Veteran actress Patience Ozokwo, known as Mama G, says she’s not afraid to look old and aged.
The Nollywood star took to her verified Instagram page on Saturday to share a photo of herself, saying she considers her old age a blessing.
According to Ozokwo, he accepts comments about his old age but doesn’t worry about people’s validation.
The 63-year-old actress wrote: “When does old age stop being a blessing? People try hard to cover up aging – good for them!
“I own my age and experience with my full chest and count it an enormous blessing. Comments like ‘she now looks so old’, ‘she don old suddenly’, ‘she don old finish’, ‘Ahaa Mama what happened’, make me smile.
“Aging is not unattractive or undesirable. Life is fleeting. Enjoy the years you’ve been blessed with fully. I am not afraid to look/be old.
“I am not worried about being in any exclusive league or being validated by people’s opinion. Respect the elderly.”
Ozokwo has graced the Nigerian screen since the 1990s and has won numerous awards to his name.
The actress starred in the soap opera Someone Cares, but her second feature, Authority, released in 1999 brought her fame.
She won Best Supporting Actress awards in 2012 and 2013 at the 10th African Film Academy Awards and has many awards to her name.
During her acting years at Nollywood, Mama G had over 100 film and television credits to her name.
Some of these include Chief Daddy, Blood Sister, Two Rats, Turning Point, and Heart of a Slave. In addition, she served as the on-screen mother to many Nollywood A-listeres, including Van Vicker, It’s Edo, Ramsey Noah, and Rita Dominic.