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Are Mercy Johnson’s alleged “Difficult Conditions On Set” Getting her Blacklisted in Nollywood?



Mercy Johnson - November 2013 - BellaNaija

Mercy Johnson is one of the biggest actresses in Nigeria, but are her ways on set going to get her out of Nollywood?

We hope not, but according to recent reports it may seem so.

Vanguard is reporting that there are plans by movie marketers of the Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) to blacklist the actress. The act is called “Withdrawing her services”.

A source cites that the action is because of the “unbecoming attitude of the actress as it affects her work.”

The news organization reveals that a close source accused the Dumebi star of disappearing while on location after she has been paid for the job. She is also said to give difficult conditions.

Vanguard also claims that the marketers have vowed to sanction any member who disregards the decision to blacklist Mercy. Any movie featuring her is to be released on or before January 2014, before they fully implement their goals.

Mercy Johnson couldn’t be reached for a comment by the publication.


  1. Blueberry

    November 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Looks like a frame-up to me!

    • Honest opinion

      November 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      She simply has no dress sense

  2. Dlapikin

    November 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Really sad. When they show me any of the other “A-listers”.. Genevieve, omotola, Ini, Tonto and others rolled up in the mud like Mercy then I’ll sympathize. If you can’t afford the woman leave her alone. I am one who actually believes better paid thespians is good for Nollywood. It will eventually weed out some of the low budget productions and reduce the number of prostitutes/adventurers in that industry. That ban did not kill the genevieve and omotola, it will not kill mercy.

    • MyView

      November 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Well her husband needs to get a job then. They still need to pay rent on that house they “bought”. Maybe this is Karma? Maybe the good God her and her fans keep using to excuse her evil ways finally took sides with those innocents children her brown teeth husband abandoned to with her. You know God is not impressed with big boobs and butt. Please mentioning her in the same sentence with Genevieve and Omotola, those two women have talent and beauty and take showers once in a while. Mercy Johnson does NOT. And yes I am a “hater” of every thing she stands for, so bring it on people!

    • Idak

      November 3, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Kai!! You own ‘hatred’ na only SCOAN go deliver you o. 🙂

    • meme

      November 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      U have brought this’ ur view’ here again ( Toke makinwa and Mercy johnson). Don’t smear other people’s joy with ur words. If you are happy for others , God will answer your prayers . kpele

    • I formerly known as Miss Anonymous

      November 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Omg! You are mean though 🙂

    • Mrs Somebody

      November 4, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Gosh you are so mean!

    • Mj big tym fan

      December 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      You are very scraggy what makes u tink heq husband doesn’t have a job..u tink z only doz dat suck blood dat are witches..doz jealous of other people’s progress are also witches..tink abt t

    • Bliss

      November 5, 2013 at 12:35 am

      #spotonDlapikin totally what I said even before I read your

  3. fashionandstylepolice

    November 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    This doesn’t sound like Mercy Johnson at all.

  4. Edith Amakiri

    November 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Pls u guys shld leave mercy johnson alone if u can’t pay
    wat she demand, let dose who can pay do dat

  5. Sarah Adebayo

    November 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I never like her as an actress anyway!! Never felt her…. I am just not into her

    • Grammar Gal

      November 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Who cares what you feel? How does that affect her talent as an actress? If you have nothing better to say then keep quiet instead of trying to run other people down. Or better still, chop broken glass. Hater.

  6. nene

    November 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    these marketers are still running the industry
    unfortunately. mercy should listen to them because i don’t know if
    she can sustain herself like genevieveve and co. who were
    blacklisted in 2004/2005, and it affected a lot of them, and is
    still affecting them till date as they are no longer getting called
    to do movies.

    • chioma

      November 3, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Yes the same ILLITERATE S Who blacklisted genny, omot, ramsey etc etc in 2004. All the newbies who watch movies dont even know this fact. It was during this year long ban where thr best were not working, that ppl like ini edo became famous withworlds apart cos she was cheaper. Mercy this is a blessing in disguise for you. Dont fret. Tis about time u quit these foolish stupid directef razz movies anyways. Leave it to desperate mediocre actress es to fill the void. They need u more than u need them.

  7. sideyeblankstare

    November 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    She should better start working on producing

  8. Tobenna

    November 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Marketers still running the Show? Thank God for Tunde Kelani…Kunle Afolayan…We have hope for Nollywood…cos Real Movie Producers are not found in Marketers!!

  9. Ernie

    November 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Why blacklist someone for knowing her worth na. Abeg, if u can’t afford her leave her for those who can. Abi kilode? Na by force

  10. Asa Na Dallas

    November 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Don’t believe everything you read. Wait a minute, it she the one that slap her co-star long time ago? lol.

  11. Gistyinka Blog

    November 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Please leave Mercy Johnson alone oooo

  12. benashmom

    November 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Don’t blacklist her please, I like her movies. The girl is good.

  13. Ifeoma Nwawe

    November 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Mercy Johnson is one of Nigeria’s best actresses. Her role-interpretations are spot-on compared to the likes of Gene and Omotola (they are good actresses tho). If marketers cannot afford her they should get a cheaper person for the role, but black listing her is a step too far.

    • Leah

      November 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      In your dreams. The reason she does not get the exposure and recognition those two get is because she is not good enough. There is more to acting that hauling around saggy boobs across the screen in 1.1 million movies. Mercy Johnson is only good at playing village roles and hooker roles. @Dlapikin if the industry decide to “weed out prostitute/adventurers”, she will be at the top of that list. From married old men to settling with a married man with two children, guarantees her a spot. She has also been known to get into physical fights on sets.
      Besides, is’t the man she’s shacking up with supposed to be an oil and gas millonaire? Since they had that circus of a wedding she has not had a day off, from pregnancy to post pregnant. She is due for a time off to enjoy her very handsome husband’s millions with her drop dead gorgeous daughter in that mansion he built for them while his first wife and children struggle.
      If you want to give this woman credit as a fan, please do so but don’t try to bring down people like Omotola whom like I have said before is a true talent and true role model.

  14. ms sexy

    November 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    OMG Bella you got infected wt the big stout bottle cursor too?
    oh no

    • Nike

      November 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pls Bella,remove it

  15. bintu

    November 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Enemy of progress they are looking for all means to bring this lovely lady down because of her success.

  16. chinedu arinze

    November 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Plz u guys shld leave my mercy alone,she’s gud at wht she
    does nd she knws her worth,2 million s. Not 2 much for her

  17. kokoqueen

    November 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    No Mercy Johnson….No Nollywood……Tonto Marketers
    Dike…You can never Pull Mercy Johnson down….Mercy might not be
    perfect but she is the reason why 90% of Nigerians by extension
    Africans watch Nollywood Movies…..What is the use of AGN and
    Ibinabo if d so called Marketers call d shot in
    Nollywood,,,,,,,Mercy Johnson will never leave nollywood cos she is
    Nollywood,,,,plus even if mercy leaves voluntarily…Tonto dike can
    never be d queen of nollywood… matter hw hard she

  18. Sarah Adebayo

    November 4, 2013 at 1:11 am

    All her movies are rubbish !! She is very hyper and loves to show boobs and butts!! She is only good in those roles

  19. H's boo

    November 4, 2013 at 1:23 am

    If mercy johnson cant act like some people here stated, then I dont know what acting is. Mercy is the definition of talent. I dont want to compare her with anybody and I dont care about her personal life but ban mercy and loose half of nollywood fans. mchew

  20. Uk

    November 4, 2013 at 2:40 am

    This is why I love the likes of Rita Dominic , uche jombo, Ramsey ,Desmond , Majid, Nse Etim , Ini edo, Funke Akindele ,van Vicker etc in fact every A-list actor who has invested back to nollywood because they make their own decisions NO marketer can tell them nothing. That’s what star power is about. Seriously if mr A can’t use mercy he shouldn’t tell mr B not to.

  21. billionaire in grace

    November 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Seriously that is all stupidity. We all know how good mercy johnson is as an actress and if she is asking for better condition and more money its bcos she is a mother now and must think not only for herself but for her beautiful daughter.
    I love u mercy johnson

  22. Grace

    November 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    She set a standard for herself they wanna blacklist her…..smh. #cheapeople#buh u aint gonna kill her shine though. As for haters of Mercy Johnson go chop broken glass according to Grammer gal. ish..

  23. Grace

    November 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    She set a standard for herself they wanna blacklist her…..smh. #cheapeople#buh u aint gonna kill her shine though. As for haters of Mercy Johnson go hug transformer. ish..

  24. Dannie

    November 4, 2013 at 10:30 am


  25. Light Angel

    November 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Lord have Mercy! Give her a break joor!

  26. otugbrigbri naomi

    November 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    u na know no say na mercy johnson make nollywood where he is right now. try if mercy is out nollywood is out too. mercy is d best ever, tonto to hell with u

  27. Zelda

    November 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    @my view, do pple pay rent on house that they have built?

  28. Bliss

    November 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Abegi. How many times have they banned Genevieve, Mercy
    Johnson, Ini and the rest. They are always “banding” everybody yet
    you see them in more flicks in 1 summer than Clint Eastwood ever
    was in his entire career.

  29. NNENNE

    November 5, 2013 at 4:59 am

    What is the Actors guide of Nigeria doing about ? This is
    where unionism comes in.

  30. Ready

    November 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Meanwhile, Ibinabo Fiberesima is prancing around as if her job is to be a socialite. Ma’am, you campaigned to be president of the actors’ guild. Do your job and stop seeking attention. I’m not a Mercy Johnson fan, and haven’t fully watched a movie she’s been in. But what is N2 million? You mean the highest paid actress in Nigeria gets N2m for working for anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months? How much does Wizkid or Dbanj get paid for performing for 15-40 minutes? Seriously, actors’ unions are crap. How many of these modern artistes are part of PMAN? Pretty much none! But they’re getting their dues. Why the eff would marketers (Who the eff are they anyway?) decide that they want to blacklist an actress whether for her attitude on set or for her pay?
    Nollywood needs restructuring…that’s a director’s perogative to decide not to work with a certain actress….but they won’t discuss that. They’re there wearing fancy dresses to celebrate Nollywood at 20.

  31. Hurpeyeahmie

    November 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

    NIgerians hmmmmm haters are at it again but they should always remember KARMA

  32. DHV

    August 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I really cannot understand why, wait, as a matter of fact, every body won’t like you. That’s how the world is. I have watched lots of Nollywood movies etc. with many lead actors and actresses whose names I will not mention; but in my opinion, Mercy Johnson’s acting is far superior and natural than most of the other actors and actresses. She might have let us down in marrying a man that was already married with children, yes. She has to answer to God for that, but her acting is impeccable. Actually, when I started to view nollywood movies many years ago, after watching one of Mercy Johnson’s movies, I always looked forward after that to her movies, especially those with co star Van Vicker. Keep up the good work Mercy. No Mercy, no movie.

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