Mercy Aigbe Gentry is one of the most sought after actresses in Nollywood, a director and businesswoman. She is a household name in Nollywood, especially in the Yoruba sector of the film industry. The Benin, Edo State-born actress has one of the sexiest shapes in the industry, despite having had two children.
Born on the 1st of January, 1979 as a second child in a family of five at Edo State, Nigeria, Mercy schooled at the Polytechnic, Ibadan where she had her OND in Financial Studies went on to the University of Lagos in 2001 for a degree in Theater Arts.
Mercy 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 know as one of the top rated actresses, Mercy 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.
The mother of two revealed her current husband wasn’t divorced as at the time they met but finalized his divorce before they got married. However, they are separated at the moment due to allegations of domestic violence.
She confessed that she suffered from domestic violence, as her husband beat her on a daily basis. He even almost killed her once. Mercy was so badly beaten that she had internal bleeding which lasted three weeks and harmed her sight.
Not long ago, in November 2014, she succeeded in opening Mag Divas Boutique. It is a luxurious clothing store. For her efforts, she was awarded a title – Fashion Entrepreneur of The Year.
She turned 40 this year and celebrated the birthday with her friends from the movie industry and also her family.