Mercy Johnson: Career, movies, net worth
Mercy Johnson Okojie has maintained a stunning profile in her, find out more on Mercy Johnson Okojie's, biography, endorsements, marriage, and net worth.
The Nollywood industry is blessed with some incredible talents, and Nigerian actress, director, and producer Mercy Johnson Okojie is one of the top players in the industry.
Her career trajectory has seen an upheaval since she bagged her first role in the movie "The Maiden." Subsequently, the Edo State actress Mercy Johnson has made a name for herself with her talent in role interpretations.
Her commitment to her role as one of Nigeria's foremost actresses has earned her numerous awards. This article will focus on Mercy Johnson's career, achievements, movies, personal life, and net worth in 2022.
Before we delve into that, let's briefly take a peek at Mercy Johnson's biography.
Mercy Johnson's biography
Mercy Johnson Ozioma Okojie
Date of birth
28 August 1984
38 years old (2022)
Cross River and Lagos State, Nigeria
State of Origin
Okene, Kogi State
Actress, entrepreneur, politician
2004 – present
Prince Odianosen Okojie (m. 2011)
Purity Ozioma Johnson, Henry Ozioma Okojie, Divine Mercy Ehinomen-Okojie, and
Angel Onosetale Okojie
Daniel Johnson & Elizabeth Johnson
30 Days In Atlanta, Baby Oku, Weeping Soul, Dumebi the dirty Girl
Mercy Johnson Early life and education
Mercy Johnson Okojie was born to a former naval officer, Daniel Johnson, and his wife, Elizabeth, who are indigenes of Okene in Kogi State.
However, young Mercy had her early childhood in Nigeria's mega city, Lagos State.
The fourth child in a family of seven, Mercy had her primary education in Calabar, Cross River State. But after her father was transferred to Lagos State, she continued her education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. Mercy later attended Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education.
Mercy Johnson's acting career
Shortly after her secondary school graduation, Mercy Johnson decided to try out acting and went ahead to audition for a role in The Maid in 2004.
Fortunately, that was the beginning of her journey to becoming one of Nollywood's most respected actresses since she has been involved in other movie productions such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, and War in the Palace.
Five years into the Nollywood industry, in 2009, Mercy Johnson bagged the Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 African Movie Award ceremony for her performance in the movie "Live to Remember."
Later she was a recipient of the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actress award for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the Dirty Girl.
In December 2011, Mercy was rated Google's most searched Nigerian celebrity; she also got the rating again in 2012.
On November 3, 2013, Mercy Johnson was banned from acting in Nollyoowd movies due to her high rates charge.
According to reports, the movie marketers of Nollywood threatened to ban her from the industry due to her high demands. Mercy and some Nollywood celebrities in the top 5 richest actresses in Nigeria, such as Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Emeka Ike, Ramsey Nouah, Nkem Owoh, Stella Damasus, and Jim Iyke were prohibited from acting.
Particularly because they had all been allegedly requesting outrageous pay raises per movie. However, the ban was lifted by marketers/producers on March 9, 2014, after apologies were made.
Mercy Johnson made her debut as a film producer with "The Legend of Inikpi." Mercy Johnson has also been involved with politics, just like the 5 Nigerian celebrities who ventured into politics towards 2023.
Mercy is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi state governor on entertainment, arts, and culture. The post took effect on April 1, 2017.
Mercy Johnson's movies
Mercy Johnsons's acting career began in 20024, and the Nollywod actress has starred in quite a several movies. She featured in Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi's sequel to Ghost and the Tout 1 and recently starred in the movie "Passport" directed by Dimeji Ajiboala and produced by Vincent Okonkwo.
Mercy Johnson's movies of 2004: The Maid, Into Temptation, House Party.
Mercy Johnson's movies of 2005: Women in Power, Lost to Lust, Kill the Bride
Mercy Johnson's movies of 2007: Under the Sky, Under Control, Thanksgiving, Sweet Mama, Dear Mama, Pay Day, Painful World, BulletJuliet, Oath of a Priest, Married to the Enemy, Last Kiss, Endless Night, Emotional Blunder, and Macaulay Stree.
Mercy Johnson has acted in over 100 movies since she began up till this moment.
Mercy Johnson's marriage
Mercy Johnson married her heartthrob, Prince Odianosen Okojie, a royal family descendant, in 2011. Initially, pictures and stories of his scandalous previous marriage surfaced when news about their relationship became public.
According to the scandal propagated by Prince Okojie's ex wife-Lovely Okojie, they were still legally married since 2006. She even provided their marriage certificate as pictures of their two children. Lovely alleged that Mercy was simply a husband snatcher trying to destroy her family.
However, this did not deter the lovebirds from choosing to stay together.
Mercy and Prince Okojie finally walked down the aisle at the Christ Embassy church.
Her marriage of 11 years has seen the birth of four lovely children. The 38-year-old Mercy and 47-year-old Prince Okojie have never ceased publicly displaying their affection through videos and pictures on social media.
The couple recently celebrated their wedding anniversary in glitz and glamour.
Mercy Johnson's endorsements
Many brands have sought to work with Mercy Johnson as a household name and an all-time favorite.
In October 2019, she got an endorsement deal with Chi Limited's Prime brand, Hollandia Evap Milk. Also, she became a brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria Limited, a real estate investment company based in Lagos.
Mercy Johnson's net worth
Apart from making the bulk of her income from her career in Nollywood, Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson owns a weight loss business, "mercy magic," with distributors all over the country, including Abia State.
Mercy also ranks as one of the highest-paid actresses after veterans like Genevive, Omotola, Rita Dominic, and others. Although it has not been confirmed how much Mercy Johnson is an aid for each role, she is a B-list actor.
Mercy Johnson Okojie is approximately worth $2 million as of 2022.