Mercy Aigbe opens up about sexual harassment in Nollywood

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has recalled how she almost quit the film industry due to sexual harassment.

Mercy added that although she had other challenges in the industry, she found her way to the top through consistency.

She said: “I once met a producer in Surulere, and I told him how much I would like to act. He told me he had a movie planned, and invited me to his office for an audition. I passed three stages of the audition. After the last audition, I was given a minor role. I told him that this wasn't the character I was auditioning for, and he replied that the director said he didn't know me, so he said I should have a good relationship with him (the producer).

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“He had made attacks on me before, but he only came clean to me that day. Then he stood up and tried to touch me. I was very upset and I told him he couldn't do that to me because I had earned the role. That was a huge insult to my person, and I thought that if that was what it took to become an actress, then I didn't want to be an actress anymore. I tore up the script and eventually left. On the way home, I cried because I had left a well-paying job to join Nollywood and I was already a single mother.

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