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I Rejected Sex For Movie Roles

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Sultry Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, has said that achieving success in the Nigerian movie industry was not on a bed of roses, as she had been asked to take movie role in exchange for sex.

Mercy, who is arguably the most sought-after Nollywood actress of the moment, told nigeriafilms.com in an interview that it takes only God to be successful in the Nigerian movie industry.

When asked if she has been a victim of sexual harassment, the Kogi State-born damsel: said “yes! Such had come my way, but if you sleep around for roles, will you also sleep around to make your fans love your work? You only choose what you want. It only takes God to be successful in this industry.

“It’s a matter of choice if the ladies are approached with such. If you feel that your body is cheap and worth the script, then go ahead, but it is an individual thing. If any lady tells you in Nollywood it hasn’t happened to her, it is a cheap lie. Most people are scared of telling the truth, but the truth makes upcoming ones to watch their steps without making mistakes.”

Mercy was not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, so her growing up was terribly tough and now that the story has turned to success, she wouldn’t mind becoming a child again if she has her way.

Hear her: “When I was in secondary school, I would wash my mates’ clothes and polish their shoes to get paid so that I can also pay my brother’s school fees, and whenever names of people owing school fees were mentioned, mine was always on top of the list.

“I faced a lot of embarrassment in school. My teachers flogged me; my uniform was always torn and tattered. When someone stole, they pointed at me because of my poor condition. It was a miserable life, but today, they’re most shocked at my success. I lived an inferior life throughout my school days… if I have my way; I want to be a child again and live large.”



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  1. that is fantastic, infact i’ve been reading previous interviews of actress and actors but non of then have cought my heart or tached my life like yours mecry God continue to bless you till you have no room to put them. Sexy lady. love you bye.

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  2. In show business a lot of  ladies are under  pressure from producers and directors. Even within the job market…..A former classmate narrated her sad story to me- after a degree from Legon she had to go through hell to get a job, some  of the managers wanted  a piece of her  “bearded meat” before they gave her the job and sadly the one she gave in to didn’t even hire her. awr3hos3m!   So if people like Mercy Johnson are (really) not doing the “exchange” I’m glad to hear that. 

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  3. mecry iam sooooo much in love with u .honey your body a take life ‘may god bless u in every thing u do one love jah bless

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  4. It is good you passed that stage, Now you know how to controle your wealth, and that would make you more richer. I like your stands Mercy.

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  5. It is good you passed that stage, Now you know how to controle your wealth, and that would make you richer. I like your stands Mercy.

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  6. ooooooooooooooh my gus.im really touched.such a nice speech.not all celebs can come to the light to talk abt this expecially abt their childhood ordeal .some even talk and lie of who they werent.thanks for being sincere with ur fans.MORE BLSSINGS.

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  7. for someone who does not exchange sex for movie roles she sure does dress like a cheap slut she probz think she is living large no doubt she can act

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  8. Good girl,mercy your story really inspired me.Coming from nowhere to some somewhere now is great.But i hope you will never give yourself for movie role.God bless you.

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  9. mercy my dear, u are a truthful person,infact and grateful because u did not tell lies concerning ur childhod time, and i pray dat the ALMIGHTY will never let u down, in Nig. tday,our actors and actreses will tell u dat they are all frm rich background while all is lies, and concerning actresses selling themselves,its all tru bcos even in the offices where we are tday, the issue is the same and any actress who denied it is a real liar,everything depends the way u want it. mercy my dear,i really like watching ur films bcos they look real.

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