Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has revealed how she built the ‘Mercy Johnson Brand’ and how she denied herself of a lot of good things to get to where she is now. She said:
”Success is hard, it’s never easy. It takes more than luck to make the right decisions, and the right choices. A lot of people have actually been acting before me, but they are just nowhere close. It’s not because I am better, its grace.
She further said:
But really success is hard. It takes a lot of hardwork. At the point when my mates were carrying designer bags, I didn’t know what designer bags were. At the point at which they were wearing Brazilian hair, I didn’t know what Brazilian hair was.
I was kind of laid back. I was a step behind or 2 steps behind, because I was working so hard. I didn’t take vacations; I didn’t have time for all of that. I just wanted to be on location, so I could sell what I had. I wanted people to see what I could do. So every point in time, I was busy. I was so excited to work at every time. So, it’s like success is hard.
You really have to work hard; you really have to sweat to achieve what you want. Its only when you set to achieve it, that’s when it lasts,” she said.