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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson spent the Valentine’s Day weekend in Liberia. Mercy caused a major frenzy when she arrived at the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia. The star who travelled with members of her team including her manager and publicists was welcomed by press photographers, airport officials and airline staff, many of whom rallied around to take photos and get autographs from the Nigerian star. During her time in Monrovia, Mercy gave interviews to a cross-section of local press including Magic FM, Truth FM and Sky TV. A special event was organized in her honour, this was an opportunity for Mercy to meet and connect with her Liberian fans. It was an exciting trip for the Nigerian star and definitely highlights the Pan African and global potential for Nollywood to become Nigeria’s most relevant cultural export.

Now that she is back on Nigerian soil, Mercy is dishing out something new to fans. She has just released a brand new set of promotional photographs and BellaNaija.com has the exclusive scoop.
Check on it.

Credits
Photography: Debbins Studios
Styling & Makeup: Amaka Ononobaku for Stunners Makeover
Media/Publicity: Bigsam Media
Management: Platform Plc

210 Comments

  1. StephanieIj

    February 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Her powder is wrong…

    • *the *chatterbox*

      February 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      true

    • fokasibe

      February 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      All I can say is LOCAL CHAMPION!!!!

    • Chi

      February 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      as in sista..e strong die!

    • jd

      February 26, 2011 at 12:57 am

      yes very poor make-up

    • Lady Mass

      February 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      The make up is great like Ini and other people do the same makeup too….I think it looks great that my opinion..

    • Ruzy

      February 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      not fair, at least we should be appreciative, when we see good things…… Abeg mercy Amaka try for ur make-up, i think u should be using her more often in ur movies….lol

    • Alubidi

      February 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      And that was the only thing you could say after first glance? Gosh, some people are just full of all kinds of negativity.

      Mercy has a killer body, she’s a full woman with great curves!! The outfits really flatter her shape and accentuate her waist. However, the lace-weave is not on point and that cheapens the whole look. Those blue shoes in that last picture are super-cute!

    • emaa mamman

      August 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      wat makes her powder wrong?

  2. Purpleicious Babe

    February 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    WOw… first to comment. I like the classy look/dresses, it is awesome on her. Great photoshoot mercy… keep up the creativity….

    • THE AMAKA

      February 25, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      not quite…LOL

    • julit

      February 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      [email protected] not quite. Always not quite.
      anyway i bet she loves the way she looks. those plastic colours Ini is trying to leave behind, she too needs to do that.
      and yes her powder didnt quite do it.

    • Ready

      February 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Why are people still on this first business? Is there a reason I don’t know? Is Bella giving out some rewards that makes people continually announce their position? If you’re first, we have eyes and we can count. But then again, to each his own.

    • Purpleicious Babe

      February 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      lool… i thought I was u know… such a cheesy line…

  3. Toriola

    February 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    she’s added a few pounds but looks good…i am starting a lace front must go campaign nonetheless

    • indomie

      February 26, 2011 at 3:51 am

      Haha. I was going to say something about it too! Lacefront na by force???!!!!!!

    • tyna

      February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

      I support that campaign too.

    • Karimah

      February 28, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Me toooo…. Long Hiss… Na by force???

  4. Amseriouslyinlove.

    February 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    She is looking really pretty! Hatersz back off please.I might be the first person to comment..may be,maybe not.

  5. Zina

    February 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    HMMMM… these Long Hair will Kill us Very SOON ….

  6. 1luv

    February 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    i actually like this better than all other photo shoot so far, the thing is mercy will always have the same faceno matter how many makeup is being put on her.truth is she is just not that pretty….but i like this, seeing this kind of gives the idea of the kind of clothes whe might be intrested in putting on. U go gir!!!!!!

    • Sunshine

      September 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      You do know that prettiness is subjective. Mercy is a beautiful girl in my opinion. She has a great body, but will need to exercise to remain fit as she gets older and she’s a better actress than many of the other girls in Nigerian movies today. Love her but I really hate the hair.

  7. Faith

    February 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Not impressed. wig, makeup, clothes… so not working for me. Good job thou :o)

  8. sco-sco

    February 25, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Her make-up is wrong! aunty Mercy… you are beautiful…but the make up is giving your look small K-leg! All the best sha!

  9. donatus

    February 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Keziah nwa cletus nice pictures …..from your big bro donatus…bomboclart

    • miz curly

      March 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      LMAO,.,./.,.azzin dat film ehhn!!

  10. monalisa

    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Bellanaija peeps are so gonna finish Mercy, as in tear her to pieces. The lacefront is so messy and makes her look funny, she looks cool in some of the pics though. Let the comments roll in.

    • Damola

      February 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      And the bellanaija peeps know what they are doing.. they are the same one that deliver pics. for other stars.. them just wan finish the chick career.

  11. NG MAAMA

    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    MERCY IS ON POINT OOO CHINEKE MEEEEE, MMHHWWAAA.

  12. Luscious

    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Wow….someone went shopping…
    Love the black dress and jumpsuit on her.

  13. Mrs Biggs

    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    yayy !!! am i first?????

    • THE AMAKA

      February 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      not even close! try again. lol

  14. NG MAAMA

    February 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    LOVE YOU MERCY YOU GO GIRL, DE SKY IS JUST YOUR STEPPING STONE.

    • Lady Mass

      February 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      I like that

  15. naijaqueen

    February 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    so, what are we suppose to do with the pictures now..mcheeeeew!

  16. Temi

    February 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Wow!!! Mercy looks good

    No need for hand on bum though. It makes what would have passed as very classy fall slightly short of that.

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

  17. K!

    February 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I can’t see any comments here but, I’ve learnt never to scream “first!!!!!” (all thanks to THE AMAKA).
    Back to the topic, I’m loving the blue knee-length dress. Nice pictures but , please reduce the make up so you don’t end up looking like ‘Ojuju Calabar’

  18. sexy

    February 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    for the first time…Mercy kept her twins intact…great…who says you cannot be sexy when u dress decently?…keep t up and always keep the twins away!

  19. Mrs Biggs

    February 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    anyway< hmmmmmmmm .... this is the best ive seen her look, BUT once an mgbeke, always an mgbeke.. in one picture, im sure she fell over as soon as the flash went !! lol!! she's a good actress tho...

    • soja

      February 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      i so agree

  20. sexy

    February 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    & for the wig..she doesnt v any choice than to live wt this lace wigs for now, since she has scraped her hair of for N5M…price of stardom…but she’s ok to me sha….

  21. THE AMAKA

    February 25, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    whoever photoshopped these pictures did not do a good job. too much airbrushing! KAI.
    and i don’t fancy how she is whipping that weave around as if its hers. the too long weave is TACKY. (hopefully it does not become a trend among Nollywood actresses).
    as for the mentioning of her Liberia trip….why mention it at all if we’re not gonna see pictures or videos from it? mtchewww!
    the photos are okay, i just think it would have been more classy if she didn’t keep putting her butt in our faces. WE KNOW YOU HAVE A BIG BUTT, ENOUGH ALREADY!

  22. THE AMAKA

    February 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    all in all, the last picture is the classiest one. that shows a sexy but professional side.

  23. Sugabelly

    February 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Mercy Johnson should continue whipping hair that doesn’t belong to her….

    • Lady Mass

      February 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      I know right I like that.. Like people like rita d, and many other
      That the secret of every woman…….she just among the thousand my dear

  24. oma

    February 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Mercy looks good PERIOD!!!!!! haters eat ur heart out.

  25. myne Whitman

    February 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    She looks great and the dresses too. Why didn’t she get a designer to promo with?

  26. wow

    February 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I love the putple skirtt… Pls give me some hips let me rock that skirt too 😀

  27. eleven

    February 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Tats what am talkin bout
    she’s really rockin t hard

    http://www.elleven45.blogspot.com

  28. chiko

    February 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    this is the best i have seen her look. she looks really nice here all thanks to makeup. dear makeup thanks 4 helpin us cover up well because without u, haa we 4it pick race anytime we see this chick lol. she has talent so keep it up mercy.

  29. belly

    February 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    HER POWDER IS DEAD WRONG…LMAO

  30. Kilonsparkles

    February 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Loool Nkem Minaj ooo!
    Pancake is a MAGICAL weapon though.

  31. mary007

    February 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Loose the hair and Mercy you did a good job though there is a big room for improvement. I like her weight

  32. desiresuzy

    February 25, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    make una take am easy na,d babe try abeg,d last pic is actually d best,welldone babe.

  33. mary007

    February 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Looking at the pictures again she looks good

  34. layo

    February 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Its obvious a lot of peeps dont like this babe.. but i really do respect her for one thing… she has never touched a BLEACHING CREAM!. now that is one thing 80% of nigerian actresses cannot boast of ! Keep doing your thing girl! you are getting there!

    • SeunD

      February 26, 2011 at 12:59 am

      lol lets just say she was blacker in secondary school….:p

    • Lady Mass

      February 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      I know right I like that.. Like people like rita d, and many other

  35. uju

    February 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    HAAAA!!! oh … this new style of “extra ogologo weave” .. NA WA OH .. first was oge okoye (extra tacky) now mercy johnson (looks better though) .. well, she looks good but .. classy pics oh! or no classy pics oh! .. there’s still something about her that’s so …hmmmm .. compared with genny or rita D.

  36. Jade82

    February 25, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Good job girl…really love the yellow on her, the professional outfit and some others.
    At least the hair is good and styled nicely…
    Keep it up girl…

  37. Chizy

    February 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    The dress sense, awesome. The powder, far from it. All in all, the best pics of Mercy yet … thumbs up
    http://chizys-spyware.blogspot.com

  38. Rosemary

    February 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ur decency this time around is what im really proud of. Those dresses too are worth mentioning.really lovely.keep it up Merci

  39. Stunning

    February 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    people and their permanent hatorade sipping sha!I bet if it were Genevieve…..i’d see lots of nice comments. C’mon pple she looks good and she’s on her way to greatness. From the pictures it looks like she is listening to crtics and tryna “up” her game, so give her a daggone break! Even Genevieve and co didnt get it overnight now?>
    I’ll say one thing though…..D NAILS (horrible).Look like claws lol

    • Ready

      February 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

      Lmao…nails look like claws. And you’re talking about some hatorade sipping. You’re like the only person who noticed the nails, the rest of us saw only the obvious; the tacky dresses (why couldn’t she loan something from those hot designers?), the caked on makeup, and the dingy cheap-looking studio background as well as the cliche poses. Her body’s nice though…she just needs to up her game.

  40. soph

    February 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    abeg people make una take am easy with d girl naaaaaaaaaaaa. as far as am concern she is naturally endowed. my girl keep it up. luv u

  41. anonymous

    February 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    still unrefined and not quiet classy, not really how much she looks outwards but character matters..its a big NO from me…got get some manners girl and do not let fame deceive you

    • liz

      February 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

      AMEN TO THAT.

  42. TANGA

    February 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I love mercy and I love some of the pics, esp the purple skirt, the black ‘n white and yaa the last one,,,,,,,,,,,,Keep shining galfriend and say hi to Genny when u visit her tomorow,,,,lol

  43. Buki

    February 25, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    what’s with all the cheap looking tops! Too cheesy! She is a strong woman and needs to be portrayed so!

  44. MissNikie

    February 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    my contributions are
    1) the make up did not match her skin, too much eyeshadow.. common problems with some nigerians ladies they believe going a color lighter is better. Mercy please find a way to MAC make up.
    2) her dresses are ok
    3) the pose are ok, but can be better
    4) she need to find better photographer , and FIRE HER MAKE UP ARTIST.
    thank you
    4)

    • Z

      March 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      lol @ find your way to MAC makeup…any brand would do fine for her. She just needs to pick the right shade for her skin color. She could buy MAC and still have the wrong shade on her skin 😉

  45. SPEAK THE TRUTH

    February 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Cheap looking outfits, cheaper looking accessories, Makeup gone wrong, Lace front?? Horrible!! the nails nightmarish…. Seriously though, who invented these lacefronts? he/she should pay a penalty for all the havoc it is causing, plus the idea itself is fraud! Even a blind person can identify a lace-front. Isn’t the major selling point its “real” look?
    nyama nyama pictures…. Next Pls!!!!!

    • ebi togu

      February 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      beef

    • leanne

      February 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      CHAI…. what was the point of this again

    • Z

      March 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      I second your statement. What Liberian hole has she been hiding herself? The outfits would do well with a different market audience…my house help would definitely love outfit #3! Shoot, I believe she wore one like that last Sunday to church. Seriously,
      The workmanship of the outfits looks good, but the style needs some serious update. The last outfit looks like it might be the only good stuff she’s got to offer. Would love to see it fully though .

    • Sunshine

      September 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      Serious update…your house help….please! Why are Nigerians always acting like they have so much money. Quite frankly taste…including taste in clothes is subjective. I and many other western people find Nigerians dress tacky. With overly bright colours like they want to be seen from outer space. Her clothes here are quite muted in colour, which is good. I wouldn’t say I like all the clothes but I find most okay.

  46. *the *chatterbox*

    February 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    i am glad mercy is upping her game. i am a huge fan but that does not mean i am blind to her faults or mistakes. however this girl is growing and changing to me, that is a testament of maturity and respect for one’s craft. well done mercy its not A* but in the words of mary may keep on walking one step at a time and you will get there.

  47. chicnicity

    February 25, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    im sowie to say but i think shes trying so hard as its as obvious as her make up flaw……

  48. Maria Oke

    February 26, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Am really proud of you this time babe. really proud seeing your looks. keep this up for good. love babe

    • Lady Mass

      February 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      I know right I like that..

  49. engymarc

    February 26, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Go mercy,you’re beautiful inside out

  50. ifeoma

    February 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    i’m feeling d 5th and last photos. not every photo shlda made d cut. she’s a pretty girl tho n her style is definitely improvin.

  51. TrueCelebHater

    February 26, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Im nt d biggest MJ fan bt i gotto hand it 2 hr.Gal hs gt a banging body.Bt dats way too much powder.Hate d nails n hair.

  52. Zara

    February 26, 2011 at 1:02 am

    The lace front covered half of her forehead

  53. Winnie

    February 26, 2011 at 1:27 am

    they could have done bett3er with the lace wig…it didn’t have to look so wiggy.

  54. Luvlyn

    February 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I know I always hav somink bas to comment abt des celebs but apart fron the horse hair (just like dat of oge okoye) in d 1st and second pics… MERCY JOHNSON is a SUPERSTAR. Every single shoe she wore was on point and d colour combination wr delicious. I will wear evrything she wore wifout alteration. Kudos 2 d stylist. Mercy has d most beautiful body in nollywood. So proud of her I wanna ball. I say no 2 d white pwder and lace wig.
    Ps- who else thinks mercy j looks like john okafor facially? Cos I do.

    • someone

      February 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      Horse hair????????Are you kidding?

  55. Chika

    February 26, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I don’t see anything wrong with the pictures. The powder blends perfectly. The camera light may have made it lighter than it is or the Photoshop. I think she looks great! Like someone mentioned. Some of the stars we go crazy were once worst than mercy. Just because technology was not up the par then like now. So, take some chill pills.

  56. chicnicity

    February 26, 2011 at 2:03 am

    ok i loved the last outfitit sure worked,the piece looks like a gotta have…the jump suit with the blue killer heels…..

  57. El Bee

    February 26, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Ahh I love Mercy Johnson! BUT who did her makeup and HAIR?! Not working at all mate! When will people realize lacefront wigs are not it? Geezz hairline reaching your eyebrows = HORRIBLE!. Stick to regular weaves or go natural! She’s a great actress though (compared to Genevieve imo) so she can pass on this one.

  58. chi

    February 26, 2011 at 3:22 am

    As far as am concerned, Mercy Johnson is d next big thing after Omotola and Genevieve in everything. My opinion.,

  59. no effort

    February 26, 2011 at 3:36 am

    At least she tried, but no effort was put in the shoot, the poses were just the same, the outfits are horrible, and was not well styled, yes she added weight, but photoshopping wud have worked wonders and gladly take off some inches. Then the hair, i shouldn’t even go there talk less of the make up. Just fire your publisist an every other team involved in this wud follow. I would never release these pictures if she was my client.

    Pls take note of the mistakes and plsssssss try again.
    God bless you.

    • Ib

      February 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

      GBAM!!

  60. Jatropha

    February 26, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I did not see your enticing boobs this time.I really miss them.
    Sack your make-ups attendant immediately.

  61. Meena

    February 26, 2011 at 4:32 am

    she looks great but honestly the pictures are tacky!!! too much airbrushing and cliche posing…oh well.

  62. Tina Ike

    February 26, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Impressed with her new image, Keep it up Mercy Johnson! Refreshing and totally encouraged when i see a talents managers and publicist team do a great job as you can tell they did here. maybe am just being biased as PR professional but i say kudos to Mercy herself for stepping up improvements/rebranding are key to longevity in the industry

  63. @NOLLYWOODSCENE

    February 26, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Hey mercy you look great! Don’t worry about the hateful comments they can’t do better!

  64. nana

    February 26, 2011 at 7:43 am

    This shoot is the – I ve seen in recent times My God.Cant believe its only the powder dats the wrong thing u guys saw in fact dats the best thing in the whole shoot trust me.The eye shadows were wrongly applied,the eye brows are soi wrong and aunty make up ever heard of that invention called false lashes?like really? the lips says nothin am sooo annoyed that mercy cant hire.a true professional(like me ☺ )Mercy pls step up ur game Y’all should check out emerging fashion talent Meenaz shoot and see how its done*winks* when next holla @ ur girl [email protected].

  65. nina

    February 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Mercy Johnson is simply and naturaly beautiful.

  66. Ib

    February 26, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Does Mercy have a stylist??

  67. chi

    February 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Mercy is the next big thing after Omotola and Genny. My opinion!

  68. bobbydox

    February 26, 2011 at 11:06 am

    she try! she try!

  69. THE AMAKA

    February 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    seriously, the pictures were just all around bad, to be totally honest. the negative outweighs the positive. back to the drawing board!
    Mercy has been in this industry since at least 2003 (AT LEAST!) and coming up on 7-8 years now? seriously? there is only so long you can behave like a newbie. she will be one of Nollywood’s A-list if she would just change her style and possib;y her attitude!!! the wigs are horrible! African/Black women, when will we stop this madness!!! LACE WIGS DO NOT LOOK GOOD, PERIOD!
    you see Genny? she wore a lace wig once to Nike Okinshowo’s fit at 40 event and never wore a lace wig again! it was just not tasteful.
    we seriously should just stick to regular weaves or wear our real hair, because it looks so much more normal. sorry to say, but lace wigs remind me of mops!

  70. france

    February 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Mercy I luv evrytin abt u i Don’t knw y Nigerians can never appreciate good tin, let them do their photo-shoot u will c hw they look; i luv d make up and dress impact dis is great keep up the good work.

    • THE AMAKA

      February 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      i will make sure i do a PROPER photoshoot and not pose so “razz” as some Nigerians call it. just because Mercy didn’t do such a tasteful photoshoot, you are making excuses and saying we should go and do our own? oh please. for someone of her status and for someone that has been in the game this long, what is the excuse?

  71. BestFACEFORWORD

    February 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    When I Looked through this picture all I could think was….LOCAL!! infact…LOOO-CALLL!! this pictures honestly are razz, and I don’t blame Ms. Johnson herself but I blame the photographer, stylist, hair and makeup person. Infact Ms. Johnson I’ll slap them for you. What Mercy Johnson has going for her is that she is SEXY, and CURVY…so flaunt that in a very stylish way.

    If you are lost look at pictures of Monica Belucci, Sofia Vergara,beyonce or any other curvy woman out there. Copy the fashion and poses and try again.

    The only pictures I like are the last one and the one where her hand is on her bum and she’s looking back.

    Screw her STYLIST! seriously!! u have money Hire Ezinne, Dimeji or Bolaji…don’t use these no names or Dress urself. please.

  72. ty

    February 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    CHAI…africa got some good look women. i love the photoshoot

  73. DimErr

    February 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Naija Gals Watsup Wit All Dis Horse Tail Hair Na………..shuuuuuuuuuu……Una No Go Kill All The Horses For Naija ooo

  74. Aminu Adamu

    February 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    9ice pictures princess…

  75. Sisikill

    February 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Whoa! Epic Fail!!!

    This has got to be the HARDEST TRY anyone has ever put in taking pictures….too bad it still comes up short. There is just something not quite right about Mercy Johnson, she hasn’t got that….that classy look and the harder she tries, the more glaringly obvious it is.

    My advice…stick to the housegirly, trashy look babe and stop – our eyes with these try hardy pictures.

    And before anyone gets upset and starts spouting crap about jealousy, lemme just say two words. . .Tila Tequila. This is a woman who embraced her trashy side and is better off for doing so.

    Just sayin’

  76. cara

    February 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I love some of her outfit, with no boobs expose its a good one.
    To get the Hottest Gist follow this link http://www.jangola.com

  77. Tholul

    February 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Nice outfits,lovely shoes…terrible makeup.Haba,Mercy fine pass this nah.

  78. valerie

    February 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    *yawns* razz clothes razz make up razz geh #nuffsaid

  79. Ade

    February 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I really like the last photograph.

  80. TT

    February 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yay!! she’s all covered up at last! Dresses become you darling, excuse the make up, the lace wig, some of the clothes and Debbin studios, this is a step in the right direction, not perfect but almost there!

  81. Tee tee

    February 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Yay! She’s all covered up at last! Dresses become you darling! Excuse the poor make-up, the lace wig, some of the clothes and photography by Debbin studios ( in this day and age! Didn’t ‘know you nollywood peeps still used the place, so 2006 or 5!), your new look is a step in the right direction, not perfect but we get the point!

  82. Bola

    February 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Mercy is the best thing after omotola and genevieve

  83. Eihuuu

    February 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    NOt Quite the razzness is still screaming out if these photoshoots and the photo shop is too much. She needs to change her stylist, is still not quite there yet. Contact Omawunmi (ex beauty queen) or Genevieve stylist. You got the body Mercy – i still pray for the day – you will just get it right.

  84. tobby

    February 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    for me, d her pics are just lovely. it aint look lyk mercy johnson at all. a more prettier mercy we v here

  85. tobby

    February 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    i mean beefs apart. her pics r just lovely!!!

  86. Lady Mass

    February 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Seriously why all the haters on my girl Mercy.. This Lady look great and awesome….I wish they could be doing this kind of makeup for her on scene….I thinks the fashion taste is better this time than other time…Haters leave this girl case along….

  87. princessopa

    February 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    MERCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……(no comment)

  88. thelma

    February 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Mercy, I hope U can c dat u don’t have to flaunt ur boobs to luk gud…. Go girl!!!

  89. Aisha

    February 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Fine

  90. Bellacious

    February 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Y do u ladies not want to appreciate someones effort
    As far as is des photo shots, MERCY is great . If u don’t
    Like it try n beat her to it of betta still go hug transformer.
    Ktwcccch

  91. changing faces

    February 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Mercy is really looking good….but that hair is too long! i think naija babes believe that people see how expensive the hair is when its very long.

  92. Kemi

    February 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Yay!!!!!!! I am the 43rd…… no, 59th……, no! Oh, so what number am I?

  93. Daretospeak

    February 27, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I definitely agree, as a makeup artist, that foundation color is just not right!ooops my secondary school paddy!This is an improvement sha!

  94. NNENNE

    February 27, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Mercy is one of the Nollywood actresses that I love to watch. The ninth picture is my favorite,i.e the one she wore the black outfit with the pink shoes.

  95. Marian

    February 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

    We all love her thats why we are concern – How does one have a banging kim kardashian type body – the best body in nollywood bar none – and yet be the worst dresser. Something aint right and we are all fasting and praying she gets it right one day like Ini finally did on her WOW photoshoot.That photo of Ini looked more natural. This one – i think an omoghetto person did the styling – I dont blame Mercy at all not one bit, I blame the RAZZZ stylist – the stylist is th e worst. I am sure Mercy wanted the best and paid her good – yet she made her look like a clown. MERcy get ya refund sha

  96. Tolu

    February 27, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Her nails always irks me – whenever i watch a movie of her – i cant help but see her ghetto nails – she doesnt know how to wear acrylics, just pay real good attention tot her hand nails in anymovie especially when she is a city girl and they put on fake nails on her, she wears it so wrong

  97. Tolu

    February 27, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Even that photoshooot RIta, Genny, Kate and Ini did , i feel the photo would have been more complete had they included Mercy – cos to me those 5 are the only best in nollywood (maybe OmoT and Stella too) – and maybe that Genevieve Magazize stylist would done good for Mercy on there. See that since that Genevieve Magazine photoshoot Ini realised there is hope and never turned back since. That photoshoot opened her eyes to “MAKEUPS and GOODSTYLING can turn razzness looking to GOLD. like Hollywood why can some of these top naija fashion designers give their clothes for mercy to wear and model for them for FREE (lol) – the best body to model it dont you think

  98. Bimbo

    February 27, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Naijas are the worst when it comes to wearing lace fronts. Abeg learnfrom African Americans. I have never seen one (especially those razz nollywood people) ever wearing lace front right. There are so many videos on youtube to learn it the right way. Get it together. Lace front is not suppose to be worn where one can tell its a lace front. Aba! chei – it is not suppose to sit on ya forehead – those who wear it worst are Rukky Sanda, Uche Jumbo, Mercy Johnson, RITA DOMINIC (yep even her) Ini Edo and almight Tontoh Dikeh – sometimes i watch the movie and see them wearing it – i want to scream. Or maybe i should their stylist Uche Nancy

  99. UzoAmaka

    February 27, 2011 at 6:43 am

    You cannot compare this photoshoot to Genevieve’s or to Ini Edos recent Wow MAgazine shoot – Mery is an excellent actress but has far to go in the style department. But like someone said, if Genevieve and Ini were able to make it so can Mercy. I saw a phot of Genevieve from way back when in some leapard dress, gosh i almost fainted. She has come really far, As well as Rita Dominic with her china gloss lip gloss coupled with black pencil to line her lips. Chei – that was lesss that 10 yrs ago – see how far they a have come. Abeg lets leave Mercy alone – hopefully by 2012 she will get it right (with practice) – first and foremost a trip to the dermatologist will help. By the way in that industry – has someone set up an image consulting firm (thats a good business venture) – an image consulting firm to help these razz folks. How do you think Mary J Blige transformed – a good stylist from a image consulting firm helped her . the need for such is a state of EMERGENCY for NOLLYWOOD.

  100. elleven

    February 27, 2011 at 7:50 am

    if i still have to grade her i will give her ‘B’…SHE IS REALLY UPGRADING

    http://www.elleven45.blogspot.com/

  101. susan

    February 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Mercy Ɣ☺u are beautiful but Ɣ☺u seems to ßξ trying too hard…..
    And do Ɣ☺u really have to match shoes???? That’s so tacky and I’m so sick of it but still L♥√ع чoυя acting no mata how tacky Ɣ☺u look

  102. Nutella

    February 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Not so excellent but certainly much better than you looked before…You look good in most of the pictures and i love some of your attires. A change in your foundation & powder will do..and probably less is more most times. It don’t matter how much hate is coming your way, keep your head up..one step at a time till you get there..Blessings.. 🙂

  103. Solomon preye

    February 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Nice – and hips. In total, lovely pics

  104. dupsie

    February 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

    i think mercy’s make up looks plastic i.e the one where she’s wearing the short ankara. the other pix loooks beatiful.

  105. ochella

    February 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    i say it’s a step in the right direction, yes there are mistakes here and there but……
    I love the fact that this girl is covered up and looking real good. She is a great actress and she is loosing that tacky image and she will get to the *promised land*, i am confident of this.

  106. The ville

    February 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I’m not particularly a fan of Mercy Johnson. However, even I cannot deny the fact she looks fabulous. Anyone who says other words is just hating. Really people? Talk your church mind!

  107. onecertainlady

    February 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    …and why is this on Bellanaija please?!!

  108. Hilda

    February 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    O my, I was really looking forward to Mercy redeeming herself with this photo-shoot but alas! Wrong hair, wrong make-up, not so fantastic clothes. Why na mercy???!!!(i am crying at this point)

  109. Oyinda

    February 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    three words for that straight weave! TACKY! TACKY! TACKY!.. Same goes for the makeup!not impressed at all!

  110. Masa

    February 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Luv d dresses evn tho d poses were jst 2oo predictable.

  111. lexy

    February 28, 2011 at 12:05 am

    She is stunningly pretty! What I don’t understand is why Nigerian girls wear fake hair. I date girls with natural hair so I know when you wear fake. I need somebody to educate me on this issue.

  112. diva

    February 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    its not her powder guys, her face in the pics were over retouched by the photographer….u knw how the do the photoshop thingy to remove blemishes….dats wat it is. how ever the pics are still okay. love mercy j. shes naturally beautiful, doesnt even need makeup

  113. alvinsparks

    February 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

    hmmm…ibo gurl alert! *screaming omalichanwa!* she looked like an ‘ibo girl’ in most of the pictures which was evident even in the styling apart from the last pix…love the v-neckline jumpsuit. ensemble perfecto!

  114. chigirl

    February 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

    very few of the pic are nice… but the girl is tryin sha. keep it up

  115. Ifeoma-adiaagwuagwu

    February 28, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I like the 1st and 2nd picture, Mercy’s got it going on. You go girl…

  116. maryjane

    February 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

    na wa for these comments oh!she tried na for an ex-banana hawker!!1 she ll get der? d weave is just plain tacky! dis is not to impress banana sellers MERCY! U NEED TO UP UR GAME TO STAY IN D GAME!

  117. moi

    February 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hmm… I make is totally wrong, der’s sumtin not cool bout her postures, d pics lookd cheap, her body looks stiff, and lace wig is so wrong,but I still luv her and derz sumtin about her bodi and red dress… Awesome!!! All d best sha

  118. Oma

    February 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    hmm. She looks better than usual.
    The photoshop was too much abeg.
    http://lifethroughomaseyes.blogspot.com

  119. nora

    February 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

    she is looking hot lovely outfit

  120. mbabazi

    February 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

    the clothes are nice but that makeup and lacefront horse long hair is too much. too fake. im starting to think she looks better bold.
    http://mbabaziannet.blogspot.com

  121. deee

    February 28, 2011 at 10:26 am

    It could be better but lets face it this is the best we’ve ever seen Mercy.J…so it’s a welcome improvement.

  122. Lenny

    February 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    hmmm na wa! see comments wetin remain 4 me 2 talk…..

  123. sugargirl

    February 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

    cool yeah. i think her dress sense is ‘Aba inspired’

  124. house of truth

    February 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

    LOL, u guys are so mean. pls where is pemperempe, i miss ur comments, bt i liked d shoes though, as for the st

    • house of truth

      February 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

      as for the studio, me thinks it shud be burnt.

  125. Sassy Diva

    February 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    well…..some are born with it, some are not…some take years of hardwork to attain it….well mercy johnson is very beautiful but she just dosen’t t have class….sorry

  126. NIRA

    February 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Naija and haters!!! Her make up is photography mkup and one is allowed to play with colours and be dramatic. Even if the powder’s a bit off, her makeup’s still beautiful. I’ll like to see pictures of all of you that are good at criticizing and see what y’all look like. The girl’s doing well for herself, I wonder why some ppl cannot say anything positive about other ppl,especially women!! Tufiakwa!!!

  127. duntex

    February 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    na wah ooo! haters leave mercy alone joo! na she do the make up hersef? Mercy no mind dem joor. Babe u try, rock on girl

  128. Ebicool

    February 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Not a bad try for u Mercy and believe u can do better cos Rome was not built in a day, Can we stop all dis criticism and try & encourage her its not easy out there but she is really trying , all of u condemning her can u do better or are u better , i believe if they give all of u an opportunity to prove urself uhmm! many of u we fail really bad.
    go girl just keeping doing wat u know how 2 do best and u find d sky will b ur limit.

  129. RMG

    February 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    This’s the best i’ve seen Mercy,especially pictures 6&7. For the record,I remember her being a lot darker than this,check out her first set of movies…one can’t be too sure if she’s “touched a bleaching cream” or not. In any case, I prefer her with her thick arms covered…for all those screaming bangin’ body,many, many nigerian (african) ladies are equally endowed.Not exactly loving the clothers nor the hair but Nonetheless, she looks quite good.

  130. RMG

    February 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    *clothes*

  131. Chibaby

    February 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I luv the pink polka dot and blue dress. Such poor photoshop. Who ever is the photographer should be fired and so is the person responsible for the photoshop. Whomever dressed her- did a fine job.

  132. iphie

    February 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Tacky in all but the black and white outfit!!

  133. ELLA

    February 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    hey mercy wow almost didnt recognise u,u look gr88888 dear,- y’all haters.you can only say rubbish here i knw deep down some wish they had those lovely n cute …… u knw wat i mean .n for d makeup i dnt tink is her fault go easy on d girl pls she’s really tryin nobody is perfect haba!!!

  134. THE AMAKA

    March 1, 2011 at 3:18 am

    WHO IS HATING? OMG!!!! TOMORROW THEY’LL BE SAYING WE’RE HATING ON OBASANJO! MERCY IS NOT ALL THAT FOR ANYONE TO BE HATING, SERIOUSLY.
    she still needs a ton of improvent, abeg, no need to lie to her and tell her she looks good and the pictures are great when they are clearly not.

  135. jennietobbie

    March 1, 2011 at 6:47 am

    APPRECIATE ,NIGERIANS!!!!! that’s what’s killing us!!!! Haba!!!!!!!

  136. jennietobbie

    March 1, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Mercy…go girl!!!!! <3

  137. mokwunyei victor

    March 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

    she is cute wish she was mine….,..,

  138. mokwunyei victor

    March 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

    that dude must be feeling heaven…what do you guys think?

  139. pablo

    March 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    she looks gorgeous, and I am wishing this lady well. she deserves commendation not hate or despise, This a pretty lady that know her Job in interpreting xter’s…

  140. CHIOMA

    March 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    so because she s not from a blue blooded background,she s mgbeke? Mercy Johnson sold water,she washed people s clothes so as to pay her school fees.today,she s a household name,she s a talented actress,with a good heart.if you think u PERFECT,SHOW YOUR FACE AND YOUR REAL NAMES.STOP HIDING BEHIND ALIASES IN ORDER TO VENT UR FRUSTRATION,HATRED AND LOW SELF ESTEEM ON A FELLOW HUMAN BEING.I WILL CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE HER COS SHE IS A PROOF THAT WITH GOD,U CAN MAKE IT EVEN IF U ARE COMING FROM A POOR HOME.MERCY JOHNSON IS THE EVIDENCE OF GOD’S OVERWHELMING GLORY!!!

  141. Nollywood Forever

    March 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I think that overall she is looking great. My only gripe is with the lacefront I really dont like em. She should just rock the baldhead.

  142. patj

    March 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    mercy looking hot as usual, i noticed she’s shed some pounds gr8 job. keep doing your thing jare

  143. great babe

    March 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Why all this hate comments nah? Mercy is looking great in this photos and her make-up is even subtle. Lets just give it to her for once. And she is a goddamm good actress pls.

  144. Austine

    March 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    My God…see wetin make-up dey turn person into oh!

  145. claudet

    March 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    she is the sexy mama……..lol……..

  146. Refilwe sibanda

    March 5, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Keep it up gal i luv ur sense of style jst keep ur head up nd dnt let any1 put u down ur a great person luv u

  147. ruby

    March 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Some of yu lafies wey dey commebt dey feel say na una dress pass….make una upload una own make we aee…mcheww

    mercy dear yu look sweet….all these bratry women here cant stop ur shine

  148. ruby

    March 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    ***Ladies……comment……..see****

  149. Kathryn Cage

    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    mercy is one Nollywood fairy tale sucess story and i love her for more than oine reason but this is so tacky! If you have to post your pics on the net as a celebrity next time please get a professional stylist, a professional make-up artist and let Kelechi Amadi Obi take the pics. every outfit in this picture is cheap and the shoes are made in china (i see those a mile away) and it sucks for a celebrity. What do you do with the money you are paid? I didn’t say spend it all on fashion but if you want put your pics in our faces please let them speak of class because you are our star and a naija representative to the world. All said, i love you Mercy and you have really improved so i bet you’ll take our advise here and do better!

  150. bendy

    March 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    she look good,she will get dere…….keep it up gal………………lol

  151. Wakawaka

    March 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    How the heck can Bella Naija publish these pictures!! They are the worst picture I’ve seen on BN!!! It really is horrendous! And I mean everything from the styling, to the hair, to the make up, to the photography. Sure BN must set itself some standard.

  152. kenora

    March 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    my girl mercy u are the best dont listn to all those haters…u rock,u are far better then many of those actress who are bleaching…all bcos they want to look like america stars…mercy u are best

  153. chyomyll

    March 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

    The makeup…..no but every other thing goes well on her…………. give the chic some credit

  154. Sammie

    March 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    She looks good….and atleast some credit for the effort….I like the blue dress…and we can’t ignore the fact that shes well endowed…very hot body

  155. hoty

    March 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    i always neva have anything gud to say abt dis girl called mercy Johnson,she is jst all wrong all the tym but i ve to give it to her in these pix dem try die my advise girlfriend pls stick to this stylist so we can stop seein all ur wardrobe malfunction all the tym.i must admit dis is d best she has been since we knew who mercy johnson is,take my advice and stick with the stylist that saved us from seeing all ur so called assets out from there natural dwelling place.

  156. kaffy

    March 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    she looks awesome. Naija wen una go stop to dey spoil spoil pip….. haters u’re not better off… get –

  157. Cool angel

    March 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    U look gud baby,dnt mind bizzy body talkers,i love u baby!!!

  158. sclasy

    March 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    abeg make una dey appreciate gud tins ehn
    mercy ur outfit_ great
    ur makeup_mild nd fitting
    ur look_gorgeous and different

  159. beetito

    March 18, 2011 at 11:41 am

    wow! i love her skin tone…..but mercy pls slow down on ur weight o o !! i love you girl!!!!!

  160. melvane

    March 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

    chai! I love this girl but these pictures are just so…dunno…luv her in videos bt nt on pictures….especially these one. she eneds to work with professional photographers and makeup artists to make her shine

  161. The Diva

    March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I think Mercy looks nice, and needs encouragement. She hasn’t exactly been known for her good taste, and these pictures look to me as though she is trying to re vamp her image, which is always a good thing. So, I say thumbs up to you girl, as a full figured girl, I have learned that the best look is whatever accentuates my curves without revealing too much skin (my body shapers are my best friends), and it looks like you’ve learned it too. Keep it up!

  162. angel

    March 30, 2011 at 5:34 am

    dont mind them, u’re beautiful. ur dressing is okey.

  163. kay

    April 18, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    ABEG! she is beautiful,the babe is a pleasant girl,ive met her once so im wondering why all this beef.shes probably made some mistakes which not even a single soul is innocent of.abeg let her be.shes getting better and better and yall haters will keep on getting uglier bcos the sand paper gets ugly and worn out while the woods glows.

  164. chy lynda

    April 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    u look cute and beautiful please keep it on. ur enemies wil continue to die

  165. salewa ADEDIRAN

    May 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Mercy johnson……..let them say whatever they want, na them get their mouth,u are a good person n no 1 can take that away from u.
    from ur no 1 fan….xoxo!!!!

  166. babygirl

    May 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I love the last pics best. It’s more professional and the shoe…whao!

  167. sandybabe

    June 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Abeg, the babes curves are great, but she needs to watch the weight especially as she is getting married soon.

  168. WaleAdeniji

    July 4, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The lady is beautiful. Hater should leave her alone. You all with negative comments should take your own pictures and bring them to public domain and let’s assess you. I bet you won’t have more than 2% mark here. What is so wrong with people who likes to run others down? Mercy, you look good jare!

  169. uju

    July 4, 2011 at 9:03 am

    go gurl, u rock!
    i wonder y som peeps enjoy criticizing others when they have their own flaws to deal with…mtchewwwww

  170. younglady

    August 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    wowwww…pple dey beef sha o! d pics are guddd..even though dere wre sm flaws..which isn’t surprising as it cld happen in anyoda person’s pix…drez stil room 4 improvement..ah ah @ least nobodyz perfect. n i soo love d blue dress..

  171. Colette

    September 13, 2011 at 10:25 am

    not bad, she is cuts. but her make-up is too………….

  172. Mercy Johnson

    October 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

    oouch, lovely photos.

  173. blessing sadiq

    October 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    u ar a pretty women mercy.i love ur moved .yh i do love ur moved .keep it up n be good

  174. oluchi

    February 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    i love u so much

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