The father of BBNaija reality TV star, Phyna, has accused the winner of the 2022 BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition of neglecting them after winning N100 million.
According to Phyna’s parents, the last time they set their eyes on her was the day she was announced as the winner of the reality show.
Phyna’s father, Felix Otabor, who spoke with Vanguard, claimed that her daughter, who flaunts on social media, has not answered their calls since she left the BBNaija house.
He further stated that she asked him to stop being a hearse driver (Somebody who transports the deceased person from the funeral home or mortuary to the final resting place).
Otabor said, “I haven’t seen Phyna, my daughter, since she won BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition last year. She hasn’t returned home since then. I don’t know why. I am a professional hearse driver, and when she won the reality TV show, she asked me to do away with all my old cars, promising to change my life. But since then, I haven’t seen her. And I don’t have a car again. Once in a while, the Vice-Chairman of our association will allow me to drive his own car.
“I sold all my four cars because, at the time, my daughter won the show. I thought that God had finally answered our prayers. I called her on the telephone, and she said God has blessed us. She asked me to do away with all my old cars, or she would give them out to Aboki, any day she returned.
“So, instead of allowing her to dash out my cars to scavengers, I decided to sell them as scraps and used the proceeds to renovate my house. And that was the beginning of my suffering. I stopped doing my business because I had no car again. And my neighbours thought I was either stingy or pretending as if my daughter just won a N100 million grand prize. I was the Vice-Chairman of our association, but when I couldn’t show up at our station for some time, they replaced me with another person.
“From that moment, things started getting tough for me. I am even looking for somebody who will give me a car on hire purchase. I need help, it has come to that point/. I don’t want to die in silence.”
Otobar, who hails from Ekpeon, in Edo State, but resides in Lagos, is the father of four children.
Asked why Phyna was snubbing them, Otabor said he couldn’t explain, adding that he didn’t know his daughter’s whereabouts when he spoke to them during the week.
He added, “I only see her on Facebook or Instagram whenever she shares new photos on these platforms.”