Do You Agree With Yoruba Nollywood Actress Mercy Aigbe When She Says Thisday Style Practices Tribalism?
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, (THEWILL) – Yesterday, ThisDay Style magazine unveiled its list of Nollywood's Best Dressed actors.
Unfortunately, one of the actresses considered a “fashionista” in Nollywood, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry was excluded from the list.
The Benin actress who features mostly in Yoruba movies took to Instagram to air her displeasure upon her exclusion from the list. She accused the magazine of segregating the Yoruba actors from the English actors in Nollywood because they see them as “Razz”.
Read her post:
Hey Fam….so I just came back from church and decided to check IG only for me to see plenty tags on a particular pix posted by @thisdaystyle …..I read pple’s comments asking why Mercy isn’t on the cover and at first I wanted to waka pass, but on a second thought I decided to talk about it, cos it’s been an issue dat has lingered for too long!…….I thought to myself why didn’t Mercy make the cover of @thisdaystyle best dressed list?…. Has @thisdaystyle ever featured a yoruba actor on their cover?………are yoruba movies not part of nollywood? …..is Nollywood not supposed to mean home grown Nigerian movies? …..hmmmmm I am very sure they didn’t coz, they won’t want to STAIN their cover with a ‘RAZZ’ ‘LOCAL’ yoruba actor!….Yes I am razz, Yes I am local and Yes I am a Yoruba actor!…..No I refuse to speak ur almighty English with fake British or American accent!….Because I’ll always remain true to myself!…I am ME ….Proud Benin Woman, Proud Ijesha’s wife and above all proud Nigerian. …And just in case e still dey be una like dream ‘LOCAL TI TAKE OVER’ ….
A photo posted by Mercilicious (@mercyaigbegentry) on Mar 20, 2016 at 4:40am PDT
What are your thoughts on this?