Josephine Otabor, also known as Phyna, won this year’s Big Brother Naija reality television show: “Level Up Edition.”
The show’s host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced the winner at this season’s grand finale on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Phyna polled a total of 40.74 percent of the votes in the final week.
The native of Edo State beat 23 other housemates to clinch the prize after an intensely competitive 72 days. This is the second time a female housemate will be declared the winner of Big Brother Naija.
— Big Brother Naija (@BBNaija) October 2, 2022
For the second time in the show’s history, the finale featured a top six instead of a top five.
Bryann was the first runner-up with 26.74 percent of the votes. Bella came in third place after polling 15.78 per cent of the votes.
Others in the top six include Adekunle, who gathered 12.36 per cent of the votes and came in fourth, Chi, who came fifth with 2.49 per cent, and Daniella, who finished sixth with 1.89 per cent.
Phyna joins Whitemoney, Laycon, Mercy, Miracle, Efe and Katung in the highly coveted list of BBNaija winners. Like the previous winners, Phyna will no doubt leverage the opportunity the BBNaija platform offers for her career.
The seventh edition of the BBNaija franchise will go down in history as the most successful iteration yet, having recorded over a billion votes, over 40,000 auditions, and broken social media engagement records.
The success of this edition is particularly remarkable, considering fans didn’t have the usual SMS voting platforms to vote with this year. The innovative changes to the show and twists that occurred from the beginning helped keep things exciting. It also had viewers on their toes and constantly trying to figure out Big Brother’s next move.
The ₦100 Million grand prize for this season’s winner is the largest yet, with a ₦50 Million cash gift and a brand new Innoson G5T from Innoson Motors.
Other prizes include one bitcoin from Quidax, a Dubai trip for two courtesy of TravelBeta, a brand new Camon 19 from Tecno and electronics from Nexus. To make things more interesting, Pepsi would gift the winner a 1-year supply of Pepsi products, while Waw detergent, Munch It, Unik and Dano would supply packs of their products.
The winner’s prize presentation will take place on October 4 at 12:00 CAT on DStv ch198 and GOtv ch29.