Popular Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson, who doubles as an entrepreneur, has revealed her greatest fear about her children.
During the most recent episode of Mercy Johnson’s show, Mercy’s Menu, the mother of four and veteran actress Shaffy Bello discussed motherhood and their respective acting careers.
In the interview, Shaffy discussed how difficult it was for her as a mother to leave her children in order to fully focus on her career and make a name for herself in the Nigerian film industry.
Shaffy Bello recently recounted how she abandoned her husband and children in America in search of greener pastures in Nigeria.
Mercy Johnson, further said:
“Hmm. So I saw this quote online, let me start from there. The quote said “Overprotective moms are like girls who grew up without being protected” and that meant something.
So one of my biggest fears would be my kids going through what I went through. That emptiness and that no sense of direction. So like I always say, my life is like a scale of preference and they come first before every other thing.
“Cause as a child, I suffered so much and I remember crying with nobody to clean my eyes. I can define hunger because I know it. I can define abuse so it is a feeling I don’t want any child, not the one that came from me, to go through. So they always say “oh Mercy you’re so awesome awesome awesome”, my past is the reason why I am very protective of my kids basically.” She said.