Reality TV star, Mercy Eke, has revealed that her mother told her she had tried to abort her due to pressure from relatives.
Mercy Eke who is the first ever female to win the Big Brother Naija show, made this known while speaking during the premiere of a joint reality TV show with Ike.
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. Mercy said;
“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?”
“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.”