#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”.

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.

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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.

#BBNaijaFinale: ‘If You Are Going Through A Lot, Just Remember Gedoni Left Mercy For Khafi – Reactions


Reactions have continued to trail the victory of Mercy at the just concluded BBNaija Season 4.

Nigerians have taken to social media to air their views regarding the victory which makes Mercy the first female to claim the crown.

Below are what Nigerians are saying about Mercy’s groundbreaking feat.

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Omashola Evicted From The Big Brother House


BBNaija Housemate, Omashola Kola Oburoh has been evicted from the 2019 Big Brother Naija competition.

Omashola who is a finalist in the show, was evicted shortly after another finalist, Seyi Awolowo was evicted.

Upon their eviction, Seyi became the 21st housemate while Omashola became the 22nd housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija 2019 house.

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While Seyi comes in fifth place, Omashola comes in the fourth place.

They both polled the lowest votes among the last standing five housemates, leaving Frodd, Mercy and Mike.

Meanwhile, Mike has won the sum of N2 million awarded for the housemate with the best time on Friday Night arena Games in the BBNaija house.

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.


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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.

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.


Joy Bucknor Says Challenges Always Crumble With Music

joy bucknor, mercy, Gospel, Inspirational singer“Music is something that always gives me joy. It helps me go through a lot of my challenges while growing up, Nigeria’s singer, Joy Bucknor, said, expressing hopes that she could inspire other Nigerians too.

Joy shared her thoughts on her inspirational single ‘Mercy’ saying, she wrote the song because “right now, we all need God’s mercy, nobody is exempted from the mercy of God”.

She was speaking to channels Channels Television few days ago on her drive, inspiration and music as her lifestyle.

Joy, who recently joined the music industry professionally in 2014, is a graduate of Computer Engineering with a dream to change the world through music.

According to the singer, her father told her she had always been drawn to music.

She says, she wants to inspire people with her genre of music. “I do inspirational music, my songs are songs that give people hope.

“I share my heart out in my song, making sure that I stay true to my lyrics. My lyrical content are things that inspire people,” Joy added

According to her, Nigeria is often perceived in bad light by foreign media, which is why she featured clips of some foreign leaders such as President Obama, in the music video for ‘Mercy’.

She said her reason for including the clips were to prove that there was chaos all around and that one do not have to look too far to see it.

She also added that “what inspired the music video was just everything happening in the world, because we are humans and we all have issues”.

Praiz Features Diana King In Mercy (Remix)

Praiz-Feat.-Diana-King-BellaNaija-July-2014-600x600After his hit single “Mercy” which received massive airplay, X3Music artiste, Praiz, is here with a remix featuring Diana King.

The remix which was produced by TY Mix, was originally slated to be released on Wednesday July 16, but was released yesterday July 13.

Listen to Praiz Feat. Diana King – Mercy (Remix)

What’s going on?

The race for the top price for the Nigerian Idol gets narrow as Stephen gets evicted from the contest, leaving the race between sleek songstress Mercy and charismatic Joe Blue.

The winner will walk away with a $100,000 and a brand new SUV amongst other prices.

In related news the organizers of the annual beauty pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria have announced that the 2012 edition which happens to be its 25th anniversary will be organized in a grand style to celebrate silver jubilee.

The organizers revealed that the show will be held in Edo State and will recall appearances from past beauty queens.