BBNaija winner, Mercy has opened up about whether or not she spent N5million to make her bum look bigger.
For Mercy Chinenye Eke, winner, Big Brother Naija reality TV show, her greatest fear is ending a failure.
Having polled the highest votes after 99 days the show lasted, the 26-year-old video vixen and graduate of Imo State University won herself the grand prize of N60 million including a brand new Innoson SUV.
In an interview with The Sun, she talks about her days in the Big Brother House, love life and the controversies dogging her big bum. Enjoy it.
Could you tell us why you decided to participate in the Big Brother Naija reality show?
It’s simply because of my personality. I auditioned four times and God ordained it after the fifth time, and here I am as the winner.
You contested five times. What exactly did you intend to achieve or was it just because you wanted to be in the Big Brother House?
Not really. The first time I watched the show, I fell in love with it and ever since I had wanted to be an housemate. For countless times, they said ‘no’ to me but I persisted till the last time that I was selected at the audition in Warri, Delta State.
So what did you give them at the audition this time around that made them choose you?
Nothing. I remained myself, and like I said earlier, God had ordained it that this will be my time.
Did you really expect you will ever get to the final stage of the show?
To be honest, I never believed I will win the show.
Do you think falling in love in the House played a major role in your winning the show?
No. In the first place, I never really wanted a relationship. I came in to play the game all by myself.
What was the biggest sacrifice you made to get into the House?
Nothing precisely than the risk of travelling to Warri for the audition. I am based in Lagos and I haven’t been to Warri before, yet I had to risk everything to partake in the audition.
You obviously came prepared as you never repeated any of your clothes all through the 99 days of the show. Can you let us into your fashion sense?
I like to look bold and confident in my outfits. Even before coming to the House, I had clothes for each day. I had outfits for week days and casuals for weekends. Basically, occasions determine what I wear.
How do you intend to leverage on the platform of winning the Big Brother show?
My biggest dream has been getting my clothing line out. I dream of getting the likes of Naomi Campbell to walk on my fashion show. That’s a big dream for me. I am a go-getter and I am going to get that done.
Do you design?
Yes, I design.
Tell us about your fashion line?
I started the fashion line before getting into the House, I stopped at a point. But now, I have to give it the necessary push, working with my team, and very soon, you are all going to see it.
What’s the name of the brand?
It’s called M&M Luxury. It’s a female brand not necessarily a luxury brand, but I am looking at making every woman look good and confident. It’s something like looking chic on budget.
When Funke Akindele came into the House, you expressed your interest in acting. Are you going to pursue that?
Yes, but as a side hustle, as I am really keen on getting my fashion business out there.
Are you sure you have the shoulder to carry the responsibility that comes with stardom?
All I can say is that God has been my greatest weapon. I have to keep praying to Him to give me the grace and with that I would be fine.
Deep down inside you, do you think you and Tacha will ever be friends?
We are friends. While we were in the House, what happened just happened. I don’t bear grudges against anyone. Tacha and I are friends and I don’t think there is any need for make-up when we remain friends.
Has Tacha congratulated you?
Yes, she has. Look, friends fight, family fights. Things happen and as human you just show the anger side of your life and later you come back to your senses. That Tacha and I had issue in the House doesn’t change the fact that we are still friends. People would soon see us together. Trust me, you guys would soon see us together.
Recently, one of the past winners of Big Brother Naija came out to say he shared his prize money with fellow housemates. Are you likely to share your N35m prize with your colleagues?
No way, it’s winner takes all.
Were you dating anyone before you came into Big Brother House?
No, I was free and single until I met Ike in the House.
What should we expect from you and Ike?
You should expect love and friendship. We will definitely work together and hope for the best.
Now that you are probably richer than Ike, how would you both cope?
Money has nothing to do with what I share with Ike. So, money is not going to be an issue.
There’s a report claiming you did surgery on your bum and it cost you N5 million. You even said so while in the House.
I never said that.
But is your bum real and have you ever gone under the knives?
Yes, it’s real. This interview is getting too personal. But I won’t tell you whether my bum is real or not. People are free to have their opinion about my bum. Let the rumour continue, I am actually enjoying it.
It’s obvious you love tattoos.
Yes, I do.
How many tattoos do you have on your body and what does each mean to you?
I have not counted the tattoos, when I do I will get back to you. But I have roses, flowers and butterflies. They all simply mean I can fly to any height I desire. Everybody loves to fly higher and those tattoos are there to motivate me to go to any height.
What is your greatest fear now that you are famous?
Definitely, it’s the fear of failure. I am afraid of failure.
“F*ck All Pastors & Imams And All So Called Men Of God” — 2Face Idibia
Nigerian singer 2face Idibia has blasted Pastors and Imams, asking them to preach truth rather than asking for money or asking people to kill for God.
In a series of tweets, 2face Idibia advocated for a change in the education system in Africa which includes the religion and tribe.
He shared on his social media page;
we “AFRICA” Need 2 change our EDUCTION system. That includes religion and tribal nonsense.
My GOD no go tell me 2 collect money for am
My GOD no go tell me 2 fight or kill person for am
My GOD no weak like that.
My GOD don package everything keep, that’s why I get BRAIN, i no go turn the other chick again.
Fuck all PASTORS & IMAMS and all so called MEN of God!!
GOOD is GOOD and BAD is BAD
Don’t be embarassing GOD everywhere
GOOD is GOOD BAD is BAD No ojoro. Use ya brain. ONE LOVE is the ONLY solution. There’s enough for everybody. Greed is the major problem.
Woke up 2 this sad news. Bless u MAJEK FASHEK. many of the new school artist might not grasp your importance but I appreciate what u represent in naija music history. RIP LION.
I know u and BABA FELA and RAS KIMONO…
GOOD is GOOD BAD/EVIL is BAD/EVIL CHOOSE which one u want. E no mean say make u mumu. GOD Give u brain. Use am.
I feel like wailing but my voice dey fail me. haba.
Why I Didn’t Report My Rapist — Khafi Kareem
BBNaija reality star, Khafi Kareem has joined the trending Twitter conversation about rape and sexual violence against women.
The reality star revealed that she was a victim but she never reported her rapist.
Explaining why she never reported her rapist, Khafi, who admitted that her rapist apologised right after the incident, said: ‘I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse.’
Khafi also said that she opened up to someone about the rape incident, but the person ended up blaming her for getting raped.
According to the reality star, she decided to share her story to give hope to other victims to speak up about their own experiences.
She wrote: ‘#WhyIDidntReport – because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. #WeAreTired.’
‘Yes, this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or say it is not my story when it was already hard enough sharing it.’
BREAKING: Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead
Legendary Nigerian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke popularly known as Majek Fashek, has died.
According to reports, the “Send Down the Rain” crooner, aged 57 died in a hospital in New York on Monday June 1. Our sources are yet to confirm the cause of his death.
He was born in Benin City to an Edo mother and a Ijesha father, but identifies with his Benin roots.
In the early eighties Fashek, who at the time went by the stage name Rajesh Kanal, joined the group Jastix with McRoy Gregg, and Drummer Black ‘Rice. They were best known as the in-house band on the show Music Panorama on NTA Benin, and toured with fellow reggae group The Mandators.
In 1988, shortly after Jastix disbanded Fashek, who now used the name Majek Fashek, signed with Tabansi Records and began a solo career by releasing the album Prisoner of Conscience and quickly became Nigeria’s top reggae artist after the song “Send Down The Rain” became the most popular song of the year, and in 1989 he won six PMAN awards for “Song of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, and “Reggae Artist of the Year” among others.
Fashek was married to Rita Fashek who inspired the song “Without You”; the couple had four children together, but have since divorced. In 2015, it was revealed that Fashek was bankrupt and battling drug addiction. After admitting that he needed help, he was admitted into a drug rehabilitation centre in Abuja, but has since recovered, and returned to music.
Besides his struggle with drug addiction, other health conditions required his hospitalization on several occasions. He was rumored dead in September 2019 but his manager quelled the rumors, confirming that Majek had indeed been critically ill, hospitalized at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, England, and in dire need of financial assistance
The ‘rain maker’ as he his fondly called has has worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.
Majek’s life and work are still prominently celebrated by Nigerian music fans and beyond. His legacy of excellence in music and worldwide impact through instrumentation will live imminently.
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