Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Date of Birth
Aug. 28, 1984
Place of Birth
Kogi, Nigeria

Mercy Johnson Okojie (born August 28, 1984) hails from Okene in Kogi State. Born in Lagos to a former naval officer, Mr Daniel Johnson and 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 went to Rivers State Secondary School for her secondary education in addition to the 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 was to launch her into stardom. Her outstanding performance in that movie paved the 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 for role in comedy movie "Dumebi the dirty girl" By December 2013, Mercy Johnson was listed as Google's Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity,[citation needed] a position she also held in 2012. Mercy Johnson earlier on In 2009 had also won an award for best supporting actress at the African Movie Award show.