Meet Hype Priestess, Engineer, Entertainer, BBNaija's Phyna Otabo And Her Life Before The Show (Biography)

The 25 year old Edo beauty, Phyna, who was one of Big Brother Naija 2022 'Level up' housemates contesting for the 100 million naira grand prize has now emerged the winner of the reality TV show on Sunday, 2nd October. 

She was the 10th female housemate to be unveiled on the 23rd July and managed to capture the attention of viewers and garner a huge fanbase known as Phynation.

Now let's talk about her life before the commencement of the show;

Otabo Ijeoma Josephina popularly referred to as 'Phyna' is a hype woman and all round entertainer with lots of vibes.

Born on the 2nd of June 1997, Phyna is from Ekpon in Edo state, the south southern part of Nigeria.

Born into a christian home, Phyna spent her early  childhood in Auchi, Edo state alongside her siblings and parents before the family moved to Abuja where she is still currently based.


BBNaija had her primary and secondary school in Auchi, Edo state.

For her degree, she attended Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo state where she studied Agriculture and Bio Environmental Engineering Technology and graduated in September 2019.

According to Phyna,  her graduation is one of the best moments of her life.

She said; “I never thought I would be able to further my education in a higher institution of learning."

After graduation, she proceeded to serve her country and completed her mandatory National Youth Service Corps program (NYSC) on the 16th of December 2020.

According to Phyna,  her graduation as one of the best moments of her life. “I never thought I would be able to further my education in a higher institution of learning”


BBNaija Phyna is a professional hype woman.

A "hype woman or man" is an enthusiastic and vocal supporter or promoter of a person, group, or thing.

Phyna hypes people for a living including top personalities.

Apart from being a hype woman, Phyna is also a singer and rapper.

She started singing at a very young age when she became a member of her local’s church choir and drama unit.

Phyna is also an actress. She started developing her acting skills as a teenager,  participating actively in her school’s Drama club.

Phyna is a comedian and a viral sensation on TikTok where she has amassed a large number of followers.

Phyna is also a budding content creator and has been hired by big brands to create contents that would promote their businesses on social media. 


BBNaija Phyna describes herself as a jovial person who is “allergic to malice”.

Although she is short-tempered, she can fight with a person one minute, then talk to the person the next, like nothing happened.

Phyna says she doesn't condone gossip and can't get along with people who gossip.

Her hobbies include repairing home appliances, acting and singing.


Phyna doesn't believe in love, according to her, ‘love na scam’, so you cannot catch her doing the loving thing in the house.

However, she seems to have caught feelings for her co-housemate, Groovy and now they are in a relationship. 

Social media Handles:

BBNaija Phyna is very active on social media.

Her handles are:

Instagram: @unusualphyna

Twitter: @unusualphyna

Tiktok: unusual_phyna

Phyna BBNaija Wiki Profile Bio Data (Otabo Ijeoma Josephina)

Name: Ijeoma Otabo

Full Name: Otabo Ijeoma Josephina

Nickname: Phyna

Nationality: Nigerian, 

Country of Origin: Nigeria

State of Origin: Edo State 

Place of Residence: Abuja, Nigeria

Religion: Christianity 

Date of Birth: 2nd June, 1997

Age: 25 years old

Education: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary 

Occupation: Hype woman, Singer, Actress, Content creator, Comedian, Reality star

Marital status: Single

Boyfriend: Groovy

Family: Father, Mother, Children 

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Otabo

Siblings: Not Specified 

Children: None

Tribe: Igbo

Height: 5'6ft

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Tattoo: No

Complexion: Fair

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