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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Birthday message from Mercy Johnson Okojie

A message from Mercy Johnson's heart as she turns a year older today. Read below...
Today, I thought of many things I would love to have as birthday gifts and the many dreams I am still pursuing. In all of this I’m not losing sight of the fact that if not for God I might have ended up on the street like the many kids and young adults begging for food and some prostituting to make ends meet. If we know the circumstances that force some of these people on the street, we would spare a thought for them. I am where I am today purely by the grace of God and the grace of people who believed in me from the word go.
Recently, I was at the Boys Reform Home, Oregun, Lagos, the discussion I had with the principal Mr. Kotun and much later with the Special Adviser in charge of allremand homes in Lagos set me thinking about the boys and girls on the street. They have dreams too. Can they fulfill those dreams on the street? The answer will likely be no; because I won't be where I am today if I ended up on the street.

For this reason, Mercy Johnson Foundation will be doing a lot to get kids off the street. We are not asking people for money or donation, I will do all I can with the resources God has given me, and with the support of my husband to help get these kids off the street and set them on the path where they can begin to pursue their dreams. I want to plead with people, fans, friends and colleagues to spare a thought for the children on the street. We can begin by educating people around us, parents, the children and people in charge of children (Oga-house help relationship, teacher-student relationship, and others) on the need to treat every child like the future of Nigeria depends on it. And truth be told, our future will not be all that enjoyable if we let the scourge of ‘street-children’ fester. By then, the rich will begin to cry.  I learnt Lagos State Government has 11 homes where most children picked from the streets are kept, reformed and reunited with their families after counseling.

That is an initiative Mercy Johnson Foundation will be supporting and beyond that we will be going to different states to help spread the message-Get kids off the street, save the future. From tomorrow, I will begin to replay some of the lessons I learnt at the boys’ reform home and we all can contribute to getting the kids off the street.

I am grateful to everyone that has sent in a birthday message, tweet and gifts. Thank you and God bless you.
Mercy Johnson Okojie

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Anonymous said...

Ȋ̝̊̅ soooooo much like your way mercy cos you α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ real

Anonymous said...

Nice 1 Mj,God help u.

Mama dee said...

Aww Mercy, u have a beautiful heart. God bless u.

mz lahra said...

D lord is ur strength....happy birthday dearie

Anonymous said...

Thank u so much mercy our God will strengthen u to do more

55 'CENT said...

That is good from her,and we will be waiting for the action to begin.

Miss Gemini said...

Happy bday MJ

Anonymous said...

Awwww she has a heart of gold...God bless u Mj.

Anonymous said...

Hapi b/day drln. LLAP

Waledollar said...

wow, very thoughtful of you dearie. Happy birthday Mercy, best years ahead.

One Gud Chick said...

That my girl right there, now Tonto go kill yourself Bish!

Anonymous said...

Just placed a kiss on ur beautiful rosy cheek!!HBD dear....mercy fan

Anonymous said...

WOW, very totful of you dearie. Hapi birthday Mercy, best years ahead.

ugo said...

Can someone pls tell me why I shdnt love this woman

Anonymous said...

Nice one,the Lord is ur strenght as U̶̲̥̅̊ embark on this reformation.

KUSH said...

She's so adorable,may God continue to bless her!

gordons said...

happy birthday and may God bless in ur endeavours.

Anonymous said...

No matter hw much money dis babe has made, she wud always look dirty and unkept to me *sigh*

Anonymous said...

MJ...You have a heart of gold. Happy birthday to a lovely woman... you are the reason i watch Nollywood movies. :-)

Anonymous said...

God will empower you to do as you have said..what a great heart.

Anonymous said...

mercy mercy

joy george said...

Happy birthday mj,best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm amazed first time I'm impressed by a celebrity's effort this makes sense and I hope Nigeria supports God bless ur beautiful soul

Anonymous said...

GOD bless MJ,and may your intentions towards this kids nd the street ppl come to past, really impressed by your dission stay blessed Mj#didi

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday MJ...we love u

Anonymous said...

Your such a darling dear...may God continue 2 bless u more...Amen!

Anonymous said...

Good idea mercy, kEep it up, God strenghten u

Abdulmajeed Obakhemmieysola said...

Awwww...May thy Lord Help her †☺ fulfill her wish....S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ touching....Love you S̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡ Much Sweetheart

Anonymous said...

Happy happy birthday to you my darling Mercy. You rock girl.

Gena said...

HBD Mercy Johnson Okojie, Wishn ya wuh u wish ur Luvly self

Bloxxy said...

Dats y I luv u my queen, humble as always.luv u 2 d moon and back and God bless u *kisses*

Raff Agbaje said...

Celebrate your birthday like you mean it. Go wild. I will help you apologize tomorrow. Happy Birthday MJ

Anonymous said...

Wow nice one. God bless you dis day and always and give u the strength and resources to pursue ds vision.God bless u

Anonymous said...

Good work mercy.

Raff Agbaje said...

Celebrate your birthday like you mean it. Go wild. I will help you apologize tomorrow. Happy Birthday M.J

Anonymous said...

Mercy may d Lord bless u and c u thru on dis en wishing u a haaaaaaappy birthday 2 u

Anonymous said...

Really love ur post, MJ. Your passion is enviable and simply a demonstration of the answer to "who is your neighbor".

Leye Jisola said...

Mercy looks beautiful in this attire. Lovely family too.

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vivacious Diva said...

Luv luv luv u mummy P! Egbunu

Diva1996 said...

Happy birthday mercy......nd thanks for ur good work

sammy ken said...

Very well said mj, more grace to ur elbow..happy birthday

dindy_gifted said...

I loooovvvveee mercy 4 life!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice one dearie,if we all can just think in dis direction for once,i'm sure we'll be able to atleast help some kids out there fulfil their dreams,i gat ur back on this babes....**HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY OKU****LOVE U MUCHOS
Ps...linda i hope you'll publish this my comment.

Anonymous said...

WE LOVE YOU MERCY!! A TRUE NOLLYWOOD ROLE MODEL! RESPECT!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Quite thoughtful of her.
May God bless her heart.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mercy!

Anonymous said...

She doesnt care wat the world thinks of HER. or HER MARRIAGE, she is SIMPLY saying Thank You Lord!! derz nothing More beautiful! she deserves all the LOVE she gets from us. Love her!

Anonymous said...

Good thought...God bless you

lahina said...

MERCYYYYYYYYY I LOVE THIS GIRL. BLACK AND CONFIDENT

Anonymous said...

G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ bless Чö̤̣̇ΰя ĠõõD heart.

Anonymous said...

G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ bless Чö̤̣̇ΰя ĠõõD heart.

Anonymous said...

I am happy for you, so shall God bless me

Anonymous said...

niz......*divamila*

Anonymous said...

hbd, wishn u llnp! Cheers

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww! Mercy Johnson i L♥√ع you so much,for your Kind heart,for remembering where you came from,and for not forgetting children who are going through rough childhood just like you did..You exude nothing but kindness,maturity and a true mother! May God continue to bless you and give you the strength to do that which you desire..HBD beautiful one




PRETTY GIRL

****Ola said...

May God bls u nd ur hubby abundantly as ur abt 2start dis project...Virgos are vry kind n passionate pple,i din evn knw we share dsame sun sign,Happy bday deaire n i wish u all u wish urself

Anonymous said...

Awww Mercy,God bless your beautiful heart

Anonymous said...

Mercy is in Dubai .... Came in on the same flight (23rd of Aug). She was hiding her self (low profile) and I saw Purity and her husband was getting a DU sim at the airport. Linda you should hire me to do amebo for you....

****Ola said...

Linda post my 1st comment evn if u dnt post dis 1 o :|

Anonymous said...

I luv my MJ!may God continue to bless u an ur family..kissess

lois said...

Nyc one mj

Anonymous said...

May God bless ur good work it wl surely make an impact in d life of somany people keep if up

Anonymous said...

Luv u plenty Mj,God be ur strength,IJN Amen

Anonymous said...

Mercy u av reasoned well n ur desire is generous it shows that u'v got a great heart thnks dear. To those other celebs that all they can show forth is sexy body,holiday wit family in paradise, new porche blah blah blah.... Without any sense of giving hmm... weldone eeennn. But remember its a circle

Anonymous said...

This is great, mercy you ve really provb yourself! Am proud of you and may God see you through this pat. Love you rock

Anonymous said...

*A Toast To A Tested Thespian*
From whatever perspective anyone choose to look at Princess Mercy Johnson Odi Okojie aka MJ, you are a picture of consistency. From the perspective of an engine room for the Nigeria movie industry. A unique actress; a woman of integrity; a committed family woman/mother; a woman who has a large heart for the less endowed; a woman who has left her footprint on the sands of Nollywood. But, as you mark another remarkable year today, there are clear indications that your footprints will get bolder, and therefore more visible, as the years go by. We give God all the glory.”
It might never knew, as you were growing up, that providence would make you an active participant in the events that would shape the collective success of Nigeria Home Movie. A woman who only speaks when it is absolutely necessary. But what may not be difficult to conjecture is the fact that Mercy Johnson has distinctively strive to make a difference in the entire africa-entertainment industry.

This Day, I Wishing You A Resounding Happy Birthday And Many More Years Of God's Grace.

Congratulations MJ, ...you are worth celebrating!

Kester Raymond Okodede
Kessehi@yahoo.com

rick doppa said...

wow.....mercY i like ur pix.... wot a wondaful stature

erosion konyon said...

meaning u r a retired...mouth sealed,anyway once an ashii always an ashii

Chybykeunderscore Chichi said...

mercy am touched go on I luv u.

Mama somtee said...

God bless you and keep you for your daughter .

patience ezekiel said...

HBD MERCY WULLGHNP BLESS U

Chybykeunderscore Chichi said...

BECAREFUL AND KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.
Men and women cheat on their partners because
Once the men have a job, they think nothing but wife and they call it settling down and women wants to marry just to answer mrs or before they run out of marriage age.
Along the line they realise they married the wrong one.
Please make sure you are capable of getting married, mentally and spirituall.
Some marry because of wealth, fame and material benefits.
THAT IS WHY CHEATING IS RAMPANT AND DIVORCE IS WATER YOU CAN DRINK AT ANY TIME. Linda post this let pple comment pls

Sholz said...

God knows I love this girl so much. May God give you the grace strength wisdom and resources you would need for this task. And I pray that God takes Nigeria to greater heights.
God bless Mercy Johnson and her family has she turns a year older today.
I love you plenty and keep your light shinning.

You go girl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nna all dis message! Iz ok hbd tho

Original B said...

I L♥√ع this lady!God bless u̶̲̥̅̊ too

Anonymous said...

Good one,Mercy...thumbs up!!!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Live long and prosper my dear! #GGMUB

love lydia said...

happy birthday MJ

love lydia said...

happy birthday MJ

Funmilayo Matuluko said...

This is so thoughtful of her! We share same thoughts concerning these kids too! God bless u Mercy! Many more years ahead IJN!

MezFloss said...

i love you more now MJ..God bless you

BS said...

I love mercy too much,God bless u fr ur good work..

lily said...

oh sweet mercy how much I would love to meet u. love u darling

ayodele olaoluwa said...

long life & prosperity, the lord almighty,ll continue to guide & protect u, amen.

Anonymous said...

mercy i reali appreciate ur efforts. i believe in helpin odas with d little resources u have...not wait until u become a senator or commissioner....sometimes i wonda wat d likes of senator Remi Tinubu & Company do wit d lots n lots of money at their disposal. ehnmm...ur husband has alot already do u need 2 become a senator again be4 u can achieve ur dreams????

Anonymous said...

Impressive !!!

Anonymous said...

dat's so nice of u

Anonymous said...

Happi bdae,wishing u lln'p.pray this ur project turns out to be a sucess.

Anonymous said...

Awwww.....mercy....llnp

Anonymous said...

Hbd mj longlife, and nice work kip it up.

Anonymous said...

this is something i would love to do...once i have the means to start. mercy u r special...these children r the future of our world not just nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday swit! She s got a heart of Gold.shacoco

Anonymous said...

Good work mercy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday dear Mercy.

Anonymous said...

Long life and prosperity. God bless ur handwork.

Anonymous said...

Stripper loving Psquare, Elite wanna be, channel handbag clutching Genevieve and the rest pls take a cue from mercy.

Anonymous said...

Aww sweet one, HBD. Blessings...
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Really nice!!! God bless u Mercy

Anonymous said...

Ɠ♡D's blessings always darling!

Anonymous said...

God bless you Mercy Johnson, nwaoma. He will continue to bless your children and you.

Ajibola said...

Happy birthday mercy, GOD bless

Anonymous said...

Very touching

Anonymous said...

omg i just lov dis lady.....am proudly kogite ,mercy my sister frm another mother,..okun o waoo, agba ,i greet u in our major languages in kogi...hbd llnp.kip representin us kogites wella

Anonymous said...

May God bless u dear MJ..welldone. No b Omotola wey dey pose 4 magazines up and down..tsww!

Desmond said...

HBD my dear! May God continue to protect n guide u all d days of ur life Amen! Luv u

Anonymous said...

I luv ds lady..I use to ve bad notions abt dis lady whn she newly strtd buh now I see a dffrnt her!!!congrat

MK said...

Simply d best among d rest, hapi bday MJO, llnp Cheers

Anonymous said...

HBD MJO. U r one of a kind.U r blessed in the morning,afternoon and in the evening.

Anonymous said...

Keep going dear mercy, All ɪ̣̝̇ƨ̣̣̣̇̇̇̇ well. L♥√ع uuuuuuuu

mrs damilola akinyemi said...

happy birthday to u ma. many more returns in jesus name.Amen.

lucian doris said...

God bless you for your effort and have a beautiful year ahead.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful girl with a beautiful soul..bless u

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday girl....de Lord is ur strength,beyond what anybody would 've given u as a birthday gift u gave urself de best gift ever...I luv u 4 de path u 've taken. More grease to ur elbow. Hannah.

Anonymous said...

Mercy dear may d Almighty God continue to bless N provide for ur family even as u are concerned about oda pepole's dreams,Amen.
Wishing u all d best life has to offer, cheers.
Wish I cld get to meet u in person.Luv u.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mercy... More blessing,May God continue To Bless You As You Do That.

mercy said...

Happy birthday my dearer/my name-sake $ more fruitful year ahead,may God help u to acomplish this wounderful dream.

kentornic said...

That is a Golden Heart! There shall be no end to your prosperity... Happy Birthday!!
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Anonymous said...

I luv u mercy Johnson...more grease to ur elbow. Wunmi

Anonymous said...

Dat was sweet speech mercy, am proud of u. Luv u.

Anonymous said...

My dear mercy, may d almighty God keep strenghting u as u remember d poor ones $ may u $ ur family never lack in Jesus name,Amen.

Anonymous said...

i like dat more grease to ur elbow....linda post ma comment pls

Anonymous said...

God bless you ma.

Princy said...

I love u mercy

Anonymous said...

God bless u for this MJ....

Anonymous said...

Aww ds is fresh,God bless u....HBD many more yrs 2 come...

****Ola said...

Linda u neva post my comment nah :|

Anonymous said...

Linda post my comment nAa

Anonymous said...

This is it!!!
*DropsMic*

sucre Escalada said...

Mercy ur just an amazing woman may God bless u richly.... u have such a beautiful heart!

Anonymous said...

Am happy 4 u LLNP

Anonymous said...

Good reflection n deeds..hmmm..i think it is more sincere when no one blows a whistle for d goods dey are going to do or about to..let your left hand not know what yopur right hand is doing.

kaego said...

The good Lord that have placed dis thought and vision in u, bless u with d ability to execute dem... LLNP

Anonymous said...

Hbd......look so beautiful

Anonymous said...

Wao,, i love ur heart

Anonymous said...

What a kind hearted woman. If you need help pls contact me .

Anonymous said...

God bless u mrs okojie. HBD and many more years, amen.

janelicious said...

Nice one MJ

Anonymous said...

Swty d lord is ur strenght

TobiNigeria said...

Very touchinG! This makes want to go out and show some love too!

nikky baby said...

Dat will be very very nice mercy if U̶̲̥̅̊ fullfil Ʊя promise as U̶̲̥̅̊ said. All same happy birthday

Anonymous said...

Mercy Johnson-Okojie is a wonderful and lovely woman. God bless her for her honesty. God bless me to a similar work as this. Amen.

Anonymous said...

God bless you lovely mercy johnson!

Anonymous said...

God bless u.

Anonymous said...

Mercy is my b.day mate cool, happy b.day mate llnp

Anonymous said...

U proven to be more wonderful,and better dan u seem on set,love u mehn

Chybykeunderscore Chichi said...

linda post my comment.BECAREFUL AND KNOW WHAT YOU WANT.
Men and women cheat on their partners because
Once the men have a job, they think nothing but wife and they call it settling down and women wants to marry just to answer mrs or before they run out of marriage age.
Along the line they realise they married the wrong one.
Please make sure you are capable of getting married, mentally and spirituall.
Some marry because of wealth, fame and material benefits.
THAT IS WHY CHEATING IS RAMPANT AND DIVORCE IS WATER YOU CAN DRINK AT ANY TIME.

Anonymous said...

Really Nice of u.

Sharon Sexy said...

Awwwwwwwww,dats very nice of u Mercy,God will continue to bless u

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday mama purity llnp

amaka Anudu said...

May God bless you. Frankly speaking I feel so bad about the people on the streets especially our girls who try to make ends meet. They have dreams too just like you and I. I don't criticise or talk bad about them because if not for the grace of God who am I to judgr them. Thank you MJ for embarking on this project. May God assist you financially and otherwise. Amen.

ella john said...

good initiative.wishing you happy birthday long life and prosperity.

Lucas Mendex said...

may bless and reward your kind and thoughtful heart

Anonymous said...

Mercy sweetie,may d gd lord continue to bless d works of thy hands and may way 4 u where there's none IJN amen.HBD.

Anonymous said...

Congrat mercy n many more yrs to come

Anonymous said...

Hapy birthday dearie...

Anonymous said...

Nice one Mj baby. God will see through

Anonymous said...

How I luv dis lady so much, she's just an angel. Hapi bday darling. #hugs n kisses#

Anonymous said...

Mercy may G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ bless aπϑ keep U̶̲̥̅̊ 4 me.G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ is wit U̶̲̥̅̊ aπϑ Ūя̲̅ family

joel praiz said...

i lov M.J..more grease 2 ur elbow

Anonymous said...

Very sweet,I love u so much M.J

Eugenia Ekeji said...

Happy Birthday darling. God will strengthen and empower u to do it.

mimi Ben said...

Mercy you are one in a million.wish i cld meet you.you share d same birthday with ma mum.nd we share the same vision

Anonymous said...

Am really hapi @ ma luv 4 mercy has step up 2day, d bible said it in d book of James dat dis is d hole duty of a gud xtian. God wil continue 2 kip dis dream alive IJN

Yemmie Oscar said...

God bless ur heart mercy.

Anonymous said...

HBD Mercy,God bless U̶̲̥̅̊я heart. D̶̲̥̅̊ȍ. V a fruitful life dear.

Anonymous said...

Very good one mercy. Am so very touched by ur speech. May God empower u more dearie! Kudos
Amara

Anonymous said...

Happy bday sweetie role model, BUIP

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear nd God bless ur efforts. Much luv

Anonymous said...

Nice one mercy!!! Many more years to come .God bless u boo

bonita bislam said...

Mi luv mercy

dobis said...

Baby oku, my gallant lady. You are just so special, I love you lots

Anonymous said...

A mother wit a large heart.d good lord bless u honey

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mercy
I admire your acting prowress indeed u aa good at wat u do.

Anonymous said...

U ar ma darlin n I wil 4eva luv ya. Carry go gal!!! nthin do u. God bless ur endeavours. Amen.

Anonymous said...

I pray that with God's help you will be able to accomplish what you set your heart to accomplish. I truly respect you and I wish you all the best. happy belated birthday to your baby girl.

Anonymous said...

MJ of life! God will definitely make you bigger for this exquisite initiative of yours. #OluwaSwarez

tyty said...

Wow!thant's really thoughtful of u mercy,thanks for remembering the needy.your child will know no sorrow ijn.keep up the gud work.

Anonymous said...

Hbd MJ. God bless u abundantly.LLnP

mz B said...

Mercy Johnson! I have always been your fan n will always do so! Many God bless you very much! For every one person you help you set a foundation for your future and that of your children! I love you

Anonymous said...

My lovely mj God will not stop blessing u and ur family amen kisses.

SEXY MAMACITÀ said...

God Bless You Dear.

HATERS-SLAYER said...

i will luv to give u a gift MJ, just send me your adress den i will deliver it at your door step,buh for now i tink HBD will do,may God grant u d wisdom,strenght,knowledge,to pursue and achieve your Goal,GoD BLESS MERCY JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Anonymous said...

Vry kind of u...HBD

Anonymous said...

U d best sweetie luv u n hbd to u

Anonymous said...

God bless ur heart..


Tochi

Anonymous said...

Hapi b'day Mercy I wish u llnp

Anonymous said...

I so much love dis lady, May God bless u mercy .

Anonymous said...

God bless her for this great initiative LLNP

Anonymous said...

Love this piece...

Anonymous said...

Hello Mercy may the good LORD reward you abundantly. Wishing you many Happy Returns... Warm regards. Truly all GROWN UP!

Steblechy said...

I love mercy too much !!! I love this message !!!

Steblechy said...

Happy birthday mercy

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday girl! U surely rock. Thumbs up

Anonymous said...

God blesin my dear mercy. Am so proud of u. More years 2 come n more blesin. Pls dnt behave like oda buyin 1 bag 4 1 million plus....ano mention name 0000

Anonymous said...

happy birthday Mercy. u do well.*smiles*

Anonymous said...

HBD darling, wishing u all d best..

Anonymous said...

Oh Mercy, what a good idea of yours. May God who inspire you give you all it will take to GET THE KIDS OFF THE STREET, Amen. Happy birthday.

Sazzy said...

Sweet Marcy happy birthday dear. Learn how to bake chocolate cake www.auntysazzy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nice 1...

Anonymous said...

HBD darlyn..ur a rare gem...I tap ur blessing IJN....popcake

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