Nollywood actress, movie producer and TV host, Mercy Johnson has said she gave up body-revealing dresses after veteran actress, Patience Ozokwor, advised her to stop dressing indecently some years back.
It all started when Ozokwor, who was a guest on Mercy Johnson’s weekly cooking show, “Mercy’s Menu”, reminded her of an advice she gave her.
She said: “Do you remember when you were younger before you got married when I told you that the photos you take today, your children will see them tomorrow and immediately the kind of lifestyle you lived?”
Responding to her question, Mercy acknowledged her statement, saying the ace actress once told her to change her mode of dressing.
“Yes you did, you told me Mercy dress properly, you will have kids and when they grow up, they will ask you, why are you looking this way? yes I remember, I’m lucky but still learned the hard way really,” she replied.
Also during their conversation, the veteran thespian disclosed the reason she opted not to remarry after losing her husband years ago.
According to her, she decided against tying the knot with another man after her son had a series of dreams she interpreted to mean God wants to remain single.
Ozokwor said: “I wanted to remarry but my kids had already come of age and they pleaded with me not to marry another man and they promised they will be my husband.
“They asked me to stay single for them so their friends will not laugh at them that at their age their mum remarried and I understood them, though it was selfish of them but I paid the huge sacrifice for them, no sacrifice is too huge for family.
“It was my son God used for me, he had a dream twice of me with my natural face and hair on and God told him, he preferred me looking that way than when I use make up and accessories, by the third time he had the dream, I just knew this is it, had to stop.”