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Funmi Akin-Ajayi, the CEO of Phoonmy Afrika, has accused actress Mercy Aigbe of not promoting her work as they had agreed.
According to Funmi, she spoke with
Aigbe through another actress and they agreed that Aigbe would sample one of her shirts and give credits on social media.
The designer sent the outfit and Aigbe showed off the photo on her
Instagram page without giving due
credits to her.
“I sent her messages on Instagram
asking her to do as agreed and she
apologised saying that she’ll fix it,”
Funmi tells SDK.
“Today, she blocked me on Instagram, deleted our messages
and then gave the credit to another fashion designer.”
Upset, the designer’s fans called out the actress on her Instagram and in response, Aigbe allegedly deleted their comments and blocked them from accessing her page, but that’s not before Funmi made screenshots of some of the comments.
“She mentioned the skirt designer but didn’t mention mine. This Top … she didn’t pay a dime for it,” Funmi continues.
“I contacted our link and she told me Mercy said that she could return
I asked her to return it sharp sharp and she said she’s not even returning again that I should do my
This is not the first time designers will call out celebrities for reneging on their agreements. In October 2015, menswear designer Gentle Inspired, took to Instagram to share screenshots of his conversations with Desmond Elliot and accused the Nollywood star and politician of not promoting his
clothes as they had agreed.
And just as was the case with Desmond Elliot, Mercy Aigbe is yet to address the claims.
See the screenshots Funmi made: