Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, has slammed haters who accuse her of wearing ‘fake’ designer labels. She also opened up on her favourite style and fashion items in this new interview with entertainment reporter, Ademola Olonilua. Excerpts:
- Fans often abuse you on your Instagram page that the clothes you wear are from fake designer labels; how do you react to such comments?
I don’t care about what people think because at the end of the day, it is all about me. If you feel what I wear is fake, it is up to you; it is none of my business. I don’t need anybody to confirm the authenticity of what I wear. Whatever picture I post on my Instagram account reflects my personality and I post them because I want to and not for comments’ sake. Most times, I ask how they know that what I am wearing is fake, how can they tell? When I read such comments, I just laugh because I believe they are coming from people who just want to hate me for no reason. The truth is that you cannot tell if my clothes are fake because you do not live with me and you have not checked them out. Some of them go as far as saying I can’t afford certain things and I ask how they know that. Do they know how much I have in my bank account or how much I earn? I don’t let such comments get to me.
- So it does not bother you when you post a picture and people deride your style?
It does not bother me at all. As far as I am okay with what I am wearing, then I care less about other people’s opinion because I am my biggest critic when it comes to fashion. Once I look into the mirror, and I am happy with what I see and convinced that I look good, people’s opinion do not matter.
- You seem to love taking pictures, why?
I think it is because I am in love with myself. I am addicted to taking pictures. I love looking good and I love taking pictures because I love to see what I look like. Also, pictures are memories and when I am going through the pictures on any of my gadgets, they tell a story and bring back good memories. I am sure I have over 4,000 pictures in my phone memory and most times, my phone crashes because I have so many pictures in it. It is part of who I am and it makes me happy. I believe that people should do whatever makes them happy because life is too short.
- Don’t you see it as being vain?
I don’t know. You can say it is being vain but I just love it. It makes me happy and I enjoy doing it.
- What is the most expensive fashion item you own?
That would be a Rolex wristwatch my husband gave me as a gift during St. Valentine’s Day in 2010.
- What is your fashion weakness?
When it comes to fashion, I could be greedy. I really do not have a particular item that is my fashion fetish because I love everything that has to do with fashion; be it shoes, bags, jewellery. I love them all.
- When you open your closet, what do you have in excess?
Everything is in excess in my wardrobe. Whenever my friends come to my house, they are always amazed. Sometimes I tell myself that it is becoming an obsession because I buy things I really don’t need and some of them I never get to wear. I had to teach myself to stop buying things because it is becoming an obsession. Whenever my friends visit me, they must take something from my closet and they keep saying I have so many things. I guess I am just being a woman and other women can relate with what I am saying.