Mercy Johnson Okojie is a multi-talented Nigerian actress who has won awards. She is a famous actress in Nollywood who is loved by many because she fits seamlessly into any assigned role.
She is an embodiment of modesty, and one of the film industry’s “most authentic.” In addition to being an actress, she is also active in numerous personal businesses. Their kitchen talk show is one of their business projects. Mercy Johnson is the senior special assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts , and culture to the Kogi state governor.
Mercy Johnson Okojie’s Biography
Mercy Johnson was born in Lagos, in August 1984. When Mercy happened to him, her father, Daniel Johnson, was in his naval posting in Lagos. The family was blessed with seven children whose number four is Mercy. Mercy grew up in both Cross River and Rivers State due to the essence of her father’s postings, where she attended her elementary and high school, including Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt. It was after her high school, in 2003, that she took part in her first audition, got the role and her career was born in Nollywood.
Mercy Johnson is a woman from Igbira in Kogi State whose hometown is Okene. She is age 34.
Mercy Johnson Okojie’s Career
The career of Mercy Johnson started in the year 2004. This coincided with the year A-list actresses like Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, and a group of producers suspended and blacklisted Stella Damasus for charging too much. They find a lover in Mercy Johnson. We have seen an actress who can be an illiterate, who can rock a school campus, who has the curves to be a lover-girl, and who can also be a prostitute in the city and a criminal, anything. And movie roles poured in. Titles such as “Baby Oku in America,” “Married to the Enemy,” “Lost to lost,” “Sweet Mama,” “Emotional Blunder” are part of what has become her name in more than 200 movies.
At the inception of New Nollywood in the cinemas, Mercy Johnson was slow in making the transformation. It seemed like Mercy Johnson had been tainted with the mark of the cheaper, hastier Upper Iweka productions. But no one can push Johnson aside, she entered the cinema slowly but assuredly. She was in AY Makun’s “10 Tens In Sun City” in a small role. In December 2019 it was announced that she was the lead in “The Legend of Inikpi” which was directed by Frank Rajah Arase and expected in the cinemas in late January.
Hopefully with this role we have now earned Mercy Okojie to this side of Nollywood. They’ll be sad to see her leave Asaba movies because everyone who knows Mercy Johnson knows she has the big screen ‘s body, skills and personality.
Mercy Johnson Okojie’s Awards And Recognitions
- Best actress in a supporting role at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards 2009.
- Won best supporting actress at the “Best of Nollywood Awards” 2009.
- Ranked as Google’s most searched Nollywood celebrity 2011.
- Nollywood movies Awards recognised her as the “Best Actress in a Leading Role” 2012.
- Google’s most searched Nollywood celebrity 2012.
- Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) awarded her as the “Best Actress in Comedy” 2013.
- Popular Choice Female at the Nollywood Movies Awards 2014.
- Actress of the year at the Eloy Awards 2018.
Mercy Johnson Okojie’s Marriage Life
In 2011 Mercy Johnson married Prince Odianosen Okojie. Between December 2012 and December 2016 the couple are blessed with three children, namely Purity Ozioma Okojie, Henry Okojie, and Angel Okojie. In 2017, Mercy Johnson was reported to be pregnant with her fourth child but turned out to be false. Or not, anyway. Perhaps she went on to have the child, and wanted to make it the only child not exposed to the public.
The actress showed off a baby bump on Instagram in December 2019 announcing she is expecting another child. In April 2020 she gave birth to this child, a daughter, at St. Joseph Medical Center University of Maryland, Towson, Maryland, United States of America.
Now the marriage knocks into the first decade mark. It is a shock to many as the marriage began in a very bumpy way as it turned out that Okojie was married to a certain woman called Lovely Okojie and with two children. The woman produced images of her two children, whom she claimed their father abandoned. The prince went on to marry Mercy Johnson.
As seen by her social media updates, Mercy is having a wonderful time in her marriage and there are those who would tell lies on social media. We don’t know about that, what we know was that in 2017 she wrote that she was fortunate to have her husband. “Once they get married, the destiny of a woman changes as two destinies clash, but my destiny can’t cry to me because your love is with me,” before adding that she memorized her husband as a verse of the Bible and said it as a prayer. You might say Mercy Johnson isn’t a poet and you’d be right. Yet if you’re trying to say this isn’t a woman’s voice in love, then we won’t believe you.