Investigation by Newz NG has revealed that Nigerians spent a jaw-dropping sum of N7.2 billion on votes in the just concluded ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ season of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show.
Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the show.
Further investigation by Newz NG showed that it costs N30 to cast a vote on the BBNaija Reality TV Show.
With the figure, Nigerians spent over N7.2 billion on votes alone.
Announcing the winner of the show, the host 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, 2019.
Meanwhile, Mercy Eke has become the winner of Big Brother Naija season four, becoming the first female to win the reality show.
Newz NG reports that the ‘Queen of Highlights’ aka ‘Lamborghini’ was crowned winner during the finale on Sunday.