Maryanne Ahneeka Iwuchukwu criticized Ijeoma Josephine Otabor, also known as Phyna, the Season 7 winner of Big Brother Naija, for publicly criticizing the show’s organizers for not fulfilling their promises.

Phyna had expressed her disappointment over not receiving 1BTC from one of the sponsors, which she claimed is now valued at over N100 million.

Ahneeka disapproved of Phyna’s actions, stating that it was not a wise decision to call out the organizers in such a manner.

She further mentioned on the ‘Terms & Conditions’ podcast that past winners like Phyna should not feel entitled to their prizes.

Ahneeka said:

“The thing about Phyna is, the thing that happens when you come out of Biggie’s house and out of nowhere, from 200 followers, you have millions of people, you think you are invisible.

“It happens to everybody. It takes thoughts and management to continue hustling.

“If truly the organisers are owing Phyna money and that could be a possibility, it’s still a job at the end of the day. She needed to have found an inner counsel. Maybe she has done that and tried to have a civil discussion and it didn’t work out, I don’t know.

“But if she thinks the best way is to blackmail them on social media, I don’t think it is wise. She could have easily not emerged as the winner.

“She could have easily been the runner-up. And people saying she deserves the money, listen to me, nobody deserves that money.”