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19th December 2011, 07:25 PM
Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie has emerged the Most Outstanding Actress of the year.

Mercy, who is one of the hottest faces in the Nigerian movie industry, won the award at the prestigious Afro-Australian Music and Movies Awards (AAMMA) which was held in Australia recently.

Mercy Johnson

The Afro-Australian Music and Movies Awards is the only African awards event in the whole of Australia and New Zealand.

The award recognized Mercy Johnson as Africa’s queen of the screen which is a symbolic recognition.

The event was the third edition of AAMMA, and it was held at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

Though MJ regrettably was absent at the awards ceremony, due to circumstances beyond her control, Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot received the award on her behalf. Other distinguished award winners at the exquisite event were Desmond Elliot, John Dumelo, ‘Makossa’ crooner Awilo Longomba and Pascal Atuma.

AAMMA appreciates, encourages and celebrates talents in and outside the African community of Australia, the African continent and the Diaspora. Past winners of the awards include the ‘African Queen’ crooner, Tuface Idibia, Jimmy Bangura and Emmerson Bockarie.

MJ, who made her movie debut in ‘The Maid’ years ago, has featured in over 100 movies and still counting.

She has won other notable awards including the best actress at the exquisite Future Awards.