Josephina Otabor, formerly known as Phyna and winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, expressed her desire to identify as a male despite being biologically assigned female.
Phyna explained that while she is physically a woman, she mentally identifies as a man due to the stereotypes and prejudices that society places on women.
During a conversation on Cool FM Nigeria’s Big Friday Show with Tacha, Phyna also mentioned her recent social media dispute with Davido.
She said, “I am a woman but most of the time, I want to identify as a man. In my next world, I want to be a man.
“I am a woman physically but I can identify as a man because most times they just try to talk down on you because you are a woman. And personally, when you do something to me that I don’t like, no matter who you are, I will call you out. For example, what happened between me and David [Davido] when he said he didn’t know me. Everybody said, ‘Phyna, you should have taken the opportunity to introduce yourself.’ No! Because he is David (Davido) doesn’t mean I have to kiss ar**.”
The reality star added that society needs to treat women better.