Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike, a Nigerian rapper, musician, and songwriter better known by his stage name Phyno, has sparked a sensation online with his stunning statement about the music industry.
In a recent interview, the Enugu-born musician discussed his early days in the industry and how he was persuaded to join a cult to advance his career. He has never liked simple things, so when his pals suggested he join a cult or sacrifice anything for the sake of fame, he declined.
He believed in himself and the power of hard work, and it paid off.
The singer advised aspiring musicians to avoid taking shortcuts to success.
“Some people look at us today and think we got it easy, Not at all.
“I’ve never loved easy things. Before many people heard of Phyno, I’d had songs that no one knew existed.
A couple of friends told me to blow, I must join a cult or sacrifice something or someone, I told them the price was too much. I’ll never do such.
I believed in myself and the power of hard work, I started little and today I thank God”.
Taking to comment section, many noted how the industry is filled with dark sides.
One Oghenerie noted how Runtown faced similar challenges, hence, why his career took a downhill. He wrote, “Runtown was even threatened at gunpoint. It’s really sad what the music industry is turning into.
One Mhiz Mabella wrote, “Not only music industry, all the entertainment industry, you got to hold something very tight. If na God hold am like say tomorrow no dey oo. Entertainment industry is very spiritual
One Favour Oj wrote, “The music industry is darker than I thought
One Chi Maramma wrote, “Illuminati wey we dey hear that time no he rumor?
One Tenoverten Autos wrote, “The dirty side of the music industry, just like there’s a dirty side of every business. Ask u dey listen to people wey eventually make am, try listen to people wey no make am too oh. E get why.
One Ladyque wrote, “Things dey occur for this music industry”