Full Name: Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike
Age: 34 years
Although a native of Anambra State, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and raised in Enugu State.
His stage name, given to him by one of his high school friends, was derived from the word phenomenal.
Phyno developed an interest for music production during his secondary school days. He initially wanted to become a pilot, but was told he could be a doctor.
Throughout secondary 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 there.
Phyno told Ifeoma Onoye that Mr Raw is one of the few people he looks up to.
Phyno started rapping in 2010 and relocated to Lagos to further his music career.
Phyno began recording his debut studio album No Guts No Glory in 2012.
The album features guest appearances from Stormrex, Omawumi, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavour N’abania, Mr. Raw, MI, Ice Prince and Runtown.
It was primarily recorded in Igbo and Nigerian Pidgin.
On 25 September 2012, he released the Olamide-assisted “Ghost Mode” as the album’s lead single.