BIOGRAPHY OF MERCY JOHNSON OKOJIE

BIOGRAPHY OF MERCY JOHNSON OKOJIE

Mercy Johnson Okojie is a Kogi State native who was born on August 28, 1984. Daniel Johnson, a former naval officer, and his wife Elizabeth were both born in Lagos State. She is the youngest of the seven siblings. Mercy began her schooling in Calabar, Cross River State. Her father was transferred to Lagos State, where she completed her education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. In addition to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, she received her secondary education at Rivers State Secondary School. Mercy Johnson asked a friend to assist her in breaking into the film industry after she failed a university exam. It took her over a year to get a callback, she claims.

She debuted in the film ‘The Maid’ in 2004. She portrayed a deranged housemaid in this role. In that same year, she released three more films. In the year 2005, she released six films.

She stopped accepting romantic roles in 2009 after she realized she was getting serious with Prince Odianosen. He didn’t like them, and she was so in love with him that she was willing to let them go. She also cut back on nude scenes. To date, she has acted in over 150 films. She has only released a handful of films since 2009, despite plans to star in many more. She was banned from acting in Nollywood in November 2013 after film directors determined that her demands had grown too high and she was too expensive. In May the following year, the ban was lifted.

Mercy Johnson married Prince Odianosen Okojie in 2011 and the couple has three children; she recently welcomed her fourth child in the United States. Both her career and marriage have been successful for the actress.

Mercy Johnson joined Chi Limited’s Prime brand, Hollandia Evap Milk, as an endorser in October 2019. Pennek Nigeria Limited, a real estate investment firm based in Lagos, appointed her as a brand ambassador. The actress’s children have also been named ambassadors for Zandas Kiddies and Fragrance, a children’s skincare and cosmetics brand.

Mercy Johnson has bagged several awards, some of the awards are;
• Best Actress in a Supporting Role – 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards (2009).
• Best Supporting Actress – Best of Nollywood Awards (2009) (2011)
• Best Actress In Leading Role – Nollywood Movies Awards (2011)
• Popular Choice-Female – Nollywood Movies Awards (2014)
• Actress Of The Year – Eloy Awards (2018)
• Best Actress in a Comedy – Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (2013) (2018) and other awards and nominations.
Her net worth is estimated to be around $ 3million.
Some of the movies she has featured in are as follow;
Act of Faith
Kiss my pain
Sin no more
Tell me why
Tiger King
Area Mama
Evil Agenda
Genevieve
She’s my sister
Take me home
One bullet
Twist of Faith
Clash of twins
Sexy girls
Beyond desire
Strength to strength
Temple of justice
Royal tears and lots more…..

 

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