This article talks about the biography of Phyno. In addition, we’ll provide answers to some of the questions his fans have been asking lately — like: is Phyno married? Who is his girlfriend? What is his Real name? And more.
Phyno or Phyno Fino, based on his stage name, is a popular rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer from the eastern part of Nigeria.
Phyno’s real name is Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike; he has been active in the Nigerian music industry for a very long time now.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and Raised in Enugu State. But he is a native of Anambra State, which is a neighbouring state and another southeastern state.
The name “Phyno”, which is the short form of phenomenal, was given to him by his secondary school friend Emeka.
He studied Public Administration at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, and started benefiting financially from music during his second year in school.
But he had interest for music all along, even before IMT. In fact, he developed interest for music during his early days in the secondary school.
However, he didn’t start his music career as a singer; he chose to become a record producer at first.
Phyno started rapping in 2010 and relocated to Lagos the same year to further his music career.
He told the Nigerian Tribune that he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being natural. Although he primarily raps in Igbo, he combines a bit of English and Nigerian Pidgin in his music.
His style of rap reminds us of Ni**aRaw who he later admitted is one of the few people he looks up to.
As a record producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins and Mr Raw.
In 2012, Phyno decided to fully pursue music as a singer and rapper, no more just as producer.
He started recording his debut album, No Guts No Glory, in that same 2012.
The debut album which features popular singers, including P-Square, Olamide, Flavour and many more, turned out to be a big hit.
The success of his debut album helped pave way for a smooth transition into the Nigerian music scenery.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born on 9 October 1986. Therefore he became 32 years old as at October 2018.
Phyno’s phone number & other contacts
You can contact Phyno using using his phone number or on any of his social accounts.
Those contacts are there for booking purpose only. In other words, don’t disturb the young man with unsolicited messages, because he’ll not respond.
Contact Phyno using the information below:
Phone number: 08037075452
Email: [email protected]
Fame comes with its perks and downsides altogether; phyno’s case is no exception. The Igbo-rap artist has been faced with several controversial media reports.
In 2014, Phyno was rumored to have impregnated one Rita Edmond. But he debunked those claims during an interview with The Punch.
An image appearing to show Phyno kissing Kcee was another event that led to controversy.
The image went viral on social media, and had almost all his fans questioning his sexuality.
However, Phyno clarified himself in an interview by claiming the image was captured from a bad angle.
The clarification was indeed very necessary because Nigeria has zero tolerance for homosexuality.
Awards & Nominations
Phyno has so far won 5 awards and received several nominations.
In 2013, his song “Man of the Year” won best rap single in the Hedies awards. The song “Ghost Mode” in which he featured Olamide also won best Collabo of the year.
In that same 2013, “Ghost Mode” also won Best Collabo of the year in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards; taking his total awards in 2013 to 3.
In 2014, Phyno was named rap artist of the year in the City People Entertainment Awards.
In that same 2014, his song “Parcel” won best rap single of the year in the Headies Awards.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Is Phyno married?
The Igbo rap artiste is very private about his relationship life. Nevertheless, we can categorically say he is not married.
However, he revealed in an interview that he is single and ready to mingle. In other words, he is look forward to getting married sooner or later. His fans are obviously looking forward to that too.
Who is Phyno’s girlfriend?
The rap artiste is a good looking young man. As expected, a lot of girls are interested in him.
Phyno has not come plain about whom he is dating at the moment. Therefore, we can’t say for sure if he has a girlfriend or not. But from all indication, he doesn’t seem to have a girlfriend.
Here’s a summary of his profile:
Real name: Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike
Date of Birth: 9 October 1986
State of Origin: Anambra
Place of birth: Enugu