Over the years  Nollywood, has  tried to capture what it means to be a mother, using a variety of talented star and we have seen some faces 'own' the role.

To celebrate Mother's Day, here are 5 women who have made Nollywood on-screen mothers dear to our hearts.

1. Ngozi Nwosu

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Ngozi Nwosu has been a fixture in Nollywood movies, but recently "Skinny Girl in Transit," brought out the best of the typical Nigerian mother.

She is dramatic, caring and occasionally considered annoying, nevertheless, she is always looking out for her grown children.

2. Patience Ozokwor

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Patience Ozokwor has, through the years, earned the reputation of the evil and troublesome mother-in-law. Nevertheless, she has kept us glued to our screens with her flawless delivery.

But also Patience Ozokwor represents every kind, prayerful, protective, concerned and caring mother.

She embodies  every mother who is trying to guide their children through tough or special situations.

Just see her in films like "The Proposal," "Omugwo," "To Rise Again" and "Behind Closed Doors"

3. Liz Benson

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As a mother in "Worlds Apart," "Elastic Limit" and "Mummy Dearest," she  plays a devoted mother, who just wants the best for her children and is scared of losing them to anything or anyone.

4. Joke Silva

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In films like "Curse From Beyond," and "Potato Potahto," she plays someone who always has some kind and wise words, respects and protects her children, but allows them to make decisions.

5. Sola Sobowale

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In movies like ''The Wedding Party'', ''Diamond Ring'' and ''Dangerous Twins'',  Sobowale shines as a tough, dramatic and caring mother who will fight for the happiness of her children.