Yes, social media is one of the worst
places to look for the truth, that’s because even before the advent of
filters and other photo editing applications, the Internet has always
been a theatre of absurd lies.
to last week, anyone looking through actress, Mercy Aigbe’s Instagram
page would have concluded that she had a perfect marriage with her
husband, Lanre Gentry. However, the truth showed its face last week and
pictures of Mercy’s badly beaten face which circulated on the Internet
became the fodder for jokes, indignation and angst online.
In the course of digging for information
on what actually went down in the marriage, Sunday Scoop spoke with a
source who once worked with Mercy at her Mag Divas Boutique, located at
Omole, Lagos. According to the former employee, the actress and her
husband often had quarrels in the boutique.
“Their marriage has always been a
‘strange’ one. On some days, they could come in laughing together and
act all lovey-dovey and on some other days, they’d enter the shop
arguing and cursing each other at the top of their voices.
“There have been several times that
aunty Mercy and her husband came into the shop arguing at the top of
their voices. There was a particular day that the argument was so heated
that we thought the situation was going to degenerate badly. They
continued shouting even as they went into Mercy’s office. However, they
emerged some time later full of smiles and kissing each other. We, the
staff, were really surprised and the incident strengthened our resolve
not to interfere in their squabbles as they could be unpredictable,” the
former staff of Mag Divas said
Recalling another incident of intense anger between the couple, our source said,
“The last scene I witnessed of them was
when her husband came into the shop shouting. He accused Mercy of not
giving him enough attention. He also complained that she doesn’t always
cook for him and their children but prefers going to parties.”