She won the award at the third edition of prestigious Afro-Australian Music and Movies Awards, AAMMA, which held at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia recently.
The Afro-Australian Music and Movies Awards is the only African awards event in the whole of Australia and New Zealand. The award recognizes Mercy Johnson as Africa’s Queen of the screen which is a symbolic recognition.
Though MJ regrettably was absent at the awards ceremony, owing to some circumstances beyond her control, Nollywood baby-face actor, Desmond Elliot received the award on her behalf.
Other distinguished award winners at the exquisite event were Desmond Elliot, Ghanaian John Dumelo, Makossa crooner, Awilo Longomba and Pascal Atuma.
AAMMA is an award that appreciates, encourages and celebrates talents within and without the African community of Australia, the African continent and the diaspora.
Mercy Johnson is a Nigerian actress who made her acting debut in the movie, “The Maid” in which she played the role of a possessed house help. Her performance in the movie shot her into the limelight and has acted in other major movies ever since. She has appeared in over 100 movies and counting.