Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies and her unique fashion style…..
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Mercy Aigbe Biography
Mercy Aigbe was born to Pa. Aigbe and Mrs Abidola Grace family on 1st of January 1978 in Edo State and hails from the same state. She is the second child in a family of five. She attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos. She then proceeded to The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, where she received her OND in Financial Studies and then The University of Lagos for a degree in Theater Arts. She graduated from the University in 2001. After 5 years she was lucky to become engaged in the world of Theatre.
Mercy Aigbe joined the industry fully in 2006. She founded “Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama” in 2016.
Fashion and style
She is known for her unique style and dressing. At the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Mercy Aigbe’s dress earned her great applause from fashion stakeholders, and she trended on social media even after ceremony, the dress was commended for its unique design. In November 2014, Aigbe launched her clothing store, Mag Divas Boutique in Lagos, then opened another outlet in Ibadan. She was awarded Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year at Links and Glitz World Awards.
She got married to a Nigerian hotelier, Lanre Gentry in 2013, and has two children; Juwon Gentry and Michelle Aigbe and three stepdaughters. In 2017, she shared photos of herself after allegedly being assaulted by her husband. She consequently separated from her husband due to claims of domestic violence, and started a campaign against it. In November 2014, she succeeded in opening Mag Divas Boutique. It is a luxurious clothing store. For her efforts, she was awarded a title – Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year. She acquired a multi-million naira new mansion in 2018.
She lives a simple life, she isn’t determined about people’s reaction to her. On October 8,2020, She passed her comment on social media life saying”Don’t Be Fooled, You’re Doing Better Than Most People You See On Social Media”
Some of the movies she produced are:
- Afefe Ife in 2008
- Okanjua in 2008
- Atunida Leyi in 2009
- Igberaga in 2009
- Ihamo in 2009
- Ìpèsè in 2009
- Iró funfun in 2009
- Mafisere in 2009
- Oju ife in 2009
- Omoge Osas in 2012
- Ile Oko Mii in 2014
- Victims in 2015
- The Screenplay in 2017
- Little Drops of Happy in 2017
- 200 Million in 2018
- Second Acts in 2018
- Lagos Real Fake Life in 2018
Awards and honors
- She has earned a lot of awards ever since she began acting, some are:
- She won the Best Actress in Yoruba award at the City People Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
- Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) in 2014
- Best Actress in a supporting Role (Yoruba) in 2010
- Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie Nomination (non-English speaking language) in 2012
- City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the year in 2015
- Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year Awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards in 2015
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