BBNaija: My daughter has put me in the spotlight-Phyna’s father
Mr Felix Otabor, the father of Big Brother Naija season 7 winner, Josephina Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, has described his daughter’s victory as an act of God, saying, ‘I never believed I would father a child that would put me in the spotlight in my lifetime.’
The 67-year-old ambulance driver also thanked God for remembering him through his daughter.
In a phone interview with Vanguard reporter, Otabor, who is from Ekpoma in Edo State but now lives in Lagos, said he was not surprised that his daughter won the reality show because Phyna has always stood out in whatever she does.
Interestingly, Otabor stated that her family has four children, with Phyna being the first.
According to him, he did not discourage her when she informed him of her desire to be a part of the show.
‘My wife and I supported her. In fact, we gave her our blessings before she entered the house. She always carries us along in whatever she wants to do in life,’ he added.
Otabor, who couldn’t contain his excitement as he jumped onto the stage to hug his daughter after she was announced the show’s star winner, said he was blown away by Phyna’s charisma and demeanour throughout the show.
‘I am overjoyed because I never believed I would father a daughter that will make me proud. Since she was announced the winner of the reality show, I have been receiving calls from across the country and beyond. People that know me and those that don’t know are all expressing their happiness for my family. My village in Edo State is currently agog with the news of my daughter’s victory at the show, ‘ Otabor said with excitement.
He added that he would wait patiently for her to return home, so that “ We can plan on how to invest the prize money wisely.” Meanwhile, the Hype priestess, who was presented with a cheque of N50 million and a brand new SUV from Innoson Motors among other goodies, during the week by Multichoice, producer of the show is already enjoying the limelight. She took to her verified Instagram page to announce her arrival, saying” I heard you were looking for me, so I came ready in my white regalia.”