#BBNaija: I Could Have Bought Immunity For Myself And Still Lost – Ike


Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Ikechukwu Onyema, popularly known as Ike says he is excited that his girlfriend, Mercy, emerged as this season’s winner.

While in the house, Mercy had secured immunity into the final week after she borrowed some coins from Ike – a move which sparked various reactions from fans of the show especially after Ike got evicted.

He, however, told Channels Television that he was well aware of Mercy’s decision and both of them had agreed that either of them would purchase immunity.

“Me and Mercy had tried to plan out a lot of things in the game. I gave her the coins so she could get immunity,” he said in an interview with Channels TV’s Entertainment News.

“We were going to get immunity. Either she was, or I was and I was feeling too strong in the game… too confident and since her birthday way coming up, I said she should just buy it.

“I think it ended up a good decision. I could have bought for myself and still probably lost so I think it was a good decision.”

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Speaking about his relationship with other housemates, he said he had a really good time in the house and he looks forward to working with most of them especially as he pursues his dreams in Modelling, acting and presenting.

Meanwhile, he also mentioned that he was very entertained by Tacha, who many had judged to be one of the most controversial housemates of the season.
“Tacha entertained me a lot. Her little attitudes and things she did always made me laugh. Also, she was a wonderful cook so why wouldn’t I be around her,” he said.

“I didn’t see what everybody else saw and like I said, she just entertained me and I was sad to see her go”.

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.

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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.

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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.


Diane Evicted From BBNaija Reality Show


Another housemate in the Big Brother Naija reality show, Diane, has been evicted.

Her eviction comes just a day after viewers saw housemates, Elozonam and Ike, leave the Pepper Dem house.


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

Tacha Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

This makes her the 21st Housemate to leave the house, leaving the lucky five – Mercy, Seyi, Frodd, Omashola and Mike to battle for the grande prize of N60 million.

Tacha Disqualified From BBNaija Reality Show

Photo: Big Brother Naija Twitter.


Big Brother Naija Housemate, Tacha has been disqualified 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 earlier in the day.

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.

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.


Cindy Evicted From BBNaija Reality Show

#BBNaija: Fans React As Mercy, Tacha Fight Dirty

BBN ‘Pepper Dem’: Five Most Searched Housemates On Google

Biggie gave the verdict on the actions later on Friday when he assembled all housemates to the lounge and played back footages of the fight that had ensued.

Apart from disqualifying Tacha, Big Brother also issued two strikes to Mercy for acts of provocation.

Immediately both verdicts were announced, she broke down in tears while Tacha went to pack her luggage to leave the PepperDem House.

Tubaba Celebrates His Birthday With Big Brother Housemates

Music legend, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tubaba paid a surprise visit to the housemates of the season four Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’.

Tubaba also celebrated his birthday with the housemates in a fun-filled party alongside Larry Gaaga and Efe Omoregbe.

Big Brother Housemates chorused a happy birthday song for the ‘African Queen’ crooner, and then the birthday cake cutting.

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Beautiful renditions from artists including Kholi and Okiemute added colour to the party which was celebrated at the arena.

Larry Gaaga and Tubaba also grooved to their songs.

Big brother housemates, before the party, asked Tubaba questions about music the industry and tips on celebrity lifestyle.

“Keep your head straight. Respect people, respect your craft. Develop yourself,” Tubaba told the housemates.


#BamTeddy Tie The Knot In Johnny Drille’s New Music Video


Ex-Big Brother Naija Season 2 housemates, Bambam and Teddy A have fans drooling over their romantic feature in Johnny Drille’s newest music video.

The couple who recently had their traditional marriage ceremony over the weekend, made the cameo appearance in the song titled ‘Count on You’.

Dressed in white and a fine tux, the video shows the couple having their white wedding ceremony on a beach.

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Meanwhile, the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ crooner who described this latest song as ‘the greatest love song’ has fans ‘awwing’ not just about the goodness of the song, but also the beauty of the video.





Watch the video below.

Why I Initially Rejected Frodd’s Love Advances – Esther BBNaija Ex-Housemate

Photo Collage of Esther during an interview with Channels TV and Esther with fellow housemate, Frodd while in the Big Brother Naija reality show.


Former Big Brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’ housemate, Esther Agunbiade, says she initially rejected Frodd, a fellow housemate’s love advances because she needed to be cautious around him.

Fondly called Queen Esther by her fans, she explained in an interview with Channels Television that although she noticed from the first week that she had some things in common with Frodd, she still needed time to study if she is not being ‘played.’

“Towards the end of the first week, he was already telling me that he liked me. I thought to myself that this is a game and anything can be anybody’s game plan and I do not want to be anybody’s game plan.

“So, I was being cautious around him.

“I am somebody that likes her space and the first week, Frodd already wanted to start sleeping in my bed,” she said.

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Esther was, however, quick to dismiss criticisms concerning Frodd.

She said the housemate is misunderstood by many and is only someone with intense emotions.

“Frodd is very intense with his feelings and his emotions. A lot of things will easily get to him.

“Frodd was the first person I had a serious conversation with in the house and we found a common interest in our love for watching movies. So, the conversation just flowed from there.”

She added that it was important for her to ‘second guess’ almost everybody’s action in the first week as they are all in Biggie’s House for a game.

“Majorly, in the first week, I was observing people and I wasn’t sure if he (Frodd) had ulterior motive for expressing his intentions.

“It takes a while for me to start to warm up to people.

“Three months – which is the duration of the big brother show – is a long time but outside of that it could take a year for me to get to know somebody and it’s like he compressed one year into one week, that doesn’t work for me.”

She however rooted for Frodd to win the 60 million star prize and hope to fund space in Nigeria’s bubbling entertainment industry.

BBN ‘Pepper Dem’: Five Most Searched Housemates On Google


The fourth season of Big Brother Naija, known as “Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem”, has taken Nigeria by storm.

While the housemates struggle for the grand prize of 60 million Naira, fans have been scouring the net to find out more about their favourite contestants.

Below is a list of the most-searched Big Brother “Pepper Dem” housemates on Google Nigeria.

Eight weeks in, 26 housemates and 12 evictions later, it looks like the most-searched housemates are giving the other contestants a run for their money.

According to Google Search, the top trending Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem housemates since the commencement of the competition on 30 June 2019 are as follows.

1. Mercy

The 26-year-old video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. Her on-screen relationship with fellow contestant Ike, as well as her fashion sense and good looks, keep Big Brother Naija fans wanting more and searching for her online.

Mercy is the most-searched Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem contestant on Google.

2. Tacha

Hailing from Rivers State, this 23-year-old social media sensation loves to show herself to the world and the Big Brother Naija stage is the ideal platform.

The businesswoman has grown her popularity on social media through the show and is the second most-search Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem contestant.

Her stern character adds to the excitement of the reality show.

3. Mike

Mike Edwards stunned Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem fans when it was revealed that he was married. He is also a CEO and an athlete with a resilient spirit.

Founder of the first Black-owned cigar brand in the United Kingdom, he has been able to position himself as a guru in the Big Brother Naija house and his accent has made quite an impression on the audience. Mike is number 3 on the list of most-searched Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem contestants on Google.

4. Seyi

Popularly referred to as the grandson of Awolowo, he has indeed made his mark in the Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem household. From being Head-of-House to having a heated argument with Ike at one point, he has a strong personality that has stood out since day one of the show.

The bubbly entrepreneur is also a medical doctor who has stated his commitment to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his belief.

5. Ike

The 26-year-old Steve Ikechukwu Onyema, originally from Imo State, is said to be the look-alike of Marvel’s Black Panther actor, Michael B. Jordan. His relationship with fellow housemate, Mercy, among other activities in the house, has made him one of the contestants to watch out for.

He ranks fifth position among the top searched Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem housemates according to Google Search.


BBN: Khafi Emerges New Head Of House, Picks Tacha As Luxury Roommate

Khafi Kareem has emerged the new Head of House (HoH) in the Big Brother Naija season four tagged Pepper Dem.

She also picked her close friend, Tacha, to share the luxury of the HoH bedroom with her.

Khafi won the Head of House challenge on Monday, in a puzzle competition, defeating Frodd, Seyi, Ike, Venita, Sir Dee, Khafi and Omashola in the final round of the game.

This recent victory comes two days after Khafi won a N7.6 million IVM Fox car. She won the car prize during the ‘Proudly Nigerian’ challenge.

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Despite this victory, Khafi appears moody over the eviction of her lover, Gedoni, in the House. Gedoni was evicted alongside Jackie, on Sunday during the live eviction show.

Some of her fans have since gone to social media to congratulate her on her emergence as the new Head of House using the hashtag #CongratulationsKhafi.


Khafi To Face Met Police Investigation For Appearing On BBN Without Permission

Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi Kareem, who is a Metropolitan Police officer in the United Kingdom, has come under investigation for appearing on the reality show without permission by her employer.

Khafi, although was granted unpaid leave was refused the request to take part in the reality show.

The Met spokesperson told UK Sun that the force is aware that the officer has appeared on the show without authority and an investigation has been set up.

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“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.

“All officers have a duty to behave with professionalism and in a manner that does not bring the Met into disrepute whether on or off duty,”

“Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings,” the spokesperson said.

One of her colleagues whose name was not mentioned said other officers are furious because of her participation on the show without approval.

The colleague explained further that Khafi travelled to Nigeria for the show without approval.

“She’s a serving British police officer — it’s outrageous. She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.

“Her out-of-office email reply blatantly says that she is away from work, yet no one does anything.

“Other officers working with her are furious that she can just disobey orders then swan off the Africa and tarnish the reputation of the force.”

Khafi is also being probed for having sex with fellow housemate, Ekpata Gedoni on the show.

The UK Police Force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.

The 29-year-old Ekiti State indigene joined the UK Police as a Constable in 2015.

She plans to spend the prize money of N30million on hosting a travel show in Nigeria, as well as investing in charity.

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

Photo Credit: Big Brother Naija


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.