Google on Wednesday revealed that Mercy, Tacha, Mike, Ike and Seyi were the five most-searched housemates of the ongoing Big Brother Naija Season on its platform.
Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google west Africa regional communication and public relations manager, said that while the housemates struggle for the grand prize of N60 million, fans have been scouring the internet to find out more about their favourite contestants.
“Eight weeks in, 26 housemates and 12 evictions later, it looks like the most-searched housemates were giving the other contestants a run for their money,” said Kola-Ogunlade in a statement.
“According to Google Search, they are five top trending Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem housemates since the commencement of the competition on 30 June 2019.
”The list is based on top search performance on Google. The fourth season of Big Brother Naija, known as “Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem”, has taken Nigeria by storm.”
He said that the search were as follows: Mercy, “a 26-year-old video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing.”
“Her on-screen relationship with fellow contestant Ike, as well as her fashion sense and good looks, keep BBNaija fans wanting more and searching for her online,” he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said that Mercy is the most-searched contestant of the ongoing reality TV show on Google.
Following closely is Tasha, who hails from Rivers state; “this 23-year-old social media sensation loves to show herself to the world and the Big Brother Naija stage is the ideal platform.”
“The businesswoman has grown her popularity on social media through the show and is the second most-searched housemate,” he said.
“Her stern character adds to the excitement of the reality show.”
According to him, Mike Edwards stunned fans when it was revealed that he was married.
”He is also a CEO and an athlete with a resilient spirit, Founder of the first Black-owned cigar brand in the United Kingdom,” he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said Mike has been able to position himself as a guru in the house and his accent has made quite an impression on the audience.
“Mike is number 3 on the list of most-searched Big Brother Naija 2019: Pepper Dem contestants on Google,” he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said that Seyi, popularly referred to as the grandson of Awolowo, has indeed made his mark in the ongoing reality TV show.
“From being head-of-house to having a heated argument with Ike at one point, he has a strong personality that has stood out since day one of the show,” he said.
“The bubbly entrepreneur is also a medical doctor who has stated his commitment to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his belief.”