15 things you probably didn’t know about Phyno as he clocks 29

Posted on October 09 2015 , at 11:33 am
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Phyno is a year older today. Photo: FIled
Phyno is a year older today. Photo: FIled

Popular Nigerian rapper, Phyno is a year older today October 9, 2015 and NET brings to you 15 things you probably don’t know about the Igbo lingua rapper who is just one year shy of 30…

  1. He was born Azuibike Chibuzor Nelson on October 9, 1986 in Enugu.

Phyno and mum

2. He is an indigene of Anambra state and hails from a family 5 kids with him being the 4th.

Phyno igbo

3. His childhood dream was to become a pilot.

Phyno old photo

4. He studied Public Administration at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu.

Phyno TB

5. He started getting involved in music production from his secondary school days after mastering how to plays the drums and piano.

Phyno young

6. He got his stage name from the word phenomenon, which was given to him by a secondary school friend named Emeka.

7. He moved to Lagos in 2007 to further push his career in entertainment.

Phyno old....

8. Before venturing into music full time, Phyno was a producer and had made stuff for the likes of Ruggedman, J Martins, Flavour, Timaya, 2shortz and many others.

Phyno Kcee and Flavour

9. His official debut single, Ghost Mode which featured Olamide changed the rappers fortunes for good and his career had been on the rise ever since.

10. Phyno is signed unto Sputnet Records and Pent Hauze Records which is his own imprint.

phyno..

11. His debut album, No Guts No Glory dropped at the end of 2013.

Phyno album no guts no glory

12. Phyno is a brand ambassador for Airtel, Guinness and Naira Bet.

Phyno airtel ambassador

see also: Phyno inks deal with sports betting company

13. Phyno is a close buddy of fellow rapper, Olamide and the duo have worked on numerous projects together including the collabo album, 2Kings released earlier this year. They are also both signed to Guinness as ambassadors.

olamide, phyno in london

14. Phyno was once rumored to have impregnated female music act, Rita Edmond but this has been confirmed to be totally untrue. However if the rapper gets a chance to date a celeb, then it will be Genevieve Nnaji who is his celeb crush.

Phyno and Genevieve

15. Phyno won the Best Rap Single at the 2014 Headies and has so far won 3 times at the prestigious music awards.

Phyno headies

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