Nolly wood actress Mercy Johnson Ozioma (which means a girl with good luck in her dialect) hails from Okene (known as the Igbiras) in Kogi State. She is the fourth child in a family of seven. At the age of two, she left her mum and went to live with her father (an ex-military officer) who was constantly being transferred from one station to another as a military man.
Mercy came back to Lagos after her secondary school education, to study for a degree and became hooked on Nigerian movies. She watched Genevieve Nnaji in the movie titled Sharon Stone and decided that she wanted to become a Nolly wood actress. In 2001 she approached a dear friend for assistance to feature in a movie, but was unsuccessful in securing a role despite a year of constantly frequenting the National Theatre.
Mercy's first starring role was in 2004 in a movie titled 'The Maid' by Kenneth Nnebue. She played the lead role and has been on a meteoric rice ever since featuring in hundreds of African movies.
Mercy Johnson got married on the 27th of August, 2011 to Prince Odianosen Okojie.