Mercy Johnson Narrates Her Humble Beginning

Indeed she had a humble beginning. Mercy explains in a
recent interview how she and her family members moved into an uncompleted
building just to have a roof over themselves and how her brother turned into a
bricklayer to cater for the family. She also talked about her journey into Nollywood.
It’s touching;
“Sometimes when I cry in movies, it isn’t the script that
makes me cry. When I recall my humble beginning, I give thanks to God. When I
remember how we moved into an uncompleted building and had to take cover
whenever it rained because of the condition of the house; how my brother did a
menial job as a bricklayer to earn a living and those days when we rolled over
a stick to cover the windows up till the point when I started acting and raised
money to cover the roof… I recall those days we were living with lizards
because the floor and the walls of the house were not plastered, or when I had
scars as a result of my several falls.” She disclosed.

On her journey into acting
“After my secondary school education, I failed the University
Matriculation Examination (UME) and came back to Lagos to get a degree. While
that was on, I watched Genevieve Nnaji in a movie entitled: Sharon Stone.  I later approached a friend for assistance to
feature in a movie. He said I had a great body and that I would make a good
actress. He later took me to the National Theatre, but a role did not come
until a year later, when I had my first lead role in a film entitled: The Maid.

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