Ijeoma Otabor, also known as Phyna, who emerged as the winner of Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up,’ has sparked a discussion with her comments on abortion during an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
Phyna boldly asserted that virtually no woman can claim to have never undergone one or two abortions during her lifetime.
She made this statement while discussing her own experience of having an abortion when she was younger.
Phyna clarified that she had never given a formal interview specifically about her abortion but rather mentioned it during a conversation she had while in the Big Brother Naija house with other contestants.
She explained, “When I came out of the Big Brother house, everybody wanted to chase clout with fame. Everybody wanted to do stuff. When I was in the house, there was a conversation, and everyone was talking.
Before I come out to that, the issue of abortion, who talked about it, they know, right? There’s no woman that will tell me she has not done it once or twice, do you get?”
Phyna continued to clarify that the revelation about her abortion was made in the context of a conversation within the Big Brother house, and she wasn’t the only participant in the discussion.
It was not a formal interview but rather a conversation that took place on television.
She also mentioned that she was surprised when she saw the news about the interview published after leaving the house and that she and her manager had considered addressing it due to potential implications for her brand image.
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In summary, Phyna’s comments about abortion were made during a casual conversation in the Big Brother Naija house and were not part of a formal interview.