Bayo Adetu/ Entertainment Correspondent

Mercy and her baby

Nigeria’s Mercy Johnson’s new baby girl delivered at about 1pm Nigerian time today in a private hospital in the United States of America, has stirred web interest, with Mercy’s colleagues and fans sending congratulatory messages to the actress on the social media.

National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima, believes that God decided to console the industry with the baby. “We lost some key members this year, but see how God has rewarded us? I’m extremely happy about this.”

Mercy’s publicist, Samuel Olatunji of Bigsam Media said that the actress and her baby will take time to relax in America before coming back to Nigeria.

“Yes, she was delivered of a baby girl, and both of them are in a good condition. But they will relax for some weeks before returning to Nigeria,” he said.

The photo of the baby and her proud mum has been posted on Mercy Johnson’s online celebrity magazine, The site has over 68, 000 followers on Facebook. The post already attracted over 800 comments, few minutes after the arrival of the baby was announced.

Mercy, who has been in America for over a month now, got married to Prince Odianose Okogie in 2011 under controversial circumstances.