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Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Date of Birth | August 28, 1984 (35 years)


Mercy Johnson Okojie is an award winning Nigerian Actress, known for her versatility. In 2009, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2013, she won the Best Actress Award in a Comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award. In 2011 and 2012, she was listed as Google’s most searched Nigerian celebrity.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 28, 1984, to Elizabeth Johnson and Daniel Johnson, a former Naval Officer. She hails from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. Growing up, Mercy Johnson moved quite frequently due to the nature of her Father’s work. She started her primary education in Calabar and completed it at the Nigerian Navy Primary School, Lagos. She proceeded to Rivers State Secondary School and Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

Mercy came into prominence in 2004 when she starred in “The Maid”. For her role, Mercy received positive applause and gained wide recognition. Following the success of the film, offers began to pour in for Mercy Johnson, and she became highly in demand. In the same year she came into prominence, she starred in “House Party”, and “Into Temptation”. Since her applauded performance in 2004, Mercy Johnson has starred in over 100 films including: “Women in Power”, “Kill the Bride”, “Under Control”, “Thanksgiving”, “Sweet Mama”, “Under the Sky”, “Pay Day”, “Painful World”, “Last Kiss”, “Endless Night”, “Emotional Blunder”, “Kolomental”, “Guilty Pleasures”, “White Hunters”, “Scorpion God”, “Last Tradition”, “Married to the Enemy”, “Desperate Ladies”, “Clash of Titans”, “A Weeping Soul”, “Act of Faith”, “Clash of Twins”, “Mirror of Life”, “Heart of a Fighter”, “Heart of a Widow”, “Gallant Babes”, “Deep Water”, “My World”, “The Enemy I See”, “Hustlers”, “Bloody Ring”, “Shakira”, “Wild Target”, “Live to Remember”, “The Maidens”, “Facebook Babes”, “My Husband Funeral”, “Sins of the Past”, “Breath of Anger”, “Babes on Highway”, “Paulicap and Perpetua”, “Tell Me Why”, “Cease Fire”, “Dream Maker”, “Boy George”, “Before the Light”, “Marriage Planner”, “Endless Night”, “Hand of Fate”, “Jewels of the Sun”, “War in the Palace”, “Power of a Kiss”, “The Enemy I see”, “Baby Oku in America”, “Dumebi the Dirty Girl”.

In 2011 Mercy Johnson married Prince Odianosen Okojie and together they have three children; Purity, Henry, and Angel. In 2017, she was appointed Senior Special Assistant on entertainment, arts and culture to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. In the same year, she began starring in Africa Magic Original Series, “Jemeji”.
Twitter: @realmercyj
Instagram: @mercyjohnsonokojie