The AMVCA has come and gone, and we’ve seen all the fantastic fashion and style that graced the prestigious event. The event, however, became battle of the designers’ thanks to Toyin Lawani and her former student, Jerry Ogbodo who is popularly known as Swanky Jerry. After the organisers of AMVCA crowned Mercy Eke and Mike Edwards as the best-dressed male and female of the night, it did not sit well with the award-winning stylist, Toyin Lawani.
She took to social media to react over the win and indirectly shade Swank Jerry whose shipped in baby blue sparkly dress for Mercy Eke bagged the award. Was this dress worth winning the best dress? And what are the criteria’s for winning best attire at the AMVCA? The 7th edition of the AMVCA held in Lagos last on Saturday, March 14 and was a night to remember for movie stars across west Africa.
The organisers crowned BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke and BBNaija 2019 runner up Mike Edwards, the first-ever best-dressed male and female of the night. Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani who styled up to 10 celebs on the night was however not pleased with AMVCA’s choice and called it a Joke. She went on Instagram to express her opinion, stating that despite most of her looks not make it to the Red carpet, other amazing dresses could have snagged the trophy for best dress. Speaking as a fashion goddess, she gave Nana and Demola’s looks like an example of fabulous fashion.
She ended the rant by saying everyone is entitled to their opinion. “See everyone is entitled to their opinion like the rest of the world, but when tiannah talks it means she’s spoiling other people’s work, commonly give yourself and your village people sense”. Swanky Jerry who is the brain behind Mercy Lambo’s dress and looks for the event fired back at his former boss, Toyin Lawani. This isn’t the first time the two famous fashion stylists will come for each other. In 2015, Swanky Jerry took a shot at Toyin Lawani, and her then 21-year-old baby daddy Lord Trigg. The flamboyant fashion stylist in April of 2015, took a swipe on his former boss in the form of advice to sugar mamas.
In the now-deleted post on Instagram, he advice sugar mama’s who were desperately looking for attention not to panic “To all the sugar mamas out there desperately looking for attention this is what you should be busy doing. Bye Felicia #dontpanic” using a picture of a woman carrying a man. The photo had a text which also read “How a man looks when he has no hustle or a form of income, and his female the one with the job.” This was an obvious shot at Lord Trigg, Toyin Lawani’s young baby daddy who was an upcoming artist at the time. Swanky Jerry, however, a few days later offered an olive branch to the couple in a lengthy post yet again on Instagram and asked for forgiveness by preaching love, and the beef was squashed.