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Entertainment of Monday, 25 September 2023


I was advised to join cult and perform ritual to succeed in my music career – Phyno spills

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Popular Nigerian rapper Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, better known by his stage name Phyno, has claimed that when he was a budding musician, people advised him to join a cult or engage in rituals if he desired immediate success in his music career.

The popular rapper made this evident when offering advice to aspiring artistes on quick paths to success.

Phyno admitted that he never believed in shortcuts since he thought that success could only come through hard effort, perseverance, and resilience.

The father of one gave advice to up-and-coming artistes to restrain their ambition for rapid success and to exercise caution before signing with just any record label out of desperation without thoroughly reading and taking into account the contract's terms.

He said: “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 is 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.

Further, Phyno counseled emerging talents to embrace the spirit of perseverance and hard effort rather than acting in a desperate manner.

“Young talents need to relax, do not be desperate about record deals or being in the spotlight. Keep working, when it’s time you’ll shine.

“Imagine begging a label to sign you, what kind of terms will they give you? They already know you are desperate and they will use you.

“At the beginning, you might not see it but give it time, you’ll regret it. Nothing pays more than hard work and consistency”, he added.