Big Brother Naija winner, Phyna, has revealed she started working at a very early age.
In a recent episode of The Nancy Isime Show, the reality star said;
“Growing up for me wasn’t really easy. I actually grew up with my aunt, my dad’s elder sister in Auchi. And my aunt sells food, it’s a restaurant.
“Now, imagine a young girl at a restaurant at a very tender age. At 3, I was already in a restaurant serving men.”
“And there is a point my dad had an accident, they needed somebody to be with him at the hospital.”
“I think I just finished my JSS3 then and I had to go with dad from one hospital to another. That caused me SS1 and 2.
“On coming back [to school], they said I should go back to SS1 but I was like, no, I will join my mates in SS3. They gave me a series of exams, I wrote, I passed.”
“Then my parents felt like I needed to go and learn handwork because furthering [my education] is highly impossible.”
“So, that was when I realised, dem don born me dem don born me, it’s time to hustle.
“I attended a federal school. I think my school fee was N14,500 then. I think that was when the hustle started.”
“I Started making meat pie, buns, I became my class Rep, I make hair. I saved as low as N50 then. We go to shows, we dance, they pay us, we share.
“After finishing school, I went to serve [NYSC]. I was doing that, I had other part time jobs. I think that was when I took up hyping.”
“I think I followed my friends to the club, I was listening to the hype guy, and I realised I can actually do what he is doing. And that was it.”
“That was how I entered. Even after Big Brother House, some of my friends will be like, ‘Phyna, the way you are hustling, you are not hustling as if you won money at all.’ I said, money dey finish.”