Don’t you just hate it when you work so hard and some people fail to recognise your worth? Guess Nollywood might have their own version of #OscarsSoWhite controversy to deal with, just this time it is not about race.
Yoruba actress Mercy Aigbe–Gentry who in my opinion slayed at the recently held African Magic Viewers Choice Awards was unfortunately snubbed from the Best Dressed cover put together by This Day Style as seen above.
Well the long and short of it all is that, Mercy thinks the publication failed to put her on the cover because ”they won’t want to stain their cover with a ‘razz’ ‘local’ yoruba actor”
Hmm interesting, (In case if you don’t know, Yoruba is the one of the indigenous Nigerian languages)
Peep all of what she had to say below and share your thoughts
”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”