After 99 days of an entertaining and intriguing experience, Lamborghini Mercy won the Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem Season 4. Mercy became the first female housemate o win the Big Brother Naija series since its inception in 2006. Mercy who hails from Imo state, South East Nigeria is a 26-year-old diva who revealed that she loves travelling, cooking, swimming and reading.
Among all the Pepper Dem Housemates, Mercy handled her relationship with Ike to an advantage which saw her reaching the final and winning the ultimate price. It will be recalled that Ike at a point, had to scarify his coins so she could buy immunity. Upon her route to the finale, Mercy aligned with the strongest Housemates Frodd because of his Ultimate Veto Power. Also even in the finale, Mercy’s relationship with Mike became strong as she was always seen around him.
More so, during the last week of the show, Seyi, the self-professed Sugar Daddy aka sucre papito of the house got to the final by virtue of winning the Head of House task. Frodd was also guaranteed a spot after clinching the Ultimate Veto Power title, while Mike booked his spot after he was saved by the viewers. This year’s edition of the Big Brother Naija was described by many as the best as it had a lot of packages that brought out the whole essence of the show.
A total of 21 contestants featured in this year edition of the Big Brother Naija, and for the first time in its history the event was held in Lagos, Nigeria’s on like other previous held outside the country. The reality TV series see housemates competing for N60m worth of prizes and other gift item from the various arena games.
The fourth edition housemates include, Omashola, Avala, Khafi, Ike, Frodd, Ella, Nelson, Isilomo, Kimophra, Esther, Sir DEE, Tuoyo, Thelma, Sheyi, Diane, Jeff, Mike, Mercy, Tacha, Gedoni, and Jackye. Additional six housemates were included in the course of the show they included Elozonam Ogbolu, Cindy Okafor, Venita Akpofure, Joseph “Joe” AbDallah and Ede “Enkay” Nkechinyere. The Pepper Dem edition had the highest number of days spent in the house which was 99 days unlike the previous editions which had 77 and 92 days for the 2016 and 2017 editions. The 2018 series saw housemates spending 85 days.
For Mike the runner-up, hails from Lagos State and resides in Manchester, in the United Kingdom. A CEO and professional athlete who owns the first black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom called Aireyys. He is married to Perris Shakes-Drayton a British Olympian and also a TV personality.
Mike, displayed quality as a “classic man” throughout the show as he was calm, unassuming and supportive of his fellow housemates irrespective of the competition. During the final week, Mike spiced up his behaviour as he frequently utters the slangs he learnt in the house to the surprise of the viewers. And for being the Housemate with the best overall time in the Bet9ja Arena Games, Mike won for himself two million Naira.
Housemates hosted some Nollywood celebrities and musicians in the Big Brother house. Movie Stars like Lala Akindoju, Mr Ibu, Osas Ighodaro, Mama G had a nice dinner with the contestant. The award winning Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, popularly known as Kaffy also paid a surprise visit to Big Brother Naija housemates. Popular Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold also joined the host of celebrities who visited the BBNaija housemates and gave out gifts to the housemates. Also a prominent Nigerian-American singer, Jidenna and Ebuka visited the Big Brother Naija housemates. Mavin producer, Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid played host to the housemates few minutes before their Indomie cooking challenge.
Nigeria most celebrated music icon 2Baba also stormed the Big Brother House in company of his friend Larry Gaaga and manager Efe Omorogbe. The legendary singer related with the housemates and entertained there with some of his songs to celebrate his birthday. He was also offered and also with small buffet and cake.2Baba entertained the housemates dishing out some of his evergreen tunes with the Alternate Sound band. The housemates and viewers at home were satisfied with the visit. Music diva, Tiwa Savage paid a surprise visit to the Big Brother Naija housemates at the last day of the reality show.
Diary Room is one spot that opened access to the minds of the housemates. Saturday Night Party in the Big Brother Naija House was always out of this planet as housemates stepped out to the dance floor with sparkling and beautiful outfits.
It was an electric performance at the grand finale by Dance Machine, Imagneto and Zinny X, Patoranking and Tiwa Savage. Spitting fire on stage was Mr. Incredible ‘MI’Abaga.