Proudly Igbo Boi Phyno with Nickname “Phynofino”, real name Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson started his musical career as a producer in 2003. The Enugu-born rapper is famous for spitting rhymes in his native Igbo language.
Let’s take a look at 9 Legit Things About Phyno you probably may not know.
#1. Started As A Producer
Rapper Phyno began his musical career as a music producer.
He has done productions for artists like J Martins, Timaya, Mr. Raw, Bracket and Flavour.
#2. Wanted To Be A Pilot
Phyno initially wanted to become a pilot, but was told by his dad that he could be a doctor since he was very hands on.
He studied Public Administration at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu.
Phyno began making money from his music during his second year at IMT.
#3. Is A Native Of Anambra State
Phyno real name Chibuzo is a native of Anambra State, Nigeria, although he was born and grew up in Abakpa Nike, Enugu State.
#4. Started Rapping In 2010
Phyno switched from producing to rapping officially in 2010, releasing his first studio album, No Guts No Glory in 2012.
#5. Moved To Lagos In 2007
Phyno moved to Lagos in 2007 to further his musical career and play on the big scene.
He was encouraged by fellow rap artiste, Illbliss.
#6. Got His Name From Secondary School
Igbo Rapper Phyno got his name while in Secondary School from a classmate by name Emeka.
The “Phyno” was derived from the word “Phenomenal” as his rap form was idealized.#7. Got His Big Break From Mr. Raw and MI
Phyno got his big break musically with features from Mr. Raw and MI.
He still looks up to Mr. Raw as one of his few mentors.
#8. Has A Thing For Shoes
Just in case you didn’t already know, Phyno has a thing for shoes.
He struts his stuff in classy high sole kicks anytime he steps out.
#9. …And Sunglasses too
Not only does Phyno fancy shoes, he also has a thing for sunglasses.
He says that his shades and shoes take more money from him than any other fashion items.
Phyno says he prefers wearing Ray Ban shade as they make him feels like a superstar.