Mercy Johnson Okojie, sometimes known as Princess Mercy, is a well-known Nigerian actress. The Nollywood actress has appeared in a staggering number of films. Scripts are often sent to her by directors. It’s even been suggested that she gets scripts from American filmmakers. Her gentle demeanor and unwavering faith make her a wonderful role model for young Nigerian women. Many people admire her. She manages to combine a successful performing profession with a nice family life. She made waves when she was photographed riding the train in Lagos with her daughter, Purity. The train is regarded as a mode of transportation reserved for the wealthy. When her automobile broke down, she didn’t think twice about boarding a train with the “common people.” This is in large part due to her modest beginnings in Lagos. When asked about them, she simply stated that they are her people. She admitted that she enjoys being close to people who might not otherwise have had access to her. This isn’t the first time she’s found herself in the news. She has frequently found herself in the middle of a lot of controversy. Many rumors have circulated about her life. Here are some other interesting facts about this well-liked celebrity.
Childhood and Adolescence
Mercy Johnson was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 28, 1984. Mercy’s military father abandoned her mother when she was two years old, and he took Mercy with him to live with him. She is the youngest of seven children. She has three older sisters as well as three younger brothers. She had a close relationship with each of them as a child.
She went to primary school in Calabar and Lagos, and secondary school in Port Harcourt, River State, at ‘Rivers State Secondary’ and ‘Nigerian Navy Secondary School.’ She failed her ‘University Matriculation Examination’ (UMF), prompting her to pursue an acting career.
She grew up in a family that was impoverished. She missed school on occasion to sell drinking water and other goods in order to help support her family. She even had a job as a maid at one point. Her family used to share a home with lizards who lived in an unfinished structure with holes in the roof and no plaster on the walls or floor.
Career of Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson sought a friend to help her get into the film industry after she failed a university exam. She claims it took her over a year to get a call back. Her acting career began in 2004 with the major part in the film ‘The Maid.’ She portrayed a possessed housemaid in her role. That same year, she released three more films. In 2005, she released a half-dozen films. She went on to make nearly a hundred films in the three years that followed.
When she felt her relationship with Prince Odi was getting serious in 2009, she stopped accepting romantic parts. He didn’t like them, and she was so in love with him that she didn’t think twice about giving them up. She also reduced the number of nude scenes in her videos.
To date, she has appeared in over 150 films. Many of them have been huge box office successes. She has only made a handful of films since 2009, despite her intentions to star in many more. She was barred from starring in Nollywood in November 2013 after film makers felt that her demands had become too excessive and she was too expensive. In May of the following year, the prohibition was lifted. ‘Thy Will Be Done,’ her most recent film, was released in February 2015.
Major Projects of Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson rose to prominence quickly after getting the major role in her first film. She is one of Nollywood’s most sought-after actresses.
Achievements & Awards
She was named ‘African Film Award for Best Supporting Actress’ in 2009. For her portrayal in ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl,’ she received Best Actress at the ‘Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ in 2013.
Personal History and Legacy
Mercy Johnson married her Edo Prince spouse, Prince Odianosen Okojie, in a traditional Edo ceremony at her family home, clad in symbolic robes. On August 27, 2011, the wedding was held at her family’s home at Oke Adan, Gospel Village, Iyano, Isashi, Okoko, Lagos State.
She married Prince Odi in the midst of a scandal when a woman, Lovely Okojie, claimed he was still married to her. Prince Odi said that they were never formally married, but that his parents had performed a traditional ceremony on his behalf so that his children might be recognized as legitimate.
Purity Ozioma Okojie, her daughter, was born on December 30, 2012, in an unidentified hospital in the United States. Her father bestowed the name Purity to her. He claims he named her after his wife because of her amazing attributes.
Henry Ozioma Okojie, their son, was born on October 15, 2014. He was born in the city of Baltimore in the state of Maryland. To aid destitute children and widows, she established the ‘Mercy Johnson Foundation.’ She herself contributes to the fund on a regular basis.
Estimated Net Worth
Mercy Johnson has a net worth of $55 million dollars, making her one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most powerful actresses.
This well-known figure is a watch collector. She claims that she adores them and that she is never without one.
Her husband refuses to watch her films. He prefers to watch the news, but if time permits, he will also watch soccer.