AZUBUIKE CHIBUZO NELSON (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name PHYNO, derived from the word phenomenal, is a Nigerian rapper, actor and record producer. Phyno developed an interest for music production during his secondary school days. 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 started rapping in 2010 and relocated to Lagos to continue his music career.
On 25 September 2012, he released "Ghost Mode" .The song features Olamide and was released to critical acclaim. It won Best Collaboration at both the 2012 The Hip Hop World Awards (HEADIES) and 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
always on top
Arguably one of the biggest South – Eastern Nigeria’s export to the world, with His unique brand and style automatically annexes a cross generational audience within an obvious demography, then the Nigerian youth market across the country, Africa and the World. His unusual friendship with a Western Nigerian International Star (evidenced by their many collaborations, co-collaborations and even a joint album has earned him a teeming followership in that geo-political zone as well.
FESTIVAL | PHYNO FEST
In 2015 Phyno Successfully Hosted The First Edition Of His Annual Franchise Concert “PHYNOFEST” In The City Of Onitsha At The Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Selling It Out To A Maximum Capacity Of 10,000 People. The Concert Was Broadcast LIVE On Cable TV. The Concert Had Performances From Runtown, Kcee, Harry Songs, Lil Kesh, Flavour, Chidinma, Bracket, Mr Raw, Slow Dog And Zoro.
In 2017 Phynofest set a record for the most number of people attending a concert in Nigeria with a remarkable 50,000 people turn out at the NNAMDI AZIKWE Stadium in Enugu.
Phyno made his acting debut in Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut, 'LIONHEART‘ as Obiora Obiagu, brother to Adaeze Obiagu (Genevieve Nnaji), and a young budding musician.
FASHION ICON | PHYNOSTYLE
Making a fashion statement always.
Whether he is performing on stage or he is just chilling, Phyno comes off in grand style and outspoken design.
From beard gang to his numerous hairstyles.....
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