Mercy Aigbe reacts to Alibaba’s post about Nollywood actresses

Mercy Aigbe has reacted to Alibaba’s post about Nollywood actresses, who according to the comedian, shine because they have other businesses.

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Alibaba who backed Mercy Aigbe’s claim of not depending on movies alone to make money, shared an advice he gave some I-wanna-be-an-actresses. He wrote on Instagram;

I told all these I-wanna-be-an-actresses… that the stars they see shine because of the other businesses. The movie is not funding their lifestyles. The movies are a labour of love and passion… it pays but they make more from other hustles

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Mercy Aigbe who reacted to Alibaba’s post, wrote;

This post on Bros Ali Baba @alibabagcfr has just been brought to my attention. First, I thank him for this shoutout… Thank you Uncle Ali, God bless you 😇 .In this world of consistent negativity, a word of encouragement is a light in the proverbial dark tunnel. Secondly, we all need to know that many of us in the entertainment industry are doing lots more outside of the industry. Many of us have clothing lines, make-up lines, real estate investment, car dealership, food company and the likes.

The fact that you don’t know some of these things does not mean they don’t exist. When the men open doors to new houses, they are doing well or have thriving side hustle but when we, their female counterparts do great things men must have done it for us. We need to teach our young people (male amd female) how to give women their DUE . We are women, We are powerful, We have dreams and work hard as much as men. Women don’t need men to validate them.

Likewise Men dont need women to validate their manliness. Success is not gender based. You make of your life what you choose to make of it. For me, I do art for passion and Business to survive. Once again God bless you sir @alibabagcfr ….. May we finally come to the light that women own and run businesses too (whether they are on social media or not)…….
Compliments of the Season

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338 Comments

  1. He is right, they have numerous booming business that pays their bills and not just what they get from acting, ladies wise up

  2. Nice one so many people out there expecially ladies don’t know this, they thought acting movies alone can make them earn millions.

  3. That’s good Ali baba, we need people like you to help woman
    Woman are strong nowadays
    They have dreams too
    So keep helping in every where you are.

  4. Das good, you really say the truth, and your advice was also good… and i hope allot of peoples we make use of your advice

  5. This is not just for people in the movie industry. Even if you are in other professions, it is good to have multiple streams of income.

  6. Even Ali Baba doesn’t rely on comedy alone to make him who he is today.. No one should rely on one source of income

  7. Yes o! Even white collar professionals like Doctors and lawyers also have side businesses. Survival is key o. Sister Mercy said it all

  8. He is right. Some jobs we do is just about passion and not the pay. I will always stick with the saying” Never put all your eggs in one basket.”

  9. Wow this is so encouraging especially to the women folk we can make money build business and be self dependent

  10. yes we don’t have to put all Our eggs in one basket. Wow this is so encouraging especially to the women folk we can make money build business and be self dependent

  11. Well spoken, you’re on point. Relying on one single source of income is not wise at all, there should be diverse sources.

  12. This will change a lot of people’s perception on the basis of joining nollyhood for money only.

  13. Wooow…such a piece of advice!! I love her humility and the way u politely put her submission..may God bless us all.

  14. Fabulous! That is indeed most of those interested in acting or music think of (being sustainable and comfortable) with only the money they earn in their without mixed hustle which is wrong.

  15. Yes oo Mercy true talk there are so many young ones out there who think once you become an actress or actor you get roles easily and so also the money I wish they can just rethink their decision.

  16. You are right. One source of income have not help anyone no matter how huge it is. Anything can happen.

  17. You better stop discourage people from their ambition

    If its not because of theater you shouldn’t have become what you are now

  18. Mercy I think base on the writing you have encourage women because in Africa they thought is only the man that can build a house buy cars but is wrong gone are the days

  19. Surely being successful is not gender based. Moreover it is normal for them to engage in other businesses as one should not depend on only one stream of income

  20. You have said it all, success is not gender based. It’s only in Nigeria that when a lady succeeds, she will be tagged a prostitute and if a man succeds, he will be tagged a yahoo guy. Nice one from Alibaba. Keep working hard Mercy, the world will hear your story.

  21. Merry Aigbe stylishly open up on other hustle, cause hustle different o. Well thanks for the encouragement words

  22. He is telling you the truth,they said truth is bitter, put yourself in another business is also act of investment .

  23. Nice one,it is good to involve in more than one business if you have the capability because it pays

  24. The industry has just little to offer and therefore you must seek for something to add to back up your lifestyle.

  25. Well said Ali… Most of our young ones think that because you are a movie star,it can get you any kind lifestyle you want.

  26. Acting alone doesn’t pay much… Especially to the upcoming actresses, they need to engage in other business to stabilize their income

  27. Nice commendation from Alli baba and wishing you more success mercy as you have proof many wrong concerning their wrong view on your success.

  28. Courageous woman, I guess Ali baba will mind what next he wants to voice out about women.
    I love your courage Ma’am Mercy!!!!

  29. Nice one coming from Mercy Aigbe, the up comig female artist should take cue from her. Not untill you sell your body or go nude before you can make it

  30. Fabulous! That is indeed most of those interested in acting or music think of (being sustainable and comfortable) with only the money they earn in their without mixed hustle which is wrong.

  31. It is actually true that there is no much in having only one source of income, one has to hustle in order to make more money and live a better life.

  32. Yes that’s true. May of all these actors and actresses have other business doing. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

  33. Nice talk mercy aigbe, but I will just tell, what a man can do, a woman can just try not better…lol

  34. Take it or leave it a good number of their achievements is because of male support, more than 60% support. But men get stuff on thier own little or no support from women

  35. She didn’t have to reply him. As it stands some ladies still depend on the movie industry and go the extra mile just to get roles as they feel they are too big to do other things. But its sad because the movie industry is suppose to be able to bring financial stability

  36. This is just true. To be wealthy one must not just rely on one thing alone. One must be involved in different businesses.

  37. Yes, Uncle Ali said the fact but the truth is some of them prostitute as side hustle… Which Uncle Ali could also kick against…

  38. Yes , so many wise women of nowadays are into many businesses, they can even hustle more than some men especially most of our actresses. They should keep it up.

  39. Women are wonderful and hardworking creatures but it’s sad the society are suspicious of self-made women. Nice one Mercy!

  40. That is a true from Alibaba,how much are they earning if not for other businesses they engaged in.Kudos to him.

  41. Ali baba was right about hustle but since we don’t know mercy line of hustle, we will just assume d best

  42. Good, they should know that it’s not just money from movies that makes the actors and actresses shine

  43. True facts, these actors and actress have other sources of income that keeps them up, people should stop being deceived that all their fortune comes from acting alone, though it also add to them anyway

  44. That’s just the plain truth behind the movie industry, they must have other sources of income to keep them up

  45. He is right. Some jobs we do is just about passion and not the pay. I will always stick with the saying” Never put all your eggs in one basket.”

  46. She is right, a person needs more than one source of income to survive, you don’t have to put your eggs on one basket

  47. Ali Baba, your words are really encouraging. To Mercy Aigbe, keep the ball rolling dear. God bless your sources of income.

  48. Alibaba, your words are really encouraging. To Mercy Aigbe, I love your spirit. Keep the ball rolling dear, may God bless your sources of income.

  49. That’s true, we love you Mercy, keep the passion and the side hustle going, God your strength. Merry Christmas

  50. That’s nothing bit the bitter truth most actresses are fixed with one business or the other I know she is everly ready t defend herself

  51. Alibaba, your words are really encouraging. To Mercy Aigbe, I love your spirit, keep the ball income. rolling dear and may God bless your sources of

  52. That’s true, there’s nothing much going on in that industry, a lot of people are willing to achieve the fame even if they are offered nothing, means of Income should have Streams

  53. Nice one dear …its a sign of encouragement and also to let people people know that they don’t only depend on one sources of income… It’s also an advice to others

  54. Nice one dear …its a sign of encouragement and also to let people people know that they don’t only depend on one sources of income… It’s also an advice to others

  55. how much are they making tru the movie industry that they are leaving large, they av another hiding source of income

  56. That was a very good reaction .The younger generation need to know all this. Of course it’s true that Success is not gender based.

  57. Women dont need to validate on man,Likewise Men dont need women to validate their manliness, great words and so much encouragement words there!

  58. Ali Baba is right… But to me Mercy Aigbe’s response corroborate what Ali has said… There is no difference..

  59. yeah…..most actors that dont invest end up poor
    I know of one in my area (name withheld)
    So people should think that the money that those actress and actors make are just from movies

  60. The advice Alibaba gave is a good one. Anybody planing to become an actor should take a leave from these words.

  61. It is key to have more than one source of income. Being and actor doesn’t stop you from diversifying to increase your income.

  62. Yes you don’t have to depend on one thing. As a woman you should have other professional skills that backs you up.

  63. Most of those actresses venture into acting cos of fame not because of the money in it

  64. One does nor have to depend on one business to pay ones bill it is always not enough, do not lay your eggs in one basket.

  65. Nice advice from Alibaba and wonderful response too from Mercy.. People should know too that not every woman out that her success came through a man.. Some earn those things through hard work and dedication..

  66. That’s true sha
    but most actress act not because of money but the fame and the passion they have for acting
    That’s just it

  67. Exactly my dear. Many women have brain power that have chosen to explore instead of remaining as actors alone. Let’s cut them some slack and hail their hustle.

  68. Courageous woman, don’t let their bad mouth weigh u down, even if is bros amobode that buy the Prado is part of the business, may God bless our hustl.

  69. This is nothing but true! We all need to hustle, irrespective of gender….we should not depend on one source of income but be diversified in our hustle. ..Thank you for the advice.

  70. Is very okay to do other things to support what you are doing because you can’t survive with one job.

  71. She’s saying nothing but the truth, we should diversify our economy that’s the meaning

  72. Nice one so many people out there expecially ladies don’t know this, they thought acting movies alone can make them earn millions.

  73. One need to be hard working in the movie industry..bcuz it’s not only acting that pays in the movie industry

  74. Yes actors and actresses should have other businesses, because is not good to put your eggs in one basket

  75. Most times truth is hardly received by the corporate alibaba said the plain truth and I believe him hope I’m right this is good

  76. Truly sucess is not based on man’s gender and man based on one investment is not really a good idea so
    i agree with mercy’s hustle

  77. Ali Baba is right …hard work pays.many strings of income is the way forward not just acting alone.Mercy Aigbe is a strong woman….welldone…

  78. Good one because I do wonder about the numerous artists that we have in the industry how they will survive but thank God to many of them who knows the better thing to do in other to achieve more kudos to them all.

  79. you are very correct oo,hardwork is the piller os success and its reward is harvest,thanks for that dear

  80. Nice advice@Alibaba. And yes Mercy Aigbe is right. I think it’s high time we give hardworking women in the movie industry the due respect they deserve. Most of them have other work they do aside from acting.

  81. Alibaba you have encouraged many… To Mercy Aigbe I love your good spirit,at God continue to be with you

  82. True words from Mr Alibaba. Women has potential, they can do greater things men do. Expansion and investment is very important.

  83. That is just the simple fact “the movies are a labour of love and passion… it pays but they make more from other hustles”

  84. Multiple strings of income is the order of the day. You can’t just depend on one source of income if you want to make it in life. You must diversify.

  85. That’s a good complement coming from Baba himself. A word to encourage and to challenge others too to buckle up there hustled. Thanks man, I learnt from those too

  86. That’s saying of her…the industry is not really fetching them much to the standard dey are living..we just av to be wise with our decisions.

  87. Alli and mercy just said the proper truth… Some persons think they can be actresses and live on movies…. Well that’s up to them

  88. You both spoke so well.The society should get use to the fact that women work so hard and that shouldn’t be attributed to a man

  89. This is just a pure fact…they the actors and actresses don’t only depend on that nollywood they have other business some are into politics self…so I support alibaba

  90. Good talk Aigbe
    Buh it seems Ali did this specially for you
    Lol
    Cos the last backlash from fans was mad

  91. Good one from you jare sister, They know that you are a courageous and hardworking woman but Na only jealousy want to kill them.

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