Mercy Johnson has been appointed the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to the Governor of Kogi State. The appointment has been approved by The Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and will be effective from the 1st of April, 2017. According to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) – Folashade Ayoade, the rationale was to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board”.
The veteran actress currently stars in the Jemeji Series on Africa Magic Showcase. The telenovella, which premiered along with Flatmates on the 6th of March, 2017, tells the story of a young medical doctor who returns home after studying abroad. He’s excited to be posted to a village to work. But what however seems like a dream come true soon becomes a nightmare without end, as family and childhood secrets begin to unravel.
This production comes on the heels of her role in Thy Will Be Done (starring Ramsey Nouah and Mary Njoku) and the box office sensation – Light Will Come. In 2009, Mercy Johnson Okojie (Live to Remember) won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Weeping Soul (2012), beating Genevieve Nnaji, Uche Jombo, and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. From 2012 to 2013 she was listed as Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity, and with her wealth of experience, there’s no doubt the appointment is well deserving
She acknowledged the appointment as an “unparalleled opportunity to serve”, saying on her Instagram page, “I am gratified with the official notification reaching me on my Appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Kogi State on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. I am humbled, as I duly acknowledge this attending responsibility to serve my great state with the modest experience I have gathered over the years”.
We heartily congratulate her and wish her an amazing tenure in office. See her instagram post below, and check out the trailer for the new series – Jemeji.
I am gratified with the official notification reaching me on my Appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Kogi State on Entertainment ,Arts and Culture. I am humbled, as i duely acknowledge this attending responsibility to serve my great state with the modest experience I have gathered over the years. With depth of gratitude, I want to thank the Governor of Kogi State; His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his wife, the first lady of Kogi state Her Excellency Mrs Rashida Bello for this unparallel opportunity to serve. My endless gratitude goes to my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie for giving me his consent, knowing fully the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with. To all my family, friends, colleagues and fans, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes, I am eternally greatful to Almighty God, to him be all the glory. Mercy Johnson Okojie
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