Big Brother Naija reality star, Phyna has disclosed that she had an abortion at age 19 and 24.
She made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with The Punch newspaper.
Phyna explained that during the first pregnancy, she was still young and coming from a poor background, saying she couldn’t afford to raise a child at the time.
The reality star said she had the second abortion because she was in a toxic relationship.
“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.”
Some Nigerians have criticised Phyna for disclosure about the abortions, but the reality star insisted that she is never ashamed of the mistakes she has made.
In another news, the traditional chief of Benin city, Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has honoured the BBNaija Level Up winner, Phyna, for making her country home proud.
In a video circulating on the internet, Phyna was seen dressed in Benin traditional attire at the palace of the Oba, surrounded by chiefs.
Reports claim the monarch gave the reality star a plot of land, a royal magazine, and an undisclosed box and among other things. She also reportedly got a massive cake from the queen.