Mercy Aigbe Opens Up About Near Exit from Nollywood Due to Sexual Harassment Ordeal

Mercy Aigbe Opens Up About Near Exit from Nollywood Due to Sexual Harassment Ordeal

Mercy Aigbe’s Revelation on ‘Your View’ Talk Show

Renowned Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, recently shared a distressing experience that nearly led her to depart from the Nigerian film industry.

The revelation unfolded during an interview on ‘Your View,’ a TVC talk show hosted by Morayo Afolabi-Brown.

Incident of Inappropriate Advances After Audition

Mercy Aigbe recounted a harrowing incident involving a producer who made inappropriate sexual advances towards her after a movie audition.

Despite successfully securing a role in an upcoming film, she found herself facing unwarranted advances that left her shocked and upset.

A Sacrifice for a Dream Turned Nightmare

The single mother emphasized the sacrifices she had made for her passion, having recently quit a well-paying job for the movie role.

Little did she know that her first foray into acting would be marred by such an incident. The actress expressed her disappointment, stating, “I left a well-paying job to join Nollywood, and I was already a single mother at the time.”

A Disturbing Encounter that Almost Ended Her Career

Detailing the incident, Mercy Aigbe explained how, after passing three stages of the audition, she was given a minor role that wasn’t what she auditioned for.

The producer’s inappropriate behavior during the encounter made her question her pursuit of an acting career. She tearfully recalled tearing up the script and contemplating leaving the industry.

Reflections on Industry Challenges

Mercy Aigbe’s revelation sheds light on the challenges faced by actors, particularly women, in the Nigerian film industry.

The incident highlights the need for a safer and more respectful environment for aspiring talents, free from the scourge of sexual harassment.

A Brave Confession Ignites Conversation

The actress’s brave confession sparks a conversation about the prevalence of sexual harassment in Nollywood and the urgent need for systemic changes to protect actors from such distressing experiences.

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