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StreetNG Media Man Crush Monday: Phynofino

Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language.

Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and raised in Enugu State, though he is a native of Anambra State. His stage name Phyno, 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.

Background information
Birth name Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike
Born 9 October 1986
Enugu State, Nigeria
Genres Igbo rap, hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sputnet Records, Penthauze Music

 

Connect with him on

Twitter: @phyno
Instagram: @phynofino
Facebook: @realphynofino

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StreetNG Media Man Crush Monday: Phynofino Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was...