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Mercy Aigbe receives royal treatment as she pays courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin (Photos)

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Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe was recently given a befitting treatment during her visit to the palace of the Oba of Benin in Benin City, Edo State.

The Edo-State indigene was in Benin for the Edo Film Festival where she was specially recognized by the governor.

Mercy Aigbe and her husband, Kazim Adeoti paid a quick visit to the Oba’s palace where they met with the Queen.

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Mercy took to her Instagram page to share photos from their visit as she appreciated the Queen for her sweet gesture towards her.

“Quick Visit to the Oba of Benin Palace to see my Queen @queenewuare. Thank you for the gifts my queen. Uwese oloi”.
Mercy Aigbe visits Oba of Benin Palace
Mercy Aigbe visits Oba of Benin Palace

Mercy Aigbe was recently honored by the Edo State government at Edo State Film Festival.

The mum of two was recognized by the governor for her great impact in the movie industry.

Appreciating the government and organisers of the festival for the award and recognition.

She wrote,

“My immense gratitude to the organizers of Edo State Film Festival and Big thank you to the Edo State government for this award and recognition…I am humbled. Edo to the world!!!!”.

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Mercy Aigbe visits Oba of Benin Palace
Mercy Aigbe visits Oba of Benin Palace

Mercy Aigbe’s visit to the palace is coming days after her ex-husband, Lanre Gentry and his new wife, Busayo Gentry, were left overwhelmed with love as they received a courtesy visit of the paramount ruler of Olu Ikere of Ekiti State, His Royal Majesty Oba Alayeluwa Obasanyin Ayodele Ganiyu.

A delighted Busayo Gentry shared videos and photos from the king’s visit with an appreciation caption, revealing how overwhelmed she was to receive royalty in her home.

She wrote: Welcoming His Royal Majesty Oba Alayeluwa Obasanyin Ayodele Ganiyu; The paramount ruler of Olu Ikere of Ekiti State in my humble abode. It’s a privilege welcoming you kabiyesi

Ushering into September, gaining new grounds. So much joy to welcome, wine and dine with the Paramount ruler of my hometown and state, Ikere Ekiti of Ekiti state. Long live the king, sir, 🤴, I am more than privileged to have you”.

Mercy Aigbe visits Oba of Benin Palace

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Nollywood filmmaker Frank Igho Vaughan passes away

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Popular filmmaker and former Vice President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Frank Igho Okpokoro Vaughan, is dead.

Vaughan passed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, after battling an undisclosed illness. The news was affirmed by the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria, DGN, Victor Okhai, in a recent telephone conversation with Vanguard.

“Yes, he died yesterday, but I’m yet to get the details of his death,” Okhai said.

Vaughan, who was born in the 1960s, recently became a pastor at Dominion City Church, Asaba, Delta State. He was also a seasoned TV producer and director, as well as a current affairs and political analyst.

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His death comes on the heels of actor Amaechi Muonagor, who died on March 24, 2024, at age 61 after battling a kidney disease.

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BREAKING: EFCC arrests Bobrisky for naira abuse

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and detained controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, over abuse of naira, spraying of naira notes and currency mutilation.

Bobrisky, who has been embroiled in several controversies over the past weeks, was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday night, and has since been detained at the Lagos Command of the EFCC.

Confirming the development to our correspondent in a telephone interview on Thursday, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, noted that Bobrisky would be charged to court.

Oyewale said, “Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos, and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of naira notes, spraying of nara notes, and currency mutilation, among others.

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“We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the naira. Though our investigation is still ongoing, but he will definitely be charged to court soon.”

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How Mide Martins bullying made me start skin bleaching – Habibat Jinad

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Actress Habibat Jinad has revealed the reasons behind her decision to bleach her skin, citing pressure from a senior colleague, Mide Martins.

Speaking on Biola Bayo’s talk show, Talk To B, Habibat recounted an incident on the set of a movie directed by Mide’s husband, Afeez Owo.

During the incident, Habibat claimed that she was unjustly punished for a colleague’s mistake, and Mide Martins allegedly insulted her skin color in front of the entire crew, likening her complexion to that of a monkey.

These derogatory remarks deeply affected Habibat, leading her to consider skin bleaching in an attempt to conform to societal standards.

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“At a rehearsal ground at Afeez Owo’s set, something happened, a colleague of mine did something and I wasn’t the one who did that thing and they said we should kneel.

“Mrs. Mide Martins was there, my boss was there and some other people and Mide Martins compared it to a monkey’s skin. And it got to me. She even complained about my skin, saying I was too dark and this made me contemplate bleaching my skin to please her and others,” Habibat explained.

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