Mercy Johnson Okojie: My Marriage Will Not Crash Because I Have Pastors & Elders Guiding Me

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Feb 11, 2017 – Mercy Johnson Okojie: Nobody Can Act My Role In Nollywood, I’m Fearless Because I Know Who I Am

“My Marriage Will Not Crash Because I Have Pastors & Elders Guiding Me” – MJ

See excerpts of Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson’s recent interview with Lanre Odukoya.

Is Motherhood Slowing You Down

You had just a few outings last year. I’d say yes, motherhood has slowed me down but does it matter? I’d say no. It hasn’t slowed my life down.

In my life with marriage, dealings with people and so on I’ve learnt to appreciate myself first and recognise integrity before I can give it out to any other person.

I know what it means to have a scale of preference and do things in manner of importance. Work has slowed down because I want it to slow down, if I want to leave my home and my kids to go to Asaba for works back to back or stay in Lagos and work like that, it’s not a problem because I get calls every day.

It’s a way of life that I’ve chosen, so if you call me and it’s not convenient for me, I’d just tell you I cannot do it. My kids are in school right now and I have to do the school ‘runs’, wake up to get the kids ready for school, take care of the house, my husband, it’s fun and I love to do it.

If anything just collides with what I’d planned I just let go. If you call me for a movie and it’s convenient I’d just tell my husband, ‘my love I’m going to shoot next week’.

And he’d say ‘sure, you can go’. But if I can’t make it due to one issue or the other having something to do with my husband and/or my kids, I just let it go.

Some celebs have gone on break (for motherhood) and by the time they returned, new kids on the block had taken their place. Don’t you have fear you might lose your place?

I can never lose my place or be displaced by anybody. My name is Mercy Johnson Okojie, I never have such fear. Nollywood is like a family; it’s a large field and nobody can take anybody’s place.

Even though I don’t get to do many films, when I do one, people will know that Mercy has done this. It’s not pride, I’m just saying that I know who I am and I know what I’ve got.

So you can do all the ones you can do and I’ll do the ones I can do. It’s a not a tussle, I’m very comfortable in my space. If I have to do one in three months, it’s fine as long as I have something back home that makes me smile all day.

Are there targets you have in 2017?

With marriage and motherhood, when you have one it’s tough let alone having three kids, so I’m doing my own TV show entitled ‘Mercy Marriage and Cooking’.

I came up with the idea after I saw a tweet by ElDee, when he said something about role models and young girls of these days picking Kim Kardashian as a role model when they have people like Ndidi Obioha, Betty Irabor and others doing well in their marriages and career.

When you follow people like these, you sum it up all, you’re like a full package. So I’m going to have them come and do some dishes while we talk about some things that can make their marriages work.

The tweet got to me and I realised that we don’t even have a talk-show that talks about these career realities and nuggets of marriage.

Part of the things that have made my marriage work is that I have a good foundationI have mother, pastors, and elders who say, ‘Mercy, do it like this, do it like that’.

And then I chose to learn and it has paid off. That’s what prompted the TV show and it’s going to be onair soon. I’ve had some delays just like with any production. After the show comes a short drama on marriage and that’s going to keep me busy for the year.

Aren’t you going to be on location for some other scripts?

I don’t have much time for that now because I’m doing a series for Glo, ‘Professor Johnbull’ and I’m doing one for Africa Magic now which has only just started. In between them I have a few projects to handle too.

Before you married, you took some brazen roles as a very crude village girl but now that city life has impacted you this much, would you still be able to deliver roles requiring you to play a village girl?

I will still play my role that old way but just that I will do it with a lot of caution now. Some of the things I did before I cannot do anymore because I hate to embarrass my husband. Most of the things I did then, so many people didn’t understand that it was acting.

I do my job passionately but even with the passion, I recognise the fact that it’s not pleasant to embarrass my husband.

You’re almost entirely missing on the red carpets, how long do you want to be away?

I love to be on the red carpet, but Angel (daughter) is crawling now and I have to pursue her, is that the kind of thing to leave and go to the red carpet?

[Credit: Saturday Telegraph]

13 thoughts on “Mercy Johnson Okojie: My Marriage Will Not Crash Because I Have Pastors & Elders Guiding Me

  1. WOW!!! That’s my able sister!! i raise one ass for you OH!!! Original Kogi Girl. the best among the rest! indeed no one like you in nollywood and no one can play your roles!!

    But you need to help those who are willing to become an actress like you #YAWNS.

    Any body that feel like to help me: 070****0242

  2. end times never trust anybody especially pastors!! only trust your god jahova no human being is trust worthy remember I told you so my sister we have being compromised in this end times jahova will never let you down all you need to say to him is thank you lord everyday that’s all. X

  3. If you have pastors and elders guiding you in the marriage , does your husband have pastors and elders guiding him?

  4. IN CASE YOU have just forgotten, I think I need to remind you that, your true name is Mercy Johnson. That Okojie you always add and also want people to do so was a STOLEN NAME from another woman in case you think we have forgotten.

    Again you seem frightful about the possible break of this your so called marriage in case someday, just someday your zombie in a cage you called a husband wakes from his slumber just to find one igbirra bitch in place of his once upon a time beautiful legally married wife. Because this your marriage as you claim to call it isn‘t for real and you know it. The reason for your quick series of births before the bubble finally bust. You understand perfectly well what am talking about here, it‘s just that you don‘t want to own up.

    You may be a good actress “YES, but the fact is…everytime I see you, I see a liar, a husband snatcher, a fake.
    NO HARD FEELINGS THOUGH.
    Restitution is the word here.

    I take a stroll…

  5. Surprising that people get God involved when they haven’t done right in the first place ! Was her husband not somebody else’s husband or did I just make that up ? God is so merciful and gracious ; He loves us unconditionally no matter what we’ve done

  6. Some Pastors can’t manage their own marriage how much more help manage yours? Oshi. You’ve got God in the marriage would’ve sounded better? Not so? ODABO.

  7. D Hunter and Dee is wise pass away all the pipuls wey was commented here. It be like say the two both of you is smoke orijinal igbo. Na the same woman weyris supply me igbo is also supply the two both of you. Or wetin is make una wise if no be igbo? I like Mercy Johnson waist. It big like wetin I go like to de hold all the every times. But it not make me to pretend or lie bicos I be rastaman and rastaman is not pretend or lie. Mercy Johnson have scatter her follow woman marriage and she come to think say another woman is not posibul to be scattering her own marriage. Is a thing of dream bicos when she wake up, she go see say another woman have scattering her marriage long ago. Is law of kama. Is also nemesings. You must rimp wetin you sold.

  8. Idiot wey go steal another woman husband come carry dey shine. Wait na, that igbirra spell wey you use on this man go fade one day then karma go catch up with you. THIEF, OLE, BARAWO!

    I take a stroll…

  9. IF YOU HAVE ALL THOSE PASTORS AND ALL THOSE OGBANJES, MAY I ASK YOU WHY SOME OF THE SO CALLED PASTORS DIVORCED THEIR WIVES, AND RUN AWAY WITH CHURCH MEMBERS WIVES AND RAPE CHILDREN AND LIED AND DO YAHOO FRAUDSTER.COM

    I AM SORRY TO SAY, THAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON ALL THESE SO CALLED RATHER THAN YOURSELF, YOUR BRAIN IS LIKE A BUTTERFLY, I THOUGHT YOU ARE A SMART LADY BUT YOU ARE NOT AFTERALL.

    PRAYING OR WHATEVER VOODOO YOU MAY DO, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITHHOLDING DOWN YOUR MARRIAGE.

    IF MARRIAGE IS GOING TO DIE, IT WOULD DIE, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW MANY CANDLE YOU BURNT OR HOW MANY FASTING OR VIGIL YOU ATTEND OR YOU BELONG TO ALL SORT OF RELIGION.

    YOU ARE VERY GOOD ACTORESS AND I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK.IN EVERYTHING JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE.

    PLEASE RELY ON YOURSELF BECAUSE THE SO CALLED PASTOR CAN ALSO DESTROY MARRIAGE, THEY CAN INTRODUCE ONE OF THE CHURCH MEMBERS TO YOUR HUSBAND.

    CHIRIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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