Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Mercy Aigbe, has opened up on her failed marriage with estranged husband, Lanre Gentry.
Recalls the single mom of two left the hotel owner on grounds of domestic violence.
In a new episode sighted on her Youtube channel, she recounted the terrible experience saying;
“The first time the slap came, it felt like I was dreaming. I wasn’t expecting it and I was shocked beyond words. I didn’t know it was going to happen but it happened. The begging would then come after that. Once a man raises his hand to hit you, he is going to do it over and again. However, because it was my second attempt (at marriage), I was ready to make it work, even with all the violence. I was there hoping and praying. I just wanted a happy home.
“The incident that broke the camel’s back was the one where I almost died. The beating was horrible. People often say actresses don’t want to remain married. Who told them that? (You think) being a celebrity doesn’t make me human? Does (being a celebrity) mean I don’t want to have a happy home? They say actresses are promiscuous but promiscuity is not (the exclusive preserve of) any profession. When mine (break-up) happened, it wasn’t easy because I am a celebrity. I read a lot of things online. Some people even said I made it up. But, nobody can dictate to me how to live my life.”
Aigbe went on to encourage women who are going through the same situation to speak up.
In her words,
“I have been through domestic violence and I came out strong. I would love to see the end of domestic violence in society. It wasn’t easy for me because society always shames one. Everybody believes if one is experiencing domestic violence, one has to be patient as a woman and take it all to remain in one’s husband’s house. A lot of people have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. And religion is not helping. An assaulted woman could go to her pastor and the cleric would say, ‘Oh madam, you need to keep praying’. Is it until she loses her life?”
BBN 2020: Did Erica and Kiddwaya Actually Had Sex Under the Duvet? (See for Yourself)
Erica and Kiddwaya were caught live on camera last night getting busy under the duvet while their fellow housemates slept.
They seemed to be in the mood all evening after they were spotted in a viral video, kissing and touching each other. Shortly after that, the couple proceeded to their bed where they had a conversation before going under the duvet.
From her facial expressions, it’s clear Kiddiwaya had hit the “gold mine”.
Ka3na & Lilo Become First BBN 2020 Housemates to Bite the Dust
The vacation is finally over for Lockdown housemates with the just concluded first eviction show of the season.
In a surprising turn of events, Big Brother announced that it was going to be a double eviction after unveiling Lilo, Eric, Ka3na and Praise as the least voted housemates of the week.
At the mercy of the safe housemates, the intense voting sessions began with BrightO who selected Eric and Ka3na. Nengi opted for Praise and Ka3na while the rest of the housemates voted away from public view.
A majority of the housemates clearly voted out Ka3na and Lilo who Ebuka announced as the first Lockdown housemates to leave the show.
For the newly evicted housemates, the future is filled with opportunities.
While Lilo shared her plans to focus on her business and get a Masters degree, Ka3na revealed it is her brand all the way.
Interestingly, both housemates got into some entanglement while in the house especially Lilo who stuck to Eric throughout her short stay despite revealing she had something serious outside the show. Ka3na, on the other hand, got briefly involved with Praise during the week.
How Query about Dinner Ruined Eric and Lilo’s High Romantic Session Under Sheets
While housemates slumbered, Eric and Lilo thrilled viewers with a very steamy late night kissing session.
The lovebirds got a little intense after a muffled conversation that got Lilo another microphone infringement warning from Big Brother. It was almost as though things would swiftly move to the next level until Laycon’s query about a piece of chicken for the dinner ruined the moment.
Night crawlers who caught the couple’s under the sheets moment took to Twitter to react to their officially consummated ship.