Artiste Profile: PHYNO

Birth Name : Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson Born : October 9th 1986 Genre : Rap/HipHop To some he’s Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, but to mos...


Birth Name: Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson

Born: October 9th 1986

Genre: Rap/HipHop

To some he’s Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, but to most, he’s the ‘Man of the year’, Phyno. Starting up as a producer in 2003, a decade of passion and hard work has seen the “Ghost Mode” rapper/producer move from ‘underground hype’ to a household name in Nigeria.

Having produced for the likes of Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, 2Shotz, Bracket, J Martins and Mr. Raw, Phyno found his way around the industry and decided to move to Lagos in 2007 so as to increase his impact.

By 2010, the eccentric producer decided to try his hands on the other side of the booth, starting his own Rap career, and Indigenous Igbo Rap has never been so cool ever since. The multiple hits to his credit as a producer and rapper, Phyno is putting final touches on his official debut album “No Guts, No Glory” slated to drop soon.

Phyno grew up in Enugu and also schooled in Enugu and graduated from IMT (Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu) with a degree in Public Administration. This man of the year hails from Anambra state and also he is the 4th child in a family of 5

He was previously associated with Pent House Records; an independent label and just recently signed a record deal with Capital Hills Records.

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 borderless.



Phyno awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
AwardWinsNominations
The Headies
315
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
13
Channel O Music Video Awards
01
City People Entertainment Awards
14
Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)
01
African Muzik Magazine Awards
02
MTV Africa Music Awards
01
Channel O Music Video Awards
01
Totals
Awards won5
Nominations28

MTV Africa Music AwardsEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2015HimselfBest Hip-hopNominated[27]

Channel O Music Video AwardsEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2014"Alobam"Most Gifted Hip-hopNominated[28]

City People Entertainment AwardsEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2014HimselfRap Artiste of the YearWon[29]
No Guts No GloryRap Album of the YearNominated
2013"Ghost Mode"
(featuring Olamide)
Best Collabo of the YearNominated[30]
HimselfBest Rap Artiste of the YearNominated

Nigeria Entertainment AwardsEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2014HimselfBest Rap Act of the YearNominated[31]
2013Best Rap Act of the YearNominated[32]
"Ghost Mode"
(featuring Olamide)
Best CollaboWon[33]

African Muzik Magazine AwardsEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2013HimselfBest NewcomerNominated[34]
Best Rap ActNominated

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA)Edit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2013"Man of the Year"Best Afro Hip Hop VideoNominated[35]

The HeadiesEdit

YearNominee/workAwardResultRef
2014HimselfArtiste of the YearNominated[36]
Phyno for "Alobam"Best Street-Hop ArtisteNominated
No Guts No GloryBest Rap AlbumNominated
Album of the YearNominated
"Parcel"Best Rap SingleWon
"Dope Money"
(Olamidefeaturing Phyno)
Nominated
2013HimselfNext RatedNominated[37]
Lyricist on the RollNominated
"Ghost Mode"
(featuring Olamide)
Best CollaboWon[38]
"Ezioku"
(Lynxxx featuring Ikechukwu,Illbliss, and Phyno)
Nominated[37]
"Man of the Year"Best Rap SingleWon[38]
"Anam Achi Kwanu"
(Illbliss featuring Phyno)
Nominated[37]
"Ghost Mode"
(featuring Olamide)
Nominated
2012"Shutdown"Best Rap SingleNominated[39]
Phyno (for "Shutdown")Lyricist on the RollNominated

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