Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is one super mum! The mother of three seems to be taking her time with work, enjoying the bliss of marriage, while managing the tasks of motherhood.
In an interview with Media Hub Room, she explains how she manages the demands of motherhood and her career,
On if motherhood has not slowed her down
I’d say yes, motherhood has slowed me down but does it matter? I’d say no, it hasn’t slowed my life down. In my life, with my marriage, dealings with people and so on, I’ve learnt to appreciate myself first and recognise integrity before I can dish it out to any other person. I know what it means to have a scale of preference and do things in a manner of importance. Work has slowed down because I want it to slow down. If I want to leave my home and my kids at home and go to Asaba to work back to back or stay in Lagos and work like that, its not a problem because I get calls everyday.
It’s a way of life that I’ve chosen , so if you call me and its not convenient for me, I’d just tell you, I cannot do it. My kids are in school right now and I have to do the school ‘runs’, wake up to get the kids ready for school, take care of the house, my husband, it’s fun and I love to do it. If anything just collides with what I’d planned, I just let go. If you call me for a movie and its convenient, I’d just tell my husband, ‘my love, I’m going to shoot next week,’ and he’d say ‘sure, you can go.’ But if I can’t make it due to one issue or the other, having something to do with my husband and/or my kids, I just let it go.
Read full interview at Media Hub Room