By Abimbola Emmanuel
Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, better known as Mama G, has made it known that she is not afraid to be old or look old.
The movie star said on Saturday that old age is a blessing to her.
She, however, schooled critics that she is not worried about being in an exclusive league or being validated by people’s opinions, noting that people should respect the elderly.
She wrote on her Instagram page: “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. 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.”
The 63-year-old has been gracing the screens of Nigerians since the 90s and have won several awards.