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Red Dress Controversy: Mercy Aigbe Breaks Silence

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has finally spoken on the controversial red dress she wore for her 40th birthday photo-shoot.

The actress on her Instagram page said she contacted a stylist who got her all the clothes for her birthday and had no idea that the dress belonged to someone else let alone a bride.

She wrote, “I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable.

“I hired and paid Seun for the photo-shoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else.

“I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor hired directly) to express my displeasure.

“I have also instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.”

The controversy over the dress gained momentum on the social media after a bride called out a designer ‘Rikato by me’ on Instagram for giving her wedding dress to Mercy Aigbe for her birthday photo- shoot.

The bride narrated that the dress was supposed to be delivered to her before the wedding day but was not.

She said she wept throughout the day before she was given an old dress by the designer for the wedding.

She said she was shocked when she saw her supposed wedding dress on Mercy Aigbe in a photo shoot on her 40th birthday on Instagram.

See  Mercy Aigbe’s post below:

 I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment. It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure. I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks
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