“I was richer before BBNaija show” – Ike Onyema

BBNaija Reality TV star, Ike Onyema has claimed that he was in a better financial position before he went into the show, than he is today.

I was richer before BBNaija show - Ike Onyema lailasnews

There is a widespread believe that fame come with lot of money making opportunities, but according to Ike Onyema, fame in itself is expensive to maintain.

He made this revelation after a follower told him that going for the reality show last year upgraded his life, baring which he would have been a gangster.

In his response to the follower, Ike made it known that reverse is the case, as fame doesn’t come cheap. He wrote;

“Before BBN my account was larger. Fame no be cheap oo.”

See their exchange below;

I was richer before BBNaija show - Ike Onyema

Ike few days back revealed that he is still romantically involved with his girlfriend, Mercy Eke, but yet to be engaged in the traditional way.

He said that the attitude of not posting Mercy’s pictures on his social media space and vice versa was a mere strategy to keep their individual fan base and brands strong.

He noted that they had been very supportive of each other’s businesses as they intentionally minimised posting their individual pictures on their social media handles.

“We are still doing our thing, we have not officially done the engagement or moved in together yet, but she comes to my place every other day and I go to her place as well.

“We still go to each other’s house and try not to overdo it, maybe stay the night or two, but not too much, just because of tradition.

“When it comes to business, things have gotten a lot better, before it was more like all of us as ex-housemates were in a competition with each other, but now, everyone is finding their place and we are all comfortable helping each other out.

“I will say the Mercy & Ike show was like a blessing because, before the show, we were both focused on our fan base and trying to keep our fan base strong, it was really an idea that promoting one another will weaken our brand.

“Like if I was to promote Mercy, it will weaken my brand or if she was to promote my brand it will weaken her brand, that is the kind of idea people were giving us.

“So, I am now going private, posting just myself and not showing anything about Mercy really calmed things down,” he said.

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