By Rashidat Akashat
Nollywood actresses woke up to a reconciliation note today from the offender Tonto Dikeh to the offended Mercy Johnson and the media has been celebrating maturity from both parties.
Tonto Dikeh Insults Mercy Johnson 4-years Ago
Tonto Dikeh who is now married to Winston Churchill and now a mother, in 2013 was really a not so nice actress who would drop a bombshell and cared less who it affected, one of such tantrum was the tweet about Mercy Johnson’s return to the movie industry:
“Nollywood Bridez marry horribly** #SHEBA#’Wen n if I give birth,God plz provide mii wit a husband dat can provide 4uz,Not 1 dat wld send mii bck to actin 2monthz after I born 2Huzzle”
Without mentioning names, several fans knew she was referring to Mercy who just arrived from the Uk were she birth purity and resumed acting almost immediately, thus they fought back for the attacked actress who at that time didn’t reciprocate the insult.
Mrs Churchill responded to those who came at her then in another abusive tweet”Every1 who comes to ma tl to Rant Abt ur FOOL MJ is a bigger baztard Dan SHE is coz I never cald no Bitch’z Name**F*ck U** Taking a straight hit at MJ she added that “Bitch Lozt her Name,U gonno Uze mii az A come back”
Wife of Winston Churchill and mother of King took to Instagram to apologize for her misdeed.
tontolet posted “Good morning world Since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the blessing in this lesson!!!
@mercyjohnsonokojie Ever since I had my baby I have been reminded constantly about an ill statement I made about one of your kids a very long time ago.I want to use this media to say I am so sorry,I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart.I had no right to say what I did,I totally disgraced myself with that.
As a mom I do realize a lot of things I take in because of the love of my son and I know you only took my insult because of that same love..
I am sorry MJ,I am sorry to your lil’ girl or boy..
We don’t have to love each other to realize when we are/went wrong••
I have/had no excuse for my behaviour and I also apologize to the fans I hurt/Let down with my words that day many years ago ..To Err is human but to forgive is divine!!!
Am not trying to be the better person,You deserve this apology for your Child for the Love I have for God..I found God and everything in my life changed,Let me tell you about him sometime..
God bless you and yours!!! Happy new year…
Take your time with the process of forgiving my ill mannered words to your infant but pls eventually do!!
#2017 Amending All my Wrongs
#2017 my year of positivity #Long over due apology #MAMAKING”
Exactly 3 hours after Tonto Dikeh tendered her apology on Instagram, Mercy Johnson responded that ever since Tonto had her son, she knew the actress would understand how she felt years back and that she has forgiven her. Mercy wrote:
“@tontolet am shaking and in tears as I read your post.I have learnt the more this morning that the holyspirit is true,cus by him you were in my prayers last night and this morning.am in shock.
I always heard of what an Angel you are.Please,I forgave you immediately King came because I knew that u would have understood how it hurt me.
I Love you and I am short of words now but thank you and trust me I wish so much happiness and peace.am already hugging you so tightly. it is well and Purity is Blowing you a kiss too.
My God Will Bless You and Keep you Ahead always. MAMAPURITY”
Victoria Inyama’s Advise
Many were happy at the strength pulled by both actresses, especially Nollywood’s Victoria Inyama, who stressed that people should be kind in all circumstances because the damage a word can evoke in who it was aimed at, might be irreparable.
“Good Morninggggg?. As d snow is keeping ‘US’ indoors, I strolled around social media and oooops?. We should learn how to be kind to each other❤ Kind with our Words? Apology is great but d damage may not be rectifiable. So now it’s words on Victoria. OMG am crying ???. Like it’s ?????. I love them both to bits but right now, another episode is about to start with other artists or pple. All d bickering can stop, though I know it’s fun for entertainment but it could be reduced. But hey if calling me names will make your life better then pls go ahead??
Narcissistic” A person who has an Excessive interest in or admiration of themselves” And that’s why I try ?. Am not judging no one, can’t be bothered really neither am I fuelling a burnt issue. To ma lovelies here ??????. Pls let’s #live #love#learn#laugh and be kind to each other ❤??.” Victoria Inyama wrote.