Josephine Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, was the winner of Big Brother Naija’s “Level-Up,” however she has since taken back her prior assertion that no woman has never had an abortion.
A few months ago, in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, she made this contentious assertion.
Numerous social media users, particularly female users, took offence at her statement, criticising her for assuming that all women have aborted their pregnancies.
Still, she first stuck to her guns, even going so far as to say that women who use contraception are just like women who have had abortions and that only virgins are pure.
She had to release an official statement on Friday, November 3, in response to additional criticism on social media as a result of these remarks.
She made it clear in the remark that she wasn’t trying to generalise and that she had been misinterpreted. She underlined that she would never support abortion and that she is currently collaborating with non-governmental organisations to increase public awareness of the issue.
It’s important to remember that Phyna acknowledged ending two pregnancies at the ages of 19 and 24 while she was a resident of the BBNaija home.
She says in her statement,
“Good day to all and sundry,
I am Josephina Otabor pka Phyna and I write this statement to address the issues concerning an interview I did months ago where I talked about a very sensitive topic and I inaccurately suggested
“all” women have engaged in it.
Firstly, I will like to address the fact that in as much as I was misunderstood, I didn’t mean to project it on every female gender. I will never encourage abortion especially not in this part of the world, where it can pose a great threat to the life of the person with the illegal and unhealthy procedures that surround it. I admit that I was being too expressive in the heat of the interview hence my assertions.
I will reiterate that abortion is not a thing I stand for and I should not be seen in that light and I admit to all mistakes made.
In addition, l’m currently working with gender-based organisations and NGOs to provide sensitization, education about abortion and other societal issues prone to the girl child.
I want to use this medium to thank my fans, friends and family for their constant love and support, I do not intend to let you down.
In Another News, Why I Ended The Relationship Between Adekunle and I After The Big Brother Naija Reality Tv Show – Venita Akpofure Reveals.
The couple who shared a house, Venita and Adekunle, was one of the most well-liked pairs from the just finished Big Brother Naija All Stars season. Many people supported their romance on the show, and those who cherished that ship wanted it to last long after the show ended.
Unfortunately, it did not work out, and today, in a fresh interview on Toke Moments, Venita is disclosing what transpired between her and Adekunle following their departure from the residence. This is what Venita said.
Venita discussed her interactions with Adekunle following their departure from the house.
Checkout what Venita Said during the interview below;
When you come out, there are so many people that are invested in your journey. There are some people that are not even invested in your journey, just invested in the journey of the duo, and that’s like another layer on top. And if you are my girl and I call you and I say “this situation is happening, tell me what you think”, you’re going to advice me as best as you can for me because you care about me. You may not necessarily know any other party involved, what the situation is, but you’re going to advice for me. If I do something a little bit contrary to what you have adviced, you might be a little bit annoyed because why did you come and ask me for advice. Whatever it is, you’re vested for me, not considering the other person and the bigger picture. So I think when you come out and – he has quite a big fan base, I have a very huge fan base now – and everybody has what they want to say in your interest, they have what they say in his interest. Okay fine, that’s social media. But then you have your loved ones who watched from a biased point of view, and no matter how diplomatic they try to come across, they want your best interest, they’re going to protect you. And I would imagine it’s the same on the other side. So that can have a lot of effect on things. So you just need to as an individual, decide what you’re going to block out and what you’re going to carry along, but even then it’s not straightforward. If you are communicating, that’s great. You can say “Hey, I saw this on social media, it bothered me. Care to explain?” But maybe you can’t really communicate because…it’s just shades of grey. But to be honest, I did ask, and I think I asked the right questions.
I don’t regret the experience, but I’m still trying to understand what’s going on. The dust has not settled.
How do you feel about Venita’s remarks? And how do you feel about the Adekunle and Venita ship ending now? Please share your ideas with me by commenting below