The Big Brother Naija star Phyna has stated that she never adopted White Money’s style or approach during her stay on the programme.
In an interview with the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ winner, Hazel Onoduenyi, also known as Whitemoney on Xm Base Sparks, the former hype priestess said that she had to apply for the reality TV programme five times before she was selected.
He had asked Phyna about rumours that she had adopted his catchphrase “Who dey” during her season, but she had denied it, saying she doesn’t watch Big Brother any year she isn’t picked and that, strangely, she didn’t enter the house during his season, so she couldn’t have imitated him.
WHITE MONEY SAID
“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.”
“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.”