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Why I Didn’t Give up Acting to Face My Sick Husband - Patience Ozokwor

Mama G opens up

By Jide OkonjoPublished about a month ago 3 min read
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Veteran and wildly popular Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwor popularly known also as Mama G is opening up about why a woman should never give up her career, especially if it's her passion, because a husband says she should not do it. To buttress her point about this, Patience Ozokwor shared a personal story about her own marriage where her sister adviced her to give up acting when her husband got sick. She explains why she didn't do it, and why she's glad she made that decision. Here's what Patience Ozokwor had to say about the whole thing.

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On the topic of giving up your work because of a spouse, Patience Ozokwor was asked "What would you say about husbands telling their wives to stop working or give up on their passion like acting, just because they are married?" She responded saying:

PATIENCE OZOKWOR: 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.

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