My Place Still Intact In Nollywood–Mercy Johnson

By Ikenga Chronicles February 11, 2017

My Place Still Intact In Nollywood–Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson-Okojie has boasted that her short absence from the screen due to motherhood has not taken away her place and fans. In an interview with ‎LANRE ODUKOYA, Johnson said she must not necessarily do many films before winning the heart of her fans stressing that she has no reason to compete with anyone in the industry.

“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.”

She however maintained that motherhood has not slowed her career as she is okay with the pace and her life. According to her, drawing her scale of preference was important ‎in getting things right for herself.

“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 work 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.”





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