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BN Bytes: Mercy Johnson chats about her new movie “3 Friends & A Lover”, Blindness Rumours & More on iROKtv



A few weeks ago, rumours were swirling that Nigerian actress Mercy Johnson had “gone blind” after her wedding. As we can see from recent red carpet appearances, the rumours were false.

iROKtv caught up with Mercy Johnson on the set of the movie that sparked the rumour – “3 Friends & A Lover“. Mercy’s character loses the use of one of her eyes. The movie’s makeup artiste created the convincing “gauged eye” look.

Watch the on-set interview and let us know what you think.


  1. Jolz

    December 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Did we really have to post that picture tho…lol….freaky ish

  2. pwetty

    December 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    i actually did fall for that rumour only for me to realise it was just a freaking rumour,well good for her.

  3. Baby Oku

    December 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Every wicked rumour against MJ shall surely fail. Go Girl,you rock!!!

  4. Oliverjen

    December 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Seriously, its unbelievable wht we Nigerians can do 2 our own image (MJ my sexiest & hottest diva)Tnk God it was a rumour am happi 4 u bcos u r d bomb!!!

  5. Mojisola Olademehin

    December 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Hmm, Thank God is not true, i was heart broken when i heard the news and fell on that.

  6. Deiz

    December 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I kinda like her- she’s very real and down to earth, a quality most Nigerian stars lack. Go girl….all the best.

  7. Anne Ochia

    December 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Please confirm the true nature of a story before posting it.

  8. konnie

    December 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Is the idea of the picture to gross people out? You succeeded.
    Rather unnecessary

  9. kemxtina

    December 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    wow thank God it was just an ordinary rumour, keep goin baby notin da hapen

  10. titi

    December 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    bellanaija – honestly YOU ARE SLIPPING!

  11. Obi

    December 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    lol. “Atuks looked at it and couldn’t eat”. I rather love the picture, I think makeup artists love Mercy. She must be fun to work with. Some people criticized her for shaving her head for the widow movie, saying that she could have worn a bald wig, she would do anything for camera/money, etc. But I prefer to think that she likes to give her all to make any production she’s involved in super.

    • Pam

      December 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      On Point!!

  12. Obi

    December 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Secondly, I am impressed by the makeup. In the past, movie producers/whoever is in charge of all that, told their story with no respect for the audience. Costumes & makeup looked horrible and many people hated Nigerian movies because of that. But in recent times, things have changed. What’s the movie where Rita Dominic is a secretary? Not only did they dress her like an old school Seke, her hands looked wrinkled and dark (to me), and her face was out of this world. Movie makers have realized that their audience is not stupid. We see these things, and we appreciate it when you put a lot of work such things.

  13. Igidi stella

    December 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    When i heard d rumuor, i almost cried only 2 discover it was a – rumour. Thank god its not real cos she is my best actress. MJ carry on you are wonderful.

  14. BukiOni

    December 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    It’s amazing what you can achieve with prosthetic makeup and even regular makeup too. Makeup artists are hugely talented, for me, the face (and too an extent the human body) is the canvas through which they express their art and convey their message – their work should really be more widely appreciated for it’s artistic value.

  15. princess shika

    December 19, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    oh my Gosh…am d most damsel on earth.Mrs M.J am really happi 4 u dat all is just a rumour.thanks b 2 almighty GOD dat u r still complete

  16. neyolol' dami

    December 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    its reali gr8!. . we can si how far make up can go. . .its realy gud. . .kudos 2 d make up artists dat was a beautifully executed job. . .

  17. Pam

    December 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    She’s the sexiest ever after Genevieve though. She got swag still, knows her roots and never looses focus. Go girl!!!

  18. nollywood

    December 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Tonto dikeh’s interview was by far the worst in nollywood history.

  19. mee2

    December 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    whoever did that make up did a great job cos its so gross.

  20. Bee

    December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Eww, that is seriously disgusting!

  21. auntie

    December 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    awww mercy! so not carried away … loce it

  22. Ozioma

    December 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    God be with u Mercy, u are the best.

  23. Lady Jaye

    December 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    That was some bad makeup, period. it’s sensationalist or nothing.

  24. Blessing ejim

    December 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Am happy mj is not blind.she is d best.

  25. Dani

    December 20, 2011 at 3:26 am

    what’s the title of that song that plays when they’re doing her make up?

  26. Aba

    December 20, 2011 at 3:32 am

    When I read the news I was so hurt and sad , I went into prayer for this wonderful lady, later I read that it was all rumor, infact I thank God for her life….I prayer that whatever the enemy has planned again this lady will never come to past.

    • Aibee

      December 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

      Gbagaun! Gbagaun!! Gbagaun!!!

    • olu

      January 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      gbagaun…..take it easy mehn

  27. damaris

    December 20, 2011 at 6:51 am

    really love mj, no too much phonetics

  28. LadyJ

    December 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Yea thumbs up 4 the makeup artist he’s done a wonderful job keep it up.

  29. chinny

    December 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    She is very pleasant and seems like a dedicated actress.
    Wish her the best:) There is also something very real and honest about her…love her movies!!!

  30. yesir

    December 20, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Typical of 9ja to milk a concept dry. 2 brides and a baby, 3 friends and a lover, 4 armed robbers and mopo

    • Afolasade

      December 21, 2011 at 12:55 am

      [email protected] 4 armed robbers and a mopo! You are too right; Nigerians truly know how to take a tired concept and ride it to the grave. ROTFL!!!

  31. Me

    December 21, 2011 at 1:29 am

    naeto C- 5 & 6, 10 over 10 lol… guess we love numbers

  32. Keep it real babe, u rock!!

    December 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

    L.A. Chick

  33. ojbc

    December 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Am happy 2 hear dat dis is a rumour.we luv u ,continue 2 do wat i know how 2 do best

  34. Alotm

    December 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

    God bless u, ur enimy no go se u, cos u are de best.

  35. Nwanyi Oma

    December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    LMAO @ 4 Armed Robbers and a Mopo! *rolling*

  36. charles

    December 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    i wan run mad,when i hear the news.lairs

  37. Kim K

    December 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    As M j speak 9ja accent so e no gd.Tonto learn from her and stop that ur non country scent.M J u re such an Angel and a real 9ja woman.

  38. Danny

    December 22, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Til date sm nasty pple stil blvs she’s blind especially dose dat wishd her bad. Bt MJ ntn wil hapn 2 u u r jst dia on top of ur enemies.


    December 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    what did some people got in painting people’s image black
    girl go on nothing do you, God is by your side

  40. queebeecee

    December 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    no be small 4 armed robbers and a wa oh..i don die 4 laff chei

  41. cathy

    December 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    fine babe, no airs around her. no be some fake wannabes and accent speaking actress them

  42. rosy

    February 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    you are an interesting actress rock when you are on stage and out of do thinks no actress will dare.i love ur courage.go girl u are one in a million.

  43. chinyere

    April 5, 2012 at 2:29 am

    na wa oh the lies way we nigerians de tell angainst our brothers and sisters no de good. at least mercy de fine nsogbu adi ro

  44. Nancy

    August 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I was shocked I knew it was real when Icame across my star face,was searchng 4 Nigerian fashions.Mercy and e team cheers

  45. Anny

    August 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

    M.j u r d best. I love ur movies, and nothing will eva happen 2 ur eyes or any oda part ur body IJN. Amen.

  46. rama

    December 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    omg thats crazy i cant believe this and am so happy this is not true my babe girl mercy johonson is fine i love u girl muahhhh..i wish u the best in ur marrage

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