Patience Ozokwor "I was forced into marriage at 19" actress reveals

The veteran explained in an interview how she was forced into marriage at 19.

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Patience Ozokwor

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Nollywood actress Mama Gee and evangelist Patience Ozokwor has revealed that her early marriage deprived her the chance of conjugal bliss.

The veteran and brand ambassador of South-eastern descent, explained in an interview how she was forced into marriage at 19.

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Patience Ozokwor

 

She revealed that her mother wanted her to get married on time as she was from a polygamous home.

In an interview with a Ghana television station, RTV, she said,

"It was not my decision to get married at 19. And if it’s not my decision it means I was forced into it.

I was forced into it many years ago, and I did not see any reason my parents were forcing me as I was still young.

And even at that age, I had so many suitors. You know when you come from a polygamous family and your mother is struggling for her own daughters to get married and this other one is also struggling for her own daughters to get married and when this one [suitor] came around and my mother said go and I could not make a choice. I was not allowed to make a choice.

At the end, I had to obey my parents. I was not brought up to disobey them at all."

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Patience Ozokwor

 

When asked if she enjoyed the marriage after she obliged her parents push, she added, "Sincerely speaking as a Christian I did not. The marriage was not easy at all for me as a young girl, it was not easy."

She said no matter all she went through in the marriage she had to stay on because her parents eyes were on her and she could not jump from one man to the other.

Patience Ozokwor and Amaechi Munagor on set of 'Code of Silence' play

Patience Ozokwor and Amaechi Munagor on set of 'Code of Silence'

 

Patience further advised women to remain in their matrimonial homes no matter what, adding that the only reason a woman should separate from her husband is when life is involved.