Who is Mercy Johnson?
Mercy, Princess Johnson Ozioma Okojie (born August 28, 1984) is a versatile actor who is well-known in the Nollywood industry.
She is a well-known businesswoman, television personality, and actress from Nigeria.
Each role she has played in the film industry since her inception gives the impression that she is still at the height of her career.
The performances delivered by Mercy Johnson on local and international stages are unparalleled.
Childhood and Education
Mercy Johnson Okojie is a native of Chogi State’s Okene. She belongs to the Okene people of Kogi, Nigeria.
She was born in Lagos State on August 28, 1984, to former naval officer parents, Mr. Daniel Johnson and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson.
She is the fourth of seven children in her family. Her primary education commenced in Calabar, which is located in the state of Cross River. Her father, who held the rank of naval officer, was subsequently relocated to Lagos State, where she attended a Nigerian Navy Primary School to further her education.
Mercy Johnson completed her secondary education not only at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, but also at a Rivers State secondary school.
How Mercy Johnson Began her Acting Career
After completing her secondary education, Mercy Johnson appeared in several films, including Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, and War in the Palace, and subsequently auditioned for the role of The Maid.
Her performances in the films “Live to Remember” and “Dumebi the Dirty Girl” earned her the 2009 African Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actress, respectively.
She maintained the title of the most-searched Nigerian celebrity on Google from December 2011 to December 2012. She serves as the governor of Kogi state’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) for entertainment, arts, and culture. This post became effective on April 1, 2017.
On November 3, 2013, Mercy Johnson was once prohibited from acting for being too expensive. The film producers of Nollywood issued a threat to ban her from the industry on account of her stringent requirements.
Acting was reportedly prohibited for her and co-Nollywood stars Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, Nkem Owoh, Stella Damasus, and Jim Iyke on the grounds that they demanded exorbitant salary increases per film.
However, on March 9, 2014, marketers and producers withdrew the ban in response to the actress’s apology.
Her film producing debut was titled The Legend of Inikpi.
Is Mercy Johnson Married with Kids?
Prince Odianosen Okojie was wed to Mercy Johnson on August 27, 2011.Their family comprises four members: one son and three daughters.
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The firstborn is named Purity Ozioma Okojie, the secondborn is Divine-Mercy Ehinomen Okojie, the thirdborn is Henry Ozioma Okojie, and the fourthborn is Angel Onosetale Okojie.
Mercy Johnson entered into an endorsement agreement with Chi Limited’s Prime brand, Hollandia Evap Milk, in October 2019.
Additionally, she assumed the role of a brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based real estate investment firm.
Additionally, the actress’s children secured a new brand ambassadorial contract with Zandas Kiddies and Fragrance, a hygiene and cosmetic brand for children.
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Awards and Nominations
- Supporting actress of the year at the fifth Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
2009 “Best of Nollywood Awards” finest supporting actress honouree.
- The Nollywood celebrity who was most-searched on Google in 2011.
- 2012 saw the nomination of her for the Nollywood Movie Awards’ “Best Actress in a Leading Role” category.
- The most-searched Nollywood celebrity on Google 2012.
- 2013 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award (AMVCA) “Best Actress in Comedy” was bestowed upon her.
- Female Popular Choice at the 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards.
- Award for Actress of the Year at the 2018 Eloy Awards.
- Since entering the industry, Mercy Johnson Okojie has appeared in over a hundred films and continues to be active as a producer, director, and actress.
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- Dear mama
- Painful world
- One bullet
- Oath of a priest
- Last kiss
- Married to the enemy
- Endless night
- Emotional blunder
- 19 Macaulay Street
- Wealth aside
- Twist of Fate
- The Scorpion God
- The Last Tradition
- Take Me Home
- Look Into My Eyes
- Sunny My Son
How Rich is Mercy Johnson, What is Mercy Johnson Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of Mercy Johnson is $5.8 million. She is among the most affluent Nigerian actresses.