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Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson & her Husband Prince Okojie Celebrate Baby Purity at her Church Dedication & Thanksgiving Party | All the Photos



Mercy Johnson

It was a very celebratory Sunday, April 28, 2013, for Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson and her husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie, as the couple dedicated their 4 month old daughter, Purity Okojie.

The child dedication ceremony took place at the Christ Embassy Church and later on, the couple held a reception for family and friends at their Ajah home. Some of their well-wishers include Ufuoma Ejenobor, Faithia BalogunJennifer Eliogu and Tricia Eseigbe-Kerry

Check on it!

Mercy Johnson

Thanksgiving Party

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Photo Credit: Social Media – Twitter | BB


    • deep

      May 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm


    • Magz

      May 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm



    May 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm


  2. Ada

    May 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Nice pics. Congrats Mercy and hubby. God bless.

  3. quel

    May 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    first to comment!!yayy!!! beautiful baby. plz keep her safe and cherish her as she is a gift from God as all children are. much love from Jamaica.

  4. Naveah

    May 2, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you BELLANAIJA for posting a full set of pictures because when I saw the picture of her in red as well as the baby on another blog, I was wondering why she would have her child wearing red instead of white for her dedication. And now I see that she did wear white but changed for the reception. Y’all are on point! Very nice, MERCY!

    • honey

      May 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      exactly what I was wondering,that who the hell put red on a baby during her dedication?. I still don’t think red was appropriate this day at all,imo there shouldn’t have been red at all………..maybe Nigerian cultures are different(ofcourse) but in my culture(ga adangbe from Ghana which they normally call GA people,we migrated from ile ife Nigeria to accra),when a woman has a baby,she doesn’t wear any other color but white for 6mons(and especially not red) then after that,there is a custom we perform before she can wear other colors. red signifies blood,sadness or royalty(we wear red when a royal passes away). and for a new mom like her,i think its a wrong colour choice but hey,ur traditions and customs and cultures might be different from ours,so!

    • whatever!

      May 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      @ honey, did she tell you she’s from Accra or whereever u say you are from? abegi that ur theory is nt applicable here go sidon.

    • Tiana

      August 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      oh please… culture culture culture where she is from n what she believes in doesn’t forbid any color. color means different things to different people. i personally am not cut off for all these tradition n culture thing coz of my faith. to each his own

    • FBI

      May 3, 2013 at 4:06 am

      so what if she wore red?! since when does color determine anything in a baby’s life.

    • anon

      May 3, 2013 at 4:46 am

      I dont think there is any rule that says babies must wear white for their
      dedication. My baby wore a red dress.

  5. rammy

    May 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    your curves are still intact

  6. Ewurafua

    May 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Is a dedication ceremony the same as a Christening?

  7. Hurperyermie

    May 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    wao she really need to hit the gym!!!!!!!!!!! and she looking married, God bless ur baby IJN am so happy for u

  8. Nana Yaw

    May 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I really love her! She’s the best in Africa!

  9. Amanda

    May 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm


  10. Bey

    May 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Love u mummy purity!! Lol

  11. nene

    May 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    what a cute family. that baby is soo cute. and mercy is looking really good. this pregnancy has really added something to her, i can’t place my hands on it. i am happy because even when people called her ugly, dirty, and taunted her black skin, she has made it and she is happy. she is still one of the best and richest actresses in nigeria, and she makes most of her money from movies. go mercy!

    • Sunshine

      May 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      I agree, I have to say I was taken aback at African people saying those things, but she obviously didn’t let negativity bother her and has a comfortable and happy life. Good for Mercy. Much love and blessings to you and your family from the Caribbean!!!

    • Mercy

      October 6, 2013 at 2:23 am

      U curve stil remains intake mee…. Am jealous lol!wat a beautiful baby purity!mummy purity tak care of my baby oo..,

  12. justice

    May 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    like seriously Naveah must she wear white sef??? Naija sha……too religious 4 my liking. where 4 bible we must wear white. A child is child no mater d color.

  13. Demmy

    May 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Lool no homo but Mercy Johnson’s butt is soo big. I’m jealous. :p xx

  14. fauzy

    May 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm


  15. joy

    May 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Beautiful angel

  16. cindy

    May 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Pretty baby…I luv mercy johnson

  17. tinini

    May 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Here we go again on BN,People that like to feel like they know all, what does it matter what colour she wears for her baby’s child dedication? Congrats joor! Mercy

  18. whocares

    May 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    awwwww the baby is toooooo cute, and she looks good too. ooh i love babies. lol.

  19. Naveah

    May 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    She looked much better in Trado. She didn’t pack right underneath for that red dress.

    • sexy mama

      May 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

      amebo go and help her pack now…….no be everything u see ur big mouth must comment on….oshisco

  20. damepenelope

    May 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm


  21. Leah

    May 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Now that she is a mother and know how precious children are, I hope she encourages her husband to support his other children whom he had to deny to get married to her. If those innocent children have to go through life without the love and care of their father which every child deserves, then trust me this will only be temporary. No one should gain their happiness through others’ misery and I’m talking to both her and her “dead beat dad” of a husband. PS, If this makes it through Bella’s comments (which I doubt it will) please save your “Hate and Jealousy” comments to yourselves. There are a lot of women in the world that I am Jealous of, this particular one is NOT one of them.

  22. Funmi

    May 3, 2013 at 12:09 am

    The hair and make-up…atrocious. Congrats on the baby though

  23. angel

    May 3, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Congrats ♏γ̲̣̣̥ wonderful mercy.may d d lord bless d purity A̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊d̶̲̥̅̊ bless her with long life.

  24. Oaken

    May 3, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Her nose still no gree recover

  25. Gift japhet

    May 3, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Hmmmmmmmm finally,

  26. .....just saying

    May 3, 2013 at 7:43 am

    [email protected] all the photos…seriously? 8 photos? But where are all her other colleagues though?

  27. Dimz

    May 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Congrats Mercy……..Abeg am i the only one that noticed Fathia’s baby-bump? or ……##rubs eyes##

    • Just saying...

      May 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Rub am well o

  28. DA

    May 3, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Congratulations …

  29. Fabmimi

    May 3, 2013 at 8:46 am

    What’s with the Red Short hugging dress ,and again ,didn’t they get a good photographer to cover this event,all the pics I’ve seen are not nice .But congrats to the Okojies.

  30. Inebaby

    May 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Congrats dear!

  31. cleopatrabriggs

    May 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

    im sorry o, but all the people saying red is inappropriate n her dress is short pls who are you again????
    i thought so too so y’all close your diseased mouths n \__ !!!!!!! irrelevant things!!! you go girlie (Mercy)

  32. amarachi

    May 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations. ………..luvly family


    May 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Wow, lovely pictures for a blesseth family.

  34. iyke ezeobi

    May 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    mercy u do well by delicatin ur first child 2 GOd,bless shall delicate u and ur family


  35. frances

    May 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Okojie @ Mercy way to go girl u rock n ur RED dress!!!

  36. Naveah

    May 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    @ FBI and Anon – The both of you have proven that most of the times it appears that people just do things for doing sake without understanding the significance of it. It is not a “rule” but it is a long standing tradition with SPIRITUAL significance behind it.

    A baby wearing white at their dedication signifies the child’s purity and innocence. Baptism/dedication is meant to cleanse the child of the original sin from Adam & Eve and dedicate the child in Christ. The white garment represents putting on Christ. It is a sign of becoming a new creation, clothed with Christ. It is an outward sign of the Christian dignity of the baptized/dedicated, allowed to bring that dignity unstained into eternal life.

    @ Anon – Assuming you got married in church, did you wear just any color? Why did you wear white and not black or blue or red? White is to signify the purity/innocence of the bride (laughable in our society today where pregnant women wear white).

    @ HONEY – thank you for the lesson. I love to learn about other cultures. In China, the color red has long had special significance in China, symbolizing health, wealth and good wishes. Newlyweds and children are presented with gift money tucked inside red packets, brides traditionally wear red gowns at their weddings, and celebratory fireworks always come wrapped in red paper. Each country has it’s own way of celebrating which is what makes the world very interesting if we open up to all it’s many wonders.

  37. shy1

    May 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    @Dimz. I did notice fathia’ baby bump. @ Leah yu sound like a wounded and sorrowful one. *smiles*. Wishing baby purity God’ guidance and congrats to mercy and hubby.

  38. LIL

    May 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm


  39. Gideon Johnson

    May 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Am hapy 4 u thank u

  40. Aduke

    May 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Aawww nice!! 🙂 Beautiful family n Baby Purity is soooo sooooo cuuuute!! 😀 Bless her!!
    Luv the red theme! Just beautiful n stands out as always! Very lovely trad look which i luv most, but not feeling her whole reception look. No doubt that red dress is gorgeous, but wish the length was directly below her knee or even a midi length. Also a size or two up in that dress wud have been perfect n that body wud have still rocked in my opinion. But daaaang Mercy that booty tho!!!!!!!!!! 😀 Hair n makeup just wasnt it too at all!

    In all BIG CONGRATS to U & Urs on ur beautiful bundle of joy!!

  41. No nonsense

    May 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    awww d baby is so cute! congrats mercy

  42. seyibabs

    May 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    oh Thank God she has givn birth nd fat! so now my bf can stop seeing her as sexy pshewwwww lmao

  43. Purity

    May 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Mercy ur daugther is so cute,she is my names sake,purity is international star,pls take gud care of her

  44. Silvia

    June 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Mj u re d best.let dem dat hate gud tin die

  45. Emma I. Ogbuzuru

    June 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Mercy! One thing I lk in u is dt u ‘re always courageous no matter what pple say. ‘Ur baby is sweet. Carry go. I’m behind u.

  46. ruth

    June 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Am so hapi for u mercy,beautiful baby God gav u…

  47. Jasmine

    July 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Cary go mercy…nice colour jore!

  48. Loveth

    July 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Mercy J. I luv u nd ur family, bt my advic 2 u as a woman dat u ar, do not alow ANYTIN 2put asunda in ur marriage. Stay strng, nd dont 4get d God dat made u who u ar 2day. Congrats.

  49. Ifytex

    July 15, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Mercy J.I’m happy for u and ur lovely family,My advice is that u should not forget the God who made u what u are today, Always appriciate this God for better is not enough,The best is yet to arrive…….

  50. Assumpta

    July 17, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Am happy for u my dear………..tnx to God we made it possible

  51. michael

    July 23, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    i need ur mail or ur contacte because i want to joine u to moov a film.thk

  52. Mercy Johnson biography

    July 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Congrats! U re indeed very talented…

  53. Felicia Adu

    August 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I wounder why ur colleagues envy about whatever u do,plz
    what i ve to tell u is dat be subject to ur husband in everytin and
    keep on praying to the Most High b’cos nothin is impossible to

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