Mercy Johnson Full Biography/History

Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson

Biography of Mercy Johnson

Real/Full name: Mercy Johnson

Other names: Mercy Johnson Ozioma, Princess Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Date of birth:  28 August 1984 (age 34)

Place of birth: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Occupation: Actress

Years active: 2004 – present

Spouse(s): Prince Odianosen Okojie (m. 2011)

No of Children: 3

 

Early, Education, Family Life and Career Success

Mercy Johnson-Okojie (born 28 August 1984) in Lagos. She is a popular Nollywood Nigerian actress. She’s from Okene in Kogi State. Her father, Mr Daniel Johnson was a naval officer and Mrs Elizabeth Johnson is her mother, 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 here she continued her education at a Nigerian Navy Primary School. She attended Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education in addition to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Moreover,  after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in”The Maid” which later turned out to be her one way ticket to stardom. Her wonderful performance in that got her more roles in movies such as ‘Hustlers’, ‘Baby Oku in America’, ‘War in the Palace’, and many more.

She got married to prince Odianosen Okonjie in 2011, a wedding that took place in Christ embassy Oregun, ikeja. The traditional marriage took place at Iyana Iba Lagos state on 25th August same year. Her chief bridesmaid was popular Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson, many celebrities graced the event. Mercy and her husband have three kids from their marriage, Purity, Henry and angel Okojie.

In 2009, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 African Movie Award ceremony, and then 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, a position she also held in 2012. She is currently the senior special assistant(SSA) to the kogi state governor on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. A post that took effect from 1 April 2017.

Mercy Johnson is the 3rd richest Nollywood actress with the net worth of about 600 million naira. She charges up to 2 million naira per movie. This got her banned from acting on 3rd November, 2013 but it was lifted on 9th march 2014 after her apology. Currently, she’s the brand ambassador to Iodized chef salt.

 

MOVIES

  • 2004 The Maid
  • 2004 Into Temptation
  • 2004 House Party
  • 2005 Women in Power
  • 2005 Lost to Lust
  • 2005 Kill the Bride
  • 2006 Under the Sky
  • 2006 Under Control
  • 2006 Thanksgiving
  • 2006 Sweet Mama
  • 2006 Pay Day
  • 2006 Painful World
  • 2006 One-Bullet
  • 2006 Oath of a Priest
  • 2006 Married to the Enemy
  • 2006 Last Kiss
  • 2006 Endless Night
  • 2006 Emotional Blunder
  • 2006 Dear Mama
  • 2006 19 Macaulay Street
  • 2007 Wealth Aside
  • 2007 Twist of Fate
  • 2007 The Scorpion God
  • 2007 The Last Tradition
  • 2007 Take Me Home
  • 2007 Sunny My Son
  • 2007 She is My Sister
  • 2007 Power of Justice
  • 2007 My Beloved Son
  • 2007 Look Into My Eyes
  • 2007 Kolomental
  • 2007 Keziah
  • 2007 Genevieve
  • 2007 Evil Agenda
  • 2007 Desperate Ladies
  • 2007 Crisis in Paradise
  • 2007 Breath of Anger
  • 2007 Area Mama
  • 2008 Tiger King
  • 2008 The Gods Are Wise
  • 2008 Temple of Justice
  • 2008 Tell Me Why
  • 2008 Soul Of A Maiden
  • 2008 Strength to Strength
  • 2008 Sin No More
  • 2008 Live to Remember
  • 2008 Kiss My Pain
  • 2008 Forest of Promises
  • 2008 Don’t Wanna Be a Player
  • 2008 Corporate Maid
  • 2008 Act of Faith
  • 2009 Tears of Hope
  • 2009 Royal Tears
  • 2009 Sound of Pain
  • 2009 Sexy Girls
  • 2009 Heat of the Moment
  • 2009 Entanglement
  • 2009 Clash of Twins
  • 2009 Beyond Desire
  • 2009 A Weeping Soul
  • 2010 A Cry for Justice
  • 2011 White Chapel
  • 2011 Where Money Sleep
  • 2011 Weeping Soul
  • 2011 The Seekers
  • 2011 The Code
  • 2011 Secret Code
  • 2011 Thanks for Coming
  • 2011 Gallant Babes
  • 2011 Mirror of Life
  • 2011 End of Mirror of Life
  • 2011 Jewels of the Sun
  • 2011 Heart of a Widow
  • 2011 Heart of a Fighter
  • 2012 World of the Mind
  • 2012 My World
  • 2012 Mercy the Bus  Driver
  • 2012 Heart of a Saint
  • 2012 Sins of the Past
  • 2012 Hand of Fate
  • 2012 Brave Mind
  • 2012 Deep Water
  • 2012 The Enemy I See
  • 2012 Power Of A Kiss
  • 2013 Baby Oku In  America
  • 2014 Hustlers
  • 2014 Bloody Ring
  • 2015 Thy Will Be Done

Mercy Johnson Awards and nominations Won by movies and her herself

 

  • 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 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – “Best Actress” (Heart of a Widow) Nominated
  • 2011 Ghana Movie Awards -“Best Actress Africa Collaboration” (My Husband’s Funeral) Nominated
  • 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
  • 2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress -Viewers Choice Herself Nominated
  • 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Actress Hustlers Nominated
  • 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Popular Choice-Female Herself Won
  • 2015 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress -Africa Collaboration 30 Days in Atlanta Nominated

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