Mercy Eke Biography, Career, Education, Networth, Movies
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Who is Mercy Ike?
Mercy Eke is a Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen, and entrepreneur from Imo State. She won season 4 of Big Brother Naija in October 2019, becoming the first woman to win the reality show. She is the founder of Mnm luxury.
Mercy Eke better known as simply ‘Mercy BBnaija’ became popular as a Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen, and entrepreneur cum reality TV star soon as she got affiliated with the show.
She is known for being one of the housemates of the Big Brother Naija season 4 Pepper Dem Gang edition of the popular Nigeria reality TV show that premiered in 2019.
In this post, I will share with you Mercy Eke’s biography; early life, early career, net worth, and some other things you don’t know about her. To start, let’s take a look at her early life.
On 14 March 2020, Eke received the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Dressed Female.
Eke is from Imo State, Nigeria. She attended Egbu Girls Secondary School in Owerri and graduated from Imo State University in 2014. Eke appeared as a vixen in the music video for Davido and Ichaba’s single “Baby Mama”. She also appeared in the music video for Airboy’s song “Nawo Nawo”. Eke auditioned for Big Brother Naija four times before becoming a contestant.
Eke entered the Big Brother Naija house on 30 June 2019. She was announced as the winner in October 2019, becoming the first woman to win the show.
After winning season 4 of Big Brother Naija, Eke became an ambassador and influencer for various organizations. In 2020, she made her acting debut in the Nollywood film Fate of Alakada. Eke has also appeared in short comedy skits alongside a few Nigerian comedians.
Eke has signed endorsement deals and becomes a brand ambassador for numerous brands, including Ciroc and Mr.Taxi. She also launched her own clothing line MnM Luxury.
Mercy Eke rumored affair with IVD, husband of late Bimbo
IVD, real name Ikechukwu Ogbonna, is the husband of Bimbo Ogbonna — who recently passed away.
The celebrity auto dealer has been enmeshed in an avalanche of scandals in the wake of his wife’s death.
Mama Jazz, the sister to Bimbo, had accused the Lagos-based businessman of killing Bimbo.
There were also rumors that he is having an affair with the reality star.
A blogger had claimed Eke is one of IVD’s mistresses.
Reacting to the allegations in an Instagram live session on Saturday, Eke said she only had a business relationship with IVD.
The reality star said she bought a faulty Range Rover car from IVD in September 2020 and thereafter demanded that he “give me something equivalent to my car”.
She said Bimbo was aware that the car transaction was the “only connection I have ever had with IVD”.
A teary Eke also hurled insults at the blogger who circulated the allegation.
“I want to clear something. And I’m only doing this for the sake of the dead, for the sake of Bimbo, that’s why I’m doing this,” she said in the video.
“In September 2020, I wanted to celebrate my birthday, and that was the first time I heard about this man called IVD. I went to buy a car, that is where I saw IVD, and bought my Range Rover, I paid in cash. I bought a car from this guy, but the car stopped working. I kept going from one mechanic to another mechanic.
“His wife was aware of all these things. His wife was the one that stopped me from arresting IVD. But before I went home for Christmas, I went there, I said ‘you must give me something equivalent to my car’. That was when IVD gave me his Maybach and people were speculating that I bought a car and I didn’t say anything.
“He gave me that car and that was the only connection I’ve ever had with IVD. If not for this transaction I have no business with him. You can’t be tarnishing my name, I did nothing to you, let the hate go.”
The reality star also shared the receipts and video of the car alongside a post that read: “My name has been tarnished for the longest time, this is the first and last time I’m going to address this. The reason I’m addressing this blatant lie is because of the late wife Mrs. Bimbo.
“These are evidence and receipts showing that I have nothing other than business transactions with IVD!!!”
Mercy Eke Husband
Mercy is married to a fellow BBN star Ike Oyema, they got married in 2019.
Mercy Eke is estimated to be worth between $800k – $1m
|2019||Big Brother 4||Herself/contestant||Reality show|
|2020||Fate of Alakada||Herself||Film|
|2017||“Baby Mama”||Ichaba featuring Davido|
|2017||“Nawo Nawo Song”||Airboy|
|2019||“Ije Ego”||MC Galaxy|
Awards and nominations
|2019||Scream Awards||Celebrity Sensation of the year||Won|
|2020||AMVCA||Best Dressed female||Won|
|Net Honours||Most Popular Couple||Won|
|2021||Most Popular Person||Nominated|
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- “Find Out Why #BBNaija’s Mercy Slapped Broda Shaggi in this Hilarious Video | Watch”. 15 January 2020.
- “BBNaija’s Mercy Eke slapped Broda Shaggi in ‘silent war'”. 18 January 2020.
- Oladimeji (1 November 2019). “BBNaija: Mercy signs new endorsement deal with Mr Taxi | 36NG”. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
- Yaakugh, Caroline (22 November 2019). “Just like Tacha, Mercy signs partnership deal with same popular liquor brand”. www.legit.ng. Retrieved 20 March 2020.