Popularly known as Mama G, Patience Ozokwor hails from Amaobo in Ngwo, Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. Her first ever performance was when she attended Teachers Training College, where she played the role of Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
After receiving her teaching degree she taught for 4 years, but seeking something more than teaching, she left teaching to go into broadcasting where she was a radio announcer and newscaster working at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Enugu station until it closed down. From here Ozokwor went on to another broadcasting facility where she began to do radio dramas and excelled.
Mama G joined the movie industry and did her first movie Ukwa in 1995. By 1999, she had become hugely popular with the movie Authority. Since then, she has featured in over 200 movies. So successful was her role as Mother General, Mama G, in Old School that the public began to referring to her as Mama G and thus gave birth to her stage name.
Patience Ozokwor is a widow and has four children, three biological and one adopted. Her first son is an engineer while the last is a footballer with Rangers International of Enugu.