Sharing a photo of the statue on his Instagram page, Phyno wrote;
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Statues in Nigeria gained prominence, after South Africans and Nigerians shared a common confusion over a large bronze statue of president Jacob Zuma, unveiled in Nigeria’s Imo State.
In between a state visit to Zambia and a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zuma stopped by the home of governor Owelle Okorocha in Nigeria’s Imo state on Oct. 13. There, he was greeted with a bronze statue in his own image that stands taller than the flagpoles surrounding it. The monument is supposed to be testament to the contribution Zuma has made to his own community, according to a statement from Zuma’s office.
The public focused on the large statue of the South African president rather than the philanthropy attached to the trip. Many raised questions on the alleged cost of 520 million naira (over $1.4 million)—given Imo state’s more pressing socio-economic needs. Others questioned why Nigeria’s own leaders have not been celebrated in the same way. The political records and accusations of corruption leveled against both leaders eroded any confidence in the monument. Undeterred by the criticism, there are reports, the Governor disclosed his plan to unveil six more statues of African leaders.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike also known as Phyno is the undisputed ‘Man of The Year’. The talented Igbo rapper who started out as a producer has risen to become one of Nigeria’s biggest music acts today. He is popular for hit tracks including “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”,”Alobam”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. A decade of hard work and passion has helped transform the “Ghost Mode and Obago” rapper/producer teleporting him from underground hype to a household name in Nigeria and beyond its shores.