Mercy Eke excited after getting Cardi B’s attention with AMVCA outfit

Mercy Eke

Big Brother Naija 2019 winner Mercy Eke has expressed excitement after she got the attention of American rapper Cardi B with the dress she wore to the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) held on Saturday night in Lagos.

The dress, a remake of one worn sometime by Cardi B, featured a corset-style bodice in a satin fabric heavily accessorised with matching gloves and cape. Mercy was styled by Swanky Jerry.

Mercy’s stylist also posted her photos on his Instagram page, describing her as “ice queen”.

Swanky Jerry styled a number of other women for the AMVCA including media personality Toke Makinwa, and actresses Lilian Afegbai and Bimbo Ademoye.

Cardi B, on Monday, shared a photo of Mercy on her Instagram Story with the caption, “888888888”.

Mercy reposted her idol’s post on Instagram Story, adding that she would frame it and hang it on the wall of her room.

“Whooooshhhhh waking up to my idol reposting my picture. Thank you, my queen #iamcardib I will frame this and hang it in my room period. #Swankyjerry e choke. 88888888,” she wrote.

This is not the first time Mercy will be getting Cardi B’s attention.

In 2021, the rapper complimented Mercy after the latter remade her look.

A Twitter fan page for Mercy had shared a picture of her and Cardi B where Mercy dressed similarly to the American, wearing the same hairdo and tank top.

The fan page wrote as caption: “Congrats @iamcardib on another record-breaking! killing it as always. Love from a Nigerian lookalike (@real_mercyeke) fan & a lover of you.”

Cardi B, who visited Nigeria for her first time in December 2019, reacted by retweeting the post and adding her compliments.

“Wow lookin sexy,” she wrote.