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Mercy Johnson Okojie: Biography, Career & Marriage

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Mercy Johnson Okojie is one of Nollywood’s finest. The bold and beautiful star is known for her stellar performances in every film and her enviable curves. Mercy Johnson’s movies never disappoint because she leaves her signature on it. the Nollywood star has given the fans couple goals with her husband and it leaves the public wanting to know more about the melanin goddess. Mercy Johnson’s family are a big part of her biography and there’s a lot you don’t know about this diva.

Mercy Johnson Okojie was born on August 28th, 1984 in Lagos state, to a formal naval officer father, M. Daniel Johnson and mother, Elizabeth Johnson. She is the fourth of seven children and hails from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. Mercy Johnson Okojie began her primary education in Calabar. Due to the nature of her father’s job as a naval officer, there is the tendency to move around a lot. Her father was transferred to Lagos, where she continued her primary education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School. After her primary education, she moved on to Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education and the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

Mercy Jonhson Okojie rose to fame after her role in ‘The Maid’, a 2004 Nollywood release. The stardom came after her secondary education. Her amazing performance in the film, open doors for her in the film industry. She bagged roles in films such as ‘Into Temptation’, ‘Women in Power’,’Dumebi the Dirty Girl’ and more. Mercy Johnson’s continuous thrilling performances bagged her numerous awards and nominations. In December 2011, Google listed her as Nigeria’s most searched celebrity, a position she also held in 2012. Mercy Johnson Okojie is the dark-skinned beauty that captures every script and thrills your TV screens. She is the senior special assistant(SSA) to the Kogi state governor on Entertainment, Arts, and Culture. This post took effect from 1 April 2017.

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In 2011, Mercy Johnson Okojie married her heartthrob, Prince Odianosen Okojie, a business magnate. The made their vows at Christ Embassy Church, Ikeja, Lagos, and the beautiful reception took place at 10 Degrees Event Center, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. Together they have three beautiful children and are constantly serving us couple goes the few times the fans get to see pictures of them at public events.mercy johnson


Mercy Jonhson has featured in many film projects since her debut. These movies are what made her a household name in Africa.  No matter the genre, Mercy Johnson becomes one with her character. Here is a list of what the fans like to call ‘Mercy Jonhson movies’. Mercy Johnson has starred alongside Nollywood veterans and top shots such as Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, Tonto Dikeh, Ini Edo, Keneth Okonkwo, Francis Duru, Nonso Diobi, Patience Ozokwor, Jim Iyke, Kanayo. O. Kanayo, Mike Ezuruonye, Halima Abubakar, Ngozi Ezeonu, Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Oge Okoye, Yemi Blaq, Yul Edochie, Monalisa Chinda, Liz Benson and many more.

Year Film Role
2004 The Maid Jane
2004 Into Temptation
2004 House Party
2005 Women in Power Julia
2005 Lost to Lust Esther
2005 Kill the Bride Love
2006 Under the Sky Supriya
2006 Under Control Eve
2006 Thanksgiving Gift
2006 Sweet Mama
2006 Pay Day Example
2006 Painful World Anny
2006 One-Bullet Juliet
2006 Oath of a Priest Kate
2006 Married to the Enemy Vera
2006 Last Kiss
2006 Endless Night
2006 Emotional Blunder Yvone
2006 Dear Mama Viola
2006 19 Macaulay Street
2007 Wealth Aside
2007 Twist of Fate Buchi
2007 The Scorpion God Ihuoma
2007 The Last Tradition
2007 Take Me Home Loveth
2007 Sunny My Son Julier
2007 She is My Sister
2007 Power of Justice Nkechi
2007 My Beloved Son Juliet
2007 Look Into My Eyes Loveth
2007 Kolomental Anna
2007 Keziah Keziah
2007 Genevieve Example
2007 Evil Agenda Diane
2007 Desperate Ladies Annabel
2007 Crisis in Paradise Kella
2007 Breath of Anger Chiaku
2007 Area Mama Adanne
2008 Tiger King Akwaugo
2008 The Gods Are Wise Adaugo
2008 Temple of Justice Nkechi
2008 Tell Me Why Jovita
2008 Soul Of A Maiden Nuria
2008 Strength to Strength Jane
2008 Sin No More Bridget
2008 Live to Remember Buchi
2008 Kiss My Pain
2008 Forest of Promises Police Inspector Bisi
2008 Don’t Wanna Be a Player Monalisa
2008 Corporate Maid Rose
2008 Act of Faith Uche
2009 Tears of Hope Olamma
2009 Royal Tears Olamma
2009 Sound of Pain
2009 Sexy Girls Zita
2009 Heat of the Moment Anna
2009 Entanglement Chidera
2009 Clash of Twins Mildred / Melisa
2009 Beyond Desire Anne
2009 A Weeping Soul
2010 A Cry for Justice Ella
2011 White Chapel Judith
2011 Where Money Sleep Egede
2011 Weeping Soul Grace
2011 The Seekers Judith
2011 The Code Susan
2011 Secret Code Susan
2011 Thanks for Coming Frieda
2011 Gallant Babes Frieda
2011 Mirror of Life Nneka
2011 End of Mirror of Life Nneka
2011 Jewels of the Sun Nneka
2011 Heart of a Widow June
2011 Heart of a Fighter Dubem
2012 World of the Mind Example
2012 My World Nancy
2012 Mercy the Bus Driver Ada
2012 Heart of a Saint Chidi
2012 Sins of the Past Wendy
2012 Hand of Fate Wendy
2012 Brave Mind Wendy
2012 Deep Water Erica
2012 The Enemy I See Erica
2012 Power Of A Kiss Sherry
2013 Baby Oku In America Baby Oku
2014 Hustlers Vicky
2014 Bloody Ring
2015 Thy Will Be Done Lucy

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Awards and Nominations

Mercy Johnson Okojie’s 14-year long career has gotten her a lot of recognition in the industry and around the globe. Her hard work and uniqueness have bagged her numerous award nominations and awards. She is an ambassador to her country and the African continent. Her talent has helped shape the Nigerian film industry.

Here is a list of her awards and nominations.

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
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 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 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- Viewer’s Choice Herself Nominated
2013 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress In Leading Role Dumebi Nominated
2013 Africa Magic Viewer’s 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
Best Actress -Viewer’s Choice Herself Nominated
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Actress Hustlers Nominated
Popular Choice-Female Herself Won
2015 2015 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress -Africa Colla
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