Picture: Mercy Johnson
Yesterday a lady called Lovely Okojie contacted Nollywood gossip claiming (with proofs) that Prince Odianosen Okojie (Mercy Johnson’s husband-to-be) is her legally married husband and that the actress is out to break her happy marriage. During our investigation into the matter, we spoke with Lovely Okojie and she won’t comment when asked if she was till together with the husband before the Mercy Johnson marriage saga (this we found disturbing.) Also during our investigation we happened to speak Exclusively with Prince Odianosen Okojie –the man in the middle of the scandal – and he shed more light on the whole incident. Excerpts:
A lady called Lovely Okojie claims to be your legally married wife. She said in an email to us that you’re planning to marry another wife without her knowledge and consent. Is that true?
Thanks for asking the true state of this scandal, yes I know the said Lovely, she is not my legally married wife anymore, the pictures and relationship she is talking about was dissolved in 2007. Yes I am planning to marry another wife and seeing we’re not together since 2007, I don’t need her consent.
Once and for all, clear the air about your relationship with Lovely Okojie. Are both of you dating, married, or divorced, what’s the situation?
My early answer to your question says it all; I am no longer with her.
Lovely Okojie said on the phone with one of our reporters that you told her that Mercy Johnson was just a business partner and that you were in Nigeria to do some contracts and suddenly she started reading online that you’re going to marry her. Is that true?
We broke up in 2007 when she was having extra marital affairs, after the demise of the relationship, I relocated to Nigeria, and later heard she has moved to Canada, I can’t be living with her when she is based in Canada and I have been living in Nigeria all this years. I met mercy in 2008 and we’ve been dating since then, Lovely surely knows why she is coming up with such lies to destroy my relationship, because I told her about this wedding myself last year 2010.
She supplied us evidence of your marriage to her and photographs of you playing with your lovely kids – and that touched the hearts of our readers. What do you have to say about that, are the proofs real?
Yes they’re real pictures taken long time ago, I love my kids and I always try to be in contact with them.
How long have you known Mercy Johnson (by known we mean dating her)?
Some of our readers said that it’s ok for a prince to marry many wives, but isn’t that usually with the consent of the other wife (wives)?
I am not a polygamist, and there’s no other wife or wives consents here, I love Mercy and that’s all.
Many are asking why Lovely Okojie waited for so long before taking her fight public, and we also got some information that some people may be behind this, could this be true, and if so, who and who do you suspect may be out to ruin your name and marriage and why?
I am shocked to read her claims as well, it is very obvious she wants to ruin my relationship and present happiness; I don’t have any proof of people being behind her to tell these lies.
Many people are concerned that after marrying Mercy Johnson, you’ll want another wife, tell these readers your mind directly about marrying Mercy Johnson, will you be marrying another one soon after her?
I am not a polygamist, like I said earlier. I love my Mercy and that’s it.
Tell us a little about yourself?
There is nothing to say about me, I am just me and it’s not the right time to be talking about my person, I only responded to these ridiculous claims from my past.
Is there something we didn’t cover in the interview?
Just wanted to state clearly here, this lady in question [Lovely] was in Italy and now relocated to Canada, I am not living with her, and all that happened was in Italy years ago before I relocated to Nigeria where I found my happiness in Mercy