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Mercy Johnson becomes Princess Mercy Odianosen Okojie Today! Photos from the Traditional Wedding



Today, Saturday 27th of August 2011, Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson will be tying the knot with Prince Odianosen Okojie. Yesterday, the couple completed their traditional marriage rites in Lagos. As Odianose Okojie is an Ishan Prince, after their traditional wedding, Mercy is now officially an Ishan Princess.

Mercy and Odi’s journey to the altar has been fraught with controversy including claims that Prince Odianosen Okojie is still married to his ex-wife and mother of his two children, Lovely Okojie. It seems as though those issues have been resolved (legally at least), otherwise no reputable church would have agreed to marry Mercy and Odi.

Mercy & Odi's Wedding Invite Package

Mercy weds Odi

BN will be at the grand wedding today and will bring you the first set of photos tonight.


  1. jwezee

    August 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    1st.. Yaaay… Man this wedding so, donno wot to say, buh this guy fine no be small,

  2. DivaliciousFlo

    August 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Bella naija,thanks but this pic ws everywhere yesterday evening.

  3. chillysauce

    August 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

    “It seems as though those issues have been resolved (legally at least),” legally??? Bella, u should be saying it seems d issues have been resolved traditionally. Which arm of d law divorced Odi now? He claimed he was never married, then claimed again he’s divorced Lovely on d 23.08.2011 Is a divorce one sided? which legal papers were signed? who signed them? FYI both parties need to sign it, etc in a competent court of law. He married Lovely legally and has to be dissolved as such. That hasn’t happened has it? Lovely is still d legal wife and all they r having today is nice partying
    Congrats anyway, Goodluck

  4. Lotty

    August 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

    All I can do is wish her goodluck. But marriage is start as u mean to go and the starting of this one was shaky as hell. Hope ladies wanting BN weddings no the after effect is called marriage. May God bless hers n every other marriages in Jesus name amen,

  5. Engy

    August 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

    They kinda look alike.

  6. yep!

    August 27, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hmmmmm. Every marriage needs a solid foundation for it to last. This one seems . . . .. . . . . Well, wish them all d luck.(she’s definitely going to need it)

  7. dor dor

    August 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

    mercy is a nice baby pray that god protent them

  8. TheOne&OnlyAdaOgbunike4Russia.

    August 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Goodluckk sha. I hope she knows what shes doing. And not going aheard with the wedding just to save face and money. Every marriage has its ups and downs. Lets hope this is the beginning of an everlasting union.
    The guy is not fine. Mercy looks pretty o, she no dey fine like this for film.

    • Rosy

      August 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      I agree with everything you said…God bless you

  9. jennifa

    August 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

    omg..dis is real love ooooo….am soo hapyy she stood by her guy through all de wahala dat cameee….congrats u both.mercy u lookin sooo pretty <3<3

  10. Bloodred

    August 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I heard d registry weeding has been cancelled. At least till d divorce is final. Better for them, becos bigamy is still an offence under nigerian law.

    BTW i keep wondering if d priest will ask dt question today at d wedding? ‘if anyone has any just cause why these two shud nt be legally married, let him say so or forever hold his peace’. The whole church will jst stand up. Hehehehehe


    August 27, 2011 at 11:37 am

    oh please! who is posting this trashy woman here? make her carry go. even as a woman, she couldnt even sympathize. marrying a guy that lied to you. heck, maybe Mercy knew she existed, which would be even worse. SHAME.

    • george

      August 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      @amaka r u married? if u r or about to then u won’t speak of her like dat, before i got married a woman came up with two months pregnancy to my in laws that their son was responsible, i stood before my fiance bcuz he told me the truth, i slept with her but with a condom…. we when ahead with our marriage plans. the devil can use many means. but today that lady was never pregnant, my husband paid her 500k to start her life n take care of the child. she was asking for 5million. she went public, but i never cared. dont worry God knows best. is it bcus d guy wants to settle for mercy n d lady now realise they were married? y not act b4 now.

    • eloho

      August 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      @ George… You say you stood by your husband; I applaud you, actually I would do the same and a lot of girls but what you fail to note is that a woman claiming to be pregnant for your hubby is far different from a woman married to your man with two kids. Pregnancy and marriage are two different things. Once a man is married to another and doesn’t divorce but engages u and only starts the process when the woman comes out; that man just raises a lot of doubts. I am worried for but I pray she is able to have a good marriage. God be with them.

    • chillysauce

      August 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Try and sort out ur gender, George.. and also d usage

    • kemchi

      August 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Whether she’s married or not is irrelevant. Besides there’s a rather big difference btwn unfounded pregnancy claims and a legally contracted marriage, no?

    • Aba

      August 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      What is your problem my sister? The girl has married and you are still insulting her, what kind of problem is this…please leave this couple alone and let God be the judge.

  12. sally

    August 27, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Wow so happy for them wish dem all the best… But hmmm with all the issues surrounding dis marriage I ‎ really hope she’s doing the right thing becos na wetin ini edo too do way she neva get belly ohhh…


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  14. Fk

    August 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Mercy n prince it is a gud tin 2 b married wel wishn u d best in it.jus wnt u 2 b prayerful n b gud

  15. Ay

    August 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Bella Naija…na wa for you guys. May the Lord deliver you from the spirit of hypocrisy. Which nonsense legaly divorced is dat??? Husband snatcher like MJ. I am so disappointed in her and her mother. Marriage is not a do or die thing but we are watching. The end justifies it all. I hope Lovely knows how to get on her two knees and pray to her creator. Why can’t MJ find a young bachelor? But instead, is interested in making another woman unhappy. Has she ever heard of nemesis?? Once again, we are watching.

  16. happy

    August 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Congrats mercy, no weapon form agaist u & ur husband shall prosper, enjoy ur marriage.

    • Julia

      August 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      amen to that ,Happy all things work together for good,for those who love the Lord.

  17. hauwa b.

    August 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    na una sabi. we dont know d whole story. i hope her wedding dress looks good though

    • Jojoschoice

      August 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks for you comment. We really do not know the whole story. Let’s leave the judgement to God.

  18. george

    August 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    congrats girl.

  19. Luvlyn

    August 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    All of u silly ppl on here hiding behind a computer and thinking u havd ryt 2 JUDGE mercy J r all so STUPID. Who d hell made u better dan her or have d ryt d criticise her marriage. She doesn’t know u and u sure as hell don’t know d WHOLE DAMN STORY. If u think dis is a fairy tale world den u r so ignorant it hurts. I know ppl dat hav experienced worse dan Mercy J and dey r happily married till 2day. Mercy don’t hav 2 answer 2 u ppl and ur foolishness calling her husband snatcher as if u havnt slept wif married men( snatching). Dey r d only ones dat know wat really happens, deal wif it. Dis chic is married now wif a ring on her finger y don’t u go find a hubby b4 menopause sets in.
    Oh des comments just pissed me off I wanna explode.
    Happy married Mercy J, I don’t personnally know u but I won’t judge u, only God will. Leave des bitter ppl. Enjoy ur husband jare.!!!

    • chillysauce

      August 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      oh, keep quiet… do u really believe u made sense? did u follow this story at all? She’s a celebrity, and as such, has subscribed to a bit less privacy . No one’s juding. facts r there. If u followed from odi’s interview, saying he was never married, to mercy saying he was an “unmarried father”, to Lovely producing pictures and a valid marriage cert, to Odi saying he and Lovely were just signing a birth certificate in d pics, To odi saying he divorced d same Lovely few days ago, on d 23rd etc.. then u would know ppl r merely expressing their opinions based on facts placed before them. So u can also express ur own opinion, without necessarily cursing people. We all can’t be in d same camp. its impossible. Express urs and move on. We certainly don’t wanna know u ve slept with married men. too much information! 🙂

  20. JSexxie

    August 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Chai! Lwkmd! See taking of panadol for another person’s headache! *smh*. Not her fan but I wish her all d best!

  21. emma t.

    August 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    marriage is more than joke, and mercy should be careful taking some one’s husband it seems she dont know god, very soon the marriage will break becos i have not seen any foundation there. congrats

  22. optimum success

    August 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    happy married life! I pray to God may it be an everlasting one. AMEN

  23. nene

    August 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Mercy thinks she is acting one of those her nollywood movies. Abeg na person husband, that guy will so use you and go back to his wife and children. Mercy abeg you don’t deserve this. Wish u all the best anyway!!

  24. samsie

    August 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Tar..he still looks local Jor!

  25. brownjones007

    August 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    that guy or the marriage wont last….. lets watch and see!!

    • trudy

      August 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      it will last.

  26. brownjones007

    August 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    left another woman to be with another….. playing with 2snakes he should be ready to play the game..

  27. JSexxie

    August 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Wow!!! just saw her white wedding pix, gorgeous bride indeed! Congrats Mercy & Odi!

  28. noneed

    August 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t knw why people love to drink Tylenol/ Ibuprofen for oda pples headache. Stop judging Mercy cos none of u knw the authenticity of any story you hear fron all these so called “gist” carriers. Let dem b abeg…… Bad head pple!!!!

  29. El Toro

    August 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    waowww! these comments are even more interesting than the pictures…Loool!

  30. bubbles

    August 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Fine, I know she’s celeb so everyone has access to what happens in her life but I always believe there is two sides to a story. The one they want the public to hear and what actually happened. If mercy johnson is actually doing something terrible, let her be. She’ll learn from her mistake. We don’t have to criticise or insult anyone. Do you guys live with her? Where you there when they got married or divorced like they claim? No! Some of us here myt even be worse than mercy j. So plz give her a break. NB: its my opinion and am entitled to it.

    • Enwongo cleopas

      August 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      I’ve sat back to read all those stories about this wedding and believe me, the stories are porous. The nigerian media is filled with all sorts of unscrupulous people who don’t verify information before publishing and as it is normal, we the masses swallow everything hook and sinker. We need to let this girl be. She’s made her choice. All we have to do is cross our fingers and hope everything goes right and if it doesn’t….PEACE!

  31. lucretia

    August 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Hmmmmm,dis marriage get k leg

  32. na so

    August 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    yeah her white wedding dress she really is channeling the princess thingy isn she? wearing a similar kate middleton style gown…smh i hope mercy has clear eye on this marriage.

  33. miss b

    August 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Luvlyn, just because you sleep with other peoples’s husband does not mean the rest of us do the same so please speak for yourself, ashyboscof#”klicant…………..

  34. Benny

    August 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Smiles. Bad belle people, una dey craze

  35. udy

    August 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    congrats mercy and to all da haters judge not

  36. [email protected] desinger handbags

    August 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Congrats to both of them. she looks cute in these princess dress.

  37. moi

    August 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Mercy,congrats on ur marriage and all these people cursing and swearing and judging, to hell with all of you, you choose to believe what you read from all these gossip media sites and you won’t let the gal have peace, jealous lousy cowards.

  38. Get Nigeria Jobs

    August 27, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Finally Mercy has taken the bold step. Congrats girl. I wish you a happy marriage life…

  39. joy boy

    August 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Keep it hot when the boobs are still standing guy

  40. Makinde Sunday

    August 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Happy married life Mercy… I love you.

  41. favour

    August 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    congrats to them, but i pray that God will open her eyes to the side of what she did to her fellow woman. all that i know is that, what ever a man soweth that he must reap. she herself has always says that everyman is like a dog and smell like goat. i still maintian mercy doesnt fit that man. congrats shaaaa.

  42. winnie

    August 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    hapi married lyf gal…………..wish u all d best

  43. eyong

    August 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I have to admit this was one controversail wedding, but I strongly believe it would last! Just the fact that she’s stood by her man through it all and he has stood by her even BEFORE the I DOs to me makes it seem very permanent! Look is love to me is 80 percent of what makes a marriage, and they seem to have that!

  44. stgee

    August 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

    • kemchi

      August 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      And the people say amen!

  45. Toriola

    August 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    chineke! puff puff don turn to buns o. the story has just begun

  46. mimi

    August 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    na boro poose husband second hand nawa 4 you mercy i thought you know beter

  47. yo

    August 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    huuuun orukati dowona , they don put bangle for orisha mans hand , it remains who will loose it.

  48. oduski

    August 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    MJ this 1 GOD pity u so nor go act like prince 1st wife wey run live am for Italy go born with an other man for canada oooooooo.I use GOD beg u,otherwise na u people go laugh pass oo

  49. ziika

    August 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    you haters should go and sleep.
    Where was the woman and what was she doing when Mercy snatched her husband.
    Hello-o-o ladies!!! hold your husbands very tight and be submissive because they are scarce these days.
    Mercy dont mind them. congrats!!!!! and enjoy your marriage.

  50. nwando

    August 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Some of the comments really shouldn’t have been published. Such viciousness for another woman’s headache as a few pointed out.
    The really amusing ones are the ones who pronounce doom and then congratulate her. Haba!

  51. salzy

    August 27, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Mercy Congrats… I m such a freaking fun of yours all the way from Zambia and I m happy for you. May God richly bless you and your hubby and may you live happily and May God grant you a happy life together.

  52. rica

    August 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Why are women so judgmental of others. Why are we quick to judge our fellow women? Do u know the real facts at all? How can some people wish a new bride bad luck. I dont think mercy is that desperate as to marry an already married man…Let God have mercy on all of you judging her…And I hope you are all having good marriages, especially those of you saying the foundation has to be perfect. Theres no such thing as perfect foundation. She is an adult and has made her choice. If you dont have nice words to say then dont speak at all..congrats mercy..

  53. papi

    August 28, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Congrats , Mercy despite the fact that the prince lied to her. She still went ahead with the wedding, this is a sign of true love on her part.They vowed to go thru this thru thick and thing,because true love conquer’s all,a lesson to us all,don’t let people decide your life for you. Now the prince should do what he has to and resolve the issue rightway to bring peace to his home. If not his other wife could sue for bigamy since the divorce case is still pending in court. Mercy you followed your heart and stood by your man, congrats once again and have a blissfull marriage life.

  54. nono

    August 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

    congrates abeg make u no mind de folish people

  55. omo

    August 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

    The lace top on the dress is a jacket sort of cos from the pix she has a bustier on.

  56. sb

    August 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    mercy u don win, carry go….congrats

  57. Nne Daddy

    August 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    The Sweetest Blog ever. Lwkmd with these comments. SMH.

  58. ezeamama jessy

    August 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    two of u ar unique, congrate

  59. ezeamama jessy

    August 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    p/s enjoy ur lyf dear, ppl most say

  60. kay

    August 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    @chillysauce dat waz a very gud reply u gave to ppl dat don’t ever fink b4 dey talk.the fact sum ladies sleep wid married men or marry married men dosen’t justify d far dere is no divorce deir is still a union btw d man nd woman nd therefore is illegal 4 any one involved 2 marry anyone cos is illegal.i cant believe nigeria is so lawless.

  61. Cindy

    August 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Dis a great….am so happy for mj and her prince. Pls stick to each other and avoid any third party to come in bw u both.happy married life……tkia

  62. Purpleicious Babe

    August 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    WOW…. people have a lot to say I guess.

    Each to their own…

  63. mama B

    August 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    my dear congratulations oh e no easy. just be prayerful

  64. Annie Effiong

    August 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    MJ congret….may God almighty bless ir marriage IJN Amen.Wish u luck!!

  65. Fairy Godsister

    August 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations Mercy!
    @Bella Naija, you really shouldn’t approve comments from these people spewing bile…. #Mythoughts

  66. flo

    August 29, 2011 at 8:55 am

    well God knws the real story. i will definitely miss her face in the movie industry. whtever the real story is it will definitely come out some day

  67. Tiki

    August 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats Mercy luv, I wish u patience, love, understanding and forgiveness so that your marriage may always be a source of joy!

  68. Angel Charity

    August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Am not interested on all this gossip, am only thanking God for his faithfulness and Love upon the pretty couple. Mercy may God reward you with fruit of the womb and the peace in your home. Amen. Congrate Dear.

  69. Niyen

    August 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I really thank God for mercy j. I wish her peace and fruitfulness in her marriage.

  70. Diva

    August 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Abeg! ppl respect ur selves and use your time constructively, become a freelance writer or something? am geting bored reading ur articles.Enjoy these lovely pictures and let the couples deal with their issue Pls!!!!!!!

  71. cathy

    August 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    congrats dear

  72. trudy

    August 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Marriage is an institution that God has created. You are welcome to the club my favourite actress. Respect, love, humility will rule your home Mercy. Pls do all these and just follow ur instinct to do things. dont listen to the rubish coming from people. You will certainly be successful in Jesus name. God bless you.

  73. Akpeno

    August 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Ha! Na wah If she really had an affair with this man while he was married with two kids!! and the proceeded to marry him! Wahala dey o! “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned”

  74. dangote

    August 30, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    both mercy and Odianose are only trying to safe face from the general public especially mercy.
    We all pray for the marriage to last but by all indication it seems like something that may not LAST.

  75. Mary Sao Tengbeh

    August 31, 2011 at 11:35 am

    gud on u babii im happy 4 u n ur men i hope u ill last 4ever <3<3<3.
    Mercy i can't wait to see u i no u are come to Australia i can't wait……….. i luv u babi <3<3<3………..

  76. royalhottie

    August 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    abi o. [email protected] d comments.
    i know of people who marry single guys and everyone around prayed for success in their marriage but the marriage did not last for 2 months. so pls leave mercy alone. it is only God that has d right to judge her. and He said i would have mercy on whom i will have mercy! your curses can neva have effect on her marriage.

  77. Tommygirl.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Na wa o! Ppl can take panadol for anoda person headache shaaaa!!

  78. desire

    September 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

    im still suffering from stomach ache from all the laughter, well, my take on this is, even thought odi may really love mercy and she loves him as well, it all just seems very desperate of mercy to go ahead and marry a married man with KIDS.emphasis on KIDS. any mother would advise against that cos a different bond exists btw a couple when they have kids.i honestly feel she should have taken it a bit easy and opted for a single guy.but pardon my french,’as she don use yansh spoil everywhere’, no single guy in his right senses with good friends and family will allow him marry mercy.The funniest part of this thing is, these kind of marriages usually last!I wish her all the best, but i’d also like for her to know that love is not enough a criteria to choose a life partner.theres too much drama surrounding this.Happy married life mercy!!! but u gotta be wise and prayer ful cos im sure his wife isnt folding her arms and watching!juju is real .heheheh.xoxo. i cant believe i took time to write all these is well sha.:)

  79. gracey

    September 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm


  80. diamond cyprain

    September 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    all i hav 2 say 4 now, is mj should pray 2 God let d whole story end, b/m marriage is lifetime contract nd it is nt what u will jump into nd come out, they said good name is beta dan silva nd gold. All i kw is dat if dis marriage is d wil of God let it last, but if it is nt let Gods wil b done. Mj happy married life.

  81. woobee.

    September 22, 2011 at 6:40 am

    men dey few. we must share….if 1st wife monkey… another woman should be given a chance. make sure say your hans are clean say no be jujuoooo

  82. Emmanuella

    October 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    U’er really blessed mercy,enjoy ur marriage dear!

  83. andrew

    November 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i love un mercy johnson always keep shining

  84. Ani Promise Amaka

    December 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I like the bella web site and i want u to be sending all the notice to my mail i will be happy

  85. pat

    December 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    mercy plz enjoy ur marriage ok.

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