[VIDEO] BBNaija’s Mercy Buys New Home In Lekki

 

Winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 reality show, Mercy Eke, has bought an apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The reality TV star, took to her Instagram page to share the good news even as she was captured receiving a key with the inscription “Just got our key”.

“I stepped out of the house today as a tenant and returned as a house owner.

“Thanks to Victoria Crest Home for making this possible,” she wrote.

She was accompanied by fellow ex-BBNaija housemate and lover, Ike.

Meanwhile, wife of Real Estate Mogul and Chairman of the Victoria Crest Homes, Uchechi Okonkwo, also confirmed that Mercy bought the home as opposed to speculations that it was gifted to her.

“Congratulations Babygirl, buying yourself a house, the best decision and I am super proud. Mercy Lambo on the 1000Landladies trains and moving,” she wrote.

BBNaija’s Mike Joins EME Management

Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) has signed former Big Brother Naija housemate Mike Olayemi Edwards to its management division.

The endorsement was announced on Friday via EME official Instagram handle theofficialeme_.

“We are so pleased to announce that @aireyys is now signed to the management division of Empire Mates Entertainment. We welcome you to our family and cannot wait to do amazing things together.Thank you for trusting us with your brand. #ManLikeMike #TeamMike #TeamEME.”

 

EME is a Media Agency jointly owned by music star Banky W and aeronautical engineer Tunde Demuren.

Banky W also took to his personal Instagram handle to announce that Mike is now a member of EME family.

He also showered praise on Mike describing him as “one of the most focus housemates ever in the history of Big Brother Naija.”

 

 

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#ManlikeMike – @aireyys is unquestionably one of the most focused housemates EVER in the history of #bigbrothernaija. Even BEFORE he got on the show, he was an ambitious and accomplished athlete and Businessman – with his stellar line of Beard Oil, Caps and @aireyyscigars (first black owned cigar company in the UK). Proud of the classy way he carried himself during the show, and excited to be partnering with him and his incredible wife @itspsd on their vision and plans going forward. Glad to announce that Mike has signed to @theofficialeme_’s management division. Welcome Mike and Perry to the family!!! Thank you for trusting us. We will build something special together by God’s grace 📸: @iredeadunni with moral support from @aoquadry 😆🤣🤦🏽‍♂️🙌🏽

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Mike was the first runner up in the 2019 edition of Nigeria’s most popular reality show, BBNaija tagged Pepper Dem. He is married to British Olympian, Perri Shakes-Drayton.

The Love I‘ve Received From My State Has Been The Best – Diane

 

Just days after the Big Brother Naija reality show came to an end, former housemate, Diane Russet, has shared some of her experiences from the house and her reception outside the house so far.

Speaking with Channels Television on Monday, the Kaduna State indigene who was also one of the youngest housemates in the #PepperDem season, said the experience in the house was amazing and she has also come home to receive overwhelming love from fans.

According to her, coming from a conservative background, and being the first ever female housemate from the north, she never expected the love and support she was greeted with on leaving the house.

“The love I have received from my state has been the best,” she said.

“I didn’t expect it this way.. I thought I’d be judged or criticized but the fact that I get calls and people say I made them proud, I made the northern part proud and some even say their daughters look up to me, is amazing”.

Speaking about her friendship with fellow housemate, Elozonam, she explained that both of them are great friends and for now are only looking forward to knowing each other better and working together.

It had been an intriguing and eventful 99 days, with 26 housemates, each serving their own dose of ‘pepper’ along the way.

Read Also: Mercy Emerges First Female Winner Of BBNaija

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 left the audience glued to their screens and constantly sparked conversations among Nigerians, especially on social media.

On the final day, 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.

Reacting to Mercy’s win, Diane who was one of her closest friends in the house, said she knew she always stood a great chance and she was very excited for her win.

According to her, both Mercy and the first runner up, Mike, were deserving and either of them who won, would have been worthy of the price.

On her future endeavors, she says she’s looking forward to shaking up the entertainment and fashion industry with her many talents.

Interesting Facts About Mercy Eke, BBNaija 2019 Winner

 

Mercy Eke on Sunday night defied all odds and emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, season 4 tagged Pepper Dem.

The 26-year-old who is the first female winner of the show went home with the coveted 60million ultimate prize. Here are quick and interesting facts about her.

1. She is a video vixen and a businesswoman from Imo State.

2. Popular nicknames – Lamborghini, Queen of Highlights.

3. Closest allies in Big Brother’s House – Diane and Ike

4. Born September 1993.

5. The first-ever female winner of BBNAIJA.

6. First-ever joint Head of House (HOH) with fellow Housemate, Ike.

7. First-ever joint diary session with Biggie.

8. She emerged winner of the 2019 BBNaija 2019 Season with 41.77% votes after four attempts.

9. She plans to start her own fashion brand.

10. For the emerging winner of the show, Mercy went home with a cheque of N30m. She will also receive various gifts and incentives valued at N30m. They include an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai for two, a Sport Utility Vehicle from Innoson Motors, a Scanfrost electronic makeover, a year supply of Pepsi Cola, one year supply of Munch It and Indomie noodles and VIP tickets to watch the European Champions League final.

Mercy Emerges First Female Winner Of BBNaija

…#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.

Read Also:  #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.

Shocking Disqualification

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.

Read Also: Tacha Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

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.

 

#BBNaija: I Know I Need To Work On My Emotional Health, Tacha Apologises

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Tacha a housemate from Big Brother has apologised to her fans following her disqualification from the reality show.

The 23-year-old who has been one of the most controversial housemates in this year’s season was disqualified on Friday evening after she and fellow housemate, Mercy got involved in a fight.

READ ALSO: Nigerians React As Tacha Gets Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

Their disagreement started when the Head Of House, Seyi, called everyone to the lounge so they could read their task for the day from Biggie’s scroll.

Tacha took to her IG page to apologise to fans and thank everyone who supported her in private and publicly.

Read Full Statement Below:

Dear Titans,
Words cannot readily express how much your love and acceptance means to me at this point. Even my imperfection could not sway your support.
THANK YOU!

Coming out of the Big Brother House disqualified was never my intention. Unfortunately, my weakness played against my strength and cut short what should have been a grand ending, with or without the prize.

I sincerely apologize for every action on my part that led to this point and I take full responsibility for it all.

I am an adult and ought to be in control of my emotions, but I’m human and I failed time and again. Please forgive me. I sincerely wanted to make it, at least to the 99th day.

The fight to be seen and heard takes its toll on every one of us irrespective of where, when or how it comes. What counts is what we make out of a seemingly ugly situation.

I know I need to work on my emotional health… That’s a fact as I have become conscious of it now. Being on this show has shown me that, I am not just a work in progress but I have the chance to become a better me on all fronts if I give myself the chance to heal.

And this I promise to give due diligence.

So for what you have been to me, I heard some of you even cried and held vigil for me. I cannot thank you enough. You all became my mother, friends and family and this means so much to me right now.

Your prayers, time and resources spent to push me through to this point cannot be quantified in any form, but I sincerely thank you from the depth of my heart.

Against the odds, you all are the reason why I stand and remain hopeful that everything will fall into place, that I can make it through this storm and come out on the sunny side in time.

My social media official handles are open and I can be reached there for now.

Thank you, Titans, Thank you to everyone who supported me privately and openly, Thank you, Africa, Thank you Nigeria, THANK YOU WORLD!

I saved the best for last. Thank you to the organizers of Big Brother Nigeria for this platform, it may not have ended as I hoped and wanted, but it gave me the opportunity to rise. It was worth it and for this reason, I am grateful.

 

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Dear Titans, Words cannot readily express how much your love and acceptance means to me at this point. Even my imperfection could not sway your support. THANK YOU! Coming out of the Big Brother House disqualified was never my intention. Unfortunately, my weakness played against my strength and cut short what should have been a grand ending, with or without the prize. I sincerely apologize for every action on my part that led to this point and I take full responsibility for it all. I am an adult and ought to be in control of my emotions, but I’m human and I failed time and again. Please forgive me. I sincerely wanted to make it, at least to the 99th day. The fight to be seen and heard takes its toll on everyone of us irrespective of where, when or how it comes. What counts is what we make out of a seemingly ugly situation. I know I need to work on my emotional health… That’s a fact as I have become conscious of it now. Being on this show has shown me that, I am not just a work in progress but I have the chance to become a better me on all fronts, if I give myself the chance to heal. And this I promise to give due diligence. So for what you have been to me, I heard some of you even cried and held vigil for me. I cannot thank you enough. You all became my mother, friends and family and this means so much to me right now. Your prayers, time and resources spent to push me through to this point cannot be quantified in any form, but i sincerely thank you from the depth of my heart. Against the odds, you all are the reason why I stand and remain hopeful that everything will fall into place, that I can make it through this storm and come out on the sunny side in time. My social media official handles are open and I can be reached there for now. Thank you Titans, Thank you to everyone who supported me privately and openly, Thank you Africa, Thank you Nigeria, THANK YOU WORLD! I saved the best for last. Thank you to the organizers of Big Brother Nigeria for this platform, it may not have ended as I hoped and wanted, but it gave me the opportunity to rise. It was worth it and for this reason, I am grateful. Biggie, @bigbronaija Thank you! Blessings🔱.

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Nigerians React As Tacha Gets Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

 

Nigerians have been reacting after one of the housemates in the Big Brother Naija reality show, Tacha, was disqualified on Friday.

The 23-year-old who has been one of the most controversial housemates in this year’s season was disqualified after she and fellow housemate, Mercy got involved in a fight.

Their disagreement started when the Head Of House, Seyi, called everyone to the lounge so they could read their task for the day from Biggie’s scroll.

READ ALSO: Tacha Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

However, Mercy who had just finished having her bath came out late for the reading – a situation which got Tacha upset and she began to rain insults on Mercy who was quick to insult her back.

This resulted in a heated exchange of words which later turned violent.

Following the decision of Big Brother to disqualify Tacha, many Nigerians have reacted to this development on social media.

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#BBNaija: Fans React As Mercy, Tacha Fight Dirty

Big Brother Naija Housemates Mercy and Tacha on Friday fought dirty, a situation similar to what could be obtainable in a wrestling ring.

Their disagreement started when the HOH Seyi called everyone to come together at the lounge so they can read their task for the day from Biggie’s scroll.

However, Mercy who just finished having her bath came out late for the reading. Tacha was upset about this seized the opportunity to reign insults on Mercy who was quick to insult her back.

READ ALSO: Cindy Evicted From BBNaija Reality Show

This resulted in a heated exchange of words.

The argument later turned violent when Tacha pushed Mercy and also dragged her weave twice. Mercy struggled to control her anger and picked up a pressing iron to attack Tacha, but she was stopped by Omashola.

The dirty fight has attracted several reactions from fans and followers of the show with many wondering what will be the consequences of the fight.

 

Cindy Evicted From BBNaija Reality Show

Cindy, one of the Big Brother Naija housemates has been evicted from the reality show.

She was evicted on Friday morning in a surprise eviction.

The eviction was hosted by Ebuka, the regular host of the live eviction show.

Ebuka came into the house for the eviction holding the envelope containing the name of the evicted housemate.

The housemates had earlier being informed to pack their bags and get ready for the eviction show at the lounge.

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Big brother had earlier announced that there will be surprise eviction from Thursday, September 26 till Monday, September 30.

Cindy becomes the 17th housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija 2019 show tagged Pepper Dem.

NBC Sanctions 45 Stations, Cautions BBNaija Against ‘Unwholesome Contents’

Ekiti Broadcasting Service To Resume Operations After NBC Shutdown

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has sanctioned about 45 broadcasting stations and cautioned producers of the reality television programme, Big Brother Naija (BBN) against broadcasting “unwholesome content” in the country.

The broadcast stations were sanctioned for allegedly breaching NBC’s code.

Director-General of NBC, Mallam Ishaq Kawu disclosed this while addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the contraventions included breaches of the rules on hate speech, abusive, obscene and vulgar lyrics including inflammatory broadcast.

“Thus as many as 45 stations were fined, the second quarter indicates that the trend has continued among certain stations, especially in political programmes.

“Therefore 20 stations were fined in the 2nd Quarter, for breaching provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code on hate speech.

“Other breaches were in the area of obscene and vulgar lyrics- a total of 10 stations were fined for infractions related to use of vulgar lyrics and obscene content.

“It is worth mentioning that the program Big Brother Naija was cautioned against unwholesome content on its broadcast.”

NBC also expressed concern over the continuous flouting of the broadcasting code by DAAR Communications PLC, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypowe F.M.

“The second quarter indicates that the trend has continued among certain stations especially in political programming.

“Our monitoring activities indicated that some stations especially AIT are deliberately meddling in the cases before the election tribunal

They, therefore, warned the affected stations against continuous breaching of NBC code, hence will be severely sanctioned.

#BBNaija: Twitter Agog As Joe, Enkay Are Evicted

 

The eviction of Joe and Enkay from the Big Brother Naija “Pepper Dem” House, has set twitter agog with fans airing their different views regarding the ousting of the two housemates. 

Below are some of the reactions that the evictions garnered.

‘This House Is Not A Fighting Ring,’ Biggie ‘Strikes’ Joe, Ike And Tacha

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It was a day of reckoning on Monday night when Biggie gave some housemates in the Big Brother Naija reality show stern warnings and punishment for rules infringement.

Some of the housemates found guilty were Tacha, Ike, and Joe.

Mercy escaped a ‘strike’ as Biggie simply gave her a final warning for damaging Biggie’s property – a mobile phone during Saturday Night Party.

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She was warned to be in control of her temper and reaction regardless of other people’s actions towards her.

Joe received his first ‘Strike’ for provoking Tacha and for making a volatile situation worse. He got a strike over his verbal argument with Tacha and for leaving his couch to sit next to Tacha to provoke her.

Biggie cautioned Joe to promote peace, happiness, and fun during his stay in the House.

Biggie gave Tacha a ‘Strike’  hitting Joe – physically assaulting a fellow housemate. She was advised that she should have handled herself better and rather walk away to avoid the ugly scene.

All the Housemates were warned by Biggie to control their temper or they will lose their place in his House.

‘Temper temper housemates. Not every situation deserves a response,’ Biggie said during the disciplinary session.

Ike was found guilty of intent to attack a fellow housemate – Seyi. He was also issued a strike by Biggie.

Ike has gotten two strikes before now. One more strike and he will be evicted from the show.

“There is learning for every situation. Co-existence comes with dispute. It is your responsibility to behave in a way that makes the House safe not only for yourself but the other housemates,” Biggie warned the Housemates.