Mercy Johnson Ozioma Okojie popularly known as Mercy Johnson is a famous Nollywood actress, chef, model, producer, philanthropist and a television personality. She is known worldwide for her ability to cry in movies. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She knows how to interpret her roles very well and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.
She was born on 28th August 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently 35 years old. She is the sixth child in a family of seven children. Her father’s name is Mr. Daniel Johnson while her mother’s name is Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. Her father was a former Naval Officer while her mother was a civil servant. Mercy Johnson grew up in Port Harcourt, Calabar and Lagos respectively, all in Nigeria. She is currently married to Prince Odianosen Okojie and the marriage is currently blessed with three lovely kids namely Henry, Angel and Purity Okojie. She got married in 2011.
She is originally from Okene, a small town in Kogi State in the south southern part of Nigeria and had her first taste of education in Calabar where her biological father resides. She completed her primary school education in Calabar, and her secondary school education in Port Harcourt. While in Port Harcourt, she attended Streams State Secondary School and Nigerian Navy Secondary School Port Harcourt, where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate. While still in school, she was actively involved in drama and performing arts.
After completing her secondary school education in Port Harcourt, Mercy Johnson relocated to Lagos to search for green and pastures. Mercy Johnson couldn’t complete her education to university level after failing JAMB twice. She decides to relocate to Lagos to search for green and pastures and while in Lagos she was introduced into the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood by a friend.
Mercy Johnson Joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in 2004. In 2005, she rose to fame after starring in the Nollywood tragic movie “The Maid” in which she performed the role of a house help. The movie was a sorrowful movie and due to her ability to cry she killed the role by displaying amazing skill. The movie “The Maid” won her the award for Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the 2005 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
In an interview Mercy Johnson confessed that she joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood after failing JAMB twice. She has starred in over 260 movies. She is currently one of the most gifted and most accomplished actresses in Nigeria. She is also rated as one of the highest paid actress in Nigeria. She charges nothing less than a million naira for a movie and has many roles from producers queue up for her.
Mercy Johnson is one of the most versatile actress in Nollywood. She has the ability to feature in any role given to her by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. She can act very well and also knows how to interpret her roles very well. She can feature in action thriller movie, ghetto movie, sorrowful movie, tragic movie, and has the ability to deliver her role very well. Some of the movies she has acted include Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace, Sin No More, Kiss My Pain, Corporate Maid, and many more.
In 2009, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2013, she won Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for her role in “Dumebi”. In 2010, she won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards. In 2012, she won Best African Actress at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Mercy Johnson is now regarded as one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood and also one of the most expensive actresses in Nigeria. By December 2013, she was listed as Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity, a position she held previously in 2012. Aside from acting, Mercy Johnson devout her time with her family. She is also a professional chef and has an institution where she teach students on how to prepare different kinds of African dishes.
Mercy Johnson currently has an estimated net worth of over $2 million, making her one of the richest, most successful and most accomplished actress in Nigeria. She is also very popular on social media and has more than 3 million followers on her official Instagram handle. On 1st April 2017, Mercy Johnson was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi State Governor on Entertainment, Arts and Culture.