However, they have been locking horns in a cold rivalry war over the years. This became visible to their fans after Iyabo Ojo celebrated her last birthday in December 2020 and Mercy Aigbe failed to send a birthday shout-out on Instagram.
Meanwhile, their rift is no news to their colleagues. Despite the silent war, Iyabo Ojo surprised many fans by celebrating Mercy on her birthday, 1st January 2021, and disabled the comment section to avoid drama.
Since the cold war, the Nollywood stars hardly make appearances on some occasions. For instance, Mercy Aigbe was conspicuously absent at the burial of Iyabo Ojo’s late mum.
Another instance was when Mercy Aigbe was gifted a Range Rover by an online vendor a month after her birthday. But, unfortunately, Iyabo Ojo snubbed Mercy amidst several congratulatory messages from their colleagues.
A few days after, Iyabo Ojo took to her Instagram page to shade Mercy Aigbe, saying that competing with someone is toxic and stressful.
Sharing the photos on their Instagram page, Mercy Aigbe wrote: It’s party time and Iyabo Ojo wrote: Fun times