Phyno is a Nigerian producer, rap artiste, singer and songwriter.
Born on the 9th of October 1986 as Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike. He hails from Anambra State but, was born and brought up in Enugu state.
The stage name Phyno according to him was coined from the word Phenomenal.
He graduated from the Institue of Management and Technology in Enugu state where he studied Public Administration.
Prior to his higher education, Phyno fell in love with music and musical instrument and just like every kid out there, he had a dream of becoming a pilot, but life had other plans for him. He plays the drum and the piano.
Phyno started off as a music producer while still in school in 2003 and worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket and many more.
His interest in becoming a rap artiste started in 2010 and in other to achieve that, he moved to Lagos State. That was the beginning of his continuous success in Igbo rap music. He has released 3 debut albums and 1 collaborative album. They are;
- No Guts No Glory – 2012
- The Playmaker – 2016
- Deal With It – 2019
- 2 kings – 2015 collaborative album with Olamide.
Some of his songs are; Nnunu, Ezege, E Sure For Me, Alobama, Connect, So Far So Good, Isi Ego, Link Up, etc.
He is an award award-winning artiste with some of his wins from Headies as a 3time winner, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and City People Awards respectively along with many other nominations. He was a guest feature in the 2018 Genevieve Nollywood Movie, Lion Heart.
His personal life has never been made public with a very limited scandal that occurred in 2014. He denied ever getting a certain young lady pregnant, Rita Edmond after she alleged she was pregnant for him.
Phyno is the CEO and frontline artiste of his label Penthauze records.
He is an award-winning rapper and producer, talented, has respect for his culture and celebrated worldwide. His ability to combine the Igbo language, Pidgin and English language in his music makes him unique.
This is why he is our artiste of the week!
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