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.
Phyno’s Life and music career
Although a native of Anambra State, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and raised in Enugu State. His stage name, given to him by one of his high school friends, was derived from the word phenomenal.
Phyno developed an interest in music production during his secondary school days. He initially wanted to become a pilot but was told he could be a doctor. Throughout secondary school, he learned to play the drums and piano.
The singer 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 there.
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 further his music career