Men Make Passes At Me Because I’m Very Beautiful – Mercy Aigbe

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She’s today one of the biggest names in Nollywood, but she had it rough at the beginning like most big names today. Mercy Aigbe started acting earning peanuts.

Speaking to showtime, Mercy Aigbe said she cried on her way home after getting paid for a movie.

“I had been on the set of a movie for three weeks and at the end, I was paid N2000. And I remember on my way back home, I was crying because before I came into the industry, I already had a car and I was okay.”

Asked why she’s not part of any caucus as common in the Yoruba movie industry. Mercy says she probably belong to all.

“I didn’t just have to join any caucus because after the movie, Ara, everybody just started giving me scripts. So, there was no need for it. But maybe I should say that I belong to all caucus because I have a good working relationship with everybody, whether it’s the Odunfas, Akos and others. Yinka Quadri and Oga Bello are my fathers and I work with them a lot.”

Getting to the acme of their career as actresses is always difficult for ladies in Nollywood as producers make passes at them with some giving in to ensure their careers blossom.

The University of Lagos Theatre Arts graduate when asked if she was also harassed says, “I wouldn’t call it harassment. Yes, men make passes at me because I’m very beautiful. It happens everywhere. I’m an adult and if I wanted to date someone, I would have but I didn’t date anyone.”

Why she didn’t date anyone in the industry she attributed to her belief that “relationships in such industry doesn’t work”.

Mercy Aigbe is married to an hotelier, car dealer who she says loves her very much and loves her job. She explains the love and trust in their relationship is the reason why her husband doesn’t get jealous when she’s away on set.
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