Biography of Mercy Johnson, background, net worth, career achievements

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria curates the life story and career achievements of famous Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie.

Mercy Johnson Okojie, popularly known as Mercy Johnson, is a renowned Nigerian actress, director and film producer.

She famous for her role in Nollywood movies such as The Maid, Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, and War in the Palace.

She is known to be one of the most talented and versatile actresses in the Nigerian movie industry.

Profile summary

Name: Mercy Johnson Ozioma Okojie

Date of birth: 28th August, 1984

State of origin: Kogi State, Nigeria

Spouse: Prince Odianosen Okojie

Religion: Christianity

Career: Actress, Entrepreneur


Mercy Johnson hails from Okene in Kogi State, Nigeria.

She is the fourth of seven children, having been born in Lagos State on August 28, 1984, to former naval officer Daniel Johnson and his wife Elizabeth.

She started her primary education in Calabar, Cross River State, south-south Nigeria.

She then continued at the Nigerian Navy Primary School in Lagos State after her father who was a naval officer was transferred there.

She completed her secondary education at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School and Rivers State Secondary both in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


Mercy began her acting career in 2004 after auditioning for a role in the movie “The Maid,” which marked her debut in Nollywood.

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.

She was the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Yahaya Bello on entertainment, arts and culture.

Her exceptional acting skills and captivating performances quickly gained her recognition and popularity among movie lovers in Nigeria and beyond.

She has since appeared in numerous Nollywood movies, showcasing her talent in various genres such as drama, comedy, and romance.

She made her debut as a film producer with The Legend of Inikpi.

In addition to her acting prowess, Mercy Johnson is admired for her humility, down-to-earth personality, and strong work ethic.

In October 2019, she signed an endorsement deal with Chi Limited’s Prime brand, Hollandia Evap Milk and later became a brand ambassador for Pennek Nigeria Limited, a real estate investment company based in Lagos.

She is known for her ability to portray diverse roles with authenticity and emotional depth, earning her a reputation as one of the top actresses in the Nigerian film industry.


  • Dumebi
  • 30 days in Atlanta
  • Weeping soul
  • War in the Palace
  • House Party
  • Women in Power
  • Lost to Lust
  • Kill the Bride
  • Under the Sky
  • Under Control Eve
  • Thanksgiving Gift
  • Sweet Mama
  • Pay Day
  • Painful World
  • One-Bullet
  • Oath of a Priest
  • Deep water
  • Seven and a half Dates
  • Battle on Buka street
  • Mirror of life
  • Painful victory
  • Hand of fate etc.

Personal life

Mercy Johnson is happily married to Prince Odianosen Okojie, and together they have four children, three girls and a boy, namely, Purity Ozioma Okojie, Divine-Mercy Ehinomen Okojie, Henry Ozioma Okojie, Angel Onosetale Okojie.

Mercy Johnson with her husband and kids


Her husband represents Esan North East/South East Federal Constituency of Edo State in the House of Representatives.

She balances her successful acting career with her role as a wife and mother, showcasing her dedication to both her family and her profession and serving as an inspiration to aspiring actors and actresses in Nigeria and beyond.


Throughout her career, Mercy Johnson has received several awards and nominations for her outstanding performances in movies, they include;

Best Actress in a movie at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.

Best supporting actress at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards in 2009.

Best Actress in a leading role at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards.

Best actress in a comedy at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Actress Of The year at the 2018 Eloy awards.


On November 3, 2013, Nollywood movie marketers threatened to ban Mercy Johnson from the industry due to her high demands.

She had previously been banned from acting because she was too expensive.

She, alongside top stars 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, for reportedly demanding outrageous pay raise per movie.

However, the ban was lifted by marketers/producers on 9 March 2014, following an apology from the actress.

Net worth

Mercy Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million earned through her acting career and endorsements deals.

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