That Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe had an altercation with Lagos socialite and businesswoman, Lara Olukotun aka Larrit is no longer news.
The June 12, 2022 event which happened at a shop opening ceremony in Lagos definitely made headlines in social media.
But not many knew what caused the fight between the two beautiful women.
Known to be a friend to many actresses including Iyabo Ojo, Larrit, who dated Fuji musician, Pasuma Alabi but was jilted by him, had started throwing shades at Mercy since her marriage to Adekaz was announced on social media.
She put up many cryptic posts on her Instagram page but Mercy never replied.
Recall Lara Olukotun was friends with Iyabo Ojo and they had a fight over Pasuma in 2017.
Obviously, many Lagos girls were not comfortable with the fact that Larrit was dating Pasuma. Iyabo Ojo fell out with Larrit but there was a fight that got Larrit a black eye. She didn’t hesitate to put it up on Instagram and called her assailants betrayers.
Also rumoured to be part of the gang-up against Larrit were actresses, Faithia Balogun and Dayo Amusa—they took sides with Iyabo Ojo.
But currently Larrit is a good friend of Iyabo Ojo and Faithia Balogun.
Back to Larrit and Mercy Aigbe.
With the rivalry between Iyabo Ojo and Mercy Aigbe, its obvious Larrit and Iyabo Ojo must have snitched behind Mercy’s back on her marriage to Adekaz. An unbothered Mercy kept flaunting her man to them all.
“But why is Lara throwing shades at Mercy Aigbe when she supported Emmanuella Ropo’s marriage to Fuji maestro, KWAM1? Why did she support Kayanmata entrepreneur, Miwa’s marriage to a married man? For many weeks, she kept taunting Mercy Aigbe on her page as if Mercy murdered someone,” a source close to the actresses said.
The ceremony on Sunday was an avenue for Mercy Aigbe to flaunt her marriage again and she threw diatribes at her haters.
It was Eniola Ajao, who mentioned to Mercy that Larrit called her name and was talking about her. Promptly, a furious Mercy asked Larrit why her name was mentioned. Larrit, obviously angry that Mercy Aigbe was singing and making gestures towards her, stood up and threw a bottle at the Nollywood actress.
What could have been bloody was averted by other guests and some security personnel present. The public show of shame was quickly nipped in the bud, as both combatants had to be led away for the sake of peace before things degenerated further into a bloodletting battle.
But Iyabo was all smiles throughout the drama.
“She is very close to Larrit and told her many things about Mercy Aigbe. There is an unhealthy rivalry between Mercy Aigbe and Iyabo Ojo which is obvious to many of their colleagues in the industry. She should have managed the matter well especially with Larrit who is a close friend of hers,” sources mentioned to this blog.