Eke emerged as the 4th winner of BBNaija after she was announced the winner of the 2019 edition tagged Pepper Dem.
She became the first female ever to win the BBNaija reality TV show since it began over a decade ago.
Mercy was the last female housemate standing after spending a total of 99 days – 14 weeks – in the house, won herself the grand prize of N60 million.
Fans, friends and colleagues of the reality TV star have continued to send messages over the demise of her dad.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate Mercy Eke has lost her father.
The reality TV star shared the sad news via her Instagram page on Friday, April 1, 2022.
“I’m so devastated at the demise of my daddy. God I don’t want to believe this is happening to me right now. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔,” she wrote.
May his soul rest in peace.
Meanwhile, friends, colleagues and fans of the reality TV star took to the comments section of her page where they sympathised with her on the demise of her father
“My darling I’m so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. May he rest in peace. 🕊️🤍🙏🏽” actress Osas Ighodaro wrote.
“Omg 😳 , take heart my love , plz stay strong 💔,” BBNaija’s Nina wrote.
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic also sent her condolence message to the reality TV star.
“Awwwww my love 😢😢😢😢 so sorry 🙏🙏🙏 my deepest condolences 💐 GOD KNOWS THE BEST,” Destiny Etiko wrote.