The theme for the movie premiere of Nollywood actress Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’  was tagged ‘Costume Party Extravaganza’, where celebrities could come dressed like their favourite stars. One celebrity who delivered on the theme was Mercy Eke, who channelled Latin pop culture icon Jennifer Lopez at the 2023 Met Gala.


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Inspired by Jenny from the Block, Mercy captivated attention with a stunning replica of J.Lo’s ensemble. Her striking outfit featured a daring cut-out midsection and an underboob-baring halter neckline with matching rosette detailing flowing into an extra-long train. The dress’s lower half comprised a blush-coloured silk skirt with a graceful long train. Emulating J.Lo further, Mercy adorned herself with a captivating fascinator featuring sculptural fishnet detailing, complemented by stud earrings and black velvet opera gloves.

Completing the look, Mercy styled her hair in a sleek bun beneath the statement hat while her makeup showcased thick dark eyeliner and glossy nude lips. This homage to Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Met Gala appearance showed Mercy Eke’s dedication to the Costume Party Extravaganza theme, making her a standout at the event.



Dress: @pearls_bridals

Styling: @mz_florashaw

Photography: @bangraphy