Five Reasons Mercy Became #BBNaija’s First Female Winner

October 7, 2019

Mercy Eke emerged as the winner of the recently concluded reality TV show Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem edition.

Making it to the grand finale, Mercy snagged the grand prize of N30 million, a SUV, as well as a trip to Dubai for two, a home make-over, a year’s supply of Pepsi, two VIP tickets to watch an European Football final game LIVE, one Africa Fest VVIP experience, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles and Munch it and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

Now, we can’t help but wonder about what made her become the first woman to win BBNaija since it launched in 2006.

There have been several theories but here are five reasons we concluded on:

This might sound obvious, but Mercy is what Nigerians want. With more fans than other housemates, and that gave her the necessary edge to get the bag.

Tacha’s disqualification was a blessing in disguise for Mercy because there’s a high probability that she would have been a runner up if Tacha wasn’t given the boot. Also, viewers may have been more sympathetic towards Mercy after the catfight.

Mercy was a team player. Although she didn’t win much of the tasks, she was very active in any group she was a part of; and willing to do the grimy work to get her team winning or, at the very least, talked about.

Mercy was a drama queen. If all you wanted was drama then she was ready to give it, oftentimes, regardless of the boomerang it got. In fact she owned the drama.

She was the queen of highlights. There was never a dull moment at the BBNaija Saturday party once Mercy got going. Chances were, if you missed those episodes, social media would have brought it to your notice.

Yeah, love her or hate her, Mercy still got her prizes and the accolade for being the first female winner of Big Brother Naija.

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