In October 2019, Mercy Eke, a well-known media figure in Nigeria and the winner of Big Brother Naija’s fourth season, shared an unusual truth regarding the relationships on the program.
Mercy revealed out about her relationship with Ike Onyeama, a fellow housemate, during a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo. The relationship terminated abruptly after the program.
In reality, if I had known that I was a strong roommate and that people liked me for who I am, I wouldn’t have bothered getting connected with him. BBNaija relationships are the worst deception.
We went with it; I wouldn’t say it was a plan, but we had to put on a good front even for those who aren’t even in relationships. If things doesn’t work out, you may walk on, but in my situation I had to stay since I needed the money; otherwise, I wouldn’t have all of it, Mercy Eke said.
Mercy spilled more, saying that Phynna, a new female champion of the reality competition, was the reason she was hoping the media’s focus would finally go from her to Phynna.
Mercy said with her Igbo accent, “I attended both elementary and senior school in Owerri. I was only forced to leave Owerri by the National Youth Service. How do they anticipate my speaking?