Below is a picture showing rapper Phyno when he was a nobody trying to break into the music industry.
He’s pictured with his friends TJ and Slow Dogg who were already doing well in the industry then.
In a recent interview, Phyno revealed that he doesn’t want to be boxed in a corner where he’s only seen as an Igbo rapper.
”Anything you put your energy in drains you and that shouldn’t be my problem but then again, it is a box. It’s not something I should be feeling good about. I’m a musician, I’m a rapper, I should do what I want to do and how I know how to do it best but if you want to start judging from how people see it and put it in their head, then you’ll say ‘Okay, this is already a box’ and it’s going to be difficult to get out of this box so just do your thing. … the thing is, in a country like Nigeria where people speak like probably three hundred and sixty-something languages, they tend to take the ones that do the music in their own native language. … Nobody comes out and says Tekno the boy from the east, but he’s from the East or Patoranking the boy from the east, so probably because I do music in igbo you understand, but that’s how I know how to do it. But then again, Wiz does music in Yoruba whether we like it or not, Davido does music with Yoruba whether we like it or not so why box only Olamide? … This is how I know how to do my music the best way I can do it and I do it with my dialect and that’s it”.