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Mercy Aigbe: Biography, Awards, And Net Worth Of A Successful Nollywood Actress.

Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe is an award-winning Nigerian actress, filmmaker, and producer, who is best known for acting in Yoruba movies. She is also an entrepreneur, a brand influencer, and founder of Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama. Mercy also owns an asoebi store, skincare store, and a fashion store.

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Mercy Aigbe Background

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Mercy Aigbe was born on the 1st of January 1978, in Edo State, Nigeria, to Pa Aigbe and Mrs Abisola Grace Owodunni, as the second child of three children. She had her primary education at Saint Francis primary school, and secondary education at Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School Ikeja, Lagos.

After secondary school, she went on to obtain an OND in Financial Studies from the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Oyo State. Mercy also has a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was once married to Lanre Gentry, and they are blessed with two children and three stepdaughters.

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Mercy Aigbe Career

She became known in Nollywood in 2006, with the movie Ara. Before then, she had always wanted to act, but she didn’t know she would take it professionally until her OND days when it became a big deal to her. As a result, in 2001, she went to study Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos, so that she could become a professional actor.

Asides acting, Mercy is also a businesswoman with diverse sources of income. She has a fashion store called Mag Diva Boutique which she launched in November 2014. Mercy also has a skincare line called Flawless by Mercy, and an asoebi store called Asoebi Mercy.

The MAG School of Drama

Mercy Aigbe founded the MAG School of Drama in the year 2016. The school offers a 4-month training in acting, script-writing, movie making, stage management, etc. Students are under the tutelage of well-trained, and experienced instructors who help them build a solid foundation and develop the skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive Nollywood industry.

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Cars And Houses Of Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe recently bought a new mansion worth 200million naira. Meanwhile, she got herself a Toyota Prado in December 2018, the same year she purchased the mansion.

Mercy Aigbe’s Movies

  • Satanic
  • Ara – 2016
  • Afefe Ife – 2008
  • Okanjua – 2008
  • Atunida Leyi – 2009
  • Igberaga – 2009
  • Ihamo – 2009
  • Ìpèsè – 2009
  • Iró funfun – 2009
  • Mafisere – 2009
  • Oju ife – 2009
  • Omoge Osas – 2012
  • Ile Oko Mii – 2014
  • Victims – 2015
  • The Screenplay – 2017
  • Little Drops of Happy – 2017
  • Flaky Ijaye – 2017
  • 77 Bullets – 2017
  • 200 Million – 2018
  • Second Acts – 2018
  • Heaven on my Mind – 2018
  • Lagos Real Fake Life – 2018
  • That Which Binds Us – 2018
  • The Big Fat Lie – 2019
  • The Reunion – 2019

Quotes Of Mercy Aigbe

“Being yourself is the only way to stand out in today’s crowded market.”

“As a business owner, differentiate yourself, be consistent, and figure out what they want.”

“Mind the people you let into your circle.”

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Go from idea to starting your business in 30 days

“You’re stronger than you think, you’re more capable than you realize.”

“An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down, unless you allow it to get inside you.”

“What you allow is what will continue, you attract the energy you want…”

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”

Mercy Aigbe

Awards And Nominations Of Mercy Aigbe

  • City People Awards honoured her as the Best Actress in Yoruba.
  • Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year at Links and Glitz World Awards
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) – 2010
  • Nominated as the Best Actress in an Indigenous Movie (non-English speaking language) – 2012
  • Award of Excellence at the Global Leadership Awards for Excellence (GLADE) – 2012
  • Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) – 2014
  • 2013 Woman of Style at the MoreKlue All Youths Awards – 2014
  • Yoruba Movies Academy Awards (YMAA) nominated Mercy Aigbe for Best Actress in a Lead Role – 2014
  • City People Entertainment Yoruba Movie Personality of the year – 2015
  • Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded by Links and Glitz World Awards – 2015
  • City People Movie Award nominee for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) – 2016
  • Role Model Awards at the All Youths Tush Awards – 2017
  • Greenview Awards nominates Mercy Aigbe for Best Supporting Actress – 2018
  • Nominee for Most Searched Actress at the NET Honours – 2018
  • Most Popular Actress nominee at the NET Honours – 2018
  • Nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) – 2018
  • Mercy Aigbe Wins Award for Most Popular Actress at the NET Honours – 2019

Mercy Aigbe’s Net Worth

According to austinmedia.com, Mercy Aigbe is worth $600,000.

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Life Lesson From Mercy Aigbe

As an entrepreneur, you can start small and grow gradually. You have to know that, it is never too late to make your dreams come through. You have what it takes to pursue that business idea that you believe will give you your ‘big break’.

Mercy Aigbe went to study Theatre Arts after her OND, just so she could be a professional actress, and today she is an actress loved by most. She also didn’t let her financial knowledge (her OND) go to waste, as she owns several successful business ventures. She has also shown that she has what it takes to manage and sustain her business ventures.

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Image Credit: @realmercyaigbe (Instagram)



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