Saturday, 31 August 2013

Phyno

Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. 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". As a producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J Martins and Mr Raw.

Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson was born and raised in Enugu 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.

Phyno started recording his debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, in 2012. The album features guest appearances from Stormrex, Omawumi, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavour N'abania, Mr. Raw, M.I, Ice Prince and Runtown. It was primarily recorded in Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin. Phyno told Joan Omionawle and Netwon-Ray Ukwuoma of the Nigerian Tribune that rapping in his native language is his strong suit.

On 25 September 2012, he released "Ghost Mode" as the album's lead single.[7] The song features Olamide and was released to critical acclaim. It won Best Collabo at both the 2012 The Headies Awards and 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The music video for "Ghost Mode" was released on 7 December 2012. It was shot and directed in Lagos by Clarence Peters.

Sputnet Records released the album's second single, "Man of the Year (Obago)", on 23 March 2013. The song, which was produced by Phyno, managed to win the Best Rap Single category at the 2012 The Headies Awards. The music video for "Man of the Year (Obago)" was uploaded onto YouTube on 20 August 2013. It was also shot and directed by Clarence Peters in Abakpa Nike, and features a cameo appearance from Illbliss. In September 2013, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation banned the music video from being broadcast.

"Parcel", the third single off the album, was released on 11 October 2013. The song was originally titled "Parcel (a BIG Nwa)". The music video for "Parcel" was released on 19 February 2014 and shot by Clarence Peters. On 4 March 2014, "O Set" was announced as the album's fourth single. The song was produced by WizzyPro and features P-Square. The music video for the song was directed by Jude Engees Okoye and uploaded onto YouTube at approximately 4 minutes.

On 22 May 2014, Phyno released the music video for "Alobam" which was directed by Clarence Peters. The song, which is an Igbo slang for "My Guy", was produced by Major Bangz. In the video, Phyno paid tribute to some of his peers including Ice Prince, Flavour, P-Square, Olamide and J Martins.

On 31 August 2014, Thisday reported that Phyno became an ambassador of Guinness Nigeria's Made of Black campaign alongside Olamide and Eva Alordiah. Phyno performed at the campaign's launch and was featured in the campaign's television commercial. On 2 September 2014, Phyno released the Clarence Peters directed visuals to his "Authe (Authentic)" song with Flavour N'abania.

On 7 October 2014, Phyno released the Major Bangz produced "Yayo". The song debuted at number 8 on the Pulse Music Video Charts. The music video for the song, directed by Clarence Peters, premiered on 5 January 2015. Opeoluwani Akintayo of The Daily Times of Nigeria gave the video an overall rating of 8 out of 10 stars, while commending the use of props like burning tyres, shirtless guys, a throne made of cutlass, the video vixen's butt, isolated location, papered and painted walls, smoky floor, and multi-coloured painted cars. Phyno's collobrative album with Olamide, titled 2 Kings, was released on 1 April 2015. Plans for the album were first announced in January 2014 by both rappers via social media.

In June 2013, Phyno performed for 25 minutes in Owerri as part of the Star Music Trek tour. Phyno toured with D'banj, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Vector, Pucado, Seyi Shay, Show Dem Camp, Kay Switch and Sean Tizzle as a supporting act on the Hennessy Artistry 2013 Club Tour. In April 2014, he performed at the 2014 edition of the Star Music Trek tour in Nsukka, Enugu State.

Phyno is widely known as the ambassador of rap music in the Igbo Language. He told the Nigerian Tribune that he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being himself. Although he primarily raps in Igbo, he combines a bit of Nigerian Pidgin and English in his music. Phyno believes that the elements of music makes it border-less.


Albums
No Guts No Glory (2014)
2 Kings (2015) (with Olamide)

Selected singles
"Oringo"
"Yayo"
"Connect "
"Asai"
"Got it in my Vein (featuring De Boss and RunTown)
"Nnunu" (featuring Stormrex)
"Ezege" "Man of the Year" "Alobam" "Street (Kush) Muzik"
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58 comments:

  1. onye nkuzi ndi nkuzi which village in anambra

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  2. my broda u are too much because no guts no glory, keep it up to the glory of God (GiniGold)

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  3. my brother, i wish u can respond to this ma call, my name is innocent frm abia state. I have a song you can kill, am a writer and also an upcomming rapper. Bless u., 07063896070

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  4. ABAKPA NIKE REP

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  5. valentinoflowz@yahoo.com5 March 2014 at 20:51

    am a die hard fan my man,am greatful to have this chance to speek with you

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  6. onwebedi ihe ifuu,,man of d year keep it up,,,abakpa guyz luv u,,,4 ur enemies,,dem no go see u

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  7. I love you Phyno.....u da best

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  8. I love you Phyno....u da best

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  9. Phyno i bu ebighi nwa they no say u feat nwa . Phyno kari go makana na ekolu gi. Nizzy d most lover of phyno muzik

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  10. U 2 much my mehn phyno

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  11. phyno u are my role model.....i luv u .....

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  12. Iyeh!!!.ife balaba obasi go. Obele nsi nebi ike. Osokwa ha drinkia Kai kai. U are soaring highest.

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  13. Ighota go!! Phyno u b authentic.oburu na i bu oroma,ichato go.man of d year.i hail.is ur man judo.a die hard fan

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  14. Alobam, Icholiya, Authe is killing me softly bro.... Nna take it up... Ayin ne me gi enjoy down here in Akure

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  15. i love u phyno

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  16. chai! Alobam_ke way..frm year to yr_nwanne Idi go du n sharp!

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  18. Obinna dashing dude18 April 2014 at 12:04

    Phyno is the best rapper in naija now....I can't wait for the collabor with olamide...2kings...OJIGI...

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  19. Kk-rhyme

    Hi bro u are so cool in rap game, i like that i wish i can be ur artiste anyway, am on to the next round? Rhyme FBB that me (best Rapper in town) call me Kk-Rhyme. +2348101374338 / +971551683890

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  20. Phyno I wish I can freestyle with u, cus d way u combined ur lyrical mix kills. Nwanne esom pasa n'ogwe, and if u ask, I ya ma na m'wu aloba gi. Am skillz by name, am a music writer, and an upcoming artist. I hails frm d same villa with mr raw, dede I wish u can grow me. Contact me with email innocentdnl@hotmail.com, or ping me 28E816DC, or u can holla at ur boi on 07063896070.

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    1. guy you no need all this now, na person grow phyno

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  21. Mehn pasa na ogbe juo ese I ga fu na ha bu alobam!!! Mehn mu anya, ha adighi alukam I ga afu na ha bu alobam!!

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  22. Ihota go...imee way...˚°º‎​‎​U̶̲̥̅̊º° is the best... U̶̲̥̅̊r flow is sick n illy...die hard fan...4 realer...holla tip-292E4421

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  23. INCREASE THE EARPHONE PHYNO....

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  24. Yieeh! Aaaa phyno fino, na your boi icekid,oya pasa,nwa kee ije,ina kwa aku oku? Meehn! Idigodi ok.

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  26. PHYNO FINE OOOO, RUGGED U... I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT PHYNO

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  27. Big bro I hail, am ur lil upcoming number 1 boi I luk up 2 u am balling in d north plz bro if there iz any way dat u can help me plz ibeg of u bro , am a rap artist I rap dsame 2 ur pattern I have many songs and have been featured in, and de said dat I sound lyk u and resembles u plz bro I want u 2 help me plz bro I chose muzik as my career bro pls I nid ur help bro I luk up 2 u plz help me here are ma contacts 08058482827 07055522741 ma fb okonyia.gucci @ facebook.com. Thanx 4 ever will remain ur loyal boi lil gucci aka phyno d play maker.

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  28. Oh mehn guy U̶̲̥̅̊Я̲̅ OT too much keep it up

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  29. phyno idi bad keep it up bro

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  30. I l¤v€ u phyno... Cn even strip 4 u.. Hope 4 d grace 2 be lyk u sum day.. *kiss kiss*

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  31. Watever it takes 2 be lyk u phyno ama do.......#FACT# 07053003478....

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  32. onye nkuzi nde nkuzi,uncle nganga,man of the year,phyno Alobam,iyea-eh,u re d number one indiginous rapper i have ever seen.Ihe obula oso ha na eme a ma m na afia gi ga n`re.ur fan uttams.(drop the microphone and modern 4).YA GAZIE....:

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  33. phyno fino, i jst luv ur swag, abeg carry waka umu abakpa de hail still de beliv say 1 de anyi ga acha anya-ada ezeagu

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  34. I RESPECT PHYNO A LOT THU 4 NOW AM NOT OPPORTUNED 2 B LIKE HIM BUT IF THERE IS A WAY I SWEAR 2 GOD(ALMIGHTY) I WOUNT ESSITATE...4RM "ECCLIPSE" AN UPCOMING RAPPER.....09033684429......

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  35. PHYNO PLS I HAVE A SONG BY NAME"taboo" I FELT DAT YUR STYLE IS VERRY COOL 4 IT PLS I WNT U 2 TKE A PRT IN D SONG PLSSSS....09033684429....

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  36. Phyno nothing do you.thanks alot for make us happy in muzik activities. in proverb jisi ike maka na onye asi ya jide kaa oji oma na nke o ji di mma.so phyno keep it up and may God be with you.I play dat one day u wil feature my muzik.is ur guy from anambra. Mr char-law my phone no (08146903096) .

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  37. Phyno keep it up in your muzik career and..I pray that your peer group will not beat you hands down in muzik activities rather you will beat them down.And I wish that one day you will feature my muzik. Is your guy Mr Char-law from anambra state. my phone no 08146903096

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  38. Thank you all. Am gr8full, keep ur fingers crossed. I will always bring the best out of me and I will never disappoint u guys add me up on facebook Phyno Chibuzor Nelson

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  39. Men pasa na ogbe, ju ese I ga fu na ha bu Alobam! Phyno the Streetz is feeling you dieeeeeeeee, i swear. My Colleagues and friends from other tribes are dying to hear ur lyrics but still feeling ur jamz. ur boi...Lasgidi finest...Proudly Anambra. RIDE ON SIR.

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  40. keep up d good work fino, don't relent

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  41. PHYNO,mor regards to you. Well am a student of i.m.t too and am upcoming artist who base in lag but from port-harcourt.. If u love ur fans pls giv trial to me and knw if am gud to go..thanks

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  42. Adigodim wuu...ha na akokwa tuu...lekwa umu ajebotaa na foomu shooter and when you are not talking about the moni nwanne inako tuu...
    Guyz na fuuzo ha na ezim de way na agbambo imana ha na enweta de pay.....
    My man of de year you too much jawe keep it up & god is with you i hope dis year will even be brighter for you!....kudoos!!
    From an upcoming artist Dedonex.

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  43. alobam sir pro bu kwa alobaya ugbene brought up

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  44. Nwanne dalu bradally

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  45. Damn phyno's haters...Love u bro.....PROUDLY IGBO........NOT ibo BUT IGBO>>>>REAL IGBO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Odi kwa go di gbuu ndi osu imi na _ ko tuu,Phyno fino go on so that all your haters will go mud.

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  47. Odi kwa go di gbuu ndi osu imi na _ ko tuu,Phyno fino go on so that all your haters will go mud.I hail from Enugu state,emene

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  48. Hmmmm how and where can I see phyno cos I want to sing with him

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  49. Just love this guy, met u d last time @ quilox, but u couldn't recognize ur Anambra state born sister. Upon all my height!

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  50. salute to the king is your boy IYKEZ

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  51. okocha emmanuwlla21 May 2016 at 15:31

    I want to hit 1 of mai home mase songs titled'dopest gal'.help me wit dat

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  52. Phyno my man you too much, if you are woman i will marry you, nwa nne keep it up. Nwanne achana anyaooo!

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