Red dress saga : Mercy Aigbe tells her story, says she wants compensation!


Finally, Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe whose 40th birthday caused not a little stir after a particular dress she wore for her birthday shoot was declared to be a bride’s reception dress has spoken.

The red dress issue had escalated so much on the social media after the bride called out not just the designer but also the actress and even hinted that Mercy could have bribed the designer, Maryam Elisha to hurt her.

While the matter went from bad to worse with different story versions, the actress had 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 Aigbe in the dress…

Mercy has finally spoken and according to the statement she released, she never met the designer in person but transacted through her stylist who got four dresses from her.

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“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.

Mercy however sympathizes with the bride who was made to go through unnecessary pain but promises to take some legal action.

She also stated during a live show that she needs the designer to compensate the bride and also compensate her for putting her in that embarrassing situation.

Meanwhile, Mercy Aigbe dropped this statement and disabled her comments, telling us to keep our thoughts to ourselves… 😎

“The designer put me in a very embarassing situation and my lawyers are on it.”, Mercy Aigbe finally speaks on Red Dress Saga [Video] _ Top actress Mercy Aigbe has opened up on the recent “red dress saga”involving her, a designer – Rikaotobyme – and a bride @rettypetty on Instagram. _ #Mercyaigbe had worn a red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photoshoot, 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 opened up on the case, saying that it was all the designer’s fault. She made this known when she was 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.” _ She continued: 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. _ Video Source: TVC

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