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Phyno happens to be one of the most prominent indigenous rap artists the Nigerian music industry has ever produced. He is a songwriter, musician, and producer known for his great dexterity in rapping in the Igbo language.
Phyno started as a producer has established himself to be one of the most sorts out for musicians. He always manages to stay on top by delivering good who always record a large number of streams and views from his songs.
His songs have fetched him multimillion endorsement deals with top brands and companies. Aside from music, Phyno is a great actor who has featured in the award-winning movie titled “Lionheart” which was written by famous actress Genevieve Nnaji.
In this article, we are going to cover the life and biography of Phyno. By the time we are done with this biography, you will know all there is to know about Phyno from his net worth, to business, baby mama, house, and awards.
Before we show you a rundown of everything we know about Phyno, let’s take a moment to show you a summary of this article. This is a highlight of Phyno’s life and career.
|Full Name||Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike|
|Birth Place||Enugu State|
|Birth Date||October 9.1986|
|Profession||Producer, Songwriter, Singer, and Rapper|
|Net Worth||$9 Million|
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born on the 9th of October 1986 in Enugu, Enugu State. Although he is a native of Anambra State, he spent most of his time in Enugu State.
He grew up with the dream of becoming a pilot before his attention was diverted to music.
Phyno began playing musical instruments during his Secondary School days. From there he began producing his composition of every recording he heard. He later went on to attend IMT (Institute of Management and Technology) in Enugu where he studied public administration.
During his undergraduate phase, he started earning a living from music, as he was always performing at his school faculty and departmental nights. Then he came up with the stage name Phyno.
For those who have been curious about how he came up with the stage name Phyno. The rap star came to adopt the name Phyno as his stage name from one of his friends back in his high school days which means “Phenomenal” because of his uniqueness.
On the 25th of October 2012, Phyno released his debut song and the first single from his debut studio album “Ghost Mode” featuring Olamide. It was one of the hottest songs then. The song was a rap track in Nigerian pidgin, Yoruba, and the Igbo language.
Phyno later released his second hit single “Man of the Year” which won him the Headies award for the best rap single. The music was later banned by the NBC (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) prohibiting it from being broadcast.
Following the ban of his second song, Phyno’s dropped the third track from his album titled “Parcel”. He also featured P-Square in one of his tracks “O Set” which was another massive hit. It wasn’t long before Phyno dropped another banger tagged “Alobam”.
Alabama was a really good track and was aired across Nigeria from radio stations to music channels, and even in live TV programs. There was even custom-made merchandise like Sweatshirts, hoodies, and shorts for the song.
All the songs Phyno released were a hit back to back. Phyno’s career skyrocketed with the release of his first studio album “No Guts No Glory” in which he had vocals of several notable Nigerian artists like Timaya, Flavour N’abania, Mr. Raw, and Olamide.
The album took him to the next level and led to the birth of “2kingz” which he worked with Olamide to produce. Following the release of the mega-hit, the album was the introduction of the “Phynofest”, a festival that attracted a massive twelve thousand audience in attendance at the Onitsha stadium in Anambra state.
The following year, the festival took a different turn, this time it received over thirty thousand audiences. All the star artists like Lil Kesh, Patoranking, and Olamide were guest performers at the festival.
Phyno also starred in the movie “Lionheart” along with prominent actors and actresses like Nkem Owoh, Genevieve Nnaji, Kanayo .O. Kanayo, and even Pete Edochie.
Phyno Net worth
Phyno is currently one of the richest musicians in Nigeria with a net worth estimated to be around $8 million. Most of the money he’s made was recorded to be from his concerts, album sales, and paid partnerships from brands.
Phyno Awards and Endorsement
Phyno has been nominated more than 128 times and has managed to secure some of them for himself. He has won the three Headies Awards with just 15 times nomination.
He also has awards from the Nigeria Entertainment Awards winner, City People Award, Channel O Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards, BET Africa, MTV African Music Awards, and African Muzik Magazine Awards.
Phyno outstanding performances have attracted a lot of companies. His influence on the Eastern parts of Nigeria has bagged him endorsement deals worth millions of Naira with several brands including Life Continental Lager Beer, Nigerian Breweries, Monster Energy Drink, Nairabet, and Airtel Communications.
Phyno Cars and Houses
Celebrities like Phyno are known for their flashy cars, expensive clothes, and glamourous mansions. Phyno is on a league of his own. He has a rare car collection worth at least three hundred million Naira. He has it all from Lamborghini to Range Rovers, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and even Toyota.
He also has three mansions that we know of. He has a mega-mansion at Victoria Island, Lekki, and another in his hometown in Enugu.