Entertainment
Nigerian film star graces film festival
Publish Date: Jun 19, 2014
Nigerian film star graces film festival
Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwor (L) poses for a picture with UCC Director, Mutabazi (C) and Radio presenter Sheila Nvanungi (R) during the launch of the Uganda Film Festival. PHOTO/ Abu Mwesigwa
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By John Agaba 
 
Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwo is in Uganda to launch this year’s Film Festival.  The actress, largely popular for the brusque role she plays in many of her movies, jetted in Tuesday. 
 
While here she will talk to Ugandans in the arts and the movie industry. 
 
“I am here to share my experiences with Ugandan actors, to inspire them,” said Ozokwor, also known as Mama G. 
On Tuesday night, she launched the Uganda’s 2nd Film Festival, at the event held at the Uganda Communications Commission offices in Bugolobi, Kampala. 
 
Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwor (L), UCC Director, Mutabazi (C)  and Ndere Troupe’s, Stephen Rwangyezi . PHOTO/ Abu Mwesigwa 
 
Born on March 25 in Ngwo, Enugu State, Nigeria, Mama G joined the movie industry in 1995. 
Her first act was in the movie Ukwa. 
 
By 1998, she had become hugely popular with the film industry in Nigeria and the Nigeria movie Authority. 
 
Her role as Mother General in Old School was so successful that her fans the world over adopted the name, Mama G (from Mother General) and it has since become her stage name. 
 
The actress has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies. 
 
She has four biological children and four adopted children. 
 
RELATED STORIES
 
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
South African Wine Festival returns
IT has been something of a long walk for the festival, which only had three wineries in 2010; to a high of 24 last year. About 15 are expected to participate this year...
Khalifah Aganaga shoots a new video Dance Disco
Khalifah Aganaga who sung Oyitangayo, Wanika omukono, Ekitangaza, Motto ye Kampala, Ndabirawa is soon releasing a new video called Dance Disco. For the past three years, he has been a musician and hoping to go internationally....
Big business a big threat to media freedom
The prevailing business oriented media houses are the biggest threat to journalistic freedom, even more than government legislation...
Big Brother Africa : Uganda’s Esther evicted and two more girls…
For all her craziness and wildness that had won her followers on various social media threads, they did not vote for her and Esther got evicted from the Big Brother Africa Hotshots Sunday evening....
If my guy hit me for the right reason, I would stay - Rebecca Nanziri
Rebecca Nanziri, 25, the 1st runner-up in 2013’s Coca-Cola rated next competition, is in her final year of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information systems at Makerere University...
Kenyan photographer wins CNN/Multichoice journalist of the year
Freelance photographer Joseph Mathenge was on Saturday night declared winner of the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year 2014, and became the first ever photographer to win the big prize....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter