The winner of the popular reality television show, Big Brother Naija season 7, Ijeoma Josephina Otabor, widely recognized as Phyna, has found herself amidst a whirlwind of controversy involving her father. Recent reports have highlighted a growing rift between the father-daughter duo, with Phyna’s father alleging that she has been distant since her grand win.
According to sources, Phyna’s father claimed that ever since she clinched the N100m grand prize in the BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition, she has not returned home. He expressed his disappointment, stating, “I haven’t seen Phyna, my daughter since she won BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition last year. She hasn’t returned home since then.” He further lamented about his current situation, revealing that he is a professional hearse driver and that Phyna had asked him to dispose of all his old cars, promising a better life for him. However, he alleges that she hasn’t kept her word, and he currently doesn’t own a car.
In a twist to the tale, Phyna took to her social media to address the allegations. Through her Instagram stories, she shared a series of messages, one of which read, “Just one, no… Familly begin grant interview… Nice one. I will not die young.” In a more intense post, she expressed her anguish, stating, “When I die must not be buried, my body should be given to my family and the whole world must seat and watch them eat me. They must eat my corpse.”
The drama didn’t end there. Other sources have dug up past events, highlighting a 2022 video where Phyna was seen gifting her parents a brand-new Lexus Jeep. This has led to a divided opinion among netizens, with some supporting Phyna and others siding with her father.
Apart from the car phyna won from bbn,phyna never bought herself a car until she bought a Lexus for her father,took her mom for surgery n gave her parents money for business👌 phyna set up businesses for her siblings n they live with her in her house @vanguardngrnews 🤮 #BBNaijapic.twitter.com/o63k7MZYea
" her father said he doesn't have a car and is suffering. He has not seen his daughter ever since she won big brother. She disappeared"
Meanwhile Phyna and her family👇
— PeaceMaker🎙️ᴾᴺ (@ChanteeM1) September 30, 2023
The entire episode has sparked a massive debate online, with fans and critics weighing in on the family feud. While some argue that Phyna has done her best for her family, others believe that the family feels entitled to her winnings. The situation remains tense, and it’s unclear how the family will navigate these troubled waters.