My Mother Said She Tried To Abort Me – Mercy Eke
Mercy Eke, the winner of the 2019 BBNaija reality TV show, says her mother told her she had tried to abort her due to pressure from relatives.
She was speaking during the premiere of a joint reality TV show with Ike, her partner, who is also a former BBNaija housemate.
She said her mother had once thrown herself down from a tree to see if she could get rid of her foetus after her husband’s cousin had questioned why she was up for another child.
“My mom told me that, when she was carrying me, there was this aunt of mine, my dad’s cousin, who came and asked her, ‘Are you still pregnant after all these kids you have?,” Mercy said.
“That really got my mom trying to abort me. My mum told that what she did was when she goes to the farm, she would climb a tree and intentionally fall from there to see if she could get rid of me.
“When she told me that, I had told myself that I had to make it, whatever it took to be somebody. I had to make her proud somehow for what she did for me.”
In October last year, Mercy became the fourth winner of BBNaija, toppling Mike and Seyi at the grand finale of the ‘Pepper Dem’ house.
She would later feature in the visuals for Paul Okoye’s song ‘Take It‘, while snagging the ‘Best Dressed Female’ special category at the 2020 African Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).