Rikaotobyme “did not handle the situation professionally. It’s all her fault” – Mercy Aigbe
While the drama went from bad to worse with different versions from the bride, the designer and the stylist, the nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe held her peace aggravating the anger of Nigerians who really needed her to either apologize to the bride or simply tell her side of the story.
Mercy had worn a red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photo shoot, a dress a bride later came out to say was hers, adding that the designer had lied to her that a logistics challenge had stalled its transportation to her in Benin. The bride said she was supposed to wear the dress on her wedding day.
Following an apology by the designer and a statement by Mercy Aigbe’s stylist StyledbySeun,absolving her of any fault, the actress has finally shared her side of the story via Instagram as well as on TVC’s Entertainment Splash.
According to the statement she released, she never met the designer in person but transacted through her stylist who got four dresses from her.
“She never told us one of the dresses was for someone else” Mercy said, backing up the claims of her stylist and contradicting the claims of the designer who swore it was a dispatch error at the same time, tagging the designer as a greedy business woman.
“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.”
Meanwhile, she also disabled comments so her fans can keep their thoughts to themselves and not cause a roar over the issue…
As a guest on TVC‘s Entertainment Splash on Tuesday, speaking on the issue, Mercy Aigbe sympathised with the bride, adding that no one should go through what she (the bride) went through.
She added that her lawyers are on the case, saying:
“The designer put me in a very embarassing situation and my lawyers are on it.”
I’m so disappointed in her cos she did not handle the situation professionally. It’s all her fault and she needs to come out and clear the air and look for a way to compensate the bride and she also has to compensate me because I’m her client.
She lamented the fact that people began criticising her without hearing from her, saying she had no contact with the designer and all transactions were made by her stylist.