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Phyno – Ezege (Artist Review)



Phynochibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and raised in Enugu State. His stage name, given to him by one of his high school friend, 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.

Phyno made his name in 2014 with his debut album, No Guts, No Glory, whose lead single, the Olamide collaboration “Ghost Mode,” earned Best Collaboration honors at both the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and the Headies.

Known for rapping in the indigenous Igbo language, he combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, Afro-beat, and Igbo highlife, and continued to enjoy success with subsequent releases like 2016’s The Playmaker and 2019’s Deal with It.


Studio albums

No Guts No Glory (2014)

The Playmaker (2016)

Deal With It (2019)


Phyno has total of 5 awards and 28 Nominations which among of them include the notable Headies and MTV as the winner of album of the year award and best collaboration with Olamide in Ghost mode.