Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe’ Biography



Mercy Aigbe is a notable Nigerian actress. She was born on January 1, 1979. She is presently aged 37. She is married to an hotelier whose name is Lanre Gentry. Mercy is the second child in a family of five. She is from Edo State, Nigeria. She started acting in 2001, but became active in 2006. Mercy once revealed that acting for her was at first hell because she did not get the required support from her father who believed nothing good could come out of it. Nevertheless, with time and effort, she was able to change her father’s negative notion about acting. She is currently one of the top actresses in the industry.

Mercy Aigbe separated from her husband Otunba Lanre Gentry in April 2017 due to a bloody domestic violence which she said almost ended her life.


Mercy schooled at the Polytechnic, Ibadan where she had her National Diploma in Financial Studies. She then went on to the University of Lagos in 2001 for a degree in Theater Arts.

Popular roles: Mercy Aigbe’s roles have always been an attraction to men, especially rich men through mischievous means. She is known for her romantic prowess and fashion display as well.

Breakout movies:

  • Afefe Ife (2008)
  • Okanjua (2008)

Popular movies:

  • Iro Funfun (2009)
  • Oju Ife (2009)
  • Atunida Leyi (2009)
  • Igberaga (2009)

Recent movies:

  • Aderopo (2015)
  • Tanika (2015)
  • Ile Oko Mi (2014)


  • (Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year) 2015 City People Entertainment Awards
  • Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) 2014 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Yoruba) 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards


Mercy was accused of snatching her current hotelier husband, Lanre Gentry from his former wife before her marriage. Apparently, Lanre Gentry was still married but separated from his first wife when he started going out with the actress.

People viewed it as a snatch. She was less concerned since her husband made the decision to leave his first wife.

Social profiles: Connect with her on one of the following profiles below;

Facebook: Mercy Aigbe

Twitter: @realmercyaigbe

Mercy Aigbe’s Instagram: @official_mercyaigbe



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