The father of BBNaija season 7 winner, Josephina ‘Phyna’ Otabor, has claimed the reality star has abandoned her family after she found fame and became rich. Recall that Phyna won the BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition grand prize of N100 million in 2022.
At the time, her parents thought their suffering had come to an end, but unknown to them, their challenges were going to remain unchanged.
Speaking with Vanguard in a new interview, Phyna’s father, Mr Felix Otabor claimed the day Phyna was announced the winner of BBNaija season 7, in 2022 was the last time they set their eyes on her.
He said she disappeared and abandoned them as soon as the prize money was handed over to her. Mr. Otabor also said Phyna had asked him to stop being a hearse driver but failed to help him when he stopped, leaving him currently jobless.
“I haven’t seen Phyna, my daughter since she won BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition last year. She hasn’t returned home since then. I don’t know why? I am a professional hearse driver, and when she won the reality TV show, she asked me to do away with all my old cars, promising to change my life. But since then, I haven’t seen her.
And I don’t have a car again. Once in a while, the Vice-Chairman of our association will allow me to drive his own car.BBNaija: “I sold all my four cars because at the time , my daughter won the show.
I thought that God had finally answered our prayers. I called her on the telephone, and she said God has blessed us. She asked me to do away with all my old cars, or she would give them out to Aboki, any day she returned.
So, instead of allowing her to dash out my cars to scavengers, I decided to sell them as scraps and used the proceeds to renovate my house. And that was the beginning of my suffering. I stopped doing my business because I had no car again. And my neighbours thought I was either stingy or pretending as if my daughter just won a N100 million grand prize.
I was the Vice-Chairman of our association, but when I couldn’t show up at our station for some time, they replaced me with another person. From that moment, things started getting tough for me.I am even looking for somebody that will give me a car on hire purchase. I need help, it has come to that point/.
I don’t want to die in silence.’The 68-year-old ambulance car driver also added that Phyna doesn’t answer their calls again. Asked why Phyna was snubbing them, Otabor said he had no idea and didn’t know his daughter’s whereabouts.
“I only see her on Facebook or Instagram whenever she shares new photos on these platforms,” he added.