Actress Toyin Abraham’s ex-husband Adeniyi Johnson has revealed how he was asked to kiss Mercy Aigbe when he was completely shy about it.
According to him, he had gone for an audition for ‘The Return of Jenifa’ and got lucky to be shortlisted as part of the cast.
On set, producer of the popular TV series ‘Jenifa’s Diaries’ Funke Akindele told him he would be kissing veteran actress, Mercy Aigbe.
According to Adeniyi Johnson, that was a ‘big blow’ — as an up-coming actor, he was tensed.
He told The Punch;
MY NAME IS ADENIYI JOHNSON BUT THE NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IF I HAD NOT MET MERCY AIGBE. OVER TIME, THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HOW I ROSE TO BECOME A STAR. FEW PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSE TO ME, KNOW MY SOURCE.
I AM NEVER SHY TO BE AFFILIATED WITH THE NAME, MERCY AIGBE. I HAD ATTENDED AN AUDITION FOR THE MOVIE, ‘THE RETURN OF JENIFA’. LUCKILY FOR ME, I WAS PICKED. I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE ACTING WITH MERCY AIGBE, EVEN THOUGH I WAS AN UP AND COMING ACTOR.
WHEN I GOT ON SET, FUNKE AKINDELE TOLD ME I WOULD BE KISSING MERCY AIGBE. I FELT SHE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO TELL ME, BECAUSE ACTING WITH HER ALONE GAVE ME TENSION, LET ALONE KISSING HER