The CEO of Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said Nigeria has the biggest and best Big Brother House. Ugbe who made this known during the press conference to present winner of the reality television show, Mercy Eke, her gifts – a brand new N25m Innoson SUV and a cheque of N30m.
The presentation took place on Tuesday 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 Big Brother Naija, thanked 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 however, disclosed that she was going to push her fashion brand, M & M. She also disclosed that controversial housemate Tacha who was evicted when they fought remained friends.
Managing Director of Multichoice, John Ugbe, thanked everyone involved in the production which trended globally on Twitter.
He disclosed that the owners of the Big Brother bran, 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 atimes, maybe bigger is not best. But we have the best Big Brother House in the world.”
Another record which Ugbe revealed was that the show had “50 million votes in the final week.”
In attendance were the other BBNaija finalists – first runner-up, Mike, second runner-up, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi – as well as Ike. Also present at the event were Channel Director: Africa Magic, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Senior Marketing Manager, Bet9ja, Olufemi Osobajo, Head of Corporate Communication, Heritage Bank, Fela Ibidapo-Obe and Managing Director of Innoson Motors.
Twenty six housemates had competed for the reality tv show which was themed ‘Pepper Dem’ which ended on Sunday evening after 99 days.