Born on March 26, 1979 as Nkemdilim Uwaje, Patricia Uwaje King is a popular Nigerian gospel singer who is also known as Mama Africa. The lady with the beautiful voice began her singing career at Christ Winners Church, Lagos, at the age of 13. Patricia is the first daughter out of seven children. She went to Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) where she was the music director of the school’s mass choir – Original Love Choir (OLC). Midnight Crew, the multi-award winning gospel music quartet was formed out of OLC on the 8th of November 2001, whilst Patricia was studying at (YABATECH).
She graduated from University of Lagos in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and prior to that she has a diploma in Secretariat Administration from Yaba College of Technology, which she obtained in 2001.