Mercy Johnson – the Sexiest Actress in Nollywood (?)

| August 31, 2008 | 350 Comments

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Mercy Johnson:

Ever since Mercy Johnson came into limelight about four years ago after staring in the movie ‘The Maid’, life, as they say it, has never been the same for her. The ordinary girl with a dream, as she likes to call herself, is now big; in fact beyond the shores of Nigeria. Just before she added yet another year to her age Thursday, Mercy spoke with SAMUEL OLATUNJI on her life and about the appellation – sexiest actress in Nollywood.

People refer to you as the sexiest actress in Nollywood. Do you actually think you are?

No! Every woman is sexy in her own way. I’ll just say I’m okay.

What defines a sexy woman?

I think being sexy is not all about beauty. It’s not about exposing yourself unnecessarily. Being sexy is a personal thing. It’s what a particular person portrays in everything she does. Someone might have a sexy way of talking, or a sexy way of appealing to people. A woman appeals to people in different ways. Being sexy in itself is large. You can’t quantify it.

How is it with you and negative report?

For sometime now, it’s really been frustrating. I guess some people are really trying to frustrate me. But I think it’s just a small price to pay for what I get. It’s a little price to pay for everything I get as Mercy Johnson. The negative side is alarming and heart-breaking, but the positive side still carries much weight.

Is it also true that you cut your hair to further portray the much-talked-about sexy looks?

The movie I did for Desmond Elliot was the major reason I cut my hair. It was strictly for the movie.

People call you rave of the moment in the movie industry. How does it feel to carry that tag?

The industry is just too wide for competition. It is a place people come in and keep coming in and your footprint is still there. It’s extremely large. You just can’t have all the fans. You can be the hottest thing happening but you can’t be everything to everybody. Everybody has his or her fans. I’ll say I’m doing well, but not the rave of the moment.

How often do you go on location?

Every week. I’m on set every week. But I’m taking a break for now, so I can look fresh before I travel.

Where are you traveling to?

I’m going on tour of the whole of Europe to meet my fans.

That is a lot of money for you, isn’t it?

God is good (laughs)!

Would you have still been fulfilled if you weren’t an actress?

I think it takes more than luck to make the right choice. I believe in faith and redemption and I believe in myself. It’s not about being an actress. I said earlier that if I wasn’t an actress. I would have loved presenting. I think I still would have been fulfilled because fulfillment is just about doing the right thing well and getting to the apex of your assignment.

Are you in any relationship now?

Mmm… yes!

Between your relationship and your career, which comes first?

It will be my relationship.

So your relationship can cause you to stop being an actress?

There are certain stages you get to and you take some things more seriously. We’re not in the western world. This is Africa, and this is an environment where you need to regard people more than accomplishment. And when I say relationship, I don’t mean boyfriend and girlfriend relationship alone. It means that if I get married today, my marriage comes first. My relationship comes before my career. But right now it is your seriousness that gets you to that point. It’s just like you’re asking me which is going to be more important between my kids and my work; it’s going to be my kids.

Is your boyfriend not complaining about media reports on you?

He complains once in a while because you people can actually split a home atimes. He complains and we quarrel once in a while about some write-up he reads. But, above all, he understands.

With your busy schedule, does that mean it’s a good-bye to Lagos State University (LASU)?

No, I am not saying good-bye to LASU.

So, what’s going to happen to LASU?

I’m still schooling, though it’s not been easy at all.

But I learnt you deferred your study, how true?

Yes, but I’m going to resume fully next session.

Are you sure you will have time to be serious in school?

Yes, I’m going to be serious.

I read recently that you had a carry-over or some problems with lecturers in school. What actually went wrong?

It’s normal for a student to have problem in school, I don’t know why people keep writing unnecessary things. I don’t know why my own should be so obvious. Why can’t they report good things that I do? It’s only the bad things that happen that they get to say.

What does love mean to you?

Love is respect. Love is commitment. Love is being there when it matters most. Love is putting your loved ones first. It’s sacred.

What does your boyfriend do?

He’s not really a press person. He is abroad.

Why is everybody dating someone abroad, are we guys here not up to the task?

It’s not about you selecting people, it’s about the person that comes to you and flows with you. You can’t go for what doesn’t want you; you go for what wants you.

For how long have you been dating?

Almost three years now.

How does he feel when he hears about your stuffs that are supposed to be under wraps being discussed in public?

Sometimes he calls me and says guess where I am and I would say work. He’ll then say people are talking about your hips. But most times we just laugh over it.

How often do you guys see?

We see very often. Whenever I travel, we see. Whenever he’s around, we see. He’s usually around; he’s even around at the moment because of my birthday which is on the 28th of August.

How old will you be then?

Why would you want me to tell you that? So that in ten years, you people can say she’s going to be sixty.

For how long have you been in Nollywood?

Let me say four to five years.

Who introduced you to Nollywood?
Mercy Johnson

A very good friend of mine, his name is Oscar Ray.

Which was your first movie?

The title of my first movie is The Maid.

Is acting all you want to do?

No, acting is not all I want to do. I have lots of things I want to do. I really love to do something that’ll enable me give back to society that has given me the chance and has made me somebody. I was just a little girl with nothing but a dream. So, every time I see girls that are in my former condition, it really make me wants to reach out.

Have you ever had a nasty encounter with a fan?

One happened at a parking lot when I was traveling to Benin. I had gone to the car to pick up my things. While I was doing that, someone just bumped on me and was like, ‘Oh! I like your films, and can I get a hug’. And then I consented. But to my utmost amazement the guy kissed me.

I wish I was in the guy’s shoes (general laughter). So what happened after the kiss?

Well, I was extremely surprised and just had to let go.

What can you say about the rumour of you and Rukky Sanda fighting over D’banj?

I don’t really know what to say about that. I’ve never met D’banj before and don’t even know what he looks like. And I don’t know Rukky.

Your boyfriend is in Spain and you’re in Nigeria. What do you do those times you need that irresistible romantic touch?

We speak a lot on phone and we’re extremely close despite the distance.

Can telephone conversations substitute for the real thing?

Yeah! Closeness in any form, as long as you talk all the time. Communication makes you feel closer.

What happens to sexual temptation?

(Laughs). What’s the meaning of that? Common, Fimi sile jo (please leave me alone).

What do you do when you’re tempted?

I’m never tempted at all.

Even a saint like me gets tempted sometimes.
You never told me you’re a saint, Samuel.

What was it like the first time you were in bed with a man?

No comment (laughs)!

Source: The Sun News Online

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  • nsom jesse

    hi mercy i do love you as a sister ,people can tell how beautifulyou are it is true you are ;sexiest but i will not poit you to that but to he who made you the way yopu are which is GOD if your beauti dose grolyfiy him he will not be happy with you beauti or sexiest with jesus christ is vanity ,the GOD who made” you has blesse you with a talent ,my sister GOD will not amarha you not sen you to hill he has open the door for everyone throgh jesus christ ( titus 2;11)look for a bible and read it ,also Romans 8;1=5)(john 1;12)( Romans 10;9=10 )may GOD blesse you all the days of your life ,write me on my email thanks I LOVE you dear

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    effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry, effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry, effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry, effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry effontry, ……that is all i hear from Mercy Johnson. pls revist your dic. for other vocaburaries i beg you.

  • Felix

    U ack like you are not acting….u re real babygirl.

  • chinwe anne

    mercy Ur dressing is okay, but one thing i will like u 2 do is once you dressed sexy try to cover up a little, nd carry go on your ambition don’t listen to people of forthfinders, deceivers and those who does not need your progress. (chinwe by name (24)

  • Prince alehandro padin

    Mercy u re very stupid.hopeless fool think about ur future.of course u re a woman and a mother to be.stop dressing irresponsiblly,moreover u re nt getting any younger.if u die today,u will definitly go to dear think about ur life here and here after.gud day prost……

  • Emeke

    Mercy, you are beautiful…………… but i think my friend Violet has become an addicted to you. She needs to you right now………………….. i think she has a virus and you alone is the anti-virus so please if you care about the life of someone who truly admire’s you please. just let us know this is her phone number 08030966964.

  • walter kim

    z nt al abwt d sexy fn i dig…………………wat i luv most z ur ability 2 interpret roles……u gat d talent gal……kip rollin we luv u

  • Benny

    Hello Mercy Johnson, how is everything with you, God has a plan to every man on thos earth. please i need to know you and your phone number please, 07069477565 is mine.

    takecare of yourself, God will bless you.

    It’s me,


  • kroll

    merci jhonso

  • keba

    really i wish i was a man,you are too sexy my girl,i wish i was too close to nigeria,too bad am in Botswana but i like you body .god cool,mmmxa love you big time,

  • Mohammed Fuseini

    mercy is me ur frd ,that u will miss most in ur life and ur frd on facebook as well,i just wont to tell u that i like ur movies and is soooo nice to me, and i have also learn a lot from it to make my life sooo easier and how to move my life.Am a boy of 20yrs of age and i always dreamed to become an actor just like u,
    Infact i must say i always become happy when ever i wiew ur movie,i just become sooo good in my life,and i just wont u to keep it up in what ever that u are doing in ur movie ,and infact i must say i congratulate u in ur movie,i mean all ur movie i love it..and if u willed not mined am in the central part of ghana .
    And in a town call assin foso and u can also call me on 0547678330 and i will be very happy just to here ur voice as well, i greet u and i also salute u as well congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, have fun bey,bey.I care and have a good luck as well and have a very very very happy marriage,
    And i know that good lord that we all served will help u and ur breadwinner as well, the good God should bless u and ur family bey,bey
    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ama-Lynda A

    I love ur way, enjoy ur life.

  • Daniel. o. Williams

    i luv u M.J and keep the good work up,i wish to act with you some day.i luv you very much.

  • http://Facebook Secqdon

    Shakira i luv dat film.nice act i luv dat kud movie.

  • isata sidiratu issah

    just don’t mind them no matter what they say i will always love u, lets them talk or do whatever they can, they surely will never reach u, it’s your time just keep kicking your swagger smile

  • zionnit

    Me think her style is cool

  • diariou

    ilove you ol my hate you are the best

  • shola

    she is one of my favorite
    nollywood actress

  • Bosede

    You are really a good actress. Keep it up. The Lord is your strenght as you progress in life. Happy marriage life.

  • ikwelu joy

    hello mercy i really like the way u act in the movie the way u talk and laugh u are my role model keep it up i love u girl happy marryed life.

  • http:// chitiger

    hi mercy i luv ur way/acting and all. i just love you. happy marreid life. no mind bad belle people. is it true about de fight and ur eye? i just hope is acting. i would”nt want anything to happen to u. now that ur married always be carefull cos ur enemies are not happy.

  • John Dominic

    I luv d way u act. Bt wht i dnt knw is d rumor abt ur eyes. U ar d best

  • efegbere sanra

    whats the news about are eyes is it true or not

  • WatchMan

    Still unconfirmed!!!

  • Theresa

    Zambia adores u my darling u are the hotest and strongest in the movie industry and u have such an amazing personality that everyone wud love to have been born with.u will awez b Zambia’s best nigerian actress

  • prince

    mercy are too hot bcuz she has all the qualities that makes a woman her hips kill souls.sexies is a nature eve
    n jesus does anything wrong but there crucified him so public let mercy be.


    My dear keep your flag flying dont ever let your guard down because if people dont talk about you you woun’t succed in life besides u cant please everybody in life, because even d almighty God has created everything to please d kindness of man yet people still go to native doctors for wealth when God has said in my father;s house there are many manssions, so my dear in a short nell you cant please everybody. but always try to please God in a 100% percent way only den can you achieve your greatest carier in life. I LOVE U

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    wadup gudmorin dear i nid 2 c u face 2 face 2 talk smting out pls dis my num 07064867806 i wil b xpectin ur cal tanxs 4ur understandin tak kia of ur slf

  • Ogechi

    Marcy i so much like the way you art, keep it up, love uooooo

  • songo iyalla

    shodi wats up i realy treep for you rite from when am in nigeria i wish to meet you when am back to nigeria am comming back to nigeria in 1st week of april this my india number +919958194708 and this my nigeria number 08138284341 shodi what i want to tell you dont care about what people say about you your one in a million always bear this in mind if people dont talk about you then your nothing mercy i realy like your swag i alway dream about you i dont know how this world will look like if i dont meet you face to face before live this world but have already made up my mind that what ever it takes me to meet you one on one i dont care even if is goin to be the last thing on earth then am thight mercy please i beg of you these my opportunity i have please contact me have fun all day long

  • bilion brother

    mercy what about dumbra?dumbra look at me.look up, down at me.don’t u like me?hey, what hey?isn’t it working?u don’t have shame at all.ur six years old fan,from bamenda cameroon. now living in united states.

  • O Y 4 GOOD

    i want to be like u mercy i love u so much

  • Fidel

    People shuld stop calling my Number referin me 2 mercy Johnsome. Perhapz smbdy might ave my number in replacement of Mercy’s number. I beg u all!

  • Harry Don

    Mercy i like D way you are, plase don’t care about what people are saying about you. keep doing well.

  • Grace Otieno

    Keep it up. Ilov yr acting

  • lekanue

    I just think that you were made on sunday bcuz god made beautfull people on sunday just be strong and do what u are doing keep looking ahead let the sky be your limited

  • Henrietta

    Hi mercy,u r my actress n forever ramain d best.i dnt kia wat pple says abt u n dnt allow rumors to weigh u down.u r a STAR n pple must talk.plz am looking forward to see u.i want u to help me plzzzzzzzzz dnt turn me num:08036181294 or 08161841506.thanks

  • Henrietta

    I luv u so so much gal

  • nora nneka

    helo aunt mercy u are perfectly okey, and i would love to be like you. you are my role model anytime any day. i have got talent , acting is one thing that i love to do but there is no body to groom me up i have been to many audition. which i performed will. my name is nora nneka nzekwe, 22years of age, from awka south local govt area of anambra state, my number 08068866868., thanks and God bless

  • nora nneka

    she is perfectly okey

  • chukwunyere alo

    baby,u make me happy any time i watch ur file….in shot i award u number actress in naija…..i luv u

  • Helen cross 20th june 2012 08:35pm

    I love u mercy johnson infact u are the best among all, all i have been praying to the good lord day and night is to make me be like u bt i no 1 day i will be like u by his special grace ride on u are the best

  • peace

    u know one thing i like about u, the way u speak infact i see u as my role model

  • Mbosowo akpan

    How i wish u are close to me . Mercy johnson may the good lord maintain ur beauty & knowgledge Amen . Wooh

  • john

    i dont care what people say. i even wish you are my sister so that i can learn more from you. my dear dont listen what they said. all this are nonsensical nonsense.

  • Kotei Rolland

    Acting is the moral deeds dat brings out the external changes in one.mercy has been a good nd hardworking actress.keep the good work up.

  • Edmund frank

    hi mercy ete me ya da dat iz hw we greet in ebira land take care i luv u muah!!!!!

  • sorrymess

    hi mercy,.
    just hope you in some way can clean up the corruption we see all the time from 9ja,.see it on you tube the rotten governors ,i see onitsha state on tv and the troubles it casues,.
    when i see then nja worshipping god with evil deep in their minds i despair ,.they have strange ideas abotu honesty in nigeria,.i preay you can have soem good influence on the selfishness of people in banks and government there,how do i know who is corrupt in nja as i suppose to go work there,..,cheers mike

  • Eva

    Im your biggest fan from South Africa and I want to tell you that I love you and when always I watch your movie…I love it…

  • Chavell Griffiths

    why is this interviewer asking so much personal questions? love from Jamaica