Embattled Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry who has since
removed ‘Gentry’ (her husband’s name) from her social media accounts
have revealed in an exclusive interview with Broadway TV the details of
the scandal that have trailed her and her husband for the past few
Here are the 10 things we learnt:
1. Her husband beats her consistently
2. Despite all, she still loves him cos he keeps begging after every beating
“I stayed because I loved him and because every time
he beats me, he begs and gets family and friends to beg me. He promised
regularly to change but he never did.
3. Mr Gentry has anger issues
“When my husband gets angry, he
gets physical, not only to me but to anyone. He has done that with my
house help who reported him to the Police years ago”
4. Mercy tried to save her home by holding on
“I stayed because of my children and because a lot of people look up to
me. I was a role model of some sort and I really wanted to keep it
together. I just wanted a home”.
5. She is yet to fully recover from the last beating
coughing and sneezing blood even after three weeks”
6. Her husband is sleeping with her personal Assistants
Aigbe revealed that the last incident started few days before
when she discovered that her husband was sleeping with a lady. A lady
she claimed to be her friend whom she was close to. This was a regular
attitude from her husband; a man she claims has slept with a lot of
people close to her, even her PAs.
7. What led to the last beating
Mercy revealed that it was her refusal to go and pick her husband up
while she was still at her designer’s place that brought the fury of the
man on her. He was said to have driven there and started to beat her in
the presence of everybody.
“Immediately, I opened the door, he kept beating me. I was begging him
and asking why he was beating me. He said he would destroy my face such
that no make-up would fix it and destroy my career. He was acting like
someone who was possessed. I told him “Lanre, mo ma bi mo fun e”
(translated as “I have a child for you).
I agree that I am a fool
In the exclusive interview, the Nollywood star said she agrees that
she was a fool for staying that long even with all the beating and
humiliation. “I believed that a wise woman builds her home. That’s why I
stayed that long”, she said.
8. She has never cheated on her husband
“If he had shown a bit of remorse, maybe things would have been
different. He went on saying that I cheated on him several times. I
never cheated. That’s why I told him to come out with proof”, she said.
9. Mr Gentry has once been detained for seven months
“My husband was in detention for over seven months and I never left him
or go anywhere. Why would I want to go now? He says all this is make-up.
10. Mr Gentry is still not remorseful
” He is not showing any form of remorse and still sponsoring lies against