Phyna BBN Biography
Meet PHYNA, WINNER of the BBnaija Level Up Season.
Ijeoma Josephina Otabo born on the 2nd of June 1997 is a Nigerian commercial model, content creator, hype girl(popularly known as hype priestess), and fashion entrepreneur. Phyna was one of the 24 housemates who competed in the Big Brother Naija season 7 (Level Up), which premiered in July 2022. The show ended today as she emerged as the winner of the season.
She was born in Lagos, Nigeria but grew up in Edo State, her hometown. Her father is called Moses Otabor, and her mother is called Gladys Moses Otabor. She grew up in a close-knit Christian family.
Phyna underwent her primary school education at a leading private-owned school in her community. She completed her secondary school education in 2013 with good grades in her Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE).
After graduating from high school, she was unable to get into the university right away. So, Phyna decided to study at the Polytechnic. Phyna is an alumnus of Auchi Polytechnic where she studied Agricultural and Bio Environmental Engineering Technology, which is located in her indigenous state, Edo state.
Phyna discovered her love for modeling during her undergraduate days and decided to build a career in the modeling industry. She began 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 selected 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 to a modeling agency and began to secure more high-paying gigs.
Over the years, she has worked with several small and top brands in Nigeria. She has also built a good working relationship with other professionals in the Nigerian creative space, such as creative directors, photographers, fashion stylists, cinematographers, art directors, make-up artists, and brand managers.
She’s the second female winner after Mercy won the season 4 pepperdem edition.