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#BBNaija: Nigerians spent a total of N7.2bn on votes, N1.5bn in the final week


*Spent 2376 hours to watch the show
By Eniola Daniel

Nigerians spent a total of N7.2 billion to vote for the 26 housemates in the just concluded Big Brother Naija reality show, with the show recording N1.5 billion in last week of the show and spent a total of 2376 hours watching the show   
   Announcing the results on Sunday, the anchor of the show  Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that season four got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the season.
 A Short Service Message (SMS) which is the medium to vote for a favourite housemate costs N30 per vote.
It will recall that 26-year-old graduate of Imo State University Mercy Eke popularly known as Mercy de Lamborghini emerged the winner of the show after 99 days contest. The victory makes her the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception.
Announcing the winner of the show, the host also disclosed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were garnered in the last week of the show.
The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is higher than the allocation received by three Nigerian states for the month of January.
  Mercy walked home with a cash prize worth 30 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes, totalling N60 million.

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