- Mercy Eke, first runner-up of Big Brother Naija All Stars, gracefully congratulates the winner, Ilebaye, despite her second-place finish.
- Ilebaye secured victory with 30.08% of the votes, surprising many who expected Mercy to win.
- Mercy Eke praises Ilebaye for her impressive gameplay and encourages her to “wear her crown” and shine.
- She expresses gratitude to her family, especially her fanbase, the “Mercenaries,” for their unwavering support.
The surprising outcome left many fans and viewers in awe as Ilebaye emerged victorious with 30.08% of the votes, while Mercy Eke secured second place with 23.48% of the vote.
Despite initial expectations that Mercy Eke, who won the previous season, would clinch the All Stars title, she has shown immense sportsmanship by celebrating Ilebaye’s success.
In her public statement, Mercy Eke encouraged Ilebaye to “wear her crown, raise her head high, and shine eternally,” applauding her for the impressive gameplay that led to her triumph in the competition.
Reflecting on her journey in the Big Brother All Stars program, Mercy Eke expressed her gratitude to her family, including her mother, big sister, and cousins, for their unwavering support.
She also gave a special shout-out to her dedicated fanbase, known as the “Mercenaries,” who have stood by her side since her 2019 victory and continue to shower her with love and support.
Mercy Eke also thanked Multichoice for providing the platform that catapulted her to stardom and acknowledged the efforts of everyone who went out of their way to support her throughout her journey in the All Stars competition.
In a final note, Mercy Eke congratulated Ilebaye once again on her win, commending her for the game she played throughout the competition.
In Mercy Eke’s words;
Big Brother All Stars Called and I answered!! *I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Dr. Maya Angelou *
•A special thank you to my Family (my mum, my big sister, cousins, etc.) Thank you!
You rode with me from 2019 and still ride with me. Thank you. I am still in awe at the love and support you still show me, at the work done, the love shown, the battles fought to see me get to the top! Words cannot express how grateful I am. I have never taken you all for granted. We are bonded for life! This girl mercy Eke is nothing without your love!
Thank you for this great platform that has birthed my success story and that of many. I will always remain grateful.
My profound gratitude goes to everyone who went out of their way to support me 🫂 I say a big Thank You to every one of you.
•Not to forget our beautiful winner of the show @ilebayeee Congratulations on your win. Wear your crown, raise your head high, and shine forever. You played a great game!
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to everyone. Thank you guys.