Singer and actress Mercy Isoyip, popularly known as Descushiel, has apologised to Nigerians and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) after she sang the national anthem wrongly during the conference for senior police officers in Imo State.
Descushiel, who put on the police uniform during the conference, went viral on Monday after she missed the lyrics while singing the national anthem at the event.
This led to criticisms from some Nigerians on social media as they trolled Descushiel, who was presumed to be a policewoman because of her outfit.
However, in a video via her Instagram account on Tuesday, the University of Calabar graduate apologised for her mistakes.
“I want to say I acknowledge and understand the importance of the national anthem and I am deeply sorry, I regret that I fell short in upholding the respects it deserved, the Nigerian police gave me the opportunity and platform to lead the national anthem as a way of showcasing my craft in the entertainment industry, I want to say I deeply respect the Nigerian police force. Please accept my apology and my assurance that I’ll be more careful to prevent any future occurrence of this sort,” she said in parts.
Captioning the video, she wrote: “I sincerely apologise for the error I made during the recital of the National Anthem, I know such errors are inexcusable.
“My good people of our country, please accept my apology, as well as my assurance that I will be more careful in the future to prevent such incidents from recurring.
“God bless the Nigeria Police Force. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Mercy began her acting career in 2016 after graduating from New York Film Academy. She has been featured in movies like Paige, Washerman, The Graduate, Neighbours and Once Upon a Couple.