REAL NAME : Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike
STAGE NAME : Phyno Fino
NET WORTH : Estimated net worth is $4.6 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on 9th October 1986 [currently 30 years old]
OCCUPATION : Nigerian Rapper and song writer
GIRLFRIEND : N/A
RECORD LABEL : Penthauze Music, Sputnet Records
MARITAL STATUS : Not Married
EDUCATION : IMT (Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu)
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike staged named Phyno was born on 9th October 1986, was bred in Enugu State. The Nigerian top rapper grew up in Enugu State where he also had his first taste of education. The undisputed man of the year attended IMT (Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu) where he bagged a degree in Public Administration.
Phyno is the best Igbo rapper in Nigeria today but he started as a producer before switching to the rap game. He has been so successful and risen beyond everyone’s imagination to become one of Nigeria’s biggest music acts in the industry. Just like a talented rapper would always do, he has a lot of big hit including “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”,”Alobam”, “Parcel” and “O Set”, Father Father just to mention a few.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike better know as Phyno is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His journey as a music producer kick started in the year 2003, he later decided to move over to rapping because his passion was there. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language and pidgin English. 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”. When he was still a producer he worked with some big meat in the Nigerian Music Game including the likes of Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins and Mr Raw.
Phyno is originally from Anambra State but grew up in Enugu State. His stage name Phyno, which is carved out from the word ‘phenomenal’, was the nickname given to him by one of his high school friends named Emeka. His keen interest in music started during his secondary school days. His childhood dream was to become a pilot but friends suggested that he would make a good doctor. Phyno is the fourth child out of 5 children.
While he was in the high school he learned to play the drums and piano. He also learned to create his own rendition of every recording he heard. In an interview phyno disclosed to Ifeoma Onoye that Mr. Raw and M I Abaga talked him into starting his own rap journey and they are his inspiration as far as his rap career is concerned.
His music career started officially as a producer and as produced for the likes of Flavour, Timaya, Ruggedman, Bracket,2Shotz, J Martins and Mr. Raw, but officially started rapping in 2010 after moving down to Lagos and yielding to the advice of Ill Bliss and M I Abaga.
Phyno tightened his seat beat in 2012 and started recording songs for his debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, in 2012 which didn’t drop until early 2014. The album featured guest appearances from Stormrex, Omawumi, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavour N’abania, Mr. Raw, M.I, Ice Prince and Runtown. Phyno did most of the songs in that album in Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin and had since remain his trade mark. One of the biggest hit song in that album was “Ghost Mode” which served as the album’s lead single. The highly anticipated track featured Yoruba rap star, Olamide Badoo who help killed the song. Some other tracks from the album include Man of the Year, Alobam and Parcel which also received positive reviews.
According to Phyno, he was inspired by the very popular Yoruba rapper Olamide Adedeji. Take a look at what Phyno said about Olamide in an interview;
“Phyno: Hmmm, bad guy. The first time I heard Olamide on ‘Eni Duro’, I was like waoow. I’m saying it on air for the first time, Olamide inspires me a lot. I told him one on one and he laughed about it. He was like you inspire me too, but I know it was just wash. But I was being honest. Olamide brought out a different part of me that I had previously taken for granted. I knew I always had it, but I never took it serious. That’s the indigenous part of me. If you listen to ‘Multiply’, I rapped everything in English, apart from the Igbo chorus. But it was different on ‘Ghostmode’. When it comes to rap…..i envy him.”
They eventually became close friends and do many things together just like brothers. In 2013 they were also doing colabos because they find out that fans love them when they do things together. They have really helped each other a lot especially with their constant collaboration .
No Guts No Glory (2014)
2 Kings (2015) (with Olamide)
The Playmaker (2016)
“Got it in my Vein (featuring De Boss and RunTown)
“Nnunu” (featuring Stormrex)
“Man of the Year”
“Street (Kush) Muzik”
—Phyno won Best Collabo at both the 2012 The Headies Awards
—Phyno also won an award at Nigeria Entertainment Awards with his hit song, Ghost Mode in 2013
—He has earned himself a total of 15 nominations and won 4 awards at several awards ceremonies .
—Phyno has been part of Channel O Music Video Awards, City People Entertainment Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, African Muzik Magazine Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA and The Headies and many more.
—Phyno has also won NEA awards
—He signed an endorsement to be an ambassador for Guinness Nigeria in 2013
—Phyno is currently GLOBACOM ambassador
Phyno’s Net Worth 2017
We are not sure of Phyno’s Net Worth at this moment, we will update this post as soon as we are sure.
Phyno’s Current Age 2017
He was born on the 9th of October, 1986 therefore he is currently 30 years old