Why I didn’t give up acting to focus on my sick husband – Patience Ozokwor

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  • Patience Ozokwor, also known as Mama G, believes that women should not give up their passion for their career, even if their husband advises otherwise.
  • Patience Ozokwor shared a personal story of her marriage, where her sister advised her to stop acting when her husband fell ill.
  • She stated that she chose not to do it as it was their sole means of survival.

Patience Ozokwor, commonly known as Mama G, has spoken up about why she believes a woman should never give up her career, especially if it is her passion, simply because her partner says she shouldn’t.

To support her stance, Patience Ozokwor revealed a story about her own marriage, in which her sister advised her to stop acting when her husband got sick.

She said that she didn’t do it because it was their sole way of survival.

In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Sun, the award-winning actress said that even her spouse did not push her quit acting.

In her words;

“My dear, that is not done anywhere. You can’t tell me to give up on my passion just because we got married. For instance, if someone studied nursing for over five years, you then tell her not to venture into it because you are her husband, it is not done. And for this acting, you know it is one passion that can drive you crazy, that makes you so happy.

I remember then when I started acting my husband was very sick, my sister told me to stop acting and take care of my husband, but I told her no. I mean he is sick and he is not working and she wants me to give up my work too.

My husband even told me not to give up, he will always tell my kids to put my movies for him so he can watch them. I made sure I registered him at UNTH for the best treatments, and when he had a crisis, I ran back to him. So, you can’t give up a passion for marriage.”