Fashion and Style magazine, ThisDay Style recently unveiled a new cover for their latest edition featuring Nollywood fashionistas. Some of those who made the list include Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Dakore Akande, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Ekubo and many others.
However, of notable omission is the popular actress and fashionista Mercy Aigbe Gentry who wowed many on the red carpet recently, runs her own boutique and is the face of a cosmetic line.
Reacting to this, the actress posted this message on her Instagram account:
“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.”
Do you think Mercy Aigbe Gentry should have been included in this list? Let’s hear your thoughts!