Nigerian movie star Mercy Aigbe now refers to herself as “Her Excellency” amidst allegations that she’s being showered with money by the Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode.
About two weeks ago, the Nollywood actress was in the news after it was alleged that her newly-acquired mansion wasn’t acquired by her but by a ‘sugar daddy’ of hers, who is said to be a governor.
The actress, however, reacted to the reports where she said in part, “No one saw all my late night shoots! Shooting almost 24hrs, No one saw my being on set back to back!!!!…..No one saw all those times I carry goods on my head in London, LA, New York, Turkey, Vietnam and all…….. No one sees my endorsements and influencing deals……
“Almost 15years as an actor, I buy a house, they see it as a big deal! They try to tag every wealthy man they know to my success because they just can’t comprehend how and why a woman should be successful …
“Y’all wait till I open my complex, then maybe y’all will kuku take poison on top my matter
I am just getting started,” she said.
She seems to now, however, acknowledge the tag of being affiliated with dignitaries, as she tagged hesrself ‘Her Excellency’ on her instagram page.
A fan upon seeing the post with its caption challenged her new status with this comment: “Gov Ambode *with crazy faced emojis*”
Mercy then replied the fan, writing: “My darling it’s spelt her Excellency. Not easy to wine with the high and mighty. Oya kill yourself #ODE”