Multiple award winning married actress, Mercy Johnson started her Nollywood journey when she was just 18+ years (And that is 15 years ago). Currently, she has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies. She is known for her perfect illustration of characters she portrays in movies. From 2009 to 2014, almost every movie she starred in became commercial success and this in turn increased her popularity. She happens to be one of Nigeria’s most paid actors the film industry. Here is what you should know about the star actress popularly called Dumebi.
Mercy Johnson Biography
The star actress, whose full name is Mercy Ozioma Okojie, is a native of Okene, Kogi State but was born in Lagos, South west Nigeria. She was born 34 years ago (August 24, 1984). Mercy grew up in the midst of 6 siblings, alongside her mum and dad.
Her educational adventure took her around the country, as she had to move alongside her father, who was an officer in the Nigerian Navy. She started her basic education in Calabar, Cross River state and later moved with her father back to Lagos, where she eventually completed her basic education. She completed her secondary education in Rivers state.
Mercy has a keen passion for acting, hence, shortly after her secondary education, she auditioned for a movie role, in 2004, in a movie titled The Maid. She has been active in the Nigerian movie arena ever since; numbering up to 15 years. Within this period, she has featured in numerous Nollywood movies and in the process, winning many top awards.
In 2017, she was given a political appointment and duly assumed office in her home state of Kogi. She was appointed Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture, to the Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello.
Mercy Johnson Latest News
About 12 hours ago, at the early hours of Saturday, 29th September, 2018, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was petitioned over the political ambition of Mercy Johnson’s husband, Okojie Odianosen. Okojie recently announced his ambition to run for a seat at the House of Representatives in Abuja. The petition is requesting Okojie’s clearance and nomination to be stalled by the Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.
In another development, Mercy Johnson, who is known for her plumpy stature has shed off some weight. She posted a new picture of herself on Friday, September 28, 2018, where she displayed her slimmer and sexier body.
Mercy Johnson Mother
The beautiful woman that gave birth to this stunning actress is, unfortunately, late. She died in May 2018 after a brief illness and was buried a month later in June. Mercy’s mother goes by the name Elizabeth Johnson (late).