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Phyna BBNaija Biography: Age, Early Life, Parents, Education, Career, Personal Life, Secret Lover, Phone Number & Net Worth

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor popularly known as Phyna is a Nigerian model, hype woman, show host, entertainer, and reality TV star. She is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7.


Phyna BBNaija is 25 years old (as of 2022)


BBNaija Phyna was born on 2nd, June 1997 into the family of Mr & Mrs. Otabor.
She was born and raised in the city of Lagos and spent most of her childhood years living in Lagos. She and her family lived in the Mainland axis of Lagos State. She also lived in Auchi, Edo State, for a while.

Phyna comes from the South-South geopolitical zone and is an indigene of Edo State.

Growing up as a teenager, Phyna joined her local church choir and drama unit. During her secondary school days, she also partook energetically in the school’s drama club.

BBNaija Phyna Bio Data

Real name/nickname

Ijeoma Josephine Otabor/Hype Priestess of Nigeria

Date of birth




State of origin

Edo State


Hype woman

Educational qualification


Relationship status


Instagram Handle


Fan base



Phyna obtained her elementary education at a leading private-owned school in her neighborhood.

She completed her secondary school education in 2013 graduating with good grades in her Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE).

After finishing secondary school, she was not able to get into the university right away. So, BBNaija Phyna decided to study at the Polytechnic. Phyna is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, which is located in her indigenous state.


BBNaija Phyna developed an interest in modeling during her undergraduate days and decided to create a career in the modeling industry. She started applying for modeling gigs in Edo and Lagos State. She also auditioned for modeling roles in Television Commercials and Ads. She was lucky to be appointed for some of these commercial modeling jobs.

By the time Phyna graduated from Auchi Polytechnic, she had built a good work portfolio. She soon got signed by a modeling agency and began to obtain additional high-paying gigs.

Over the years, she has worked with various small and top brands in Nigeria. She has also built good working relationships with other experts in the Nigerian creative space, such as creative directors, photographers, fashion stylists, cinematographers, art directors, make-up artists, and brand managers.

Phyna is also a good content creator. Some organizations have employed her to create content that would promote their businesses on social media. As a digital creator, she has experience and understanding in creating content that would generate huge engagements online.

To foster her career growth in the creative industry, BBNaija Phyna decided to become a reality TV personality. She auditioned for a spot on Big Brother Naija in May 2022. After passing through several audition phases, she was appointed as one of the 24 housemates of the 7th Season of the show. She was exposed to the world on the 23rd of July, 2023.

Personal Life

Nigerian love BBNaija Phyna for her elegant looks. Her beauty has won her several male and female admirers. She has also warmed her way into the souls of numerous Nigerians with her originality.

Before Phyna became a Big Brother Naija housemate, she resides in a large apartment in Lagos City. She has also documented success outside the creative industry. She operates a flourishing fashion business in Lagos State.

BBNaija Phyna‘s fanbase is called Phynation. They have been very supportive of her since her entrance and exit from Big Brother House.


The 25-year-old Reality TV star BBNaija Phyna is not married and currently has no child or boyfriend.

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Net Worth

BBNaija Phyna has an estimated net worth of US$10,000. Her main source of income is from endorsement deals and adverts.


Who is Phyna BBNaija?

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor popularly known as Phyna is a Nigerian model, hype woman, show host, entertainer, and reality TV star. She is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7.

What does Phyna do for a living?

Phyna is a “Hype woman” by profession. According to the Urban Dictionary, a “hype woman or man” is an enthusiastic and vocal supporter or promoter of a person, group, or thing.

Which State is Phyna from?

Phyna is from Edo State, but she was born in Lagos State. She grew up in Edo State where she had her education.

How old is Phyna BBNaija?

She is 25 years old

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