It was on March 25, 1958, that Patience Ozokwor was born in Ngwo, Enugu State. She was raised there before moving to Lagos where she attended the Abimbola Gibson Memorial School. From here, she went on to attend the Women Training College.
In further pursuance of her education, Ozokwor went on to the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu where she obtained a degree in Fine and Applied Art. After graduation, she decided to try out teaching. She practiced for some time before finally deciding to go into broadcasting where she worked with a radio station as a radio announcer and newscaster.