So, in the wake of actress Mercy Johnson’s article on how down-to-earth she is, superstar or not, opinions were divided as to the true intent behind her altruistic write-up. A blogger friend of mine, Elsie Godwin, had a scathing letter to write in response to the article, one originally published on her site HERE. Check on it below and let us know what you think.
This Mercy Johnson’s article titled “Why I Boarded The Train With The Ordinary People” is very, very annoying and quite disturbing to say the least.
The word “ordinary” is not my problem. Whether you see yourself as ordinary or not, that’s your well-priced business. I just hope a foot is added to your grave when you eventually die though.
What annoys me is how the political campaign team and the Nollywood actors have reduced us to something below idiots. Why do our leaders see us as fools though? When I saw her pictures on her IG page of her and her daughter in a train – trust me, I’m not that gullible – I didn’t think to applaud her for boarding a train. This is ‘fucken’ Nigeria, where the rich can’t take trains and commercial buses because it isn’t comfortable. Do I blame them? No! If I can’t drive, I take cabs too when I want maximum comfort. That’s just how it works here, well, till the systems are better.
So in my head, yeah, I felt the management paid her to join the train and encourage Nigerians on how safe it now is to use trains in Nigeria, which of course I wouldn’t mind trying out real soon, and I see no big deal in, she’s a brand and is worth every bit she earns. And then the next day, I turned on my TV to see her campaigning for GEJ and I was like, ‘Ok, it’s a political propaganda.’ I’m happy for Mercy’s bank figures at the moment.
Dear Mercy, you sealed the deal already. You reminded us that this administration revived railway. I agree. But why? Why insult us with such an article? Your media team, or whatever team working with you on this one, are the real fools here and not Nigerians. You all should stop feeding us with cheap articles. You want to play with our heads? Cool, that’s what politics and some part of life is all about, but please, be wise about it. Don’t use a level one mindset to try to convince a level ten mind. Stop this mediocrity. We are not fools. No one asked you if your Range Rover broke down or why you boarded a train. And for your friends who think you did something wrong, just whisper to them how much richer you got and tell them you will move your two children and husband into that same train again if you get a double of such alert.