Mercy Aigbe Gentry popularly known as Mercy Aigbe is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, director, model, filmmaker, businesswoman, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She was born on 1st January 1978 in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 40 years old.
Mercy Aigbe is originally from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria. She is best known for acting in Yoruba movies. She is the second child in a family of five children.
Mercy Aigbe completed her primary school education in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. After completing her primary school education, Mercy Aigbe proceeded to Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing her secondary school education, Mercy Aigbe proceeded to Ibadan Polytechnic in Oyo State, Nigeria and obtained her National Diploma (OND) in Financial Studies.
After obtaining her National Diploma in Financial Studies, Mercy Aigbe proceeded to University of Lagos in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.
In 2001, Mercy Aigbe joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and started attending movie auditions and acting as a minor character in movies. After her graduation from the university, Mercy Aigbe joins the industry full time and became a professional actress.
Mercy Aigbe has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies which include Satanic, Afefe ife, Okanjua, Atunida leyi, Igberaga, Ihamo, Ìpèsè, Iró funfun, Mafisere, Oju ife, Ile Oko mii, etc. She acts mostly in Yoruba movies.
Mercy Aigbe is currently married to a Hotel Manager Lanre Gentry and the marriage is blessed with two children and three stepdaughters. Mercy Aigbe who presently has a problem with her marriage might be heading for divorce soon.
Mercy Aigbe is very beautiful, creative and talented. She knows how to interpret her roles very well. Mercy Aigbe is also a fashion queen known for her unique fashion style and dressing. She always dressed in expensive clothes while attending an events, ceremonies and red carpets.
Mercy Aigbe’s dress to the 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards earned her great applause as she continued to trend on Twitter and Instagram days after the award ceremony. Many commended her uniquely designed dress created by Nigerian designer, Ceoluminee. Mercy Aigbe also stated that the dress earned her many more followers on social media.
In November 2014, Mercy Aigbe launched her clothing store “Mag Divas Boutique”. Her success and contribution in the fashion industry earned her an award for Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year at the Links and Glitz World Awards.
Mercy Aigbe in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Actress in Yoruba at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in Indigenous Language (Yoruba) at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actress in a supporting Role (Yoruba) at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language) at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards and Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year at the Links and Glitz World Awards.
Mercy Aigbe is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $600,000.
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