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Nollywood Actress Mercy Aigbe Biography – All You Need To Know About Her

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Nollywood Actress Mercy Aigbe biography and all you need to know about the delectable actress is published on Nollywood Community
Mercy Aigbe West African Fashion Week Awards

Mercy Aigbe outfit to West African Fashion Week Awards

Her career as an actress, family, marriage, achievements, education, fashion and style and more is showcased on Nollywood Community.


Mercy Aigbe can be considered one of the most sought after actresses in Nollywood Yoruba movies. She is also a director, producer and businesswoman.

A second child in a family of four from Edo State, Nigeria; Mercy Aigbe is a Capricorn queen born on the 1st of January, 1979 in Lagos State.


Mercy Aigbe attended Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos. She studied at The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State where she received her OND in Financial Studies and then The University of Lagos where she earned a degree in Theatre Arts in 2001.

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Edo-born Nollywood Actress Mercy Aigbe


Mercy Aigbe’s sojourn into the make-believe world started in 2006 when she featured in the movie, ‘Ara‘ produced by Ibadan-based producer, Wemimo Olu Paul which later catapulted her into limelight.

She once revealed that acting for her was at first hell because she didn’t get paternal support from her father who believed nothing good could come out of it.

Now known as one of the top rated actresses in the Nigerian film industry, Mercy Aigbe reportedly kicked off acting in soap operas before going into Yoruba movies.

She featured in few Yoruba movies and when she started getting more scripts from Yoruba movie producers, she found her calling in the Yoruba movie industry.


Mercy Aigbe is married to Nigerian hotelier Lanre Gentry and she has two children (a boy and a girl) and three stepdaughters with him.

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Mercy Aigbe and her kids (Michael and Michelle)

Mercy Aigbe son Olajuwon Michael Gentry is 7 years old as of 2017. Mercy Aigbe daughter name is Michelle who celebrated her 16th birthday in 2017.


Mercy Aigbe is married to her husband Asiwaju Olanrewaju Gentry who already had three children from his previous marriage. They legally married in 2013 at the Ikoyi registry.

On Mercy Aigbe wedding; there was no church wedding celebration, or she did not have a ‘white wedding’ as it is fondly called.

Mercy is currently experiencing problems in her marriage due to her husband Lanre Gentry repeatedly battering her as a result of her suspected promiscuous activities.

Mercy Aigbe’s marriage may be heading for divorce soon before she dies in the hands of her violent husband.


Mercy Aigbe has won many awards and achieved a lot since joining the movie industry in 2006. Below are some of her awards and achievements:

  • Best Indigenous Language 2014 (Yoruba)
  • Best Actress in a supporting Role 2010 (Yoruba)
  • City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (2015)
  • Best Actress in Yoruba award at City People Awards in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  • Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year Awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards (2015)
  • Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie Nomination 2012 (non-English speaking language)

Mercy Aigbe Fashion & Style

Mercy Aigbe is known for her unique style and dressing. If you follow her social media page on Instagram, you will know that this celebrated diva can die for fashion.

Mercy Aigbe white dress

Mercy Aigbe’s white dress by Nigerian fashion designer Luminee

Her love for fashion led Mercy Aigbe to launch her own clothing store – Mag Divas Boutique in November 2014. Its success earned her the ″Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year″ awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards.

This brings us to our concluding notes on Mercy Aigbe biography on Nollywood Community! The delectable actress is talented, a fashion diva, mother and business woman who celebrates her birthday on the 1st of January every year.

She is known for movies like Okanjua (2008), Igberaga (2009) and Little Drops of Happy (2017). We wish the beautiful Mercy Aigbe the best in life!

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