Phyna, the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7, has been confronted by her father, Mr Felix Otabor, regarding her sudden disappearance after winning N100 million.
When Phyna emerged as the victorious contestant of the 2022 BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition, her parents felt immense relief, believing that their prayers had finally been answered by God.
Happily, they joined the crowd at the BBNaija grand finale venue to celebrate with their daughter. They posed for pictures, enjoying their time with Phyna and looking forward to better days ahead. Unfortunately, those better days never came.
As reported by Vanguard, the day that Phyna was announced as the winner of BBNaija season 7 marked the last time her parents saw her. She vanished without a trace as soon as she received the prize money, and she hasn’t returned to provide for her parents’ needs.
To make matters worse, Phyna hasn’t made any attempts to contact her parents or answer their calls ever since she left the BBNaija house.
Speaking with the Vanguard newspaper, he said, “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.”
“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 use 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.”