Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has revealed the highest amount she has charged for a movie role.
Speaking in a wide-ranging interview, the actress, who has become a household name in the movie industry after almost two decades of active participation, said N1.8 million is the highest fee she has charged for a movie role so far.
Aigbe also disclosed that she has been conspicuously missing in movie appearances of recent because she is devoting more time to her business.
“I had to slow down because my business became a lot more time consuming with new branches etc. So, I had to dedicate more time to it so that I can see it grow the way I projected it,” she told The Nation.
She explained that the inspiration behind her recent film, ‘Àgbékẹ́ AyaOba,’ was to depict the story of a beautiful, strong-spirited queen who has defiled the odds in today’s ever-demanding world.
She said: “Agbeke Aya Oba is a story close to my heart because it tells a story of a beautiful, strong-spirited Queen. Who refused to dance to play to the dictates of the society. She broke protocols and was true to herself. What inspired this story is how fake people have become especially on social media these days and at the end of the day they tend to lead people wrongly and shift their attention from what is right.”
Aigbe stated that people will definitely love Àgbékẹ́ AyaOba either via the cinema or streaming platforms “because it is well detailed from start to finish”.