The most sought after and most celebrated multiple award-winning Nollywood Actress, Mother, Wife and Arts and Culture to Kogi State Governor. Mercy Johnson Okojie is a year older today.
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Mercy hails from the Northern part of Nigeria, Okene, Kogi State but was born as the fourth child of her parents in the Western part of the country – Lagos – on the 28th. Of August 1984.
She started her primary education In Calabar, the Southern part of Nigerian, however, she moved back to Lagos due to her father’s – a naval officer – transfer to Lagos.
She eventually finished from the Nigerian Navy Primary School, Lagos. She proceeded to Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt, River State, where she ultimately graduated.
Her financial challenges stopped her from bagging a degree in English Language from the prestigious Lagos State University. This allowed her to study for only two years before giving up knowing fully well that she can succeed with her outstanding talent.
Mercy started working on her talent immediately after her secondary education. She had her first audition that subsequently led to her debut movie
“The Maid” in 2004. Her outstanding performance in that movie paved the way for her in other movies such as Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace and many more.
These include the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2009, 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards for the Best Supporting Actress
Similarly, 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards for the Best Actress In Leading Role, 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actress in Comedy and the 2018 Eloy Awards for the Actress Of The Year to mention a few.
Ever since then, Mercy has to be one of the most sought-after in the Nollywood. She has won numerous awards and nominations for her outstanding performances.
Mercy is a versatile veteran with excellent command of the three major Nigerian languages; Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, hence her appearance in over 100 movies, breaking the language barrier and limited time frame that could be constraints.
She is now one of the most sought after Nollywood actress. Mercy Johnson won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards 2013. She won the award with a movie titled ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl’.
By December 2013, Mercy Johnson was listed as Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity, a position she also held in 2012. Johnson has appeared in over 100 movies.
In addition to movies, Mercy now has her own Weight loss brand called Mercy Magic. The pack includes: Detox Pack, Slimming Tea, Flat Tummy Tea
Mercy Johnson is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie and are blessed with three beautiful children.
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