Patience Ozokwor’s speech at the AMVCA Award: “My Children Sacrificed For My Career”
Patience Ozokwor, a seasoned actress, has spoken out after winning the Industry Merit Award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on Saturday.
When she started her acting career, social media didn’t exist, so Mama G, as she is well called, depended on her skills, modesty, and word-of-mouth recommendations.
“LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD,” she wrote.Social media and many other amenities we take for granted today weren’t around when we first entered the industry. Progress was entirely dependent on your ability, humility, reputation, and faith.
“I respect my coworkers who put in a lot of effort frequently going unnoticed.
“I’m grateful for my family, who have always embraced and loved me. My kids made many sacrifices and were motherless for extended periods of time.
She noted that her daughter eventually rose to the position of associate manager and personal assistant.