Mercy Johnson: I Stopped Kissing In Movies To Please My Husband Who Dislikes My Romantic Roles
Feb 18, 2018 – Mercy Johnson: I Stopped Playing Romantic Roles Because My Husband Does Not Like It
I Stopped Kissing In Movies To Please My Husband Who Dislikes My Romantic Roles- Mercy Johnson Okojie
Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson recent granted an interview to Sunday Sun.
See excerpts of the interesting interview below:
You have distinguished yourself as an actress, what would you say is responsible for your achievements?
Honestly, the grace of God has been my pillar of strength. I don’t have anyone to thank for my achievements, but my creator for paving ways for my success. He is helping me to live a sustainable life and giving me reasons to appreciate His mercies upon my life always.
Also, I must appreciate God for connecting me to a man that complimented and transformed me into a better person. He has a different perspective to life, which has affected my life positively, and I owe a gratitude to my husband for his love and affections.
What do you think makes you stand out?
It is persistence, hard work and passion for my job.
Are there any experiences you had as a child that made you cry as an adult?
I’m just a regular girl next door, nothing special. Though, growing up was tough, it made me a better person. It made me strive to succeed, it taught me hard work, perseverance and also educated me to understand that my purpose on earth is to serve humanity, which was one of the strongest lessons I learned in life.
You have played countless roles such as maid, gangster and lover to mention a few, how does your husband react to your movies?
My husband doesn’t watch my movies. But I think he has heard about the clown I am in movies (laughter). Nevertheless, I adore him for being my backbone and supporter of my career. Though, for the past eight years of our relationship, I haven’t featured in romantic roles. This is because he doesn’t like it and I can’t do it for all the money in the world.
How would you describe your husband?
He is a very humble man, friendly and calm. When I’m doing the crazy things, he looks at me and shakes his head. In fact, he is a gentleman, he is not dramatic at all and he always tells me he doesn’t understand from where I get all my dramas. Sometimes, he asks me ‘you don’t get tired?’ You know, I play too much. Nevertheless, my husband is the definition of God’s plans for me on earth; he gives me peace, love and happiness. In fact, he is my destiny.
Every marriage has its challenges, how do you settle disputes?
When I offend my husband, I jump on his body and he laughs. I may also write a message and paste it on my daughter, Purity’s back (laughter). Honestly, the man is tired of my pranks (laughter).
How do you create a work-life balance?
I operate on a scale of preference regarding my service to God, family and job. My family has to be comfortable before discussing my job. I must appreciate my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie, for giving me his consent when my appointment as SSA to governor came, knowing fully well the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with.
How do you relax?
I play Ludo game or swim with my husband. Also, I relax with my kids, playing and discussing school activities with them.
How has it been working as Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to Kogi State governor?
Like I always say, the honorable doesn’t count but the impact you can make in the lives of people. When I received the appointment, I was enchanted for the honour. So far, it has been fun working with Governor Yahaya Bello. Nevertheless, I have been executing my duties in the entertainment, arts and culture sector, to give Kogi State a new face, just as our leader has instructed.
What is your advice to Nigeria women?
They should embrace God to make everything beautiful in their lives. Also, live a positive life; no matter what life throws at them, they must put God first for solution.
[By Sunday Sun]
February 18, 2018 at 5:32 AM
Why did he marry u then when he know u are an actress.
U romantic roles is what I like most
February 18, 2018 at 6:04 AM
All the best Lady.
February 18, 2018 at 6:21 AM
And u want us to believe your story.i wonder if his first wife knew about his humility and gentility but its all aboyt attention seeking headlines.
J. B. Hunter
February 18, 2018 at 6:23 AM
DID I JUST Read that you really said that? No no no… You seem to have forgotten something or let me just say
“pretended to forgot“ that this man may live and die with you but in the sight of God, he is not and can never be your husband cause you actually broke another woman‘s heart to get him under your laps and today you called him your husband when the rightful owner from whom you stole him is somewhere in Canada with his two kids. Thief Ole Barawo.
I take a stroll…
February 20, 2018 at 8:31 PM
AT J.B YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I COME TO THIS SITE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS BECAUSE U MAKE A SENSE. BUT I DISAGREE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE. THE MAN WAS NOT HAPPY IN HIS FIRST MARRIAGE, HE FOUND HAPPINESS IN SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAPPENED TO BE MJ WHICH WE KNOW IT COULD HAVE STILL BEEN ANYBODY. IT IS BETTER FOR A COUPLE TO SEPARATE AND BE HAPPY THAN STAYING IN A MARRIAGE THAT WILL CONSUME EITHER ONE OF THEM OR BOTH. WHERE I WILL FAULT THE HUSBAND IS IF HE IS NOT TAKING CARE OF HIS FIRST CHILDREN. EVERY ONE DESERVE TO MAKE HIS OR HER OWN CHOICE.
February 23, 2018 at 6:47 PM
ATTENSION SEEKER, HUSBAND SNACHER FXXX OFF DONT EVEN LIKE WATCHING UR MOVIES ANYMORE. UR MUMU LOOKING HUSBAND SUCKS 2
June 30, 2018 at 8:46 PM
I don’t no why people always get jealous of others instead you will be happy for her u are just remembering her that her husband has married before, let me remind you the marriage does not favor the first wife but favours the second so u people can jump into lagoon. Really happy for you Mrs mercy okoije
July 13, 2018 at 9:59 PM
Why are you talking like this?
Just mind your own business
No law stops any man from marrying more than one wife
“You don’t know what you have until you loose it”
If the first wife valued him and made him not see a reason for the second, there wouldn’t have been any second.
However let’s control our comments to avoid putting asunder in peoples home. @ JB