Ijeoma Josephina Otabor, also known as Phyna, the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7, has talked about having to grovel for her parents’ love as a child. Remember that Phyna’s father, Felix Otabor, said that the reality star had abandoned him since she won the N100 million BBNaija prize in 2022 during his now-viral interview with Vanguard on Saturday. In response to her father’s claims, Phyna opened up about her childhood experiences, revealing that she often needed to seek validation and affection from her parents. She expressed how these experiences have shaped her into the strong and independent person she is today.
Her father had said,
“She disappeared into thin air as soon as the prize money was handed over to her, and she never returned home to butter our bread”
Phyna took to her Snapchat story on Saturday night to reflect on how her parents treated her poorly and forced her to beg for love when she was growing up constantly. She appeared to be devastated after the viral allegation. She penned,
“Growing up I always hear you are not my daughter. Yet I would beg for parental love. The truth is I have always begged people to love me. Today I have finally accepted it. No wonder, I for say. Guess I’m an ORPHAN”,
Netizens have taken to the comments section of her post to air their points of view, with many saying this was another clout-chasing venture and family issues shouldn’t be brought to social media.