Mercy Aigbe finally speaks on controversial gown she used for her birthday shoot

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has finally addressed the controversies surrounding a gown she used for her birthday shoot.

An aggrieved bride @rettypety, whose wedding was 29th December 2017 had called out her designer, Maryam Elisha (@rikaotobyme) for giving out her wedding reception dress to the Nollywood actress for her 40th birthday photoshoot.

The actress who has since remained silent on the issue has now spoken up in a post on her Instagram page claiming said she had no idea the dress belonged to a bride as her stylist was responsible for the dress.

She wrote:

I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable.

I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through.

I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure.

I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound.”

See her post below:

View this post on Instagram

I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.

A post shared by Mercilicious (@realmercyaigbe) on

You may also like...

Comment