She was born on 1 January 1978 in Edo State. She hails from Benin city which is the capital of Edo State. She is the second child in a family of five. She attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos. She is also an alumni of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, where she received her OND in Financial Studies and then The University of Lagos for a degree in Theater Arts.
She earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2001, and joined the industry fully in 2006. She founded “Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama” in 2016.
Afefe Ife (2008)
Atunida Leyi (2009)
Iró funfun (2009)
Oju ife (2009)
Omoge Osas (2012)
Ile Oko Mii (2014)
The Screenplay (2017)
Little Drops of Happy (2017)
200 Million (2018)
Second Acts (2018)
Awards and honours
She won the Best Actress in Yoruba award at the City People Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) (2014)
Best Actress in a supporting Role (Yoruba) (2010)
Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie Nomination (non-English speaking language) (2012)
City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the year (2015)
Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year Awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards (2015)
Fashion and style
Mercy Aigbe is known for her unique style and dressing. At the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Mercy Aigbe’s dress earned her great applause from fashion stakeholders, and she trended on social media even after ceremony. The dress was commended for its unique design. In November 2014, Aigbe launched her clothing store, Mag Divas Boutique in Lagos, then opened another outlet in Ibadan. She was awarded Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year at Links and Glitz World Awards.
In 2013, Mercy Aigbe married a Nigerian hotelier, Lanre Gentry, and has two children(Juwon Gentry and Michelle Aigbe) and three stepdaughters. In 2017, she shared photos of herself after allegedly being assaulted by her husband. She consequently separated from her husband due to claims of domestic violence, and started a campaign against it. Mercy Aigbe acquired a new mansion worth N200million in 2018.
Speak of a non-Yoruba woman making giant strides in Yoruba movies? Here you go! Mercy Aigbe hails from Edo State, but grew up in Lagos. Today, she’s one of the most popular actresses in the entire Nollywood. This beautiful lady has featured in many top Nollywood movies (both Yoruba and English).Born on the first day 1979, she started acting at a young age of 22. As a trained and certified Theatre artist, she began her professional career immediately after graduating from University of Lagos in 2001.The separated mother of two recently moved into her own mansion in Lagos. The house alone is said to be worth about 50million Naira. Over all, Mercy Aigbe is estimated to worth 180 million Naira.Pls SUBSCRIBE below to our Youtube channel and mailing list to get fresh updates on money making and inspiring videos and articles.