Mercy and Ike
The Mercy and Ike show came after the love story of Mercy Eke and Ike Onyema. They both met and bonded in the Big Brother house but their love did not end there.
Mercy and Ike show opens with Mercy and Ike reminiscing about their life in the Big Brother house and how they formed an alliance to ensure that either of them won. It then goes on to draw us deeper into personal lives.
Mercy has insisted that her relationship with a fellow housemate, Ike Onyema, would continue to go on smoothly. The two were so fond of each other in the house. Mercy brushed away the insinuation that since she was now richer than Onyema and she might want to explore other options.
Mercy said I was a single person before going to Big Brother house. But expect love and friendship (between me and Ike). We would work as partners. Money doesn’t have anything to do with the love we share. Money doesn’t have anything to do with our relationship; it won’t affect us’’.
Mercy: Big Brother I have a Crush
It all started after few days of the contestants stay in the Big Brother House, Mercy revealed to Biggie that she has a crush on a housemate. She replied Biggie when asked if she has an interest in any other contestants saying “Yes, Ike, but I want to slow it down for now because I’ve been through a lot in my past relationships”. “He is one guy I’ll love to be with after the house according to her.”
The First Kiss
After they publicly committed to each other, Mercy and Ike shared a kiss while in bed, officially announcing themselves as the first couple of the BBNaija Pepper Dem edition. And Ike told her he would love to be with her after the show and she replied “I want to be with you too, if you leave here, I will become like CeeC. I don’t want you to leave, I want us to be here together”
After BBNaija Show
In the Big Brother house, during a sit-down with the lovebirds, housemate Diane asked Ike if he would still be with Mercy after the show. I can see myself been with Mercy forever he replied. Mercy chimed; “I will still be with Ike regardless of what happens”
The couple are still together after leaving the house talked about their relationship and life after the Big Brother house. “Ever since I left the house, I learned to be more patient, to respect people’s space,” Mercy says during an interview.
The Up’s and Down’s
Just like many relationships, their relationship as gone through phases and because it was well known to all, there was a lot of question concerning Ike still been with Mercy because of the money. As we all know that these days, celebrities announce their breakup by unfollowing each other on Instagram, and #MerIke did that, we knew there was trouble.
It was said by many people that the breakup happened because Ike flirted with Mercy’s eternal rival, Tacha, and he didn’t help matters by posting a picture of her on his Instagram story, only to delete it afterward. After sometimes of not been together, Ike made an appearance at Mercy’s housewarming party and the couple publicly re-announced their relationships while informing their fans they would be keeping their relationship off social media. And they stayed quiet about anything concerning their relationship until the announcement of their show Mercy and Ike Reality Tv show.
The love between Mercy and Ike has proved to be a very strong one as they have both overcome their differences, public scrutiny just for both of them to be together and they have done so by doing what has never been done within any of the previous 4 seasons of the BBNaija.