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Mercy wins N60m Big Brother Naija grand prize

Mercy, popularly.known as Lamboghini, has won the Season 4 Pepper Dem Big Brother Naija reality programme.

She made history as the first female to win the reality show after having the highest votes of 41 percent at the grand finale of the reality in Sunday.

Mike came second of 26 housemates that competed for the grand prize of N60 million.

The grand finale of the Big Brother Naija came on Sunday, making the 99 days of the reality programme where the top five housemates, Seyi, Mercy, Omatshola, Frodd and Mike appears radiant in their attires.

The programme opened on Sunday with host, Ebuka Obi-Uchedu, reviewing the highlights in the last 99 days of the reality show after which Diane, the last housemate to be evicted, before the finale.

Big Brother then came up with a soul-moving speech which was to summarise the position of the programme organisers. Big Brother told the housemates that they must have gone through real experiences in the Big Brother house that would last them for a life time. He said they must have experienced love, low moments and fight. He said ultimately they must learn to forgive.

Diane was asked who would win she said her friend, Mercy Lamboghini.

Next the host spoke with some of the housemates, including Joe and Isiloma, who were in the audience and what plans they have for the future.

Then the business of the day began. Ebuka first announced that Mike was winner of the arena game with the shortest time through the 99 days.

Then Ebuka asked the five housemates who were top five to stand up. And immediately Seyi was evicted followed by Omatshola. With three housemates left, Mercy, Mike and Frodd, the host called up MI to perform. This was to blend with earlier performances by Patoranking and Tiwa Savage.

Next Omatshola had his turn after the eviction. He was as dramatic as ever.

And after Frodd was evicted. Then Ebuka spoke with Kimoprah and Elozonam, who both believed Mercy would win, with Mike coming second.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.