Organiser of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Multichoice on Tuesday analysed the various strategies used by Mercy Eke to achieve her goal to become the winner of the Big Brother Naija season four.
Mercy was declared the winner on Sunday after she got the highest votes from the viewer of the show, making her the first female winner of the reality show.
A total of 26 housemates had participated in the game before Mercy, Mike, Seyi, Frodd, Omashola and Seyi made it to the finale.
Some of the housemates are believed to have adopted some strategies in their games, which sustained some of them to a certain stage.
Multichoice, the organiser of the show, via a post on its website titled “Post Finale: Mercy’s Winning Strategies,” explained how the Mercy used strategies to earn votes from viewers.
It wrote: “It was a wonderful winning streak for Mercy and it didn’t come easy. A lot of effort went into it, a result of well-calculated strategies.
“Most members of the Pepper Dem Gang could, at the beginning of the show, be heard saying that they have no particular strategy. But, what we’ve seen throughout the season proved otherwise. Mercy, who ended up winning the Game, made strategic moves throughout her stay in the House.
“If there was any charming stunt Mercy smartly pulled in the Game, it was her alliances with other Housemates. Her relationship with Diane which we won’t stop talking about was so deep and sweet it peppered us. As for her relationship with Ike, that was a perfect example of love and this too got us talking for a long time.
“From their fights to their lovey-dovey moments and their Coin plans, we saw in the two relationship goals like no other.
“When we talk of the most fashionable Housemate in the Pepper Dem Season, we can only point to Mercy. Her peppery outfit goals were consistent throughout the show. She was the only Housemate who never repeated clothes till the end of the Show. If this isn’t peppery enough, we wonder what better ways to show how strategic she has been from the beginning. Even Diane had a taste of her closet when we saw her with some of her outfits. Fans across the globe won’t stop talking about it. So will we.
“Mercy’s idea of the Bet9ja Coins was bent on acquiring more. With Ike on her side, she was able to gather as many Coins as she could when the need arose. At a point, she and Ike had to steal Omashola’s Coins before going for Esther’s. It was a calculated strategy which kept us wondering for long whether or not the Coins would be returned. Out of remorse, and Mercy’s persuasion of Ike, the Coins were returned.
“Of all the Pepper Dem Housemates, Mercy was smart in her relationship goals. The Icy pair yielded fruits as Ike spread his shoulder for Mercy to climb on to get to the finale. Remember his sacrificing his Coins so she could buy Immunity. It was a wonderful relationship.
“From clinching to her great competitors to aligning with the strongest Housemates at the right time, it was clear she planned her steps all along. We know she did not like Frodd which was why she always Nominated him for Eviction. But she later became friends with him when he won the Ultimate Veto Power. Even in the finale, Mercy’s relationship with Mike became strengthened. She was always seen around him playing one prank or the other. No wonder she ended up winning the game.
“Mercy was so calculated in her steps that anytime she said anything, it usually hit the right spot. She knew when and what to talk. When she and Tacha got into a fight, Mercy knew when to shut up and what to say to get words out of you. She did that so well with the other Housemates too and trust us, it saved her a lot of trouble. We are sure many us of enjoyed her banter with Ike, especially after the Party.
“Mercy came into Biggie’s House with the statement “I’m going to win the money” and with the right strategy, she actually did. As the first female to win the Game, her opening speech (or is it a prophesy?) came through. Talk about the power of the tongue.”