MERCY JOHNSON: SUCCESS IN ACTING


Mercy Johnson Okojie (born August 28, 1984) hails from Okene in Kogi State. Born in Lagos to a former naval officer, Mr Daniel Johnson & Mrs Elizabeth Johnson, 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 where she continued her education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. She later went to Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education in addition to Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Right after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in ‘the Maid’ a movie that’s to launch her into stardom. Mercy's outstanding performance in that movie paved way for her into getting more roles in movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace and many more. She is now one of the most sought after Nollywood actresses. Mercy Johnson won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards in 2013. By December 2013, Mercy Johnson was listed as Google's Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity, a position she also held in 2012.

She has talked about her coming into acting as a coincidence and has also mentioned her coming from a humble background in various interviews. She has starred in over 50 movies since the launch of her career. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood. She is one of the people who have been opportune to do come into fame early in their careers. She has leveraged on her talent to attain fame on various levels.