By Vanessa Enofe
Nollywood fans woke up on Friday to read a heart touching apology from one of the most controversial actresses, Tonto Dikeh to her counterpart, Mercy Johnson-Okojie for the ill comment she made against her daughter, Purity few years ago.
In 2013, the then single actress, took to her twitter page to call Mercy Johnson’s daughter “bastard”, lambasting her for hitting location few months after having her first child.
As part of her new year resolution, Tonto in the early hour of Friday, January 13, decided to make a reflection to her unexpected and embarrassing behaviour.
The new mother took to her Instagram page to beg for Mercy’s forgiveness since the abuse was also done on social media.
Tonto, who at the moment is having buzz surrounding her marriage, has recently removed her husband’s name, Churchill and Yummy Wife/Mom from her Instangram page said “
“Good morning world Since I have your undivided attention I better make good use of it and not miss the blessing in this lesson!!!
@mercyjohsonokojie 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
#2017my year of positivity #Long over due apology #MAMAKING”
Mercy Johnson, as expected, was moved by the apology and responded by also posting Tonto’s photo to express her acceptance.
Here is what she had to say:
“@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”