Mercy Eke made history, as she is the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija [BBNaija] grand finale.
The ‘Queen of Highlights’ was crowned winner during the finale on Sunday October 6.
The twenty-six-year-old came close to winning the big prize in the last season ending as one of the last two finalists but missed it.
Mercy, according to her bio on BBNAija website, loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing.
When she’s not dancing, singing or rapping, she makes time to enjoy her favourite food — white rice and pepper soup.
BBNaija started 99 days earlier with 21 housemates on June 30 but only five of them – Mercy, Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi – were the last five standing as at the time the show’s host, Ebuka Obi-Echendu stepped into the house around 8pm Nigerian Time.
The first of the last five contestants to be evicted was Seyi (Oluwaseyi Awolowo), followed by Omatshola (Omashola Kola Oburoh), and Frodd (Chukwuemeka Okoye) in that order.
That left Mike Edwards, CEO and a professional athlete who owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom called Aireyys, and 26-year-old Mercy Eke from Imo State, a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos, as the last two housemates standing.
In the end, Mercy emerged winner, carting home the hefty N40 million prize money at stake.
The grand finale was spiced up with live performances by Nigerian afropop singer star Tiwa Savage, hip-hop star MI Abaga and reggae-dancehall star Patoranking.
The win makes Mercy the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception.
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, a brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes.
Source: Elombah News