Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has joined the campaign to seek justice for Nigerian singer, Ali Zainab Nielson (a.k.a Alizee). In an Instagram post, the actress regretted Alizee’s murder and adviced people to leave toxic marriages and relationships.
Alizee and her four year old daughter, Petra, were murdered on Thursday allegedly by her Danish husband, Peter Nielson.
Nielson is currently in police custody.
Mercy frowned at how some people allow the society to dictate to them what to do or not do in eir marriages or relationships, irrespective of the inconveniences.
“It’s a shame how people allow the society to dictate for them, it is your life and trust me your life matters” she said.
The actress wrote: “Pls, flee from an abusive relationship/marriage, no one has the right to physically abuse their partner regardless!!!!!…. Talkless of taking another person’s life. I am so pained with this story I saw online, Jesus!!!! Why will someone take the life of his wife and beautiful innocent child! Why?
She adviced those going through an abusive relationship to leave.
“Pls if you are reading this and you are in an abusive relationship/marriage pls run for your dear life before it’s too late! Let people say whatever they want to say, na dem get their mouth!!!!
“Stop saying where will I start from? Stop saying I am staying because of the kids!!!…Stop making excuses, before it’s too late!!!!!…. Trust me you are stronger than you think and you are more useful to your children alive than been dead or disabled!”
The actress’ outburst may not be unconnected to her violent marriage with ex-husband, Lanre Gentry.
About one year ago, she reported that her estranged husband battered her.