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"....a veritable master class of Bludger work"
-- description of shots taken by Aliko Okoye and Mercy Ojukwu, match report by Ginny Weasley for the Daily Prophet (Pm)

Mercy Ojukwu

Quidditch player, Beater for the Nigerian National Team (2014).

Ojukwu was a member of the Nigerian team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament. She and the other Nigerian Chaser, Aliko Okoye, were "ferocious" against Fiji in their first match, winning by 400 points to 160 (Pm).

Prior to the tournament, the Nigeria National Team was considered to be one of the favourites to win in 2014. In spite of an artistic display of ability - by both sets of Beaters - they lost their quarter-final match against the Japanese National Team (270-100), due to the disintegration of their Seeker's Thunderbolt VII during the match (Pm).

Skills

Hitting a Bludger in an artistic, creative and precise manner

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Ojukwu must have been born after 1976.

Commentary

Etymology

Mercy means "compassion, forgiveness, pity" and derives from the Latin "merces" (payment, reward) (Babyname Wizard).
Two famous Nigerian actors are named Mercy: Mercy Aigbe Gentry and Mercy Johnson Okojie.
Odumegwu Ojukwu, a Nigerian general, was the President of Biafra from May 1967 to January 1970 (Wikipedia).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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