Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (born 2 June 1997) known as Phyna is a Nigerian actress, model, hype woman, entertainer and a reality TV star.[1] She is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7.[2][3][4][5]

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor

(1997-06-02) 2 June 1997 (age 26)
Other namesHype priestess of Nigeria
Occupation(s)Actress, Hype woman
Known forWinner of the Big Brother Naija season 7
TelevisionBig Brother Naija
  • Moses Otabor (father)
  • Gladys Moses Otabor (mother)

Early life edit

Phyna is from Ekpon in Edo state.[6] While on the Big Brother show she mentioned that she is Igbo by tribe eventhough her community is in Edo State. She grew up in Edo State where she had her primary and secondary education.[7] She completed her studies in Engineering Department at Auchi Polytechnic.[8]

Career edit

Before entering the Big Brother Naija house, Phyna was a commercial model, who started her career from college and was signed by a modelling agency.[6]

Big Brother Naija edit

Phyna entered the 7th season of Big Brother Naija (Level Up) as the tenth housemate on 23 July 2022.[9][10]

During the season finale of the show on 2 October 2022, she was declared the winner scoring 40.74% of the final votes ahead of Bryann with 26.74% of the total votes cast and was entitled to the ₦100 000 000 (one hundred million naira) grand prize,[11][12] making her the second female to win the show, three years after Mercy Eke won it.[13][14][15]

Endorsements edit

Firegin, Spedy Herbals, Rixari Skin Secrets, BeUnique Wears, Spedy Weightloss[16]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2022 Big Brother Naija 7 Contestant Reality TV Show
2023 Leaving Beauty Mabel Produced by Mike Ezuruonye
2023 Shattered Innocence Theresa Produced by Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin
2023 Osato Osato Produced by Charles Uwagbai & Etinosa Idemudia
2023 Ada Omo Daddy Produced by Mercy Aigbe

Awards and nominations edit

Year Event Prize Result
2022 All Varieties Award People's Choice of The Year Won
2022 Africa Choice Awards Honorary Award of Excellence Won
2023 Trendupp Awards Force of Online Sensation Won
2023 La Mode Awards Celebrity of The Year (Female) Won
2023 Man on Cheq Most Outspoken Female Celebrity Won
2023 Edo State International Film Festival Best Actress In a Movie "Osato" Won

References edit

  1. ^ olufemiajasa (2022-10-02). "Breaking: Phyna beats Bryan, emerges winner of BBNaija Level Up season". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  2. ^ Alake, Olumide (2022-10-02). "BBNaija 2022 finale: Phyna emerges winner of season 7 edition". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  3. ^ "Live Show 12 – 2 Oct: Phyna wins BBNaija Level Up! - BBNaija". Big Brother Naija - Live Show 12 – 2 Oct: Phyna wins BBNaija Level Up! - BBNaija. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  4. ^ Nseyen, Nsikak (2022-10-02). "BREAKING: Phyna emerges winner of BBNaija Season 7". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  5. ^ "BREAKING: Phyna wins BBNaija season 7". Punch Newspapers. 2022-10-02. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  6. ^ a b Wamangu, Peris (2022-08-06). "BBNaija Phyna's biography: age, state of origin, socials". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  7. ^ "Things to know about BBNS7 winner, Phyna". Punch Newspapers. 2022-10-02. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  8. ^ Editor 3 (2022-08-24). "BBNaija: 'I'm a first class graduate of Engineering, no be by big grammar" - Phyna brags following clash with Sheggz". National Accord Newspaper. Retrieved 2022-10-02. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ David (2022-07-23). "Meet first 12 Big Brother Naija Season 7 "Level Up" Housemates". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  10. ^ "Meet first 12 BBNaija "Level Up" housemates: What to expect - P.M. News". Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  11. ^ Owolawi, Taiwo (2022-10-02). ""Who deyyyyy": Nigerians celebrate Phyna's BBNaija Level Up win". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  12. ^ Alake, Olumide (2022-10-02). "BBNaija 2022 finale: Phyna emerges winner of season 7 edition". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  13. ^ "Phyna Wins 2022 BBNaija, Pockets N100m Grand Prize | Channels Television". www.channelstv.com. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  14. ^ "Phyna Emerges Second Female Big Brother Naija Winner After Mercy Eke – Independent Newspaper Nigeria". independent.ng. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  15. ^ Madukwe, Bartholomew (2022-10-02). "Whitemoney hails Phyna on emergence as second female BBNaija winner". TheNewsGuru. Retrieved 2022-10-02.
  16. ^ Donald (2022-07-01). "Phyna BBNaija: ( Josephine Otabor ) Early life ,Dance, School, Net Worth, Photos, University, Biography, Movies, Modelling Agency, YouTube, Boyfriend, TikTok, Makeup, Parents, Height, Wikipedia". Cloutgist. Retrieved 2022-07-02.