Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (Born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, artist, lyricist and record maker. He began his melodic profession as a maker in 2003. He is eminent for rapping in the Igbo dialect. His presentation studio collection, No Guts No Glory, was discharged in 2014. It created the singles "Apparition Mode", "Man of the Year", "Bundle" and "O Set". As a maker, he has worked with craftsmen, for example, Timaya, Flavor, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins and Mr Raw.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was brought up in Enugu State, however he is a native of Anambra State. His stage name Phyno, which is gotten from the word 'remarkable', was the epithet given to him by one of his secondary school companions named Emeka. Phyno built up an enthusiasm for music generation amid his optional school days. He at first needed to end up plainly a pilot, however was informed that he could be a specialist. All through secondary school, he figured out how to play the drums and piano. He likewise figured out how to make his own particular interpretation of each account he heard. He examined Public Administration at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, and began benefitting from music amid his second year at IMT. Phyno revealed to Ifeoma Onoye that Mr. Crude is one of only a handful couple of individuals he gazes upward to. Phyno began rapping in 2010 and migrated to Lagos to proceed with his music vocation.
Phyno began recording his presentation studio collection, No Guts No Glory, in 2012. The collection highlights visitor appearances from Stormrex, Omawumi, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavor N'abania, Mr. Crude, M.I, Ice Prince and Runtown. It was basically recorded in Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin. Phyno revealed to Joan Omionawle and Netwon-Ray Ukwuoma of the Nigerian Tribune that rapping in his local dialect is his solid suit. On 25 September 2012, he discharged "Phantom Mode" as the collection's lead single. The melody highlights Olamide and was discharged to basic praise. It won Best Collabo at both the 2012 The Headies Awards and 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The music video for "Phantom Mode" was discharged on 7 December 2012. It was shot and coordinated in Lagos by Clarence Peters. Sputnet Records discharged the collection's second single, "Man of the Year (Obago)", on 23 March 2013. The tune, which was created by Phyno, won the Best Rap Single class at the 2012 The Headies Awards. The music video for "Man of the Year (Obago)" was transferred onto YouTube on 20 August 2013. It was additionally shot and coordinated by Clarence Peters in Abakpa Nike, and highlights a cameo appearance from Illbliss. In September 2013, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation restricted the music video from being communicated.
"Package", the third single off the collection, was discharged on 11 October 2013. The melody was initially titled "Bundle (a BIG Nwa)". The music video for "Package" was shot by Clarence Peters and discharged on 19 February 2014. On 4 March 2014, "O Set" was declared as the collection's fourth single. The melody was created by WizzyPro and highlights P-Square. The music video for the melody was coordinated by Jude Engees Okoye and transferred onto YouTube at roughly 4 minutes. On 22 May 2014, Phyno discharged the music video for "Alobam", which was coordinated by Clarence Peters. The tune, which is an Igbo slang for "My Guy", was delivered by Major Bangz. In the video, Phyno paid tribute to some of his companions including Ice Prince, Flavor, P-Square, Olamide and J Martins. On 31 August 2014, Thisday revealed that Phyno turned into a represetative of Guinness Nigeria's Made of Black crusade nearby Olamide and Eva Alordiah. Phyno performed at the crusade's dispatch and was included in the battle's TV plug. On 2 September 2014, Phyno discharged the Clarence Peters-guided visuals to his "Authe (Authentic)" tune with Flavor N'abania. On 7 October 2014, Phyno discharged the Major Bangz-delivered "Yayo". The tune appeared at number 8 on the Pulse Music Video Charts. The music video for the melody, coordinated by Clarence Peters, debuted on 5 January 2015. Opeoluwani Akintayo of The Daily Times of Nigeria gave the video a general rating of 8 out of 10 stars, while complimenting the utilization of props like consuming tires, shirtless folks, a royal position made of cutlass, the video lady's butt, detached area, papered and painted dividers, smoky floor, and multi-hued painted autos.
Phyno's collobrative collection with Olamide, titled 2 Kings, was discharged on 1 April 2015. Plans for the collection were first declared in January 2014 by the two rappers by means of web-based social networking.
In June 2013, Phyno performed for 25 minutes in Owerri as a feature of the Star Music Trek visit. Phyno visited with D'banj, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Vector, Pucado, Seyi Shay, Show Dem Camp, Kay Switch and Sean Tizzle as a supporting follow up on the Hennessy Artistry 2013 Club Tour. In April 2014, he performed at the 2014 release of the Star Music Trek visit 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.
Phyno'S Awards And Nominations
- The Headies Award (3)
- Nigeria Entertainment Award (1)
- Channel O Music Video Award (0)
- City People Entertainment Award (1)
- MTV Africa Music Award (0)
- African Muzik Magazine Awards (0)
- Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) (0)
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