Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, called out lifestyle magazine – ThisDay Style for deliberately omitting her name from their best-dressed list in Nollywood.
On Sunday, ThisDay Style released a special edition of their best dressed Nollywood actors. Reacting to the snub, Mercy accused the magazine of segregating the movie industry as she rightly noted that no indigenous movie actor was mentioned on their list.
According to Mercy, “they won’t want to stain their magazine with a ‘razz’, ‘local’ Yoruba actor”
Mercy is from Edo State, however, she acts primarily in Yoruba movies.
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mercyaigbegentryHey 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’ ….😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛😛
Here’s the cover of Nollywood’s Best Dressed by ThisDay Style.