Patience Ozokwor: Why I didn’t marry after my husband’s death

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G, has explained why she didn’t re-marry after her husband’s death.


She further explained how infidelity from her husband if he were to be alive would not cause her leave her marriage.


Mama G said no sacrifice is too much for family, adding that she would find a way out to hold her family, polish it and sweep out all the dirt of intruders.


Also known as Mama G – G for General – said this during an interview in a cooking show, Mercy’s Menu,  hosted by her colleague Mercy Johnson – another Nollywood actress.

Patience Ozokwor: Why I didn't marry after my husband's death
Patience Ozokwor: Why I didn’t marry after my husband’s death

Mercy asked the veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor, if infidelity from husband is enough reason for a woman to leave her marriage.


In response, she said, “I am not going to leave my house for anybody. Mrs Patience Ozokwor added, “You are the visitor that came in, find your way out. I will hold my family and polish it and sweep out all the dirt and have a place of home again.”

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Disclosing why she did not remarry after the death of her husband, Mama G Africa, said by the time she wanted to remarry after her husband’s death, her children pleaded with her. She said the plea from her children was enough to discourage her from remarrying, stating that no sacrifice is too much for family.


“It was too late because my children were already grown. I wanted to remarry but my children pleaded with me and said we know why you want to remarry but we want to plead with you. So that our friends will not laugh at us and say at our age our mother remarried.


“There is no sacrifice too huge for the family,” she added.

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Mama G had an arranged marriage at the age of 19, she had three children and eventually adopted seven more. She lost her husband in 2002.


The talented, veteran actress won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ 2012 and 2013 awards at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. She has continued to feature in many blockbusting movies till date.

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