It just got real on the Nigerian music front following accusations that one of the top indigenous rap kings in Nigeria stole a song.
The accusation was leveled against Phyno by a rapper who goes by the handle @bugzydvinci on Instagram, accusing Phyno of copying his style and stealing his song. According to Bugzy, Phyno stole his record and changed the name from “Fuo” to “Fuwa” as seen in his recently released single, “Fuwa Sewa“.
Phyno has neither acknowledged nor responded to the allegations and it is doubtful if he would. Bugzy also accused Phyno of trying to cover the shine of other Eastern artistes, claiming that that was why artistes from the area are not well known.
Phyno whose real name is Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike shot to the top with his collaborative effort on “Ghost Mode” on which he featured Olamide in 2012. “Ghost Mode” was one of the songs in his debut album, “No Guts, No Glory” and earned him notable accolades.
“No Guts, No Glory” album was dropped later in 2012 and had top collaborations like Omawumi, Ice Prince, Olamide, Efa, P-Square, Timaya, Flavour, M.I, and others.
Phyno kicked off the year with “Isi Ego” released in February. In March, he jumped on Kings Nation artiste, Wrecobah‘s “Mr. Successful” before dropping “One Chance” later in the month, a song on which he featured Kranium.
In April, he teamed up with his favorite collaborator, YBNL boss, Olamide on “Onyeoma”, a song that did not just catch attention but sustained it. He would go on to collaborate with other artistes like CDQ, Reminisce, Derekz, Flavour, Phenom and Wale.
The news of the song theft is just unfolding but you can be sure that as soon as we hear anything else about it, you’ll be the first to know.