Phyno Biography | Early Life, Career, Net Worth
His birth name is Chiubuzor Nelson Azubuike, but his stage name is Phyno. He was born on 9th October 1986. He is a very popular songwriter, singer, and rapper of Nigerian origin.
He is also a record producer and has many years of experience. His music career kicked off in 2003, and he has made a name for himself since then to date. Check below for more exciting facts about Phyno.
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Phyno Biography | Early Life
Phyno was born in Enugu State, where he also grew up. He is, however, a native of Anambra state. One of his secondary school friends gave him his stage name, Phyno.
The stage name was derived from the word Phenomenon. He started developing an interest in music since he was in secondary school.
His childhood dream was to become a pilot, but he dedicated his time learning how to play the piano and drums during his secondary school days.
He equally made an effort to render his version of all the songs he listened to.
After his secondary school education, Phyno proceeded to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, where he studied Public Administration.
He ventured into music production in his second year in the higher institution. His rapping career started in 2010, and his raps are in the Igbo Language.
Then he relocated to Lagos to further boost his music career.
In 2012, Phyno produced his debut album titled No Guts No Glory. Many guest appearances were featured in the album, including the following:
- Flavor N’abania
- Mr. Raw
- Ice Prince
The songs in the albums were recorded in both Nigerian pidgin and Igbo. He later released another album in September 2012 with help from Olamide.
The album was titled Ghost Mode. The album was awarded the Best Collabo at the 2012 edition of the Headies. It equally won the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Best Collabo.
The music video did not come until 6th December 2012
Some of his studio albums are:
- No Guts No Glory released in 2014
- The Playmaker released in 2016
Deal With It released in 2019
He released a single titled Never in 2020
Phyno Biography | Awards, nomination
Phyno has quite a several awards and nominations to his name. He was nominated for The Headies 15 times and won the award three times.
He was nominated for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards 3 times and won it once.
He was also nominated for the Channel O Music Video Awards once but has never won it. On the other hand, phyno got nominations for the City People Awards 4 times and won it once. In total, he recorded 28 nominations and five awards.
It makes him one of the most celebrated music artists in Nigeria today.
What is Phyno’s Net worth
Phyno is adjudged to be the 7th richest musician in Nigeria today. His net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
It should not be surprising, considering his unique talent that transcends the Nigerian music industry.