Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna)

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna) Biography: BBN, Age, Net Worth, Cars, House, Boyfriend, Parents, Siblings & Child

Phyna Basic Information

Stage Name: Phyna, Hype Priestess
Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina Otabor
Occupation: Hype Girl, Event Host
Date Of Birth/Age: 2nd June 1997 (26 Years Old
Place of Birth: Ekpon, Edo State, Nigeria
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Groovy (Boyfriend)
Education: Auchi Polytechnic
Education: Federal Polytechnic, Auchi Edo State
Height: 5 feet 6 inches

Phyna Biography

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor, famously known as Phyna and Hype Priestess, is a Nigerian reality TV star. She is best known for winning the 7th season of the Big Brother Naija Level Up show. She also emerged as the most talked-about contestant on the show after emerging winner.

Big Brother Nigeria (BBN)

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor entered the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up as “Phyna.” She revealed that she had auditioned for the show five times before being accepted. Phyna became a fan favourite from the moment she entered the show. She was noted to be one of the most outspoken housemates, quickly connecting with her fellow housemates.

Phyna entered the Big Brother house as a single woman. She is quoted saying, “My views on relationship is, na mumu dey fall in love.” Phyna’s outspoken nature led her into arguments with her housemates, including Sheggz, Bella, etc. However, the housemates noted that her heart was just as open as her opinions. She never harboured any malicious intent for the housemates that she got into fights with.

The show ended on Sunday, October 1st, with Phyna announced as the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show. While accepting her prizes, she said, “I did not have a difficult moment in the house, except when I needed to fight for chow (food). That was a difficult moment because we needed to argue during the merger. I had to blend with the other level and get to know them, and literally, we were all fighting for chow”.Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Yours Truly, People, April 12, 2024

She further stated, “In the next five years, by God’s grace, heaven would not only be my limit, but it would be a starting point.”


Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor was born in Lagos state, Nigeria, on June 2nd, 1997. She celebrated her 25th birthday on the 2nd of June, 2022.


Phyna has a well-documented love for life on the fast lane and has no apologies for revelling in the same. She is one lady you are likely to find at the club having a convivial time with friends.

-Net Worth

The exact net worth of Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor. However, emerging as the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show, Phyna was presented with a prize worth N100 million. The prize includes an N50 million cash prize, an SUV from Innoson Motors, and several other consolation prizes. Phyna also won several cash prizes worth N4 million, which she will receive after the show’s end.


Since winning the Big Brother Naija reality show, Phyna has invested in a good ride. She is known to own a Mercedes Benz GLE 4Matic worth about N40 million.


Phyna acquired a house soon after her BBN triumph, “Amazing God,” she had declared while showing off her acquisition. Although she didn’t give much detail about the house, it is reportedly in Lagos state.

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Yours Truly, People, April 12, 2024


While entering the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up house, Phyna revealed that she did not have plans to enter into a relationship while in the house. However, things changed while she was a housemate. She met and was into a fellow Level Up housemate, Groovy. Phyna’s relationship with Groovy was one of the most disputed and talked about in the season.

According to Phyna (and Groovy, too), she first noticed Groovy at the beginning of the show. She approached him and stated her interest in him when he told her he was with another housemate, Beauty. However, following Beauty’s disqualification from the show, housemate, Amaka gained an interest in Groovy. She convinced Phyna to help her tell him.

However, Phyna did, and Groovy had no interest in Amaka. Instead, he had developed feelings for Phyna, who he decided to pursue. The two housemates brewed a relationship after Groovy asked Phyna to be his girlfriend. Amaka has constantly criticized the relationship following her disqualification from the Big Brother House. She has also made nasty comments about Phyna.

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Yours Truly, People, April 12, 2024

After emerging as the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show, Phyna embarked on a media tour with the entire top 6 and spoke about her relationship with Groovy during her interviews. She revealed that they decided to keep it private and away from the prying eyes of their fans (also called shippers). Groovy also stated in an interview that his relationship with Phyna was genuine. He also revealed that he had been into her since she first approached him in the house. He also stated that he never had feelings for Amaka and was never interested in her.


On her family, the Big Brother Naija season 7 winner has been mostly private. Phyna was born to Mr and Mrs Otabor. Although she is said to have siblings, details about there are just not out there.


Phyna’s parents are Mr and Mrs Otabor. Born were on the ground when she was crowned winner of BBN season seven and shared in her excitement.

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Yours Truly, People, April 12, 2024


Phyna is said to have siblings. But she has done a splendid job of not sharing details about them online. They, too, probably don’t fancy all the attention


Phyna has no child of her own – not at the time of writing, anyway. What most people often mistake for her child, is actually the child of a cousin whose wife is now late.

-Tribe / State Of Origin

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor is an Esan lady and indigene of Edo State, Nigeria. She has proudly represented her state and spoken outwardly about it.


Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor was born and raised in Edo State, where she attended primary and secondary schools. She attended Auchi Polytechnic for her undergraduate studies, graduating with an HND in Agricultural and Bio Environmental Engineering Technology in 2019. Phyna also enlisted in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (Phyna), Yours Truly, People, April 12, 2024

Contact Details

Fans who would like to connect with Phyna can do so by following her social media accounts.

Instagram: @unusualphyna
Twitter: @unusualphyna
Tiktok: @unusual_phyna
Official Fan Page: @phynation_

Are Phyna and Groovy still together?

It’s unclear if the two are still together, having broken up previously.

Who are Phyna's parents?

Phyna’s parents are Mr and Mrs Otabor.

Did Phyna win a house?

She won N100 million.

Did Phyna graduate with first class?

Yes, she is a first-class graduate of engineering. This accomplishment for the source of bragging during a clash with fellow BBN housemate Sheggz.

Did Phyna win BBN?

Yes, Phyna won Big Brother Naija in its seventh season.

Did Phyna buy a house?

Yes, she acquired a house following her big Brother Naija win.

Does Phyna have a child?

Not at the time of writing. She has, however, not ruled out having kids in the future. For now, she is focusing on her career and making money. People often ask if Phyna has a child, but what many often call her child is not biologically hers as she did not give birth. The child actually belongs to a cousin whose wife died before delivery.

What does Phyna do for a living?

Phyna is an actor, model, and social media star.

Does Phyna have siblings?

Yes, Phyna has siblings. But details about them are not abundant.

Does Phyna BBN smoke?

Yes, she does smoke, as evidenced in a clip showing her partying hard and puffing in the company of a friend.

Where does Phyna live?

Phyna was born in Lagos and she is currently living there.

How many siblings does Phyna have?

Details about her siblings are pretty fuzzy

How much did Phyna win?

Phyna had a total price of N100 million – N50 million in cash and N50 million worth of prices from the sponsors.

How much is Phyna car?

Phyna’s Mercedes Benz GLE 450 4MATIC has a price ranging from N40 million.

Is Phyna an engineer?

Many don’t know her as a practising engineer, but she is an engineer anyway, having completed an engineering course from Auchi Polytechnic.

Was Phyna given a house?

The house in question was said to have been acquired by the reality star herself. However, following her win, her fans gifted her N5 million, a cheque, and other gifts.

What is the meaning of Phyna?

Phyna is said to be of Irish origin and shows that the person so named is strong, independent, innovative, courageous, etc

Where is Phyna BBN from?

Phyna is from Ekpon, Edo State.

Is Phyna the winner of BBN?

Yes, Phyna was the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show.

How much did Phyna win in BBN?

Phyna won prizes worth N100 million (including a N50 million cash prize).

What is Phyna's real name?

Phyna’s real name is Ijeoma Josephina Otabor.

How old is Phyna BBNaija?

Phyna is 25 years old. She was born on June 2nd, 1997.

Is Phyna BBN a graduate?

Yes. Phyna graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in 2019.

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