Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike popularly know as PHYNO is well known as a confirm Igbo rapper. This is what makes him unique! As I do say to people ‘key to success is being unique among others’.Phyno was born 9 October 1986 and started his career as a producer but now he is a rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His lovely mother named him Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike has he was born 9 October 1986.
The real man was born and raised in Enugu State. And he was the fourth child out of the family of five.
The popular Stage name PHYNO was derived from the word ‘phenomenal,’ was the nickname given to him by one of his high school friends named Emeka ( we all have our high school nickname mine is USEFUL)
Do you know PHYNO childhood dream was first to become a pilot latter a doctor! Well, he is now a doctor of Igbo rap!
Back in his secondary school days, he loves to play drums and piano in church like other popular rappers… most of our popular rapper started from church too.
To complicate issue PHYNO who want to be a pilot/doctor attended the Institute of Management And Technology in Enugu studding Public Administration but in the second year, the real musical dream started.
Phyno started rapping in 2010 and relocated to Lagos to continue his music career.
Before venturing into music full time Phyno was a producer and had made stuff for Ruggedman, J Martins, Flavour, Timaya, 2shortz among others.
PHYNO confirmed it that Mr. Raw is his role model. He said he loves being himself that’s while he loves rapping in Igbo language and the respect he has for his culture.
His official debut single, Ghost Mode which featured Olamide changed the rappers fortunes for good, and his career had been on the rise ever since!
Phyno is a close friend of Olamide and the duo have worked on numerous projects together including the collabo album, 2Kings released earlier this year. I believe Phyno like Olamide because of his uniqueness Yoruba rapper you one plus 1 equals to two though am still waiting for the missing Hausa rapper to join the gang(Suggestion please).
From the Album is ‘Man Of The Year, ‘Alobam’ and Parcel all the album was great as of September 2013 except ‘Man Of The Year’ that was banned by Nigeria Broadcasting Cooperation.
“Got it in my Vein (featuring De Boss and RunTown)
“Nnunu” (featuring Stormrex)
“Man of the Year”
“Street (Kush) Muzik”
PHYNO won the best collaboration with his hit single ‘GHOST MODE’ ft Olamide from The Headies Award and Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Phyno has to be nominated for awards 28 times but won 5 awards.
- Nominated at TV Africa Music Awards 2015 Best Hip-hop
- Nominated at Channel O Music Video Awards 2014 Most Gifted Hip-hop with “Alobam”
- Nominated at City People Entertainment Awards 2014 Rap Artiste of the Year
- No Guts No Glory Rap Album of the Year
- Best Collabo of the Year 2013 “Ghost Mode” (featuring Olamide)
- Nominated at Nigeria Entertainment Awards as 2013 Best Rap Artiste of the Year
- Nominated at African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Collabo “Ghost Mode” (featuring Olamide)
- Nominated at Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2013 Best Rap Act
- Nominated for Best Afro Hip Hop Video 2013 “Man of the Year”
- Nominated for The Headies 2014 Artist Of The Year
- Nominated for Best Rap Single 2012 “Shutdown”
Phyno has less media encounter only in 2014 Phyno denied reports about impregnating a woman named Rita Edmond in an interview with The Punch newspaper.
- GUINNESS( NIGERIA MADE OF BLACK CAMPAIGN)
PHYNO IS NOW A WONDERFUL ARTIST IN NIGERIA! NUT YOU CAN SEE HOW HIS JOURNEY BEGINS NO PAIN! NO GAIN! HUSTLING NEVER KILLS BUT STRENGTHS!
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