Mercy Johnson Biography, Family, Husband, Movies, and Net Worth

Mercy Johnson is one of the most popular and longest-acting actresses in the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood. She has been gracing our screens for over twenty (20) years and has brought smiles and tears to the eyes of many Nigerians through the honest and intensive way she is able to portray every character she plays.

She embodies each role and expresses every necessary emotion using different languages whether it be English, Yoruba, Igbo, or pidgin (broken English).

Mercy Johnson Biography

Mercy Johnson was born on the 28th of august 1984 in Lagos, Lagos state in Nigeria to Daniel Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson. She is a native of Okene in Kogi state and is the fourth of seven siblings.

She lived in Calabar state where she began her primary school before relocating to Lagos state and completing her primary education at Nigerian navy primary school.

She later relocated to rivers state where she attended the rivers state secondary school and the Nigerian navy secondary school for her secondary education. After her secondary education, she began to apply for acting roles as her interest in acting had already grown.

She was accepted for a role as the maid and that was the beginning of her career. She went on to feature in movies like hustlers and 30 days in Atlanta which really brought her talent into the eyes of the Nigerian public and Nollywood at large.

She received her first major award in 2009 which included the best actress in a supporting role at the 5th African movies awards, the best-supporting actress at the 2009 best of Hollywood awards (both were for her role in Live to remember), and best actress award at the 2009 Nigeria entertainment award.

Since then her career has just kept growing and she has become a household name in Nollywood and on TV screens.

Mercy Johnson’s Family and Husband

Mercy Johnson family
Mercy Johnson family

Mercy Johnson is the child of Daniel Johnson who was a naval officer now retired and Elizabeth Johnson (who died in 2018). She got married to prince Odianosen Okojie in the year 2011 and became Mercy Johnson Okojie.

They are still married to date and are blessed with four lovely children that consist of three daughters and one son.

Mercy Johnson Movies

Here are the movies that mercy Johnson has starred in over the years. Her talent has seen immense growth from the beginning right till today.

The Mercy Johnson movies include;

  • The maid (2004)
  • Into temptation (2004)
  • House Party
  • Women In Power (2005)
  • Love to lust (2005)
  • Kill the bride (2005)
  • Under the sky (2006)
  • Under control (2006)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Sweet mama
  • Dear mama
  • Payday
  • Painful world
  • One bullet
  • Oath of a priest
  • Married to the enemy
  • Last kiss
  • Endless night
  • Emotional blunder
  • 19 Macaulay street
  • Wealth aside
  • Twist of fate
  • The scorpion god
  • The last tradition
  • Take me home
  • Look into my eyes
  • Sunny my son
  • My beloved son
  • She is my sister
  • Power of justice
  • Kolomental
  • Keziah
  • Evil Agenda
  • Desperate ladies
  • Hustlers
  • Bloody ring
  • Thy will be done (2015)
  • Light will come (2016)
  • 16th anniversary (2017
  • Seven and a half dates (2018)
  • Mmasi; the arrogant preacher (2019)
  • The new normal (2020)
  • A Naija Christmas (2021)

Mercy Johnson Net Worth

Mercy Johnson has an estimated net worth of over N600 million ($1.6 million). Her net worth is from different ventures and business enterprises including her acting.

She has featured in over 200 Nollywood movies since her start in 2004 and has grown to become not only one of the most popular but also one of the highest-paid actresses because she attracts viewers to any movie she stars in.

She also has a company labeled Mercy Magic which markets a lot of slimming and detox teas which she claims help to keep her slim figure a major actress and social media figure with a large following on all her social media platforms, she also receives a lot of [aid endorsements and ambassadorships for companies and products.

She is a senior special assistant for entertainment, arts, and culture to the governor of Kogi state which has added to her income

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Mercy Johnson is one of the few success stories for aspiring actresses who are looking to make a name and a fortune in the film industry but have been discouraged.

Mercy Johnson pursued her acting dreams at a young age and just in her mid-thirties, she is enjoying the fruit of all her labours.

She is also happily married with beautiful kids. She is relatively private but posts some social media videos to keep her fans up to date on her family and her life.