2016 will no doubt go down in history as one of the most dramatic in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. One of the harbingers of this is veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor aka MamaG.
Known for her “Wicked Mother-In-Law” movie roles and her ability to translate them, Nigerian will definitely miss her on TV screens as the actress has reportedly dumped the things of the world to become a born again Christian.
The actress who hasn’t taken on any movie role this year, has ditched Nollywood, being MamaG, wearing trousers, makeup or accessories and now goes about preaching in various churches and crusades.
The veteran actress opens up to Starttells on her lifestyle changes and the reason behind it.
Read excerpts below:
On her salvation experience…
“According to her, she normally organises a personal retreat for herself in the first few days of the new year, when it was time to have her 2016 retreat, she heard the voice of the Holy Spirit telling her to fast for 21 days, she complained that she have so many projects to handle, Endorsements and movies to shoot within that period, and the Lord extended it to a 30 days fast due to her complaints.
During this fasting period, The Lord revealed to her, how she will be a voice for him all over the world, how people’s attention will be channeled from her image on Nollywood to The Gospel.”2
Warnings on dressing and appearance…
“She said one of the things God warned her on, was her dressing and appearance.
She said that Putting on Makeup, wearing Jewelry and putting on Trouser as a Lady is wrong, she said that she has been preaching to colleagues in Nollywood, but God told her to put off her Dreads, to stop wearing Jewelries and Trousers, that she could have gone to Hell, if she died December 31, 2015 despite the preaching she’s been doing, just because of her appearance.”
On her Nollywood life…
“Patience Ozokwor narrated that the Holy Spirit has not specifically directed her to quit or to not.
She said that she has not shot any movie since that encounter in January, that she used to get an average of 1.5 Million Naira weekly, but that God has miraculously been providing her daily bread.
She warned that it will be harder for colleagues in the movie industry, with permanent tattoos and eyebrows when they eventually encounter Christ.
She also said that she should stop being referred to as Mama G, as that name was for when she was in the world.”
Read the full interview here.
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