…#PepperDem Season Is Officially Over!
Mercy Eke has beaten stiff competition to emerge as the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, season 4.
The 26-year-old bagged 41 percent of the votes cast, more than double the 19 percent the runner up, Mike, got to emerge the first female winner of the show.
Mercy, Mike and three other housemates – Seyi, Omashola, and Frodd, had made it to the finale of the keenly contested #PepperDem race.
With millions of fans stuck to their screens, the organisers made sure to bring the show to a thrilling but suspense-filled close.
Seyi and Omashola were the first to taste disappointment with their eviction. Frodd would follow leaving the audience holding their breath waiting for who between Mercy and Mike will be going home with the grand prize of N60 million.
Host Ebuka-Obi Uchendu was in his element and made sure to take the suspense up a notch, making the most of the last of 99-drama filled days before declaring Mercy the winner to wild cheers from her supporters.
A total of 240 million votes were recorded for the BBNaija season 4, with over 50 million votes in the final week alone.
Lord have Mercy!!! What a season you had. Congratulations Mercy!!!#BBNaija
Twenty-six-year-old Mercy Eke made history, as she is the first woman to win the coveted BBNaija reality TV show prize.
Ceece had come close to winning the big prize in the last season, having become one of the two last two finalists, but she missed it.
According to her bio on BBNAija website, Mercy, the video goddess and businesswoman, is based in Lagos.
She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing.
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No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best, Biggie narrated.
“I’m grateful for each and every day. Being alive today is already the highest point of my life,” she once said.
When she’s not dancing, singing or rapping, Mercy makes time to enjoy her favourite food — white rice and pepper soup.
“If she had a million dollars in her account, would Sugar still be in the BB Naija game?” she was asked.
“Yes, I would. I want the fame. The popularity is very important for my business,” she said at the inception of her stay in the house.
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#BBNaija: Fans React As Mercy, Tacha Fight Dirty
It had been an intriguing and eventful 99 days, starting with 26 housemates, each serving their own dose of ‘pepper’ along the way.
From the occasional fights, drama and controversy, to the tasking arena games, Friday night parties, celebrity visits and surprise evictions, the show most definitely served up enough pepper and spice that constantly sparked conversations among Nigerians, especially on social media.
One of the biggest highlights, however, was the shocking eviction of one of the housemates, Natacha Akida, popularly known as Tacha.
The 23-year-old who had been one of the most controversial housemates of the season was disqualified after she and Mercy got involved in a fight.
After having survived back-to-back nominations and even two strikes which had been absolved by biggie, her disqualification sparked various reactions from social media with fans suggesting that Mercy should also have been disqualified.
Far from disqualification, Mercy now wears a crown coveted by many and is N60 million richer.
over N1.5 billion spent in last week …Amount higher than a month’s allocation to 3 states put together Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes.
BBNaija logo Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the season. ADVERTISING The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that it costs N30 to cast a vote on the BBNaija Reality TV Show.
BBNaija Finale: What Tacha said in an emotional message to five finalists(Opens in a new browser tab) With the figure, Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone. Announcing the winner of the show, the host also disclosed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were garnered in the last week of the show. The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is higher than the allocation received by three Nigerian states for the month of January. Meanwhile, Mercy Eke has become the winner of Big Brother Naija season four, winning with a wide margin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Queen of Highlights’ was crowned winner during the finale on Sunday. This win makes Mercy the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception. BBNaija contestants lack intellectual prowess – Daddy Freeze(Opens in a new browser tab) Popularly known as ‘Lamborghini’, Mercy was touted as the possible winner for the season by show fans and celebrities alike. The light hearted diva made the top two with her show best friend, Mike Edwards, who emerged first runner up. As winner, Mercy walked home with cash prize worth over 40 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes. (NAN)