The winner of Big Brother Naija Season 7 ‘Level up’, Ijeoma Josephina Otabor better known as Phyna has stated that she did not use the techniques of previous housemate to secure her win.
According to the 26-year-old, she auditioned five times before she was selected for the reality TV show.
Phyna cleared the air while featuring on MTV Base Sparks alongside BBN Season 6 winner, Whitemoney.
Whitemoney had questioned Phyna on the technique she used in securing her victory. Mentaining her stand, ghe latter explained that she never copied any of the previous housemates because she did not watch their shows.
“I heard that you kind of used my script in the [Big Brother] House. There is a certain aspect of me that you inherited and used to spice up your own game. And it worked for you.”
Responding, Phyna said:
“I have been auditioning for Big Brother for about five years. Four years before the fifth year last year [when I was selected].
“Any year they don’t pick me, I don’t watch Big Brother. I don’t even want to know anything about it. I’m always jealous.
“So, when I was in the [Big Brother] House and I said, ‘Who deyyyy?….’ I was angry that day. It’s something I always say. It’s just part of me. So, I said that. And one day, one of the housemates was like, ‘Whitemoney used to say this ‘Who deyyy?’ in the House. You’re copying him.’
“I’m like, really? I didn’t know o because I didn’t watched [Big Brother Naija Season 6]. And she was like, no, you’re copying him. And I was like, anyways, as long as he win, you say I dey copy abi? Ehnn, make e still work for me.”
It is worth noting that Phyna have been trending on and off social media following a series of accusations levied against the organizers of the show. At a point, she noted that the show was overrated.