BBNaija Level Up star, Phyna has been congratulated by the Lagos State Internal Revenue, LSIR, on winning the BBNaija Level up edition and also reminded to pay her tax as she receives her winnings of N100 million grand prize, even before receiving the cash prize.

BBNaija Level Up star, Phyna with Ebuka

LSIR sent the message in a since deleted tweet on their official handle, congratulating her on emerging as the winner, while reminding her to remit her tax when due.

Shortly after the tweet was posted by the Lagos state government body, it went viral on social media and got people talking.
While some people found it amusing, a number of people bashed the organisation.
mz_teshi: “pay pay pay pay we no see any improvement …
adenugayetundewalimot: “This is the same thing they did to laycon when he won…… awon ole oloriburuku gbogbo glutton.”
ms_esi: “is she a citizen of Lagos? How she go pay tax to Lagos state, when she’s not even based in Lagos
djfalone: “Dem dey hint am say make she nor forget to pay tax “


Ijeoma Josephine Otabor, populaly known as Phyna has been celebrated massively on social media as she emerged winner of the most popular African reality TV show, Big Brother Naija.

Her emergence as winner was declared during the Season Finale of the show on 2nd October 2022, though some fans had mixed reactions as she was declared winner of the 7th seasons show, scoring 40.74% of the final votes ahead of Bryann with 26.74% of the total votes cast, followed by Adekunle, Chichi, Bryann, Bella and Daniella.

Phyna is entitled to the ₦100,000,000 (one hundred million naira) grand prize, consisting N50 million cash and N50 million gift prizes, making her the second female to win the show, three years after Mercy Eke won it.

Story: Christy Dung

Media: @unusualphyna/Instagram