Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor Biography: BBN, Age, Boyfriend, Net Worth, State Of Origin, Education & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Phyna, Hype Priestess
Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina Otabor
Occupation: Hype Girl, Event Host
Date Of Birth/Age: 2nd June 1997 (25 Years Old
Place of Birth: Ekpon, Edo State, Nigeria
Gender: Female
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Groovy (Boyfriend)
Education: Auchi Polytechnic


Ijeoma Josephina Otabor, famously known as Phyna and Hype Priestess, is a Nigerian reality TV star. She is best known for winning the 7th season of the Level Up show. She also emerged as the most talked-about contestant on the show after emerging winner.


Ijeoma Josephina Otabor entered the Season 7 Level Up as “Phyna.” She revealed that she had auditioned for the show five times before being accepted. Phyna became a fan favourite from the moment she entered the show. She was noted to be one of the most outspoken housemates, quickly connecting with her fellow housemates.

Phyna entered the Big Brother house as a single woman. She is quoted saying, “My views on relationship is ‘na mumu dey fall in love.” Phyna’s outspoken nature led her into arguments with her housemates, including Sheggz, Bella, etc. However, the housemates noted that her heart was just as open as her opinions. She never harbored any malicious intent for the housemates that she got into fights with.

The show ended on Sunday, October 1st, with Phyna announced as the winner of the Season 7 Level Up show. While accepting her prizes, she said, “I did not have a difficult moment in the house, except when I needed to fight for chow (food). That was a difficult moment because we needed to argue during the merger. I had to blend with the other level and get to know them, and literally, we were all fighting for chow”.


She further stated, “In the next five years, by God’s grace, heaven would not only be my limit, but it would be a starting point.”


Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor was born in Ekpon, Edo State, Nigeria, on June 2nd, 1997. She celebrated her 25th birthday on the 2nd of June, 2022.


While entering the Season 7 Level Up house, Phyna revealed that she did not have plans to enter into a relationship while in the house. However, things changed while she was a housemate. She met and was into a fellow Level Up housemate, Groovy. Phyna’s relationship with Groovy was one of the most disputed and talked about in the season.

According to Phyna (and Groovy, too), she first noticed Groovy at the beginning of the show. She approached him and stated her interest in him when he told her he was with another housemate, Beauty. However, following Beauty’s disqualification from the show, housemate, Amaka gained an interest in Groovy. She convinced Phyna to help her tell him.

However, Phyna did, and Groovy had no interest in Amaka. Instead, he had developed feelings for Phyna, who he decided to pursue. The two housemates brewed a relationship after Groovy asked Phyna to be his girlfriend. Amaka has constantly criticized the relationship following her disqualification from the Big Brother House. She has also made nasty comments about Phyna.

After emerging winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show, Phyna embarked on a media tour with the entire top 6 and spoke about her relationship with Groovy during her interviews. She revealed that they decided to keep it private and away from the prying eyes of their fans (also called shippers). Groovy also stated in an interview that his relationship with Phyna was genuine. He also revealed that he had been into her since she first approached him in the house. He also stated that he never had feelings for Amaka and was never interested in her.

@unusualphyna Instagram

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor. However, emerging as the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show, Phyna was presented with a prize worth N100 million. The prize includes an N50 million cash prize, an SUV from Innoson Motors, and several other consolation prizes. Phyna also won several cash prizes worth N4 million, which she will receive after the show’s end.

State Of Origin

Ijeoma Josephina Otabor is an origin of Ekpon, Edo State, Nigeria. She has proudly represented her state and spoken outwardly about it. Phyna is a descent of Esan, a native of Edo State.


Ijeoma Josephina “Phyna” Otabor was born and raised in Edo State, where she attended primary and secondary schools. She attended Auchi Polytechnic for her undergraduate studies, graduating with an HND in Agricultural and Bio Environmental Engineering Technology in 2019. Phyna also enlisted in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Contact Details

Fans who would like to connect with Phyna can do so by following her social media accounts.

Instagram: @unusualphyna

Twitter: @unusualphyna

Tiktok: @unusual_phyna

Official Fan Page: @phynation_

Popular Questions

  • Where is Phyna BBN from?

Phyna is from Ekpon, Edo State.

  • Is Phyna the winner of BBN?

Yes, Phyna was the winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 7 Level Up show.

  • How much did Phyna win in BBN?

Phyna won prizes worth N100 million (including a N50 cash prize).

  • What is Phyna’s real name?

Phyna’s real name is Ijeoma Josephina Otabor.

  • How old is Phyna BBNaija?

Phyna is 25 years old. She was born on June 2nd, 1997.

  • Is Phyna BBN a graduate?

Yes. Phyna graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in 2019.

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