Wedding Dress Saga: Mercy Aigbe Finally Breaks Her Silence

Mercy Aigbe has spoken on the saga that erupted on social media after it was revealed that a fashion designer gave out a bride’s wedding reception dress for her 40th birthday photo-shoot.

An aggrieved bride @rettypety, whose wedding was scheduled for 29th, December 2017 had called out her designer, Maryam Elisha (@rikaotobyme) for giving out a gown designed for her wedding to the Nollywood actress for her birthday photos which took place recently.

According to the designer, there was a dispatch error as both dresses ordered by Mercy Aigbe and the bride-to-be were the same material.

The actress in a post via her Instagram page has now finally reacted saying she had no idea the dress was for a bride as her stylist was responsible for the dress.

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She wrote;

”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.”

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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.

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As expected, the mother of two came under attack after the bride called her out on social media. Some Nigerians called on the actress to take down the picture and apologise to the bride, while others rained insults on her.

However, some in support of the actress said the designer should be blamed as Mercy may not be aware of circumstance.

Here are some comments:

@ifeanyi “I don’t know how Mercy Aigbe feels, finding out that the dress she allegedly borrowed from a tailor for her 40th birthday photo was actually an innocent girl’s wedding dress and that the tailor had lied to the girl that her dress wasn’t ready. Why are tailors this wicked?

@ali “Not just the careless tailor! Mercy Aigbe deserves the dragging for working with a promise & fail tailor. A woman of her class!!

@clintonvice “The tailor/designer sold someone else’s dress cos mercy aigbe probably offered to pay more.In the process ruining another’s special day.. Loyalty is very rare

@platinumb “If Mercy Aigbe has any integrity she will take the photos down sha. A birthday shoot cannot be more important than your reputation. Even if she didn’t know before, she does now. Remove yourself from the situation.

@oneme “I really don’t understand what Mercy Aigbe’s fault is in this tailor matter. Being a celebrity is both a gift and a curse.

@omeyimi “The painful thing is that Mercy Aigbe might not have known about it but Nigerians are dragging her instead of the designer

@ogbeniopa “I don’t know why y’all are directing insults to Mercy Aigbe instead of d uncultured swine tailor. The painful part was, the tailor didn’t respect ownership of a Bride’s cloth on HER wedding day ffs.

@emperorgwill “please now that she knows the background of the dress the honorable thing to do is take down the pic and apologize to the bride…has she done any of this so far! The ans is fat NO…so please allow us keep talking till it enters her head..

@sketchmac “The designer is a crook,, if there’s any one to be sued or arrested it should be the designer

Photo credit: Instagram/Mercy Aigbe

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