Nollywood iron-lady Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G, is billed to feature in a local Malawian film titled “The Return. The film is written and directed by Rising Choreos and Theatre Company in Malawi.
Ozokwor who arrived that country last Monday is expected to tour all the three major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu to perform live on stage.
According to the company’s Director, Joyce Chavula, the play centres mainly on love, orphanhood and child trafficking,which are true stories happening in the society.
In her words, “these are the issues which our society cannot deny, they are there in us and we want to showcase them to the public on how they affect us, both the positive and negative side.”
Ozokwor, she disclosed will be cast as a wicked woman in the play who mistreats orphans and traffics children for economic gains.
She added that the company has taken advantage of Ozokwor’s trademark of being a wicked woman in most of the films she has acted to feature her in their play.
Commenting on the movie, Ozokwor said as an artist she is ready to take any role in the play either wicked or not because she sends a message to the public.
She added that her coming to Malawi complements her program of sourcing out potentials from African countries to join Nollywood. Ozokwor is the second Nollywood star to come to Malawi after Desmond Elliot.