Barely a year after fashion designer, Maryam Elisha who owns fashion design outfit, Rikatobyme courted controversy by giving a client’s bridal dress t
Barely a year after fashion designer, Maryam Elisha who owns fashion design outfit, Rikatobyme courted controversy by giving a client’s bridal dress to actress, Mercy Aigbe for her 40th birthday shoot, the designer is in yet another controversy very similar to the one she created with Mercy Aigbe. This time, a client requested that the designer make her a dress for her wedding anniversary. Having given the designer her preferred style, colour and even made part payment of N80,000, Maryam Elisha decided to give the dress to a South African, Ziphozakhe Zina Zokufa, a former Miss South Africa, for a photoshoot, thinking she would not be caught.
Unfortunately, the client found out and accosted the designer who denied that the dress was for the client, saying the dress she saw the South African wear was another dress but only similar in design and colour to what the client ordered for. Armed with proof, the client shot down her claims, releasing a whatsapp chat correspondence that showed that at every step of the dress being put together, pictures were being taken and sent across to her. In calling her out on social media, another victim, of the designer, Reen Udueze revealed that the designer also fraudulently did the same thing to her as well with her wedding dress.
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I’m a very private person & I never talk about my personal stuff at all. But this is just too much for me. So i shared my ideas with this fashion designer @rikaotobyme for a gown i wanted for my WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, Sent her screenshots of the designs i wanted & the type of material to use on my dress. Gave her a deposit, She then got the blue material i wanted, Showed it to me & I told her to go ahead & make the dress. Long story short, She sent me a video of the dress she had made for me & pictures on WhatsApp. . Imagine the surprise, Checking her page only to see @zina_zokufa putting on my dress. Just couldn’t believe my eyes so i decided to call her. She didn’t pick up then i sent her messages on WhatsApp, She replied saying that ‘She made 2 similar dresses’ Smh! Just told her to refund my money & keep her dress. She hasn’t refunded my money yet. How much did she pay you to disappoint a customer that has supported you for over 4years? Imagine giving out my dress you well know was meant for my wedding anniversary. All this woman does is get money from people all in the name of making dresses for them & once the dresses are ready. She will just give them out to celebrities for photo shoots. Your just a fraud.