Nollywood actresses, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Diana Yekinni are a year older today.
Mercy Johnson hails from Okene in Kogi State. Right after her secondary education, she auditioned for a role in The Maid, a movie that launched her into stardom.
Her performance in that movie paved the way for her into getting more roles in movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace, and many more.
She won an award for Best Actress at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the comedy movie Dumebi the Dirty Girl.
In December 2011, she was listed as Google’s most searched Nigerian celebrity, a position she also held in 2012.
Diana Yekinni is a British Nigerian actress best known for being the maiden winner of the Annual GIAMA Screen Icon Search Competition in 2012.
The actress studied Theatre and dance at the Brit School of Performing Arts, London, Intensive Theatre Course at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York and a BA in Theatre from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles.
She started her professional acting career in 2009 and has since featured in several television series and films including A New You, Jenifa’s Diary as Genevieve, Lagos Cougars and Lunch Time Heroes.