Mercy Eke, a former Big Brother Naija reality TV champion, has admitted that the romantic ties on the program are a ruse and a marketing tactic.
This was the first female winner’s explanation for why she was still in a relationship with her ex, Ike Onyema, in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
Remember that Mercy and Ike were a couple on the show, but many fans were disappointed when their relationship ended after the show.
Mercy talked about her experience and said she wouldn’t have pursued a connection with Ike if she had realized she had such a vast fan base.
The reality TV personality claimed that even when their relationship wasn’t working, she couldn’t leave Ike because of the money.
“Relationships on BBNaija are the biggest swindle.
. It originally struck me as unique. In fact, I wouldn’t have bothered getting connected with Ike if I had known that I was a strong housemate and that people appreciated me for who I am.
We flowed with it, so I wouldn’t say it was a strategy, but we still had to put on a good face for people who aren’t even dating. If things doesn’t work out, you can move on, but in my case I had to stay because I needed the money and couldn’t leave.