Big Brother Naija season seven winner, Josephine Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, has disclosed having two abortions and shares reasons why she terminated the pregnancies.
The reality TV star admitted to having aborted two pregnancies via a Twitter conversation on December 6, 2022. Since then, Phyna has left many wondering what may have led to her decision.
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In a recent interview with PUNCH, the star revealed why she got rid of her pregnancies, putting a stop to people’s curiosity.
According to her, during the first pregnancy, she was still young and coming from a poor background, she could not afford to raise a child. In her second abortion experience, she had to take the baby out because she was in an endangered relationship.
Quoting the BBNaija season 7 winner, she said,
“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 could not do this anymore, so I took it out and that was how I ended the relationship”.
Addressing the massive backlash she received over her statement, Phyna said,
“In my family as a whole, we are very open. People just read meaning to things and say whatever they want, I really do not care. I was just laughing at their responses to me because those that know me know me, I am an open book. I actually responded to that woman when she said “I cannot respond to you, you are an abortionist,”
The reality star is a Nigerian actress, model, hype woman, and entertainer. She has since been making several headlines after her Big Brother Naija season 7 win.