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Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Marks Her Birthday With Special Message To Her Fans

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Mother and Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson was a year older yesterday and in celebration of her birth date, the mother of one sent out a heart-felt message to her fans to lend out a helping hand to the children on the streets.

Read her message: –

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 al lremand 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
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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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  1. Annabel

    August 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    HBD mercy! I love u soooo muchh

  2. Matilda

    September 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    As u remember those on the street, the LORD shall always remember and come to ur own needs in JESUS NAME.

  3. ANIKE ANAYOCHUKWU AUGUSTINE WILLIAM (3PLE A.W)

    September 18, 2013 at 6:03 am

    AM HAPPY 4 U MERCY ND I PRAY 4 UR SUCCESS 2 HELP OTHERS

    AM NOT 4GETING 2 BEG U 2 PLS COME DOWN 2 ABAKPA NIKE, HERE IN ENUGU INSEARCH 4 TALENTD PEOPLE.
    D TALENTD ARE REALLY D PEOPLE HELPLESS PLZ PEOPLE LYK ME NEEDS 2 BE IN D INDUSTRY BUT NO SUPPORT LYKWISE SOMANY OF DEM OUT THERE
    PLZ AS U THINK OF DIZ MAY U HAVE A
    FUN FULL DAY!!!

    I Am WILLIAM AUGUSTINE FRM O42 SAYIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  4. damola

    December 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    that is my dream to may God help me, happy birthday Mrs Mercy Johnson Okojie. i support your dream

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BBNaija Star, Kiddwaya Shows Off His New Look (Photos)

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to show off his freshly colored hairdo.

The reality TV star, whose real name is Terseer Waya, switched up his look as he dyed the center of his hair to brown.

Taking to the photo-sharing app, Kiddwaya uploaded a couple of pictures of himself cladded in a Versace rainbow robe and he wrote;

“We no longer shoot for the stars. We shoot for every God damn thing up there”

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Burna Boy Fires Shot; Says “Some People Can Perform But Can’t Sing”

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Popular superstar singer, Burna Boy, has once again reignited feud rumors after he fired some shots via his Snapchat account.

The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ raised fans’ eyebrows when he threw a subtle shade, which many believe might be aimed at his colleague, Davido. Burna Boy shared a post which reads:

Some people can perform but can’t sing, some people can sing and perform. Quality over hype.

Information Nigeria recalls that the singer, who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Album’, was seen celebrating with his family and friends.

The ‘Way Too Big’ crooner earned himself a chance to compete for the ‘Best Global Music Award’ category at the the 63rd annual Grammy Awards scheduled to hold in January 2021.

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MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Returns In 2021; To Be Held In Uganda

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The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has returned after taking a break in 2016. The seventh edition of the prestigious music awards show will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in Uganda on February 20, 2021.

The official Twitter page of MTV Base Africa has been updated to show all the necessary information regarding the upcoming awards show.

The 2021 edition of the awards promises to be exciting as four new categories have been added namely the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year in addition to the highly coveted categories – Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.

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Nominees will announced in December 2020. Bonang Matheba remains as the host of the event.

The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130).

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