BEVERLY HILLS, February 18, (THEWILL) – Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, has opened up on how she began her acting career.
Ozokwor, popularly called Mama Gee, disclosed this in an Instagram post on Thursday saying that Chika Okpala and the late Pete Eneh inspired her foray into the Nigerian movie industry.
According to her, she and the duo were classmates at the Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) where they enrolled in the mature students’ programme.
She disclosed that she usually made the duo and other classmates laugh that they urged her to consider acting.
“Early years in Nollywood. Eyes firmly on the goal. Fun fact: I was introduced to Nollywood by Chief Zebrudaya (Chika Okpala) and Pete Eneh (may God continue to rest his soul),” she wrote.
“They were my classmates in ESUT mature university program. They couldn’t believe how much I made them laugh everyday in class. They practically dragged me into Nollywood (story for another day).
Before then I was doing radio drama and stage play.”