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The Beating From My Husband Almost Killed Me – Popular Filmmaker Mercy Aigbe Reveals Why She Left Her Marriage

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Popular Actress and filmmaker Mercy Aigbe who got separated from her husband, Lanre Gentry, in 2018, amidst allegations of domestic violence, recounts her marital experience on her YouTube channel.

She said, “Our mothers brought us up, as women, to take whatever our partners do to us. They tell us to take it because we want to remain in a man’s house. To me, it is not an achievement. Let’s just say as it is– marriage is overrated. It takes two people to make it work; it’s not just about the women. But, everybody keeps heaping all the responsibilities on the woman. That shouldn’t be.”

And on how she was assaulted, Aigbe recounts, “The first time the slap came, it felt like I was dreaming. I wasn’t expecting it and I was shocked beyond words. I didn’t know it was going to happen but it happened. The begging would then come after that. Once a man raises his hand to hit you, he is going to do it over and again. However, because it was my second attempt (at marriage), I was ready to make it work, even with all the violence. I was there hoping and praying. I just wanted a happy home.

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