Ahneeka: Why BBNaija organisers are justified to withhold Phyna’s prize money

A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Maryanne ‘Ahneeka’ Iwuchukwu has justified the actions of the organisers of the show who allegedly did not pay the Season 7 winner, Phyna a complete prize money.

Ahneeka also knocked her colleague for publicly calling out the organisers of the reality show.

In a recent interview, she noted that Phyna and other past winners don’t deserve their prizes to the extent of being entitled.

She 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.”

Recall that Phyna tearfully called out BBNaija organisers over unpaid 1BTC owed to her by one of the sponsors. According to her, the prize is now worth over N100 million.