Mercy Johnson-Okojie: “I Lived An Inferior Life Throughout My School Days”
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Oct 5, 2011 – Mercy Johnson-Okojie: “I Lived An Inferior Life Throughout My School Days”
In a recent interview with a popular blog, Mercy Johnson Okojie, when asked if she has ever been sexually harassed in exchange for movie roles, below is what she had to say. Additionally, she talked about inferiority complex issue she faced during her school days.
Read the Interview Excerpts below.
Have you ever been sexually harassed in exchange for a movie role?
“yes! Such had come my way, but if you sleep around for roles, will you also sleep around to make your fans love your work? You only choose what you want. It only takes God to be successful in this industry. It’s a matter of choice if the ladies are approached with such. If you feel that your body is cheap and worth the script, then go ahead, but it is an individual thing. If any lady tells you in Nollywood it hasn’t happened to her, it is a cheap lie. Most people are scared of telling the truth, but the truth makes upcoming ones to watch their steps without making mistakes.”
Giving an insight about her childhood, the talented actress talked about the difficulties and embarrassments she went through, but thank God she is singing a different song now;
“When I was in secondary school, I would wash my mates’ clothes and polish their shoes to get paid so that I can also pay my brother’s school fees, and whenever names of people owing school fees were mentioned, mine was always on top of the list.
I faced a lot of embarrassment in school. My teachers flogged me; my uniform was always torn and tattered. When someone stole, they pointed at me because of my poor condition. It was a miserable life, but today, they’re most shocked at my success. I lived an inferior life throughout my school days… if I have my way; I want to be a child again and live large.”