Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe cannot stop trending today. Never.
This is due to the fact that she and her new husband, Adekaz, a Nollywood movie marketer, who runs Adekaz Productions and IBAKA TV, graced the cover of MediaroomHub magazine and spoke at length on their union.
First, Mercy, a mum of two, who was formerly married to Lanre Gentry cleared the air that she was never a friend to Adekaz’ first wife, Olufunso.
“We were never friends. People just came up with a lot of false narratives,” she said. Adekaz also confirmed this. “They were never friends; I am categorical about this and I am very certain,” he stated.
Wondering how Michelle Gentry, her daughter, an undergraduate, took in the decision to see her mum get married again after two failed attempts?
Mercy Aigbe explained, “The first person I spoke to was my daughter when she came home for holiday. I told her I’m going to give marriage another shot, and that will be my last. At first, she asked if I really wanted to do that because she is a very emotional person. We have gone through a whole lot together. We have cried and laughed together. She has watched me go through a lot of trauma.”
The trauma Mercy talked about must have been that she endured while in union with former husband, Lanre Gentry. Beautiful Mercy, who left the marriage in 2017 after suffering a battered face revealed that, “But for the physical abuse, I was ready to stay in the marriage. I think insecurity contributed to the problems we had. I was ready to do anything for the marriage to work. People just spread false narratives. Even when you come out to say your own side of the story, no one still wants to believe your story. I love my life so I can’t stay in an abusive marriage, someone can just push you, and you hit your head and die. Nobody was in my shoes so they won’t understand. If I died, they will still complain that I didn’t leave on time.”
But she is now married to an Alhaji, does that mean she is dumping Christ for Islam?
Her response? “I believe that we serve the same God actually. I believe that whatever religion we fall under, it is the same God that we serve. But I’m now Alhaji’s wife. The reception I’ve been getting from Muslims has been overwhelming—someone sent me different kinds of gifts—a praying mat, a Quran, and other things even when I have not declared to become a Muslim and that is making me want to change my religion. But I don’t know sha. It is my choice. My husband is indifferent.
For those expecting the patter of tiny feet in their home in nine months, here is the bomb—its going to be a marriage with their kids, no new babies. Mercy said, “Together we have six beautiful kids and we are blessed. I am 44, a baby girl for life. We have six and we are good.”