Mercy Aigbe’s Marriage: Are Nigerians Hypocrites?


Actress, Mercy Aigbe, has once again dominated the news cycle.

Social media was lit agog when excerpts of her interview with Media Room Hub Magazine, quoted her as saying

Please, I just want to beg Nigerians. Please, I’m not the first person to be a second wife. It is my choice to be a second wife. And, I’m happy with it. Please, everybody should just leave me alone. Let me just be happy.

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In reaction to the interview, Oluwafunsho Asiwaju, the estranged first wife of Kazim Adeoti, broke her silence on the circumstances that led to her husband taking Mercy Aigbe as his second wife. Oluwafunsho alleged that the actress had been sleeping with her husband since November 2010.

The fallout from this brouhaha has all but exposed the hypocrisy of Nigerians.

Hypocrisy of Mercy Aigbe

These days you will find Mercy defending her right to be a second wife, however just few years ago, while married to Lanre Gentry, she advised young ladies not to fall in love with married men.

In a video posted to her YouTube channel, she was quoted as saying

If you are dating a married man, collect his money because that man is already married. Some stupid girls would be dating a married man, and they would be doing love. But, Sis, he is not yours. He belongs to another woman, don’t go and collect chocolates and flowers as a gift from a married man. If you do, your head needs to be re-examined.

Hypocrisy of Nigerians

While all the online vitriol is targeted at Mercy Aigbe, her new husband Kazim Adeoti seems to be sliding unscathed. Oluwafunsho Asiwaju, his estranged first wife, seems to be the only voice holding him accountable.

It can be argued that Mr. Adeoti’s marriage to Mercy Aigbe is in accordance with his religious tenets or traditional custom, and if we can collectively respect that, then it is only fair we back off Mercy Aigbe as well.

It is very common for Nigerians to give the Man a light tap on the wrist when it comes to issues of marital failure or infidelity while stoning the woman involved, reminiscent of the story of the adulterous woman in the bible who was about to be stoned to death, while her accusers gave no mention to her partner in adultery.


After all the allegations and defenses in this saga, who do you think bears the major blame?

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