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Fashion Designer Rikaotobyme apologizes for using bride’s fabric for Mercy Aigbe Birthday shoot - BellaNaijaFashion designer Rikaotobyme has apologized after coming under fire recently regarding the dress used in a birthday photo shoot by Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe.

An Instagram user @rettypety accused the designer of styling the actress with her wedding dress.

She had shared screenshots of her chat with the designer, and explained how she provided the material for the outfit and gave the idea for how she wanted the dress to look, only for the designer to disappoint on her wedding day.

She had been shocked to see her dress on Mercy Aigbe, she said, the actress crediting the same designer for the dress.

The designer, in an Instagram post, has reacted to the issue, saying it was a result of an error in dispatch. She wrote:

Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing chaos surrounding a dress and one of our esteemed clients on Instagram and possibly on other blogs and social media sites. . . .
We would have preferred if this matter was addressed directly to us for a quick resolution and to avoid the media frenzy, but unfortunately it wasn’t.
. . .
We hold our clients dearly and offer our services on first come first served bases with no iota of discrimination or insinuation of such.
. . .
We admit that a dispatch error occurred in the delivery of a dress to Miss Lawrentta, who was set to get married on the 30th December, 2017 and the pick up of another dress on behalf of actress, Mercy Aigbe. . . .
Please note that both dresses were of the same style, the same colour (red) and almost the same measurement.
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On realising the error on dispatch, we quickly tried to rectify the mix up. But it was too late as the wrong dress was already on its way to Edo state for the bride to be.
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We contacted the bride and explained we had an issue and asked if she would be comfortable with another dress, of same kind (which was the one meant for Mercy Aigbe), the bride agreed, so we allowed the dress to be delivered as time to recall dispatch was short in relation to the time of the wedding.
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We have already apologised to Miss Lawrentta, but once again use the public fora to tender an unreserved apology to her and by extension to Mercy Aigbe who shouldnt have been dragged into this.
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We assure all our clients, past and future that our resolve to deliver top notch designs to clients within the country and beyond will not be compromised and the error that led to this unhappy situation has since been corrected. Thank you.

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Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing chaos surrounding a dress and one of our esteemed clients on Instagram and possibly on other blogs and social media sites. . . . We would have preferred if this matter was addressed directly to us for a quick resolution and to avoid the media frenzy, but unfortunately it wasn't. . . . We hold our clients dearly and offer our services on first come first served bases with no iota of discrimination or insinuation of such. . . . We admit that a dispatch error occurred in the delivery of a dress to Miss Lawrentta, who was set to get married on the 30th December, 2017 and the pick up of another dress on behalf of actress, Mercy Aigbe. . . . Please note that both dresses were of the same style, the same colour (red) and almost the same measurement. . . . On realising the error on dispatch, we quickly tried to rectify the mix up. But it was too late as the wrong dress was already on its way to Edo state for the bride to be. . . . We contacted the bride and explained we had an issue and asked if she would be comfortable with another dress, of same kind (which was the one meant for Mercy Aigbe), the bride agreed, so we allowed the dress to be delivered as time to recall dispatch was short in relation to the time of the wedding. . . . We have already apologised to Miss Lawrentta, but once again use the public fora to tender an unreserved apology to her and by extension to Mercy Aigbe who shouldnt have been dragged into this. . . . We assure all our clients, past and future that our resolve to deliver top notch designs to clients within the country and beyond will not be compromised and the error that led to this unhappy situation has since been corrected. Thank you

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73 Comments

  1. zelda

    January 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Ar u for real? The manner of apology sef sounds pompous..

    • Osa

      January 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      This rikatobyme woman no try at all. Very insincere and “inprofuse” apology.

    • When

      January 2, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Honestly, we are sorry we made the wrong judgment, we regret our decision… would have been better than speaking English up and down trying to sound wise. This is not an apology.

    • Toyin

      January 3, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Am telling you, very unapologetic apology……rubbish!!!

  2. Mama

    January 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Oh please!!!! Pull the other one! Now she is insulting everyone.

  3. Ceetoo

    January 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I don’t understand this thing up there and I am honestly not trying to be cheeky… maybe a lawyer will do better at explaining this mixup.

    • O'm

      January 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Someone needs to explain this explanation.

  4. Lilo

    January 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I’m not satisfied with this outcome. One day sha Nigerian tailors will mess with the wrong client who will bring a gun to a knife fight. I.e clients reaction will surpass tailors initial action. Same way Kemi Olunloyo is still in Jail and her offense at this point is not even clear to anyone. Not that I support her being incarcerated but again, she just crossed the wrong mad person noni.

  5. Bea

    January 2, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The apology is totally unacceptable.

    Nonsense!!!!!!!!!!

  6. SoniaPaloma

    January 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    If that bride has better people around her, she will realise she has just walked into money. Sue the designer, her apology does not make any sense.

    • unlooker

      January 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      lmao… aunty, we are not in America

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      But uncle or Aunty immediately above, we don’t need to be in America. Nigeria has laws, does it not? And courts?

      Every time I see these arguments – “this is not abroad”, “you know this is nigeria”, “we are not oyibos” and especially when it comes to the justice system – they baffle me.

      It’s as though we subconsciously believe that westerners deserve a better way of life than we do. So let’s just manage our rubbish and keep dragging it round the proverbial cesspit because we’re not as deserving as westerners.

      Biko, we can have better if we truly want better for ourselves. Forgive my tirade but that “this ain’t Yankee” reply will continue shackling us to chronic regression..

    • Seriously

      January 3, 2018 at 12:31 am

      Yes, she should definitely sue. If Nigerian lawyers have done a terrible job at justice this case must change the failed system. It looks small but don’t underestimate this because this mentality is what has led to the mess we see in Nigeria now.
      TRikaotobyme is full of BS. She’s a true definition of an asshole. Her excuse makes absolutely no sense. She did an evil thing and got caught red handed.
      How do you mix up something that serious as a wedding dress a client bought herself? Then you begged her to use another dress after you ignored her calls.
      Her goal was to get the hype like Ebuka’s Designer did. It’s so wicked and unfair.

  7. Ugo

    January 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Total bullsssshyt….the tailor saw that Mercy A was a bigger person and the better market to probably captulize her work by wearing the outfit meant for the bride…there was no mistake, just a calculating heartless tailor who deserves to lose business for this stunt….

  8. PurpleiciousBabe

    January 2, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Lies. Totally scripted lies laced with lack of emphathy. I call it BS.
    I would request for my dress to be sent and for the other one to be collected. It completely absurd!

  9. Rae

    January 2, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Is she saying she made two of that dress and mixed up which was for who?! If that’s true, it’s not professional but it’s forgiveable. But I don’t think the bride would hv flared up that much if she got the same style & color of the dress with just some ammendments to do ( bride claims she was offered an old dress). The accusation and the “apology” just doesn’t add up.
    Maybe they’ve settled it in their DM’s tho and just tendered an excuse/apology to the public cos it’s the only sane thing to do.

  10. ify

    January 2, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Let us pray .Father bless us all as we boycott this “rikaotobyme” brand. Give us the insight and deep understanding to escape from this sort of evil .Amen

  11. KB

    January 2, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I am so happy that these Nigerian Designers are finally being called out. This designer is evil and weekend. Her excuse is completely BOGUS at best! There was absolutely no mix up in dispatching the dress. If both dresses were as identical as you claim, provide pictures of the dress Mercy ordered…I’ll wait.
    If at all there was in fact a mix up, she could have mediated the situation. Mercy lives in Lagos. You could have gone to Mercy’s home to pick up the dress and still manage to ship it to Benin on the 29th in time for an evening reception. But the designer wanted the fame and popularity attached to having a celebrity with over 2 million Instagram users wear her design. At the expense of a poor bride who had PAID you in full!!

    I hope the bride sues the heck out of the designer! Maybe then they will learn their lesson. And I don’t believe Mercy is completely innocent. Did Mercy order a customized dress? Or did she order a ready made dress? I believe Mercy walked into the designers studio, saw this dress and insisted she wore it for her photoshoot!! I don’t think it was so bizzare that this dress was “mismatched” and sent to mercy. They didn’t accidentally send it to another bride, but it was Mercy? Please. Mercy used her “star power.” She deserves to be dragged into this!!!

    • Mo

      January 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      I make no excuses for the designer’s incompetence and I believe it’s ok to have our opinions, however I do not think it is right to do “guess detective work” and drag someone’s name in the mud without any evidence, so it’s wrong of you to also blame Mercy for the situation. Keep it with the designer that sucks at giving apologies and clearly sucks at managing a business.

  12. Deee

    January 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Aunty designer lemme just say that you cannot even lie. Pride is written all over this apology. You think it is by stating out loud that you value your customers that we would believe it. Actions speak louder than words. You know if you had tried this with some badass billionaire pikin that have like 10 lawyers in their family, you wont even still have instagram page to tender this your useless apology. Oniranu. If you had sense, in the heat of this moment, you would have called the bride, REFUNDED HER MONEYYYYY and explained this rubbish you explained here to her, if she believes you and is fine with it then she would be the one to come on instagram and say the issue has been resolved because na she we dey pity. Business owners need to know how to apply wisdom in different situations sha..

  13. hmnnnn

    January 2, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Hmnnnn, Mercy still hasnt changed ! All this snatching snacthing from way back …..

  14. Jaygirl

    January 2, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Dear bride, if you are reading this….sue this tailor!! She is a liar.

  15. Southern

    January 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I am tempted to call this designer stupid but i’ll just hold back. How do you send an outfit in error to a celebrity and the celebrity goes ahead to use it for a shoot, not minding the poor fit? A celebrity of Mercy’s status for that matter. This designer is such a f**king liar and is only making matters worse. Damage control gone wrong!!

    • Ak

      January 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      She feel we are stupid to accept that crap of an apology. Rubbish

  16. Rossypetite

    January 2, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    this is a very poor response to such serious allegation.. if a dispatch error occurred as alleged by this tailor, Mercy’s dress would have been delivered to the Bride but that wasn’t the case. instead, the Tailor had to dispatch her personal old dress to the bride for her use at her reception. Most annoying is her refusal to receive calls and switching of her phone.
    so where is the dress that was allegedly and erroneously dispatched to the bride that could not be recalled. This tailor is unprofessional and unreliable. The Bride should get a lawyer but Nigerians are not litigious in nature.

  17. sparrow

    January 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Liar of the tribe of judah.

    May you be disappointed in heaven and on earth.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 2, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      My ribs.

      Biko where do you people come up with these one-liners?

    • Mio

      January 3, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Hahahaha…….my chest!

    • Better days are here

      January 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Omg I just walked out of my office to laugh my head off in the corridor! I was sitting right in front of my boss. You peepu wee not koba me!

  18. Leah

    January 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Now I am officially offended. The same dress, same style, same color, same fitting and same fabric (which the bride in question bought herself). And dispatched on the same day yet the bride ended up with a different dress. Who the hell does she think she is talking to? a bunch of retards? And what is that picture she copied online suppose to prove exactly? Someone has already said it best, a lawyer will have to dissect that foolish explanation. Mercy on the other hand needs to give her own take. And it better be good because I took time yesterday to copy all does fake designer stuff she wears and sells in her store. I will tag every single designer, Prada, Gucci etc. I will call all the egencies here and in the UK and possibly in Nigeria that deal with counterfeit distribution. According to her she is an “A list” and celebrity, and I am sure Channel and their lawyers will have something to say about a Julia Roberts type super star with those urgly replicas in plastic bags. There are way too many stories like this and so much arrogance, that A lesson has to be taught.

    • adukeologe

      January 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      Hahaha. You dey vex o.

    • Temi

      January 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      I like this Your response. I will flag mercy’s page for selling knock off designers online. She is not ready to drag it with anti counterfeit squad sha.

    • God's Gold

      January 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      That’s how my madness dey reach for such matters o! Very good!

    • UgoBabeeee

      January 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      HOW DOES what Mercy Aigbe sell or do concern you so much that you will report her to agencies? The only one at fault here is the designer, Mercy does not have to get involved with this issue….please straighten your priorities as you are getting bent out of shape for nothing….Spend your energy and shaming on the designer….I’m not related or in cohoots with Mercy Aigbe, its just that you sounded really idiotic and it compelled me to address the rantings against Mercy Aigbe…..but also I don’t see how you would even get involved past stating your opinion if you are not the bride or bride’s representative…

    • Leah

      January 2, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Senior groupie chic, madam fake Gucci and Prada. You better get your idiotic counterfeit selling ass online and tell exactly your part in ruining someone’ wedding day. Yes I am so bent out of shape of people like you getting away with mistreating others just because you think you can. The bride in this case is very kind because if you all pulled this nonsense with the wrong person, there would have serious consequences. I am of the “opinion” that selling counterfeit items and profiting off of people’ artistic work is a crime and wrong that I want to do something about it. Get your behind in the corner and don’t start with me.

    • Counterfeiting is in our blood

      January 2, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Nigerians don’t see counterfeiting as a crime….. check out the lady who sells knockoffs of all designer’s shoes and bags at Lekki. So brazen too….

  19. Oge

    January 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Very stupid talk

  20. Ifeoma

    January 2, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    This explanation doesn’t sound convincing to me madam designer, you can do better

  21. Sisi

    January 2, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Shambolic response, I am embarrassed for them. All ye shouting sue sue – how does that work in Nigeria. I am not understanding – is it small claims court or regular judicial system that will adjudicate such a matter. Please enlighten me. If suing was ‘a thing’ in Nigeria, surely a lot of tailors wouldn’t try similar behaviour, bloggers wouldn’t write half the stories they write and hospitals self would have been shut down since. All the best to this bride – hope the designer/tailor gets a taste of their own medicine one day.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 2, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      If one person hadn’t started from somewhere, it won’t have been a thing in the West either. Let’s leave all this talk of this being Naija or what not (abi wasn’t it another commenter that wrote about successfully suing Arik Air? Or even if anonymous commenters aren’t readily believed, didn’t Audu Makori make a successful claim against the government agency that wrongfully imprisoned him?).

      Take even the example of whistleblowing – it took one person to blow and open other people’s eyes to how the existing law works.

      The real reason we don’t sue in Nigerian culture is because of all the “forgive and forget” counsellors who tend to dissuade the victim. Whether the injury be caused by an abusive spouse, a thieving employee, a negligent business premises owner, a careless service provider, a corrupt lawmaker……. You’ll be encouraged to move on because a law suit is just going to keep you mired in the offence.

      Like someone else said in the original post about this, we’ll not stop hearing of more shenanigans like these as long as they just air on social media for a hot minute before getting swept under the carpet with the rest.

    • Hotspice_yimu

      January 2, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Where there is a wrong there is a legal right. And to your question on how it works in Nigeria I will say 99%. Shocking but it’s the truth. Before now we have cases of people being paid damages from bottling companies to Mr.Fine boy no pimples who promised marriage and ended up not fulling his promise to the girl. If you have a lawyer friend or family member ask him/her about these cases and others that happened mostly in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s in Nigeria. But what do we have now…forgiveness and thoughts of karma catching up with the person. We are even in a better age where social media is a tool. Sue the bastard and involve the social media on the happenings in court let’s see who will be bold enough to insult the intelligence of Nigerians with such rubbish called apology.

    • randommer

      January 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      lol Suing is definitely a thing in Nigeria, don’t be deceived. My dad and his employer were sued twice by a Jehovah’s Witness – the story sef is even funny. . There is the full monty of options available: mediation, small claims, arbitration, full trial. I think the major issues are that the courts are slow, people aren’t aware of their legal options and people like to practice this leave them for God mentality.

  22. Toese

    January 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    The designer has said Mercy Aigbe didnt know anything about it
    But still people (analyzers of laife) wont let her be
    Let go of hate and venom, it’s a new year!

    Forgiveness and moving forward is normally sweet

    • Lilo

      January 2, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      See When there is no accountability with little things, how can we expect accountability with the wealth of a nation? Now wonder Abacha loot treasury- let’s forgive him. Diezeani steal money / lets forgive her. Babangida dash oil blocks as gifts – forgiveness is sweeter. You see how forgiveness serves as a enabler, instead of deterrent to big theft? Let’s leave forgiveness to God. Especially where it concerns a tailor that caused a bride so much tears leading to one of her most memorable days – her wedding!

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      January 2, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      And I just said it. The “forgive and forget” counsellors, always out and about.

      Issokay. Hospital kills a family member? Forgive and forget. Police wrongfully imprisons your children? Forgive and forget. Negligence of airport staff allows Boko haram board a plane with explosives and blow you up? Please you’re dead already, surely it only makes sense for your surviving kin to simply forgive, forget and move on.

      Etc. Etc. Etc.

    • temi

      January 2, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Trust penticostal people to come with forgive and leave her to God preaching that continues to ruin lives in Nigeria. When you mess with Law enforcement or IRS in the abroad, ask them for forgiveness o!

  23. Lies, lies and more lies

    January 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Madam Rikaotobyme,

    I think you may have been better off not saying anything at all, because your explanation is an insult to everyone’s intelligence and makes all of us designers look bad!!!!!

    It is almost clear what happened. And it isn’t just that you used fabric for the bride for Mercy Ayigbe. You were working on the dress for this bride and just before it was ready, you got a request from Mercy Ayigbe that she had a birthday photoshoot and if there was anything you had ready that she could wear. You did not have anything but did not want to miss out on this big opportunity to have your dress showcased by a celebrity and go viral on social media. It was a promotional opportunity you did not want to miss.

    Mercy Ayigbe was more important to you than this bride even though Mercy may probably not even have been paying you anything. I suspect that you thought Mercy could quickly use the dress, bring it back and you would dispatch it to Benin. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen and you did not get the dress back in time. You could not be demanding of the dress because your reason for needing it back could not be disclosed to Mercy. The dress delaying in coming back is the real snafu that happened and had nothing to do with a dispatch.

    Anytime a dispatch is sent, he is given clear directions on where he is going. If it was just the wrong dress delivered, how couldn’t the same dispatch go back and switch to the right dress all within a few hours? How come this dispatch’s identity and activities have been shielded so much if he caused all this? Because indeed, there is none to blame.

    In reference to both women being similar measurements… What does that have to do with the dispatch? Does he check measurements before delivering? Does he deliver clothes based on measurements or where you tell him to take the clothes? The measurement had nothing to do with the dispatch and had everything to do with you. When you realized that both women had similar measurements, you decided you would lend the bride’s dress to Mercy quickly to use. Then quickly get it back and send to the bride. If the bride saw it, she had no proof it was the same dress. You could easily lie your way that there were 2 different dresses.

    You didn’t think it was a big deal to dupe this bride since who knows this bride anyway? You thought you could just give her another dress and shut her up. She is a nobody. Mercy is a celebrity. But you stupidly didn’t calculate or anticipate that in the same vein that these pics would go viral, the original owner of the dress (the bride) would see it. Big shame on you. Social media can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. It exposed you badly when all you were looking for was exposure in a positive way.

    Again, your excuse is pompous, flimsy, deceptive and an insult to anyone’s intelligence. You were better off not responding. You make all of us designers look bad. I didn’t even know much about you, even though I realized after this incident when you went private that I actually follow you on social media.

    Shame on you. What you did was Strike 1. Coming with these flimsy excuses makes the issue a 100X worse. You are an embarrassment to our industry.

    There are many unethical ways to maximize your sales and take advantage of opportunities. There are times we sell people’s clothes who havent picked up and quickly make a new one for the client. All tricks of the trade so long as you don’t inconvenience the real owner in any way. The way you went about yours was a not not. Even in these cases, they are ready to wear, off the rack clothes. Not clothes that a bride has carefully picked her fabric and asked to be customized for her special day.

    I saw some of the comments people left on your page and felt they were extreme and crucifying you. But to come back with such nonsense excuses, maybe you deserve it after all. You have a lot of work to do in restoring your image, dear.

  24. Deeeva

    January 2, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Bellanaija, why don’t you post this story on your Instagram page???..

  25. UGOBABEEEE

    January 2, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    WHY ISN’T MY COMMENT APPEARING? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE APPROVED OR IS THERE A BLACKLISTING OF MY COMMENTS?

  26. UGOBABEEEE

    January 2, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    WHAT probably happened is that Mercy saw the dress and the designer being a typical greedy type decided to give Mercy the dress figuring she was a better market and platform than the poor bride…I hope the calculating act in turn backfires on the so called designer….just evil

  27. Nancy

    January 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    This is one of the reasons why this nation is in problem.People stealing your things and oppressing you at the same time.This tailor should be cultured.But my dear bride forgiveness is the key.it’s a new dawn with or without the dress your day was a success so be grateful to God for that.

    • Lilo

      January 2, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Aluu 5 – forgiveness too. Ritual killings – forgiveness. Kidnaping – forgiveness. When /where does this utter lack of respect for human beings really stop?

  28. Adamazi

    January 2, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    “both dresses were of the same style, the same colour (red) and almost the same measurement.”

    We need the full story with pictures of both ladies along with measurements to fully understand wetin happen. See wetin Pinterest dey cause?

  29. BOLAJI

    January 2, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    in Nigeria we are not good at admitting that we are wrong

  30. ah!

    January 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    No this is extremely unfair; this tailor needs to be taught a lesson. How can people be sooooo wicked. I honestly don’t believe a word she said in her so called apology.

  31. Dimma

    January 2, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Chai…madam you can lie o. May you receive a double fold of this disappointment you served this bride

  32. Adamazi

    January 2, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Just read the gist here https://www.bellanaija.com/2018/01/bride-fabric-mercy-aigbe-birthday-shoot/ The designer’s story does not add up. Where is the material that Mercy brought to the designer?

  33. Bukye

    January 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Both dresses are the same design,colour and almost the same measurement can the designer provide evidence of the other dress since one is currently with mercy? The other dress ought to be dispatch to the bride so that we can genuinely believe that there is a mix up
    I don’t believe her side of the story. This shows lack of honestly and professionalism on the part of the designer.

  34. Salisu funmi

    January 2, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    The truth of the matter is that the designer needs to be arrested and mercy herself has some explanation to do. I don’t believe all that click and bull story the designer put up there. Same fabric, same color, same measurement. Are we the readers fools or what. Why did didn’t she allow the bride come our herself and say that it has been resolved. See pride and arrogance all over her response. God would pay her back in her own coin.

  35. BlizJoan

    January 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Big Lie oooo ah madam designer you no Sabi lie at all ooo you are still a learner. This your excuse doesn’t hold. Water at all. A good name. Better than all. Silver or. Gold in. This. World.

  36. twix

    January 2, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Hello.Let’s even go with the designer’s story on a mix-up with the fabrics.Biko , the moment you realized the error , you could not call mercy aigbe to say “aunty , the dress you received is for another client” , abi phone signal no dey outside Lagos? This is pure wickedness borne out of greed.The arrogance of her response is only pouring kerosene on fire. Sueing may not be the most satisfying solution , but this designer still needs to be dealt with anyhow. Something must do am , at least to teach others the importance of customer care.

  37. Anonymous

    January 2, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Personally dealt with this Rika, it was a horrible experience, I have absolutely nothing good to say about her, very unprofessional, callous, messing with a bride’s big day, I wouldn’t advice any bride who wants her sanity to use her

  38. tony

    January 2, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Nigeria!!!! this is why we are where we are… tomorrow we would cry government… please who are the people in the government?? are they not the same Nigerians??? wicked corrupt bunch of hypocrites…. tomorrow we line up in church. This tailor is very wicked and her business must surfer!!! Idiot!!

  39. oladeji

    January 3, 2018 at 11:49 am

    its so clear that Mercy is not to be blame cos she knows nothing about this issue…the fault comes from the fashion designer who exchanged the dress and precise even if there is a mix up according to what she said,so far its all the same size and colour and measurement.Mercy have received her own,then the other one,let the bride put on her own too naw.It doesnt disturb her.Afterall, Mercy didnt rob neither the tailor nor the Bride.She bought her own chose that style likewise the bride…So why this clamour…..Are you sure the Bride isnt paid to do all this…In short,Mercy need to charge this bride to court for this assault suspecting her as a “thief”

    • Wow

      January 4, 2018 at 5:35 am

      You didn’t read the story or you just don’t understand the story. Let me summarise:
      Bride bought material, gave the material to designer to sew for her wedding. Designer sent her video of the completed dress. Bride paid designer her remaining balance. Bride waited to get her dress but it never came. She kept calling the designer to no avail. Eventually, designer called her at the 11th hour and said they can’t find the dispatcher that was supposed to deliver the said dress. To make it up to the bride, designer sent bride a completely different dress that the bride got the day of her wedding. She had no choice. Couple days later, Bride sees Mercy in her (bride’s) dress posted on the gram with the material she (bride) bought and Mercy tagged the designer.

  40. Eniola

    January 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This is so UNPROFESIONAL,.you dissappointed a bride on her big day,. if really you were sincere,sorry and mindful of your reputation,you should have re-funded part of her money,. mtchew!!!

  41. FinchleysFinest

    January 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Please blame the designer and not Mercy…

    This is pure wickedness… Biko…for how much???

    Mercy should clear her name quickly if she’s not aware of this mess.

    • akin

      January 4, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Mercy might have used her over bearing influence to take the cloth from the designer. A sort of connivance between the two of them.

  42. @thelovefaithlife

    January 3, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Interesting

  43. ND Babe

    January 4, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I have a title for this novel “Pride and Greed Cometh before the Great Fall: Lessons in the Perils of Lack of Honor, discriminatory treatment of clients, & failed Cover ups,” by Greedy Reeking Rika
    Rika, no be only corporations dey on the hook for responsibility to the stakeholder. Small businesses are even more vulnerable. See how your stakeholder circle went from a few 10s to the entire Nigerian social media family? In a split tweet or two you literally went from ground to stratosphere to under the ground. Learn from this.

  44. akin

    January 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Blatant lie! Not tenable and highly dissapointing comments. The facts point out that you gave the lady gown to Mercy, a celibrity to advertise your work.

  45. TJ

    January 11, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Liar liar pants on fire

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