Big Brother Naija Season 7 winner, Josephine Otabor, simply known as Phyna, has revealed that she auditioned for the reality show five times before being selected.
Phyna disclosed this while featuring on MTV Base Sparks alongside BBN Season 6 winner, Whitemoney.
Whitemoney said: “I heard that you kind of used my script in the [Big Brother] House. There is a certain aspect of me that you inherited and used to spice up your own game. And it worked for you.”
Phyna responded: “I have been auditioning for Big Brother for about five years. Four years before the fifth year last year [when I was selected].
“Any year they don’t pick me, I don’t watch Big Brother. I don’t even want to know anything about it. I’m always jealous.
“So, when I was in the [Big Brother] House and I said, ‘Who deyyyy?….’ I was angry that day. It’s something I always say. It’s just part of me. So, I said that. And one day, one of the housemates was like, ‘Whitemoney used to say this ‘Who deyyy?’ in the House. You’re copying him.’
“I’m like, really? I didn’t know o because I didn’t watched [Big Brother Naija Season 6]. And she was like, no, you’re copying him. And I was like, anyways, as long as he win, you say I dey copy abi? Ehnn, make e still work for me.”