Mercy Eke Revels She Once Sold Corn And Fuel To Make An Honest Living
Winner of the 2019 Big Brother Naija “Pepper Dem” edition, Mercy Eke also referred to as Lambo, during a close panel session at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (#NECLive8), revealed that in her early years as one trying to survive and make an honest means of living for herself, she sold corn and fuel among other businesses.
She also said she auditioned for the BBN reality show four times before she got in and somehow won the hearts of Nigerians and Africans.
“Sometimes it gets me very emotional to see how far I’ve come from where I started, from selling corn to fuel, to a lot of other businesses I did before”, said Eke, who had to stop herself from weeping. “I’m very proud of myself, and I know that there are a lot of people looking up to me.”
Speaking on what growing up was like for her, she said,
“I auditioned four times before I got into the Big Brother House, but somehow I won the show, and I won the hearts of Nigerians and Africans”, Eke explained. “I work for everything I own today, maybe I’m not ‘blessed’ enough for people to just give me things for free. I can look back at my journey with pride, in spite of my rough childhood: I grew up in a family of 6, but somehow I was able to complete my tertiary education. I’m very proud of myself, and I know that there are a lot of people looking up to me. Where I am today is through my hard work. I didn’t just win and rest on my oars, because I know that my journey has just started.”