In an interview with the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ winner, Hazel Onoduenyi popularly known as Whitemoney on Xm Base Sparks, the former hype priestess said that she had to try out for the reality TV program five times before she was chosen.
He had questioned Phyna about rumors that she had adopted his phrase “Who dey” during her season, but she had shot it down, claiming that she doesn’t watch Big Brother any year she isn’t picked and that, coincidentally, she didn’t enter the house during his season, so she couldn’t have copied him.
White Money stated; “I heard that you kind of used my script in the [Big Brother] House. There is a certain aspect of me that you inherited and used to spice up your own game. And it worked for you.”
Phyna replied; “I have been auditioning for Big Brother for about five years. Four years before the fifth year last year [when I was selected].
Any year they don’t pick me, I don’t watch Big Brother. I don’t even want to know anything about it. I’m always jealous.
So, when I was in the [Big Brother] House and I said, ‘Who deyyyy?….’ I was angry that day. It’s something I always say. It’s just part of me. So, I said that. And one day, one of the housemates was like, ‘Whitemoney used to say this ‘Who deyyy?’ in the House. You’re copying him.’
I’m like, really? I didn’t know o because I didn’t watched [Big Brother Naija Season 6]. And she was like, no, you’re copying him. And I was like, anyways, as long as he win, you say I dey copy abi? Ehnn, make e still work for me.”