Mercy Johnson boarded a train in Lagos with her daughter purity. This caused a storm in Nigeria as the “extra ordinary actor” left her Range Rover for the train.
Nigerians were shocked to learn that this “global icon”, star of movies such, Endless Night, Last Kiss and painful World, boarded a Lagos train. She should have been on a train in Paris or London but not in Lagos. The fear of losing her caused such a stir in a country where the majority of the people live below the poverty line.
Shouldn’t the outrage be that the majority of the “ordinary people” travel in such conditions?
Of course it would cause a national crisis if mercy Johnson gets hurt in a train ride, but it’s ok for “ordinary people” to be in the train.
She says through a spokesperson ” I have had to answer questions in private and public as to why I would board a train because trains in Nigeria are considered a means of transportation for the ordinary and not-so-rich people. A friend called and said I just devalued my brand by being on the train with ordinary people.”
Just the mere fact that the above quote is attributed to her through her spokesperson, shows how much she feels that she did the “ordinary Nigerian” a favour by boarding a train with them.