Lanre Gentry, the estranged hubby of Nollywood queen Mercy Aigbe has not given up hope on his marriage to Mercy Aigbe given recent happenings.

News has it that at the recently concluded City People Music Award held in Lagos Mr. Gentry walked up to singer Tiwa Savage moments after she received her award as best female artiest of the year to take a picture with her and introduced himself the husband of Mercy Aigbe.

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Problem began when Mercy informed her husband that she was attending a burial of her colleague. After his hesitance, she explained that it would not be fair on the bereaved since she had promised to be there and even invited him to come along.

She said that her refusal to go and pick her husband up while she was still at her designer’s place enraged him. She said he drove to the venue of the ceremony and began to beat her in the presence of everybody.

She recalled, “Immediately, I opened the door, he kept beating me. I was begging him and asking why he was beating me. He said he would destroy my face such that no make-up would fix it and destroy my career. He was acting like someone who was possessed. I told him “Lanre, mo ma bi mo fun e” (translated as “I bore a child for you).

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When she was asked why she has shielded being battered by her estranged husband with reference to their infamous 2013 video, she said, “I never for once came out to say that my husband did not beat me.

The video people were referring to happened in 2013 when there were rumors of such and I recorded a video recording alongside my husband to debunk the claim. At that time, I had to do it to protect his image and my marriage. I had to do a live. ©