26-year-old Mercy Eke last night pulled 41.77 per cent votes from the about 240 million recorded to emerge BBNaija 2019 winner claiming N30 million cash prize and a brand new Innoson SUV worth N25 million.
Other prizes includes Dubai trip for two packaged by Travlbeta, electronic supplies by Scanfrost, one year supply of Pepsi, Indomie and Munchit as well as Oppo phones.
There are also two VIP tickets to watch the UEFA Champions League final, courtesy of Bet9ja.
Mercy beat four other finalists in the Season Four of the reality TV show. She edged out Mike, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi
Ike, who had a relationship with Mercy while in the house, walked up to the podium to kiss her after she was revealed as the BBNaija 2019 winner.
Twenty-six housemates participated in the fourth edition of the show tagged: Pepper Dem.
Mercy, a video vixen and Lagos businesswoman, said she loved cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing.
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She also revealed that even if she had a million dollars in her account, she would still be in the BBNaija game.
“I want the fame,” she said. “The popularity is very important for my business.”
Earlier in the evening, Mike won N2million for making the best time in Friday night arena games all through the 14 weeks.
In the final moments of the show, the five finalists sat in the lounge were upbeat but tension-soaked as they waited for the final eviction to be announced by the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
They chatted about what to expect from Big Brother, listening and singing along to music, probably as a means to ease tension.
Omashola wore a lace top with a wrapper (Niger Delta style) and a black hat to match.
Frodd wore the Igbo Isiagu top over black trousers and wore the traditional red cap.
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Mike sported a blue suit over a white shirt which was loosely buttoned and donned dark glasses, a hat and held his cigar.
Mercy, the last person who stood, wore a tight white fabric that showed her back. And Seyi, sitting in the chair of the Head of House, wore his dark glasses with a white top and pants to match.
Ebuka did not keep them waiting for long. At 7:54 pm, Seyi was evicted. She came fifth. With a sip from his drink and hugs from the others, Seyi left the house.
Evicted afterwards was Omashola and with a smile, hugs and shouts of ‘Warri’, his signature, he left the house in the fourth position.
Frodd said he and Mike should take a drink to douse the pressure. Frodd was pressed later and had to use the rest room when Mercy said: “I’m cold now. My hands are freezing,” while spinning around the bar, she and Mike pranced. Mike and Mercy are encouraged by Frodd to drink