Following a publication on Sunday 21st March, by ThisDay Style, Yoruba actress Mercy Aigbe Gentry reacted on her Instagram wall about an omission. The style magazine compiled a list of Best Dressed Stars at the recently concluded 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). Surprisingly, Mercy Aigbe, who happened to be the Best Dressed female was not included on the list.
This didn’t go down well with the 37-year-old mother of three, who was hot enough to bag the prestigious title in AMCVA 2016. She feels she was omitted from the list because she is a Yoruba actress. In Mercy’s opinion, the Yoruba movie industry is part of Nollywood and its actors should not be ignored whenever Nollywood is mentioned.
This is What Mercy Aigbe Wrote on Her Instagram Page:
“Hey Fam . . . so I just came back from church and decided to check IG only for me to see plenty tags on a particular pix posted by @Thisdaystyle . . . I read pple’s comments asking why Mercy isn’t on the cover and at first I wanted to waka pass, but on a second thought I decided to talk about it, cos it’s been an issue dat has lingered for too long . . . I thought to myself why didn’t Mercy make the cover of @Thisdaystyle best dressed list? . . . Has @Thisdaystyle ever featured a Yoruba actor on their cover? . . . are Yoruba movies not part of Nollywood? . . . is Nollywood not supposed to mean home grown Nigerian movies? . . . hmmmmm I am very sure they didn’t coz, they won’t want to STAIN their cover with a ‘RAZZ’ ‘LOCAL’ yoruba actor! . . Yes I am razz, Yes I am local and Yes I am a Yoruba actor! . . . No I refuse to speak ur almighty English with fake British or American accent!….Because I’ll always remain true to myself!…I am ME ….Proud Benin Woman, Proud Ijesha’s wife and above all proud Nigerian. …And just in case e still dey be una like dream ‘LOCAL TI TAKE OVER’ . . . ???????????”
Meanwhile, her followers and fans are not taking this lightly. Some of them think Mercy is right to demand why she was not included on the list, while she was actually the best dressed at the awards. On the other hand, some of them think she should have ignored ThisDay as they are entitled to their own opinion.
Here are some of the comments on Instagram: