It was a showdown of peace between two top Nollywood actresses on Friday with Tonto Dikeh burying the hatchet with colleague, Mercy Johnson – a feud that had tarried for 4 years.
The feud had started four years ago after Tonto stated that Mercy had become a baby making factory because she said she was ready to go back to the labour room just a year after she had her first baby, Purity.
However, Tonto, in the early hours of today, took to Instagram to express her profound apology.
“@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!!”
“@tontolet am shaking and in tears as I read your post.I have learnt the more this morning that the holy spirit is true, because 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.”
Following the reconciliation, Mercy is following Tonto on Instagram.
The grudge dates back to 2013 when Tonto called Mercy’s first child Purity, a “witch” after the latter resumed acting four months after giving birth to her first child, Purity, in the U.S.
Then, Tonto attacked Mercy on Twitter and claimed that Mercy’s husband pushed her immediately into acting because they were broke.