Biography of Mercy Johnson, Net Worth And All Movies
She rose from a common role player in movies to one of the most sort after actress in Nollywood. Currently, you can’t list the top five Nollywood actress with the name Mercy Johnson out of it.
She is quite a dominant figure in Nigerian Nollywood Movies which has led to many asking questions about the biography of Mercy Johnson, net worth and All Movies she acted so far.
Who is Mercy Johnson?
Mercy Johnson Okojie is a popular Nigerian Actress. Sometimes referred to as Mercy Johnson or MJ, she remains one of the most controversial actresses in Nigeria. Her way of life and role in movies are both very controversial. she is always a subject to all types of critics. Her journey to fame began after she featured in the movie, The Maid, where she acted as a possessed Nanny
She has since then, caught the eye of several movie producers and evidently, has appeared in many movies.
Full Biography of Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson was born on August 28, 1984, in Lagos, to an ex-naval officer, Mr Daniel Johnson and mother Elizabeth Johnson. She is an indigin of Okene, Kogi State Nigeria. She was raised by her parents alongside her 7 other siblings. Since she was the fourth, she has 3 older sisters and 3 younger brothers.
MJ lived all her life in various barracks with her father who was often transferred because of his job as military personnel.
Schools and Education
Due to financial reasons, Mercy Johnson has dropped out of school on multiple occasions. She will often hawk pure water and and also served as a housemaid in other to survive.
Mercy who resolved to acting because she didn’t pass the University entrance examination found it difficult to go to school as her dad couldn’t afford her fees.
What year did mercy Johnson started acting movies?
Mercy Johnson’s first movie was ‘The Maid,’ in 2010. She was chose to play the role after her impressive performance during the auditions shortly after her secondary school. She became famous and was badly sort after paving her way for a successful career in Nollywood.
Ever since, she has gone ahead to feature in over 300 Nollywood movies as her ability to play virtually any role in movies made her stand out.
MJ has featured in other movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace, and then went home with the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 African Movie Award ceremony.
All movies by Mercy Johnson
The Legend of Inikpi”(2019)
Crazy palace maid (2020) Download
Illiterate (2020) Download
My hard work (2020)
Dumebi the Dirty Girl (2018)
Heart Of A Fighter(2018)
Power of Justice(2017)
War in the Palace(2018)
Baby Oku in America(2019)
The Dirty Girl(2017)
Prince of my land (2016)
Weeping Soul (2011)
Brave Mind (2012)
Nominations and Awards
Because of her never say die attitude towards acting, she has gotten several awards. Aside from multiple nominations, Mercy Johnson has won the best actress for movie ‘Dumebi, The Dirty Girl’ at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards of 2013 held on March 9, 2013. The event was hosted at the Eko Hotel and suites. Again in 2012 and 2014, she received Nollywood Movies Awards for the Best Leading Actress.
To support the less privileged, the Nollywood star actress founded the Mercy Johnson Foundation that is supporting children and widows of low class.. On December 23, 2013, MJ donated lots of food items to over 5,000 Widows in Uromi, her husband’s hometown.
Controversies And Ban
According to reports, she started demanding too much money to act in movies.
Mercy Johnson’s banwas for being too expensive. On the 3rd of November, 2013, the movie marketers of Nollywood threatened to kick her out of the movie industry due to her outrageous demands.
She alongside Nollywood stars such as Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, Nkem Owoh, Stella Damasus and Jim Iyke were stopped from acting, for reportedly asking a very high pay for movies.
After her open apology, the ban was lifted by marketers/producers on the 9th of March, 2014.
Who is the husband of Mercy Johnson?
Mercy Johnson surname changed to Mrs Okojie in 2011, after her marriage to Prince Odianosen Okojie, popularly known as Odi.
The grand wedding ceremony took place at Christ Embassy, Oregun, Ikeja, following the traditional marriage on 26th August at Iyana Iba Lagos.
Her chief bridesmaid who was Yvonne Nelson, and other Ghanaian stars flew in to Lagos specifically for the wedding.
How many Children does Mercy Johnson have?
Currently, Mercy Johnson and her husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie have four kids, Purity Ozioma Okojie (December 2012), Henry Okojie (October 15, 2014) and Angel Okojie (December 11, 2016).
However, on may 5′ 2020, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and her hubby, Prince Odi Okojie, welcomed their fourth child, a baby girl.
The Nollywood actress gave birth to their baby at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland, USA today May 4. Her hubby sharing the good news online, said the her names are christined Divine-Mercy Ehinomen Okojie.
Their marriage success seems surprising due to the fact that Prince Odianosen was initially in marriage with Lovely who had 2 kids before splitting.
Notwithstanding, her husband’s first failed marriage, MJ has lived peacefully with Odi and their four kids.
What is Mercy Johnson Net Worth?
The veteran actress has made lots of fortune for herself as she sits as the 3rd richest actress in Nigeria with a net worth estimated at N600 million. She charges between N1.8 million to N2 million per movie.
In addition to that, Mercy became the Senior Special Assistance to the Kogi State governor in 2017 and currently the brand ambassador of Mr Chef iodized salt.
The actres boust a whopping 170 appreance in Nigerian movies.
Johnson is a Pro in her craft with only the likes of Rita Dominic, Chioma Chukwuka, Rukky Sanda and Monalisa Chinda only in comparison to her.
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