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Latizia Lifestyle Cover Story: Mercy Eke

The Unstoppable Mercy Eke is a Nigerian media personality, actress, model and entrepreneur from Nigeria. She won season 4 of Big Brother Naija, becoming the first woman to win the reality show. Since then, she has been an influencer for various organizations. This year she made her acting debut in the Nollywood film Fate of Alakada. Mercy Eke has also appeared in short comedy skits alongside a few Nigerian comedians and has signed endorsement deals and become a brand ambassador for numerous brands, including Ciroc.

You’ve often been described and often celebrated as a fearless woman, where do you think that comes from?

Yes, I have been celebrated as a fearless woman because I have turned all the stones thrown at me into diamonds, and made the impossible turn possible through my hard work and dedication.

What has been your biggest achievement so far?

My biggest achievement is living my dreams, achieving my goals and setting new goals.

Did you face any difficulties as a women when getting into real estate since it is such a male dominated industry?

Well going into Real Estate wasn’t easy but I won’t say is was difficult either, nothing is easy, but because of my passion for the industry I was able to pull through.

You have recently launched a new campaign for your clothing brand MNM luxury, what inspired the theme?

Haha Yes!!! I launched new merchandise, (I just wanna relax and be taken kiarof) it is something that I emotionally said on my reality show Mercy & Ike and boom next thing it became slang and everyone’s mood, so I leveraged on it.

Who are some of the people you look up to as sources of inspiration and aspiration?

I look up to a lot of people, like my beautiful mother, Oprah Winfrey and Cardi B because I can relate to their success stories.

How do you balance being an entrepreneur, media personality & social media influencer?

To be honest balancing work, business and my personal life is not easy but with the help of my team God has been so great and I’ve been able to manage it all.

What were some of the challenges you faced in your zest to pursue all your dreams?

I have faced so many challenges, I have failed a lot of times but I never gave up, I’m very persistent, I never take no for an answer and I always go for what I want no matter how many times I failed.

You’ve won several “Best Dressed Awards” how would you describe your style and what do you think makes you unique?

I would say my style is eccentric, I like being comfortable in my outfits, wearing what I want and how I want it. If it looks good on me then that’s a trend. 

Any projects you’re involved with at the moment? If so, please tell us about it?

Yes, I have a lot of projects that I am working on at the moment, like my first estate & I have been renewed for season 2 of my show on African Magic Premium and a lot more.

Who/ what inspires you?

My beautiful mother.

What do you do for fun?

What I do for fun? Mhmm travelling, partying when need be, I love to have fun for fun sake *laughs* there is just so much I do for fun.

Five clothing items you can never go wrong with in your closet?

My five clothing times would be: A blazer, dress, red bottoms, biker short and a tank top.

What advice do you have for young women who would like to follow in your footsteps?

My advice to the young girls out there is: Never give up, chase your dreams first, know your priorities, work hard till you no longer introduce yourself.

Where can we purchase MNM Luxury and on which social platforms can we follow you and your brand?

You can purchase my brands @mnm_luxury on Instagram and you can follow me @official_mercyeke on Instagram.