Mercy Johnson is one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood, as she rose to stardom at a rapid rate.
|Full Name||Mercy Johnson Okojie|
|Date of Birth||28 August 1984|
|Nationality/Ethnicity||Nigerian/Central Nigeria (Kogi State)|
|Husband/Children||Prince Odianosen Okojie/4 children|
|Occupation||Nigerian Actress, Film Director and Producer|
|Net Worth||$5.8 million.|
Who Is Mercy Johnson?
Mercy Johnson Okojie is a Nigerian Actress, Film Director and Producer. 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. Right after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in the movie titled The Maid and subsequently acted in other movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America,and War in the Palace.
Early Life of Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson Okojie hails from Okene in Kogi State. She was born on 28th August 1984 in Lagos State to a former naval officer, Daniel Johnson and his wife Elizabeth, she is the fourth child in the family of seven. She started her primary education in Calabar, Cross River State. Her father, being a naval officer, was later transferred to Lagos State, where she continued her education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. She went to Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education, in addition to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Career Journey of Mercy Johnson
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”, and Best Actress award at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewer’s 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, a position she also held in 2012. She is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi state governor on entertainment, arts and culture. The post took effect on 1 April 2017.
Mercy Johnson was once banned from acting for being too expensive on 3 November 2013, the movie marketers of Nollywood threatened to prohibit her from the industry due to her high demands. She and co-Nollywood stars such as Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, Nkem Owoh, Stella Damasus and Jim Iyke were prohibited from acting, for reportedly demanding outrageous pay raise per movie. However, the ban was lifted by marketers/producers on 9 March 2014, following an apology from the actress.
She made her debut as a film producer with The Legend of Inikpi.
In October 2019, Mercy Johnson signed an endorsement deal with Chi Limited’s Prime brand, Hollandia Evap Milk. She also became a brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria Limited, a real estate investment company based in Lagos.
Marital Life of Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnson Net Worth
According to Mercy Johnson’s salary income and endorsement, her estimated net worth is about $5.8 million. Her net worth has afforded her the luxury of living in a grand mansion in one of the posh areas in Lagos.
Mercy Johnson with a kind-hearted nature and strong faith has been an excellent role model for young Nigerian girls. She is adored by many. She balances a strong acting career with a happy family life. She made headlines when she was seen with her daughter, Purity, riding the train in Lagos. The train is considered to be a means of transportation not suitable for the very rich. When she experienced car trouble, she didn’t think twice about hopping a train with the “ordinary people”. This is greatly due to her own humble beginnings right there in Lagos. When questioned, she simply said they are her people. She confessed she rather enjoyed getting close with the people who may not have had access to her, otherwise.
She married Prince Odianosen Okojie on 27 August 2011.The couple has four children.
She founded the ‘Mercy Johnson Foundation’ to help impoverished children and widows. She herself donates to the fund regularly.