Mercy Aigbe Gentry is her real name, but simply and widely known as Mercy Aigbe. She is a popular Nollywood actress, producer, director, screen writer, model and entrepreneur.
She was born on January 1, 1979 in Benin City to Pa Aigbe as father and Abisola Grace Owodunni as mother. She is the second child in a family of five children.
Mercy had her primary education at St. Francis primary school and Maryland Comprehensive secondary school, Ikeja, Lagos for her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She later went to Ibadan Polytechnic to have a Diploma in Financial Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos in 2001.
Her Acting Career
Mercy Aigbe joined the Nigerian Movie Industry professionally in 2006, but not without crossing the huddles. She revealed that patience, determination and her strong passion for acting made her stay and eventually rose to fame and recognition in the industry.
She is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress gifted in the interpretation of movie roles very well. She is also liberal in accepting any character in most movies and is known to feature mainly in Yoruba movies.
Mercy has acted several movies, some of which include:
• Iro funfun
• Oju Ife
• Ile Oko Mii
• My Secret
• 200 Million and Second Acts (2018) respectively.
Mercy Aigbe is a lover of fashion. Her carefully selected costume has endeared her to millions of fans on social media. For instance, it was reported that the fashion she wore to 2016 edition of the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards earned her multiple awards and her outfit continued to trend on social media.
This positive development also led to Aigbe setting up a Fashion hub named “Mag Divas Boutique”, opened in November 2014 and currently doing very well.
Mercy Aigbe also recently won an award at Links and Glitz World Awards as the fashion Entertainment of the year.
Mercy Aigbe has won several awards and honours in her journey in the movie industry. They include:
• 2010 Best actress in a supporting role (Yoruba)
• 2012 Best actress in an Indigenous movie
• 2014 Best Indigenous language (Yoruba)
• 2015 Yoruba Movie Personality of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Best actress in Yoruba Award at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2015 Fashion Entrepreneur of the year at Links and Glitz World
Her Personal Life
Mercy Aigbe got married to Lanre Gentry, a hotel owner in 2013. The marriage is blessed with two children named Juwon and Michelle Aigbe.
Sadly, the marriage has hit the rock as Aigbe was said to have shared photos of herself physically assaulted by her husband. This eventually put an end to the marriage with her strong campaign against women abuse.
Her Net Worth
Mercy Aigbe is indeed an accomplished Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 Million dollars.