Statistics arising from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerian youths spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes.
The host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announcing the results on Sunday, said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in just the final week of the season.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that it costs N30 to cast a vote on the BBNaija Reality TV Show.
With the figure, Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone.
Announcing the winner of the show, the host also revealed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were amassed in the last week of the show.
The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is believed to be higher than the allocation received by three Nigerian states for the month of January.
At the same time, Mercy Eke has become the winner of Big Brother Naija season four, winning with a wide margin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ‘Queen of Highlights’ was crowned the winner during the finale on Sunday.
This win makes Mercy the first lady to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since its inception.
Mercy, Popularly known as ‘Lamborghini’, was touted as the possible winner for the season by show fans and celebrities alike.
The light-hearted diva made the top two with her show best friend, Mike Edwards, who emerged the first runner up.
As the winner, Mercy walked home with a cash prize worth over 40 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes.