Veteran Nigerian actress Patience Ozokwo, says she is happy that she is ageing as she rebuked those complaining about her looks.
In an Instagram post on Saturday 23rd September, the movie star said she remains unperturbed by several comments about her appearance.
Ozokwo also said while she is not against people who indulge in several practices to look younger than their actual age.
“When did old age stop being a blessing? People do all manner of stuff to cover up aging good for them! I own my age and experience with my full chest and count it an enormous blessing,” she wrote.
“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.”
The actress also enjoined her followers to cherish their appearances, adding that people’s opinions should not determine how they live.
“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.” She wrote.
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Patience Ozokwo was born on 14th September 1958 in the village of Amaobo, Ngwo, Enugu State, Nigeria. She attended Abimbola Gibson Memorial School in Lagos.
Ozokwo had a passion for acting since she was in primary school, where she feature in different stage plays. She later attended the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where she obtained a degree in Fine and Applied Arts.
Before her official debut as an actress, she was already a star in a radio drama by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) titled “Someone Cares”.
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