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Phyno also known as Phynofino real/full name Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson, He was on born 9 October 1986.He is a Nigerian Indegenious rapper and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. His debut
studio album, No Guts No Glory, was released in 2014. It produced the singles “Ghost Mode“, “Man of the Year“, “Parcel” and “O Set“. As a producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J Martins and Mr Raw.
Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson was born and raised in Enugu State.
His stage name Phynofino, which is derived from the word phenomenal, was
the nickname given to him by one of his high school friends named Emeka.
Phyno developed an interest for music production during his secondary
school days. He initially wanted to become a pilot, but was told that he
could be a doctor. Throughout high school, he learned to play the drums
and piano. He also learned to create his own rendition of every
recording he heard. He studied public administration at the Institute of
Management and Technology in Enugu, and started profiting from music
during his second year at IMT. Phyno told Ifeoma Onoye that Mr. Raw is
one of the few people he looks up to.Phyno started rapping in 2010 and relocated to Lagos to continue his music career
In June 2013, Phyno performed for 25 minutes in Owerri as part of the Star Music Trek tour. Phyno toured with D’banj, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Vector, Pucado, Seyi Shay, Show Dem Camp, Kay Switch and Sean Tizzle as a supporting act on the Hennessy Artistry 2013 Club Tour. In April 2014, he performed at the 2014 edition of the Star Music Trek tour in Nsukka, Enugu State.
Phyno is widely known as the ambassador of rap music in the Igbo Language. He told the Nigerian Tribune
that he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being
himself. Although he primarily raps in Igbo, he combines a bit of
Nigerian Pidgin and English in his music. Phyno believes that the
elements of music makes it borderless.
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