To date, the most talked-about, talented, most prosperous, and creative Nollywood actress is no doubt Mercy Johnson Okojie. This embodiment of skillful exhibitions has received numerous accolades and awards for being the “most real” actress in the Nigerian movie industry. She doesn’t feel embarrassed to take on movie roles her other colleagues would decline. Irrespective of what character she’s given to play, she seamlessly fits into it and even outperforms the role. This alone has made her a household name and has resulted in her being everyone’s favorite to see on the TV screen.
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• Full name – Mercy Johnson Okojie
• Date of birth – August 27, 1984
• Age – 37 years
• Occupation – Nollywood actress, Chef, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Politician
• Active years in acting – 2004 – present
• Popular movies – Dumebi The Dirty Girl, Baby Oku, Weeping Soul, Herself, Seven & A Half Dates, etc.
• Marital status – Married (Prince Odianosen Okojie)
• Children – 4
Early Life & Background
Mercy Johnson was born on August 28 in Lagos State, Nigeria, to Mr. Daniel Johnson (retd. Naval officer) and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson (a trader). She originally hails from Okene, Kogi State. She is the 4th child in her family of 7.
She had her early primary school education in Calabar, Cross River State, before relocating to Lagos with her father, who was transferred to Lagos as a naval officer. She furthered her primary school at the Nigerian Navy primary school before heading back again to Rivers State Secondary school, then to the Nigerian Navy Secondary school, Port Harcourt.
On concluding her secondary school education and awaiting another year to write her Jamb examinations after failing the previous one, she auditioned for a role in “The Maid.”
Her incredible performance in “The Maid” in the then-struggling Nigerian movie industry kick-started her success story as an actress. Ever since the film was released to the world to see, Mercy Johnson subsequently appeared in lead roles all of a sudden, as producers needed her incredible performance on their movies.
Since her debut in 2004, she has starred in over 200 movies in and out of Nigeria (predominantly African countries).
Fun Fact: Mercy Johnson was once banned from acting in late 2013. Her colleagues, such as – Omotola Jalade, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, and a few other contemporary acts, were also banned for allegedly demanding outrageous fees for movie roles.
However, the movie marketers and producers who prohibited them from acting lifted the ban following apologies from the acts involved.
On August 27, August 27cy Johnson tied the knot with Prince Odianosen Okojie. Their marriage is blessed with 4 kids;
1). Purity Ozioma Okojie
2). Divine-Mercy Ehinomen Okojie
3). Henry Ozioma Okojie
4). Angel Onosetale Okojie
Mercy Johnson has signed numerous endorsements and ambassadorial deals with multinational companies. Some of her most notable deals are with “Chi Limited’s Prime” brand, “Hollandia Evap Milk,” “Pennek Nigeria Limited” (a Lagos-based real estate investment company).
• The Maid (2004)
• Into Temptation (2004)
• House Party (2004)
• Women in Power (2005)
• Lost to Lust (2005)
• Kill the Bride (2005)
• Under the Sky (2005)
• Under Control Eve (2006)
• Pay Day (2006)
• One-Bullet (2006)
• Last Kiss (2006)
• Endless Night (2006)
• Twist of Fate (2007)
• Area Mama (2007)
• Soul of A Maiden (2008)
• Kiss My Pain (2008)
• Royal Tears (2009)
• Guilty Pleasure (2009)
• A Cry for Justice (2010)
• Weeping Soul (2011)
• Mirror of Life (2011)
• Painful Victory (2011)
• Mercy the Bus Driver (2012)
• Baby Oku in America (2013)
• Hustlers (2014)
• Bloody Ring (2014)
• Thy Will Be Done (2015)
• 16th Anniversary (2017)
• Mmasi: The Arrogant Preacher (2019)
Major Awards & Recognitions
• “Best actress in a supporting role” – 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards (2009).
• “Best supporting actress” – Best of Nollywood Awards (2009).
Mercy Johnson Okojie is estimated to be worth around $5 million as of 2021 due to her numbers of endorsements, high salary, and partnership deals.