Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, born October 9, 1986, better known as Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He began his career in 2013 as a record producer. Phyno released his debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, in 2014. He is best known for rapping in Igbo, his native language and frequently collaborated with Olamide.
|Full Name:||Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike|
|Date of Birth:||October 9, 1986|
|Place of Birth:||Enugu|
|State of Origin:||Anambra|
|Occupation:||Rapper & Singer|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Girlfriend:||Rita Edmond (ex)|
Early Life and Education
Phyno was born and raised in Enugu State despite being from Anambra State. His stage name was formed from the word phenomenal and was given to him by a high school friends.
Phyno became interested in music production while he was in secondary school. He originally desired to become a pilot, but was informed that he might become a physician.
He picked up the piano and drums during secondary school. Additionally, he picked up the skill of capturing every piece of music he heard.
He began making money from music during his second year at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, where he studied public administration.
Mr. Raw is one of the few people whom Phyno said he looked up to.
In 2012, Phyno started work on his first studio album, No Guts No Glory with guest appearances from Stormrex, Omawumi, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavour N’abania, Mr. Raw, MI, Ice Prince, and Runtown.
Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin were used mostly for the album recording.
Phyno released “Ghost Mode,” featuring Olamide, as the album’s lead single on September 25, 2012.
Both the 2012 The Headies Awards and the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards awarded Ghost Mode Best Collabo.
On December 7, 2012, the music video for “Ghost Mode” was made available. Clarence Peters shot and directed it in Lagos.
The second single from the album, “Man of the Year (Obago),” was released via Sputnet Records on March 23.
At the 2012 The Headies Awards, the song was named Best Rap Single.
On August 20, 2013, “Man of the Year (Obago) music video was posted to YouTube. Illbliss makes a brief cameo appearance in it, which was also written, produced, and directed by Clarence Peters in Abakpa Nike.
The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation forbade the music video from airing in September 2013.
Phyno made plans to release Deal With It, his third studio album, public in March 2019. “Agu” and “The Bag,” two singles, were part of the project.
Olamide, Falz, Davido, Don Jazzy, Zoro, Runtown, and Teni all make cameos on the album. He also released new single “Bia” July 2021.
Phyno Net Worth
Phyno is a talented Nigerian rapper and singer with a net worth of $10 million. He has amassed wealth through his music career.
- No Guts No Glory (2014)
- The Playmaker (2016)
- Deal With It (2019)
- Something To Live For (2021)
- 2 Kings with Olamide (2015)
Rita Edmond was romantically linked with Phyno although the rapper denied the pregnancy responsibility. Phyno is not yet married.
- Instagam: @Phynofino
- Twitter: @Phynofino