actress revealed that although she faced pressure from family members to prioritize her husband’s care over her career, she staunchly refused, citing her passion for acting.

Ozokwo emphasized that one’s passion should not be compromised for marriage, likening it to discouraging someone from pursuing a profession they’ve dedicated years to, such as nursing.

Recalling her own experience, she recounted how her late husband encouraged her to pursue her passion, even during his illness. He would often request to watch her movies, highlighting his unwavering support for her career.

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Despite the challenges, Ozokwo ensured her husband received the best medical care while continuing her acting endeavors. She affirmed that marriage shouldn’t entail sacrificing one’s dreams and aspirations.

Patience Ozokwo, who shares two biological children with her late husband and has five adopted children, stands as a testament to balancing family responsibilities with a flourishing career in the entertainment industry.

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