Few days after the end of Season Four of Big Brother Naija (BBN4), operators of the franchise, Multichoice, has said Nigeria has the biggest and best Big Brother House.
Multichoice Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, John Ugbe, spoke yesterday in Lagos when he addressed reporters to present winner of the reality television show, Mercy Eke, her gifts.
These include a brand new N25 million Innoson Motors sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a cheque of N30 million.
The presentation took place at the MultiChoice office and venue of the Big Brother House in Ilupeju, Lagos.
Mercy, who made history by becoming the first female winner of BBN, thanked the organisers and sponsors of the event. She also thanked her family and fans.
“I’m overwhelmed, I’m lost for words,” she said.
When asked about her plans, Mercy said she was going to push her fashion brand, M & M.
Mercy said her controversial housemate, Tacha, who was evicted when they fought, remained her friend.
Managing Director of Multichoice, John Ugbe, thanked everyone involved in the production, which trended globally on Twitter.
He said the owners of the Big Brother brand, Endemol, visited the Big Brother House in Lagos.
“Endemol came in to inspect (the house) and they gave us feedback. One, we have the biggest Big Brother House in the world. But a times, maybe bigger is not best. But we have the best Big Brother House in the world.”
Ugbe also said the show had “50 million votes in the final week”, another first.
At the event were other BBN finalists – first runner-up Mike, second runner-up Frodd, Omashola and Seyi – as well as Ike.
Also present were Channel Director, Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu; Senior Marketing Manager, Bet9ja, Olufemi Osobajo; Head of Corporate Communication, Heritage Bank PLC, Fela Ibidapo-Obe and Managing Director, Innoson Motors, Mr Donatus Okeke.
Twenty-six housemates competed in the reality TV show with the theme: Pepper Dem, which ended on Sunday evening after 99 days.