I almost stop acting over sexual harassment – Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe, a popular Nollywood actress, has revealed how she nearly left the Nigerian film industry due to sexual harassment.

The actress revealed this while recounting her struggles on her climb to the top.

In an interview with Morayo Afolabi-Brown on ‘Your View,’ a TVC chat show, Aigbe described how a producer made advances at her following a movie audition despite landing the role in an upcoming film.

“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 said.

“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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