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Veteran Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, says making her new film, ‘The Legend Of Inikpi’, scared her because of how different it is.
She said this at the premiere of the film which took place at the Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX, Lekki on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
The premiere was attended by the actress’ friends, fellow celebrities and family members.
The red carpet, which kicked off around 6 pm, saw some of Nollywood’s favourites come out to celebrate one of their own. Mercy Johnson showed up at the red carpet with a gold-laced dress and her cute belly bump.
On hand to support the actress was her husband, Prince Odi Okojie, and their kids.
The roll call of celebrities who turned up for the premiere include Yvonne Jegede, Paul Obazele, Deyemi Okanlawon, AY Makun, Denrele, Thelma of BBNaija fame, popular OAP, Lolo, and Nancy Ameh, who plays Inikpi in the film.
Speaking after the screening of the film, Johnson-Okojie said, “Making this movie, when I chose an epic story, I was extremely scared because usually with us here, we like it flashy and we like comedy.
“My manager said, ‘You should have done a comedy, everybody thinks you’re funny.’
“And I said, ‘No. I want to tell our stories. I want to do something different.’
“And I’m so grateful that this came out well.”