ThisDay Style magazine posted photos of Nollywood celebrities on their cover page and asked fans to tag their favorite Nollywood celebrities, instead most of the followers were not happy about the fact that Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry photo was not included because the photos were from the AMVCA 2016 show.
When the actress got wind of it, she took to her IG page to address the issue and called out ThisDay for not recognizing Yoruba actors as Nollywood celebrities.
Some fans were also surprised Chris Attoh was included as some say he is not a Nollywood celebrity even though he is being featured in some Nollywood movies.
See what she wrote below…
Hey Fam….so I just came back from church and decided to check IG only for me to see plenty tags on a particular pix posted by @thisdaystyle…
I read pple’s comments asking why Mercy isn’t on the cover and at first I wanted to waka pass, but on a second thought I decided to talk about it, cos it’s been an issue dat has lingered for too long!…
I thought to myself why didn’t Mercy make the cover of @thisdaystyle best dressed list?….
Has @thisdaystyle ever featured a yoruba actor on their cover?… Are yoruba movies not part of nollywood? …..is Nollywood not supposed to mean home grown Nigerian movies? …..
Hmmmmm I am very sure they didn’t coz, they won’t want to STAIN their cover with a ‘RAZZ’ ‘LOCAL’ yoruba actor!….Yes I am razz, Yes I am local and Yes I am a Yoruba actor!…..
No I refuse to speak ur almighty English with fake British or American accent!….Because I’ll always remain true to myself!…I am ME ….Proud Benin Woman, Proud Ijesha’s wife and above all proud Nigerian.
And just in case e still dey be una like dream ‘LOCAL TI TAKE OVER’