Why I had abortions at the age of 19 and 24 – BBNaija’s winner Phyna reveals

Why I had abortions at the age of 19 and 24 – BBNaija’s winner Phyna reveals

BBNaija 2022 winner, Ijeoma Josephina Otabor  better known as Phyna in a recent interview finally reveals why she had abortions at the age of 19 and 24.

Few days ago, Phyna who hails from Edo-State involves in a heated exchange with fans of colleague, Beauty Tukura on the popular microblogging platform, Twitter.

The troll took to the comment section of Phyna and tagged Beauty as a ‘mother’; a subtle shade to Phyna.

In the process of defending herself Phyna disclosed that although she has had two abortions, she does not go around sleeping with sugar daddies and also forcing young men to sleep with her as their ‘favorite’ does.

Speaking about her clash with the troll in an interview with the PUNCH, Phyna emphasized that she is not ashamed of her past.

Explaining the reason why she aborted two pregnancies, Phyan said her first pregnancy occurred at age 19, and couldn’t open up to her parents. She further disclosed that her second pregnancy was due to her toxic relationship with her boyfriend.

In her words;  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 can’t respond to you, you are an abortionist,” and then I said yes that I have committed abortions. It is fine how people want to see me, I am not ashamed of anything about myself. If I ever make a mistake, I own up to my mistakes. 

“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 couldn’t do this anymore, so I took it out and that was how I ended the relationship.”