By Eric Elezuo
Mercy has confessed her love for fellow housemate Ike, saying there is a future between them outside the Big Brother House.
Mercy, who later emerged the winner of the three months long show, made her confession while fielding questions from Ebuka Obi-Uchenna, the Big Brother anchor, at the grand finale show. She said her feelings for Ike developed greatly after their sixth week in the House.
Recall that Ike was one of the first callers who came out to congratulate her after she was declared winner on Sunday night.
Valentines: “Married Women Will Pay Me Salary If they Know How I Turn their Husbands Down”
Nollywood actress Inem Peters has lamented about Valentines’ Day on social media as the special day of love approaches.
The actress shared a post on her Instagram page talking about Valentines’ Day. While lamenting about the day, she also revealed her relationship status.
According to her, the day of love is approaching and she has no lover or boyfriend to enjoy it with.
In her post, Peter also talked about the favour she does for married women. She noted that she has turned down married men many times on a daily basis.
‘My First Slap from Hubby Felt Like a Dream’
Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Mercy Aigbe, has opened up on her failed marriage with estranged husband, Lanre Gentry.
Recalls the single mom of two left the hotel owner on grounds of domestic violence.
In a new episode sighted on her Youtube channel, she recounted the terrible experience saying;
“The first time the slap came, it felt like I was dreaming. I wasn’t expecting it and I was shocked beyond words. I didn’t know it was going to happen but it happened. The begging would then come after that. Once a man raises his hand to hit you, he is going to do it over and again. However, because it was my second attempt (at marriage), I was ready to make it work, even with all the violence. I was there hoping and praying. I just wanted a happy home.
“The incident that broke the camel’s back was the one where I almost died. The beating was horrible. People often say actresses don’t want to remain married. Who told them that? (You think) being a celebrity doesn’t make me human? Does (being a celebrity) mean I don’t want to have a happy home? They say actresses are promiscuous but promiscuity is not (the exclusive preserve of) any profession. When mine (break-up) happened, it wasn’t easy because I am a celebrity. I read a lot of things online. Some people even said I made it up. But, nobody can dictate to me how to live my life.”
Aigbe went on to encourage women who are going through the same situation to speak up.
In her words,
“I have been through domestic violence and I came out strong. I would love to see the end of domestic violence in society. It wasn’t easy for me because society always shames one. Everybody believes if one is experiencing domestic violence, one has to be patient as a woman and take it all to remain in one’s husband’s house. A lot of people have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. And religion is not helping. An assaulted woman could go to her pastor and the cleric would say, ‘Oh madam, you need to keep praying’. Is it until she loses her life?”
See Full List of Oscar Winners in Main Categories
Here are the winners in key categories for the 92nd Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood.
South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the night, taking home four prizes — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film.
Best picture: “Parasite”
Best director: Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”
Best actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Best actress: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”
Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”
Best supporting actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Best international feature film: “Parasite” (South Korea)
Best animated feature: “Toy Story 4”
Best documentary feature: “American Factory”
Best original screenplay: “Parasite” – Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won
Best adapted screenplay: “Jojo Rabbit” – Taika Waititi
Best original score: “Joker” – Hildur Gudnadottir
Best original song: “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”