Movie marketers threaten to blacklist Mercy Johnson

Published On: November 2, 2013, 6:52 am
Author: bukkie down
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There is an underground plans by the movie marketers under the aegis of Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, FVPMAN, to blacklist Mercy Johnson Okojie,, in what they call, “ Withdrawing of service from her.”

A highly placed source  who disclosed this latest move against the Actress  to HVP, said, the association decided to take this action, following the ‘unbecoming attitude of the actress as it affects  her work.”
According to our source, members of the association met last Monday, in Onitsha, Anambra State,  to fine-tune plans  to blacklist the actress who recently returned to Nollywood after months of being away in the United States, where she gave birth to her first child.
Shedding more light on the reason for blacklisting the Actress, our source disclosed that the marketers  accused Mercy Johnson of forming the habit of  disappearing while on location after she has been  paid for  the job.  She was also accused of given them difficult conditions.
However, the source  further hinted that the marketers have vowed to sanction any member  who disregard the decision to blacklist the actress. He  also revealed that the leadership of the association has advised its members to release all the films that  Mercy Johnson featured in, on or before January, 2014.
Meanwhile, efforts to contact Mercy to react to the allegations proved abortive as her cell-phone was permanently switched-off. Recall, however, that upon her return to Nollywood,Mercy  was  bombarded with several scripts from different marketers and producers who wanted to get her on their movies.
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eah you read right, Nollwood marketers have banned actress Mercy Johnson Okojie for being too expensive. Doesn't make sense does it? If someone's fees is too high, the sensible thing to do would be to boycott them and use less expensive actresses. Leave her to those who can afford her na, abi?

Mercy Johnson is currently the highest paid actress in Nollywood. She charges between N1.8million to N2m to feature in a movie. The others, like Ini and Funke charge between N700k to N1.2million.

For this reason, the actress has been blacklisted by the Nollywood Movie Marketers Association. The ban will not take effect immediately as Mercy has already signed up to do quite a number of movies. She returned on Thursday from a movie location, and will be on the set of another movie from tomorrow, Sunday. She will be traveling out of Nigeria sometime this month and when she returns, will be on another movie she's basically booked till the end of the year.

The idea now is not to ban her after all her current contracts end. So the ban won't take effect until at least January 2014. This is not the first time the movie marketers association will be placing bans on actors ... they did this a few years ago when quite a number of actors including RMD, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Noah, Emeka Ike, and Jim Iyke were blacklisted.

-- dareper (m) at 2-11-2013 09:02AM
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Abeg okada carry me go my shop jare, weda I go see money wey I go take drink 33 beer this evening.
-- angesco (f) at 2-11-2013 09:21AM
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Thats what comes with being a "diva!"
Of course she will make demands and play "difficult to contact" it comes with the job.

The only thing she forgot is that this is her means of livelihood. If she were an ordinary 9-5 civil servant behaving in this manner she would have been sacked.

Anyway who knows - with the number of governors in Nigeria "appointing" models/ beauty competition girls/ singers and actresses into government posts - she could still become the next "ambassador to the UN or ambassador to female education!

Nowadays, I would'nt put anything pass our "men" in government!

Its laughable.
-- merion (f) at 2-11-2013 09:24AM
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-- Noble12 (m) at 2-11-2013 09:29AM
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-- osamabinladin (m) at 2-11-2013 09:56AM
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Una wan try ?
-- DrSoba Online (m) at 2-11-2013 10:20AM
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I smell conspiracy  Huh?
-- oludimuni (m) at 2-11-2013 10:28AM
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oh oh, make i go take 2 bottles first take guide..i go come read again
-- dickman2 (m) at 2-11-2013 10:42AM
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if them like,,
-- Shegzan (m) at 2-11-2013 10:48AM
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Kk sha#

-- Mobbysmartins (m) at 2-11-2013 11:06AM
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Whom God has blessed,no man can curse.Let the movie marketers go and do the acting themselves.Genevieve Nnaji,Emeka Ike,Omotola and etc were once blacklisted by the movie marketers.What happened after that???.They are still the best.Whom God has blessed,no man can curse.
-- Wysetots (m) at 2-11-2013 11:27AM
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Is this true or just to tarnish her person?
-- ebiteck (m) at 2-11-2013 11:36AM
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wetin concern me
-- maxzy277 (m) at 2-11-2013 12:25PM
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-- BlueIxora (f) at 2-11-2013 01:41PM
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-- Ricardoprinz (m) at 2-11-2013 02:38PM
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As if i care>>>>>>>>>>>>>>passing jor.
-- angesco (f) at 2-11-2013 02:49PM
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Quote from: Mobbysmartins on  2-11-2013 11:06AM
Whom God has blessed,no man can curse.Let the movie marketers go and do the acting themselves.Genevieve Nnaji,Emeka Ike,Omotola and etc were once blacklisted by the movie marketers.What happened after that???.They are still the best.Whom God has blessed,no man can curse.

I rhink her poor attendance and lack of commutment to her profession is what the producers are talking about and not trying to deprive her of her job. Thete are thousands of talented actors and actressess in Nigeria that are yet to be discoveted.

The thing is in any profession - good service- is key.
-- UNKNOWN123 (m) at 2-11-2013 03:03PM
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
-- toibeli (m) at 2-11-2013 05:37PM
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What is the big deal, If the film makers cannot afford her they can switch to plan B.........Hire me Grin
-- Jennybaby (f) at 2-11-2013 07:27PM
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Til we hear from mercy
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