Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson in a chat with Saturday Beats, revealed that some movie producers did not give her slots because of her dark complexion.
She said that when she started out, most movie directors and producers always preferred to cast fair-skinned ladies at the expense of talented but dark-skinned ones. She said:
“It is very true that when I was starting out in the movie industry, it was difficult to get roles because of my complexion. I faced that a lot and I tell people that my success is just grace. Somebody once told me that I am too dark but that is where the grace and favour of God comes in.”