‘S@xual harassment nearly made me quit acting’ – Mercy Aigbe spills

'S@xual harassment nearly made me quit acting' - Mercy Aigbe spills

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has recounted how she nearly quit her acting career due to experiences of sexual harassment.

In an interview with TVC on ‘Your View’, Mercy shared a story about a producer who acted inappropriately towards her after a movie audition, even though she had already gotten a role in an upcoming film.

The single mother highlighted that she had recently left a good-paying job for the movie opportunity, and she didn’t expect to face sexual harassment in her first experience with acting.

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She said,

“I met a producer in Surulere, and I expressed to him how much I would love to act. He told me he had an upcoming film and invited me to his office for an audition in his office.

”After I had passed three stages of the audition, I was given a minor role, which I told him that was not the character I was auditioning for, and he replied that the director said he did not know me, and that was why he wanted me to be close to him.”

She added,

“He then stood up to touch me. I was very upset and I thought if that was what it took to be an actress, I don’t want to be an actress anymore. I tore the script and left; I cried on my way going home because I left a well paying job to join Nollywood, and I was already a single mother at the time.”

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