Lagos- Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie revealed recently that her skin color almost stopped her from becoming a star.
Even though Mercy Johnson is presently recognized as a superstar actress, she faced some challenges during the start of her career.
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She told Punch that Nollywood, directors and movie producers would refuse to cast dark skinned and talented actors in favor of their fair skinned colleagues.
“Somebody once told me that I am too dark but that is where the grace and favor of God comes in. Regardless of everything, most of the dark-skinned actresses that are my contemporaries made it.” she said.