Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, who is popularly known for the “wicked roles” she’s usually assigned in movies has made shocking revelations about her childhood and growing up.
The Evangelist, fondly called Mama G has revealed how she was forced into marriage by her parents at the age of 19.
She said as a child born into a polygamous family, her mother was eager to see her get married before other children.
In an interview with a Ghana television station, RTV, the actress 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.
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.
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