Did Phyno Actually Had A Disappointing Year?
On the 27th of December 2018, popular music writer Joey akan, took to his twitter account to give his opinion on Phyno’s 2018, stating that he had a rather disappointing year and isn’t relevant or talked about due to the fact. Phyno felt tremendously slighted by the comment and responded to the tweet, calling him a ‘tribal fool’.
As they say, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but as a music writer and journalist, your opinion on issues pertaining to Music would come highly recommended because the public perceives you as well informed, therefore your opinions should be backed up by facts and not seen as sentimental. Phyno did not see joey’s opinion has objective, and for a writer as prominent as joey, one can understand his aggravation.
Both tweets have sparked up a debate on twitter among music lovers, and ‘Phyno’ is currently the number 2 trending topic. Popular Blogger Noble Igwe also weighed in on the conversation, defending Phyno and making it known that phyno had a good year, and joey was just been myopic, seeing only the hype that ‘eko hotel christmas’ in lagos brings.
He also added that fans in the east were more loyal to phyno due to the the great impact he has made on them and igbo rap in general. Stating that he would actually sell out stadiums (as he has done in the past) and not common venues. While making that point, he also threw slight shades at fans of the more ‘relevant’ artistes who source for free tickets as seen this december. He also added that joey’s comment was disrespectful to Phyno. In his opinion, Phyno deserves the same respect that is given to MI in rap because phyno paved the way for young rappers, boosting their confidence and making it cool to rap in igbo, after he popped, more rappers from the east started to believe in their abilities.
What do you guys think ?