Big Brother Naija ‘Level Up’ winner, Ijeoma Otabor better known as Phyna has dropped some bombshell on her childhood struggle.
The reality star in a recent interview with media personality, Nancy Isime, revealed that she once served at a restaurant at a tender age.
While reflecting on her childhood struggles, Phyna claimed she worked at a restaurant at age 3 and was serving men.
The Edo-born lady said her dad took her to Auchi to live with her elder sister when she was 3 years old.
Phyna said she had to drop out of school after her dad had a terrible accident, which left her taking care of him in the hospital for two years.
Phyna said, “Growing up for me wasn’t really easy. I actually grew up with my aunt, my dad’s elder sister in Auchi. And my aunt sells food, it’s a restaurant.
Now, imagine a young girl at a restaurant at a very tender age. At 3, I was already in a restaurant serving men. And there is a point my dad had an accident, they needed somebody to be with him at the hospital. I think I just finished my JSS3 then and I had to go with Dad from one hospital to another. That caused me SS1 and 2″.
The interview, which has gone viral has created a stir online as many call her out for her lies.
Phyna admits to having abortions in bombshell revelation
Months back, Phyna made headlines after she made some shocking revelations about her personal life.
The BBN winner in a series of Twitter tirades revealed that she has had an abortion multiple times. Phyna made this known as she fought dirty with some trolls who tried comparing her to disqualified co-star, Beauty Tukura.
A troll had stated that Beauty was both her father and mother, to which Phyna wished them happy Mother’s Day.
Another troll, while trying to ridicule her, took a swipe at her series of abortions.
Responding, Phyna admitted that she has done abortion, however, she doesn’t keep sugar daddies, neither does she force men to sleep with her.
“Why I had two abortions at 19, 24” Phyna opens up
Spilling more on it in an interview with Vanguard, Phyna revealed why she got rid of her pregnancies at age 19 and 24.
According to her, during the first pregnancy, she was still young and coming from a poor background, she couldn’t afford to raise a child. On her second abortion, she had to take the baby out because she was in a toxic relationship.
She said, “Can you tell us the reasons for taking the decision?
As for my reasons for taking abortion pills, if there are 100 women in Nigeria today, 98 have done abortions. So, no one should judge me. I was in a 12-year relationship then and I was so young. The first abortion was when I was 19; I couldn’t go home to tell my parents that I was pregnant at that age. And the two pregnancies were so early like two to three weeks that I could just use tablets. The second was when I was 24, and I had finished serving then. I was ready to keep it but the relationship was getting toxic. He abused me and always beat me up. I said to myself that I couldn’t do this anymore, so I took it out and that was how I ended the relationship”.