"God did not say I should retire from my work"

"He did not tell me to stop acting and he did not tell me to stop bearing Mama G. Mama G is not a bad name." - Patience Ozokwor.

Patience Ozokwor

Nollywood veteran, Patience Ozokwor, recently became a born again christain.

In an the actress revealed that she fasted for 30 days this year which led to a revelation and personal encounter with God.

Following the interview, rumours surfaced that the actress has quit Nollywood.

In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, she revealed that she has not quit Nollywood.

According to the "Submission" actress, God has not told her to quit Nollywood or the name 'Mama G.' She however revealed that she would quit if God asked her to.

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“It is not true that I said I do not want to be referred to as Mama G. I did not say so,” she said. “It is the people that want to sell their papers that told that lie. God did not say I should retire from my work; after all, we act dramas in church. He did not tell me to stop acting and he did not tell me to stop bearing Mama G. Mama G is not a bad name, there are people who have bad names and he said they should drop them. Mine is not bad. The meaning of Mama means mother and the G stands for General. I am everybody’s mother.”

“Even the scripture says that I am a mother to everybody, even the motherless children. I am just lucky because everything is falling into place. My name is not bad. The world should know that Mama G is still Mama G; I am still Mama General and in other parts of Africa, they call me Mama Africa. How can I deny my fans of that? God did not ask me to quit my job, neither did he say I should renounce the name Mama G because there is nothing wrong with the name. However, if he asks me to stop bearing the name, I will throw it away because it is all about what he wants and not what any man wants.”

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The veteran in the interview with Star Tells, dished on her new religious life, how she met God, the retreats she holds and having to ditch wearing trousers, dreadlocks and jewellery.

Ozokwor was recently spotted ministering to a congregation at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Alaba.

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