Phyno Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth

Phyno – Alobam

Stage Name Phyno
Real Name Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 9th October, 1986 (37 years old)
Gender Male
Height 6 ft 8
Place of Birth Enugu State
State of Origin Anambra State
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status N/A
Education Institute of Management and Technology
Known for Alobam

Early Life

Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, popularly known as Phyno, was born on October 9, 1986, in Enugu State, Nigeria. Raised in the vibrant city of Enugu, Phyno developed a passion for music from an early age. His journey into the world of entertainment would later mark a significant chapter in Nigerian music history.


His educational journey led him to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, where he pursued a degree in Public Administration. While navigating the halls of academia, his love for music continued to blossom, laying the groundwork for a future that would see him become one of Nigeria’s most celebrated artists.

Emergence in the Music Scene

Phyno’s foray into music began as a producer, honing his skills behind the scenes. However, destiny had grander plans for him. His distinctive Igbo rap style and lyrical prowess quickly set him apart in the industry. Phyno’s breakthrough moment came with the release of “Ghost Mode,” a collaboration with fellow Nigerian artist Olamide. This marked the inception of his journey as an indigenous rap maestro.

Musical Success and Style

Phyno’s music is a rich blend of traditional Igbo sounds and modern hip-hop beats, creating a unique sonic experience. His debut studio album, “No Guts No Glory” (2014), solidified his position in the Nigerian music scene. Songs like “Man of the Year,” “Alobam,” and “Parcel” became anthems, showcasing Phyno’s ability to seamlessly fuse traditional elements with contemporary beats.

Phyno Biography

Collaborations and Industry Impact

Known for his collaborative spirit, Phyno has worked with a myriad of artists, both within Nigeria and internationally. His collaborations with artists like Olamide, Flavour N’abania, and Burna Boy have not only produced chart-topping hits but have also contributed to the cultural richness of Nigerian music.

Recognition and Awards

His impact on the music scene has not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous awards, including multiple Headies Awards, City People Entertainment Awards, and Nigeria Entertainment Awards. His contribution to the indigenous rap genre earned him a special place in the hearts of fans who appreciate the authenticity and cultural pride embedded in his music.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Beyond music, he has diversified his interests. He delved into the business world with the launch of his own record label, Penthauze Music. This move not only showcased his entrepreneurial acumen but also provided a platform for emerging talents in the Nigerian music industry.

Wife and Kids

He is currently Unmarried but welcomed a child in 2023. 

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Net Worth

His net Worth is estimated at $12 Million. You can connect with him on Instagram.

Facts & Stats 

Languages: English, Igbo

First song:  Multiply (Remix)


  1. No Guts No Glory – 2014
  2. The PlayMaker – 2016
  3. Something to Live For – 2021
  4. PlayMaker – 2014
  5. 2 Kings – 2015
  6. Deal with It – 2019
  7. Limitless Urban, Vol. 34 – 2021
  8. Limitless Pop, Vol. 9 – 2021
  9. Good Vibez Afro Pop, Vol. 36 – 2021

Genre: Afropop, Nigerian hip hop, Afrobeats

The year he started signing: He started signing in 2003

Hit songs: 1. Isi Ego. Phyno · 2. Telli Person ft. Phyno & Olamide. Timaya · 3. Augment ft. Olamide. Phyno · 4. One Chance ft. Kranium. Phyno · 5. Life Is Eazi ft. Olamide.