Mercy Eke, the winner of the 2019 BBNaija reality TV show, has addressed the rumours that she is having an affair with IVD, the celebrity car dealer.


IVD, real name Ikechukwu Ogbonna, is the husband of Bimbo Ogbonna — who recently passed away.

The celebrity auto dealer has been enmeshed in an avalanche of scandals in the wake of his wife’s death.

Mama Jazz, the sister to Bimbo, had accused the Lagos-based businessman of killing Bimbo.


There were also rumours that he is having an affair with the reality star.

A blogger had claimed Eke is one of IVD’s mistresses.

Reacting to the allegations in an Instagram live session on Saturday, Eke said she only had a business relationship with IVD.

The reality star said she bought a faulty Range Rover car from IVD in September 2020 and thereafter demanded that he “give me something equivalent to my car”.


She said Bimbo was aware that the car transaction was the “only connection I have ever had with IVD”.

A teary Eke also hurled insults at the blogger who circulated the allegation.

“I want to clear something. And I’m only doing this for the sake of the dead, for the sake of Bimbo, that’s why I’m doing this,” she said in the video.

“In September 2020, I wanted to celebrate my birthday, and that was the first time I heard about this man called IVD. I went to buy a car, that is where I saw IVD and bought my Range Rover, I paid in cash. I bought a car from this guy, but the car stopped working. I kept going from one mechanic to another mechanic.


“His wife was aware of all these things. His wife was the one that stopped me from arresting IVD. But before I went home for Christmas, I went there, I said ‘you must give me something equivalent to my car’. That was when IVD gave me his Maybach and people were speculating that I bought a car and I didn’t say anything.

“He gave me that car and that was the only connection I’ve ever had with IVD. If not for this transaction I have no business with him. You can’t be tarnishing my name, I did nothing to you, let the hate go.”

The reality star also shared the receipts and video of the car alongside a post that read: “My name has been tarnished for the longest time, this is the first and last time I’m going to address this. The reason I’m addressing this blatant lie is because of the late wife Mrs Bimbo.

“These are evidences and receipts showing that I have nothing other than business transactions with IVD!!!”



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