“Many are mad and many are roaming on social media.”
Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, caused a stir on the Internet when she openly declared her support for the All Progressives Congress and its candidates in the 2023 elections.
The actress had on Wednesday shared pictures of herself with the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announcing her membership as part of the APC women presidential campaign team.
Her husband, Odi Okojie, is also an APC candidate for the Esan North East/ South East federal constituency in Edo State.
Sharing the photos from the campaign, the actress wrote, “Earlier today, I joined His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the incredible women leaders that make up the APC ‘Women Presidential Campaign Team’ at the APC women Southwest Rally.
“As a woman, wife to an APC candidate @princeodiokojie and mother, I am confident in the APC plan for women which is in line with the 35% affirmative action for women.
“From the goodwill messages and conversations with the women leaders, I was opportuned to hear from the horse’s mouth and I have renewed hope and confidence in the good intentions, great plans and actions to follow for the women of Nigeria and for the people of Nigeria.”
Her post, however, did not go down well with many fans who took to Twitter to condemn the actress’ decision, making ‘Mercy Johnson’ one of the trending topics on Thursday.
A tweep, @odyloveth, said, “End Sars – Mercy Johnson will not talk. Flood in her state that half of her community people were dying, she was mute. Police brutality, she will not talk.
“Today Mercy Johnson is telling us that APC have plans for us in 2023. I blame those rating these celebrities.”
Advising the actress to focus only on her husband, @eseohe_k tweeted, “No one is saying Mercy Johnson shouldn’t support her husband’s political career. She should not just try to sell APC to us. Campaign for your husband alone. Talking about ‘as a woman, I’m confident in the APC plan for women’.”
However, some fans stated that the actress was free to support whoever she wanted to, as they justified her actions.
@isaacafrica_ said, “While I’m for Peter Obi, I wouldn’t expect Mercy Johnson to support a party other than her husband’s. It’s one of the reasons her marriage works.
“This isn’t about party affiliation. It’s about who’s working in the best interest of Nigerians. Why can’t she be light within APC?”
Another tweep, @mrlurvy, said, “Mercy Johnson’s husband is flying the flag of the APC in his constituency. But you expect Mercy to support another party right? So that she can get retweets and likes?
“Many are mad and many are roaming on social media.”
Actress Toyin Abraham has emerged the most paid Nigerian actress for the year 2022.
Beating Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson, Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, and other colleagues to the feat, Toyin Abraham proudly shared the information on her Instagram page hours ago.
According to the Nigerian Box Office yearbook released by Film One moments ago on Instagram, Toyin Abraham’s King of Thieves and Ijakumo, the movie earned her over N611 million thus becoming the highest-paid Nigerian actress for 2022.
Jubilating about the win, Toyin Abraham wrote “Verified Congratulations to #ijakumo team , Thanks to everyone who has seen IJAKUMO pls IJAKUMO is still showing in cinemas in Nigeria,USA and Uk . @lolade_okusanya I’m super proud of you,you performance is IJAKUMO is extremely nice,your first cinema movie and you became no 5
@kunleremiofficial woow my darling,thank you for making it easy to work with you and for giving your best on and offset, more to come kunle. @adebayotijani Egbon mi atata you are underrated and I’m happy people are beginning to see how good your are, welldone Egbon more box office smash. @stevesodiya baba m.
Thank you for everything,thanks for loving me,thanks for putting this project on your head,thanks for being a backbone,thank you uncle Steve Akanbi more box office for us to smash together. @toyin_abraham no 1 emi dada Awuru”
Kemi Filani recalls that in 2021, , Toyin Abraham’s the Ghost and the tout too, the prophetess and Aki and pawpaw movie earned her over N357million thus becoming the highest paid Nigerian actress for 2021.
An on-air personality, Nedu Wazobia, has said that following his controversial comments that he once walked in on his rich friend having sex with two female celebs at the same time, a lady reached out to him, pleading for the rich man’s contact.
He told Saturday Beats, “After the release of the podcast where I talked about one of my friends who gave a lady N3m before even sleeping with her, another lady sent me a message on social media, saying that she had school challenges. She asked me to introduce her to that same man, so she could also collect money from him.”
The chat, which Nedu forwarded to our correspondent, read in part, “After seeing the video, I decided to reach out to you, (to know) if you could link me up with your rich friend, so I could get enough money for my tuition fees.”
The broadcaster also maintained that women who thought they could only appear sexy when they exposed themselves were insecure. He said, “There is no one that can ever say I did anything immoral to get a job. I have got all the jobs I did because I was qualified for then. Women who feel that they are only sexy when they reveal body parts are insecure, and they have nothing to offer other than their bodies. If your primary aim is to be sexy, the only people that will come to you are those that want to have sex with you and leave.
“Nobody keeps a woman that is for the public. Those who have something to offer are always decent. But, that is not to say that those who cover up themselves don’t engage in immoral activities too.”
Revealing the lowest amount he had ever been paid as a master of ceremonies, Nedu said, “For my first MC job around 2010/2011, I was paid N30,000. It was an Igbo wedding, and they really stressed me a lot.”
Veteran Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has debunked rumours of having cancer, expressing gratitude to fans for their calls and prayers over the worrisome news.
The renowned actress, who took to her Instagram page on Sunday in a video clip to clarify the rumours of her having cancer, said she only spoke of having cancer scare, which doctors felt was something serious.
According to her, she is doing well and does not have cancer but she was only misunderstood with her explanation in her first video clip on ‘Mercy’s Menu’.
She stressed that she only had problems with her thyroid but perfectly okay and does not have cancer.
“Hi guys, Okay, so first and foremost, thank you so much for all of you who have been calling and sending messages and prayers, thank you. I do appreciate it so much.
” But, I do not have cancer. I noticed that a clip from my TV show, Mercy’s menu, has been flying around and I think they cut the clip.
“I said I had a cancer scare, it means that I had this swelling on my neck and my doctors felt it was something serious. I had problems with my thyroid, I am perfectly okay.
“Thank you so much for all of your calls and your messages, the phone has been buzzing like crazy, I am perfectly fine and I do not have cancer.
” I am perfectly okay. So thank you so much for checking up on me, thank you for sending those messages.
“Go back and watch the clip, it was completely misunderstood, I am fine, I do not have cancer in Jesus name, thank you guys so much,” she wrote .
Johnson is a Nigerian actress, politician and entrepreneur, who is good at what she does.
The 38-years-old actress made her debut in the Nollywood industry in 2003, when she featured in a movie titled ‘The Maid’ which brought her to limelight.
The mother of four has starred in over 200 movies which includes: ‘Dumebi the Dirty Girl’ ‘Corporate Maid’, ‘Desperate Ladies’, ‘Heart of a fighter’ among others.
She has received numerous awards and nominations, due to the ways she usually played her roles on movies.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, as such making her outstanding.
She is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie and her union is blessed with four kids.
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