Mercy Aigbe-Gentry slams ThisDay Style – Actress Mercy Aigbe-Gentry has hit out at ThisDay Style magazine over their 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards cover.
The magazine had titled the issue “Nollywood’s Best Dressed”, and had featured a number of great looks from the night, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya and Rita Dominic.
Aigbe-Gentry, who was one of the most praised on social media on the night of the awards, was surprisingly left out of the cover, and she didn’t take too kindly to it.
She wrote on her Instagram: “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’ ….????????????”