Recently, a video of Nigeria’s screen goddess, Mercy Johnson went viral on social media. She was seen kneeling down to greet and hug her husband, Prince Henry Okojie, who had paid a surprise to her at a movie location.
Prince Okojie was first spotted by another movie sensation, Toyin Abraham who first knelt down to greet Mercy Johnson’s husband before Mercy saw him.
At African Community News, we encourage Africans to try and keep alive, the good aspects of African cultures and values.
Kneeling down to greet her husband does not make Mercy Johnson inferior to the man. It is an African culture that symbolises respect to a senior, your husband and head of your family. It also does not diminish but rather elevates her status as one of the most talented movies stars out of Africa.
Mercy Johnson Okojie (She would be 37 years old on August 28 August 2021) is one of the most celebrated actresses in Africa. Although born in Lagos, Mercy Johnson is an Ebira woman and hails from Okene in Kogi State, Nigeria
Her father, Mr. Daniel Johnson was a naval officer while her mother’s name is Elizabeth.
Mercy Johnson is the fourth child in a family of seven and started her primary education in Calabar before moving to Lagos following her father’s duty transfer. She also attended secondary school in River State.
She was auditioned for a role in The Maid immediately after her secondary school and acted in other movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace.
In 2009, she won an award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 African Movie Award ceremony for her performance in the movie “Live to Remember,” and Best Actress award at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the Dirty Girl. In December 2011, she was listed as Google‘s most searched Nigerian celebrity, a position she also held in 2012.
In April 2017, she was appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi state Governor on entertainment, arts and culture.
She made her debut as film producer with The Legend of Inikpi. She got married to Prince Henry Odianosen Okojie in since 2011 and they have four children.
Mercy Johnson Okojie is therefore the African Community News SUNDAY DELIGHT today.