Mercy Johnson

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Mercy Johnson
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 36)
Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Other namesMercy Johnson Ozioma, Princess Mercy Johnson-Okojie
OccupationActress
Years active2004 - present
Notable work
30 Days In Atlanta, Baby Oku, Weeping Soul, Dumebi
Spouse(s)Prince Odianosen Okojie (m. 2011)
Children4
Parent(s)
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Elizabeth Johnson (d. May 2018[1])
Websitewww.mercyjohnsonokojie.com

Mercy Johnson Okojie (born 28 August 1984) is a Nigerian actress.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Mercy Johnson-Okojie hails from Okene in Kogi State. Born in Lagos to a former naval officer, Mr Daniel Johnson and Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, she is the fourth child in a family of seven. She started her primary education in Calabar. Her father, being a naval officer, was later transferred to Lagos State where she continued her education at a Nigerian Navy Primary School. She went to a Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education in addition to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.[4]

Career[edit]

Right after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in The Maid and subsequently acted in other movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace. In 2009, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 African Movie Award ceremony for her performance in the movie "Live to Remember",[5] and Best Actress award at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the Dirty Girl. In December 2011, she was listed as Google's most searched Nigerian celebrity,[6] a position she also held in 2012.[6] She is the senior special assistant (SSA) to the Kogi state governor on entertainment, arts and culture. This post took effect from 1 April 2017.

She made her debut as film producer with The Legend of Inikpi.[7][8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie since 2011 and they have three children, she recently gave birth to her fourth child in the states. She is also involved in several personal businesses. One of her business ventures is her kitchen talk show.

Endorsement[edit]

In October 2019, Mercy Johnson signed an endorsement deal with Chi Limited's Prime brand Hollandia Evap Milk.[11] She also became a brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria Limited, a real estate investment company based in Lagos.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Mercy Johnson Okojie, an inspirational actress, has acted in more than 100 movies since joining the industry and is still at work with both producing/directing and starring in phenomenal films.

Year Film Character Notes
2004 The Maid Jane I & II With Clem Ohameze,and Eucharia Anunobi
Into Temptation With Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, and J.T. Tom West
House Party With Olu Jacobs, Jim Lawson, Zack Orji, and Emeka Rollas...
2005 Women in Power Julia I & II With Olu Jacobs, Liz Benson and Patience Ozokwor
Lost to Lust Esther I & II with Monalisa Chinda and Yemi Blaq
Kill the Bride Love I & II with Rita Dominic and Mike Ezuruonye
2006 Under the Sky Supriya I & II with Ramsey Nouah and Mike Ezuruonye
Under Control Eve I & II With Nonso Diobi, Yul Edochie, Chinenye Nnebe, and Gentle Jack
Thanksgiving Gift I & II with Clem Ohameze and Eucharia Anunobi
Sweet Mama Viola I & II With John Okafor and Patience Ozokwor
Dear Mama Viola I & II With John Okafor and Patience Ozokwor
Pay Day With Mike Ezuruonye
Painful World Anny I & II With Desmond Elliot, Chioma Chukwuka, Ashley Nwosu, Benedict Johnson
One-Bullet Juliet I & II With Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Justice Esiri, and Kelvin Ikeduba
Oath of a Priest Kate With Benedict Johnson and Jim Lawson
Married to the Enemy Vera With Desmond Elliot And Ini Edo
Last Kiss With Emeka Ike, Ini Edo, Ejike Asiegbu, and Florence Onuma
Endless Night with Ashley Nwosu, Benedict Johnson, and Robert Peters
Emotional Blunder Yvone I & II With Clem Ohameze, Eucharia Anunobi, and Fred Aserome
19 Macaulay Street With Tony Umez and Eucharia Anunobi
2007 Wealth Aside With Nonso Diobi, Jim Lawson, and Yvonne Jegede
Twist of Fate Buchi With Desmond Elliot and Eucharia Anunobi
The Scorpion God Ihuoma With Sam Dede, and Ikem Chude
The Last Tradition With Kenneth Okonkwo, and Chiwetalu Agu
Take Me Home Loveth With Desmond Elliot and Chiege Alisigwe
Look Into My Eyes Loveth With Desmond Elliot and Chiege Alisigwe
Sunny My Son Juliet With Nonso Diobi, Benedict Johnson, Yul Edochie and Pete Edochie
My Beloved Son Juliet With Nonso Diobi, Benedict Johnson, Yul Edochie, and Pete Edochie
She is My Sister Nancy I & II With Steven Kanumba and Nkiru Sylvanus
Power of Justice Nkechi With Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nonso Diobi, Queen Nwokoye
Kolomental Anna With Moses Armstrong
Keziah Keziah I & IV With John Okafor, John Dumelo, MC Smith Ochendo, Eve Esin, and Adaora Ukoh
Genevieve Example
Evil Agenda Diane I & II With Pete Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, Dauda Ogbonna, JohnPaul Nwadike
Desperate Ladies Annabel I & II With Chioma Chukwuka, Oge Okoye, Nonso Diobi, Solomon Akiyesi, and Fred Aseroma
Crisis in Paradise Kella I & II With Kalu Ikeagwu, Ini Edo, Mike Ezuruonye, and Tonto Dikeh
Breath of Anger Chiaku with Mike Ezuruonye, and Tchidi Chikere
Area Mama Adanne With Patience Ozokwor and Eucharia Anunobi
Tiger King Akwaugo with Nonso Diobi, Chinwe Owoh and Pete Edochie
2008 The Gods Are Wise Adaugo with Nonso Diobi
Temple of Justice Nkechi with Nonso Diobi and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Tell Me Why Jovita With Tony Umez, Ngozi Ezeonu, and Benedict Johnson
Soul Of A Maiden Nuria with Ini Edo and Mike Ezuruonye
Strength to Strength Jane I & II with Patience Ozokwor, Mike Ezuruonye and Tonto Dikeh
Sin No More Bridget I & II with Kanayo O. Kanayo, Patience Ozokwor and Halima Abubakar
Live to Remember Buchi I & II with Ini Edo and Mike Ezuruonye
Kiss My Pain Mai With Mike Ezuruonye And Yul Edochie
2008 Forest of Promises Police Inspector Bisi I & II with Mike Ezuruonye, and Charles Okafor
2008 Don't Wanna Be a Player Monalisa I & II with Ini Edo, Jim Iyke and Mike Ezuruonye
2008 Corporate Maid Rose I & II With Oge Okoye, Van Vicker, Ngozi Ezeonu
2008 Act of Faith Uche I & II with Patience Ozokwor and Mike Ezuruonye
2009 Tears of Hope Olamma I & II with Olu Jacobs, Van Vicker and Ngozi Ezeonu
2009 Royal Tears Olamma I & II with Olu Jacobs, Van Vicker and Ngozi Ezeonu
2009 Sound of Pain Amarachi I & II With Van Vicker, Olu Jacobs, and Clarion Chukwura,
2009 Guilty Pleasure Boma I & II With Desmond Elliot, Ramsey Nouah, Nse Ikpe‑Etim, Majid Michel,and Omoni Oboli
2009 Sexy Girls Zita with Nonso Diobi, Onny Michaels, Uche Ogbodo
2009 Heat of the Moment Anna with Emeka Ike, Kofi Adjorlolo, and Vitalis Ndubuisi
2009 Entanglement Chidera I - IV with Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot and Yemi Blaq
2009 Clash of Twins Mildred / Melisa I & II With Mike Ezuruonye and Rama Brew
2009 Beyond Desire Anne with Nonso Diobi
2009 A Weeping Soul
2010 A Cry for Justice Ella I & II With Mike Ezuruonye, Jackie Appiah, Chacha Eke
2011 White Chapel Judith With Van Vicker and Nkem Owoh
2011 Where Money Sleep Egede With Frank Artus, Rita Dominic, and Nuella Njubigbo
2011 Weeping Soul Grace I & II With Kenneth Okonkwo, Mike Godson, and Vitalis Ndubuisi
2011 The Seekers Judith I & II With Olu Jacobs, Chika Ike, Annie Idibia, Halima Abubakar, Rukky Sanda
2011 The Code Susan With Muna Obiekwe, and Angela Okorie
2011 Secret Code Susan With Muna Obiekwe and Angela Okorie
2011 Thanks for Coming Frieda With Yul Edochie and Angela Okorie
2011 Gallant Babes Frieda With Yul Edochie and Angela Okorie
2011 Mirror of Life Nneka I & II With John Dumelo, Queen Nwokoye
2011 End of Mirror of Life Nneka I & II With John Dumelo, Queen Nwokoye
2011 Jewels of the Sun Nneka I & II With Mike Ezuruonye, Emeka Ike, Browny Igboegwu
2011 Heart of a Widow June I & II With Frank Artus, Kenneth Okonkwo, and Angela Okorie
2011 Heart of a Fighter Dubem I &II With Ruth Kadiri, Ramsey Nouah, Enebeli Elebuwa
2011 Painful Victory Chinenye I & II With Ken Erics, Ngozi Ezeonu, Vitalis Ndubusi, and Chinwe Owoh
2012 World of the Mind Example With Yul Edochie and Patience Ozokwor
2012 My World Nancy With Yul Edochie and Patience Ozokwor
2012 Mercy the Bus Driver Ada With Ruth Kadiri, Prince Eke, Oge Okoye
2012 Heart of a Saint Chidi I &II With Kenneth Okonkwo
2012 Sins of the Past Wendy I & II With Frank Artus, and Mary Remmy Njoku
2012 Hand of Fate Wendy I & II With Frank Artus and Mary Remmy Njoku
2012 Brave Mind Wendy I & II With Frank Artus and Mary Remmy Njoku
2012 Deep Water Erica I & II With Yul Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, and Eve Esin
2012 The Enemy I See Erica I & II With Yul Edochie, Patience Ozokwor, and Eve Esin
2012 Power Of A Kiss Sherry I & II With Jim Iyke, Olu Jacobs, John Dumelo
2013 Baby Oku In America Baby Oku I & II With Chet Anekwe, and Uche Ebere
2014 Hustlers Vicky
2014 Bloody Ring
2015 Thy Will Be Done Lucy With Ramsey Nouah and Mary Remmy Njoku
2016 Light Will Come With Majid Michel, Shaffy Bello, and Afeez Oyetoro
2017 16th Anniversary With Tony Umez, Eucharia Anunobi, and Jemima Osunde
2018 Seven & A Half Dates Bisola With Toyin Aimakhu, Ali Nuhu, Ken Erics, Jim Iyke, Sola Sobawale, and Akin Lewis
2019 Mmasi: The Arrogant Preacher With Chiwetalu Agu

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2009 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Live To Remember Won
2009 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2009 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Herself Nominated
2010 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress The Maidens Nominated
2010 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress -West Collaboration Shakira Nominated
2011 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Heart of a Widow Nominated
2011 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Africa Collaboration My Husband's Funeral Nominated
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress In Leading Role Weeping Soul Won
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress Facebook Babes Nominated
2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Africa Collaboration Wild Target Nominated
2012 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress- Viewers Choice Herself Nominated
2013 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress In Leading Role Dumebi Nominated
2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress in Comedy Dumebi The Dirty Girl Won
2014 2014 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress Hustlers Nominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Comedic Act Hustlers Nominated
Best Actress -Viewers Choice Herself Nominated
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Actress Hustlers Nominated
Popular Choice-Female Herself Won
2015 2015 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress -Africa Collaboration 30 Days in Atlanta Nominated
2018 2018 Eloy Awards Actress Of The Year Seven & A Half Dates Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agbana, Rotimi. "Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson loses mum". Vanguard. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "After 3 kids in 3 years, I needed a break - Mercy Johnson-Okojie". vanguardngr.com. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Get busy with your life, I will have baby number 4 - Mercy Johnson blasts critics". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Mercy Johnson Biography, Life History, Profile & Movies - NaijaGistsBlog Nigeria, Nollywood, Celebrity ,News, Entertainment, Gist, Gossip, Inspiration, Africa". naijagists.com. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  5. ^ Naija, Famous. "Otelo Burning". bellanaija.com. Bella Naija.
  6. ^ a b "Mercy Johnson is Google Most Searched Celebrity in Nigeria. - Vanguard News". vanguardngr.com. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Mercy Johnson to release movie 'Legend of Inikpi' on Jan. 24". The Sun Nigeria. 2020-01-08. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  8. ^ "Mercy Johnson releases trailer for "The Legend of Inikpi," movie to hit cinemas nationwide on January 24". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-01-07. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  9. ^ editor (2020-01-04). "Mercy Johnson's 'Legend of Inikpi'". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-05-06.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "Mercy Johnson releases teaser for 1st feature film as producer titled "The Legend of Inikpi"". Pulse Nigeria. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
  11. ^ October 19,2019 [1], "Tribune"
  12. ^ Vanguard NG (21 October 2019). "Mercy Johnson Becomes Pennek's Brand Ambassador". Vanguard NG. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

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