Truth Be Told! It wouldn’t be a Nollywood’s best dressed list if Mercy Aigbe isn’t on it. She has over the years solidified her status as a style star. Her impeccable fashion sense has endeared her to many. A trip to her instagram page buttresses this fact. She didn’t disappoint at the 2016 AMVCA. She looked beyond chic in her studding silver beaded dress by House of Luminee. And she was totally hair and makeup goals! ( By the way, this is not a sponsoredPR article.)
But then, the Yoruba section of the Nigerian film industry (yoruba actors and actresses) have never been regarded as part of Nollywood, hence, her exclusion from the list. We all address them as ‘Nollywood stars’ but as far as the stakeholders or powers that be are concerned, they are not part of the industry.
Read her reaction to her exclusion from Thisday’s best dressed list..
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’ ….????????????
PS: Some ridiculous outfits were featured in that list.