Phyno Biography || Albums || All Music || Awards || Net-worth

 

Phyno Biography || Albums || All Music || Awards || Net-worth

 

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Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known as Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his music career as a producer in 2003, and is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. His debut studio album No Guts No Glory was released in 2014. It was supported by four singles: “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”

Phyno began recording his debut studio album No Guts No Glory in 2012.  It was primarily recorded in Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin. On 25 September 2012, he released the Olamide-assisted “Ghost Mode” as the album’s lead single. It won Best Collabo at both the 2012 The Headies Awards and 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The music video for “Ghost Mode” was released on 7 December 2012. Sputnet Records released the album’s second single “Man of the Year (Obago)” on 23 March 2013. The song won Best Rap Single at the 2012 The Headies Awards.

The album’s third single “Parcel” was released on 11 October 2013. It was originally titled “Parcel (a BIG Nwa)”. “O Set” was released as the album’s fourth single on 4 March 2014.  On 22 May 2014, Phyno released the music video for “Alobam”, the song is an Igbo slang for “My Guy”.

Phyno’s collaborative album with Olamide, titled 2 Kings, was released on 1 April 2015. Both rappers went on social media to announce plans for the album’s release. In March 2019, Phyno announced plans for the release of his third studio album Deal With It. It has been supported by two singles: “Agu” and “The Bag”. 

In 2018, Phyno made his acting debut starring as Obiora in the exceptional displayed brave movie titled ‘Lionheart’ 

Personal Life

In 2014, Phyno denied reports about impregnating a woman named Rita Edmond. However, the woman in Phyno’s life at the moment is named Queen and she’s the leading lady in Phyno’s life right now.

Nominations In Music

  • MTV Africa Music Awards – Best Hip-Hop Artiste (2015)
  • Channel O Music Video Awards – Most Gifted Hip-hop – Alobam (2014)
  • City People Entertainment Awards – Rap Artiste of the Year (2014)
  • City People Entertainment Awards – Rap Album of the Year – No Guts No Glory (2014)
  • City People Entertainment Awards – Best Collabo of the Year – Ghost Mode (2013)
  • City People Entertainment Awards – Best Rap Artiste of the Year (2013)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Rap Act of the Year (2014)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Rap Act of the Year (2013)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Collabo –  Ghost Mode (2013)
  • African Muzik Magazine Awards – Best Newcomer (2013)
  • African Muzik Magazine Awards – Best Rap Act (2013)
  • Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) – Best Afro Hip Hop VideoMan of the Year (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Artiste of the Year (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Street-Hop Artiste – Alobam (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Album – No Guts No Glory (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Album of the Year – No Guts No Glory (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single –  Parcel (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Dope Money (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Next Rated (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Lyricist on the Roll (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Collabo – Ghost Mode (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Collabo – Ezioku (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Man of the Year (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Anam Achi Kwanu (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Ghost Mode (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Shutdown (2012)
  • The Headies Awards – Lyricist on the Roll – Shutdown (2012)

Awards Won

  • City People Entertainment Awards – Rap Artiste of the Year (2014)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Collabo –  Ghost Mode (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single –  Parcel (2014)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Collabo – Ghost Mode (2013)
  • The Headies Awards – Best Rap Single – Man of the Year (2013)

In total, he was Nominated 28 times and won 5 Awards.

Artistry

He told the Nigerian Tribune he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being himself. Although he primarily raps in Igbo, he incorporates a bit of Nigerian Pidgin and English into his music. Phyno believes the elements of music makes it borderless.

Albums

  • No Guts No Glory (2014) || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • The Playmaker (2016) || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Greatest Hits (2016) || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Deal With It (2019) || DOWNLOAD MP3

Single

  • If To Say || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • E Sure For Me || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Zamo Zamo || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • God’s Willing || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Bombay || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Obiagu || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Ghost Mode || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Bullion Van || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Medicine Remix || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Isi Ego || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Warlords || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Karishika || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Life Is Eazi || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Intro (Deal With It) || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Pino Pino || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Best Rapper || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Abulo || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Joy Comes in The Morning || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Shilalo || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • I’m a Fan || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • King Kong Remix || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Agu || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Holy Water || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Never || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • O Set || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Double Double || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Secret Agenda || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Ezege || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Wiser || DOWNLOAD MP3
  • Chop Life || DOWNLOAD MP3

Collaborative albums

  • 2 Kings (with Olamide) (2015) || DOWNLOAD MP3

Net-Worth

Phyno is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Few Remarkable Facts About Phyno

  • His latest nickname ‘eze nnunu‘ is an Igbo phrase which means king of birds, a tribute to his childhood ambition of being a pilot.
  • However if the rapper gets a chance to date a celeb, then it will be Genevieve Nnaji who is his celeb crush.
  • He was discovered by M.I and Mr Raw. During one radio interview Phyno revealed that he got his first big break through respected music icons M.I and Mr. Raw. He said the two artistes discovered his talent and gave him a platform to display it.

  • Phyno’s signature Mohawk hairdo was inspired by his long term partner Clarence Peters.
  • Phyno is widely known as the ambassador of rap music in Igbo languagde.
  • Phyno’s biggest scandal is that he is allegedly a gay.
  • Phyno spends more money on his shades and shoes.

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