Real Names

Majority of our top Nigerian musicians today are known by their nicknames, and this has been the trend especially in this generation. And so, seldom do we know the real names of our favourite musicians.

While a lot of people don’t really care about this, after all “a great name alone won’t make you a star” as they say, but an awful one could be the deal-breaker, they also say. It’s all in the name. Don’t you think it will be cool and fun to know the real names of your favourite Nigerian musicians? We know it would certainly be and we have done some research and have come across some of their real names.

Most of them are so funny that they’ll surely crack you up. Take a look, we hope you’ll find them informative and interesting.

Naeto C

Real Name: Naetochukwu Chikwe

It is certainly easy to see how Naeto C came up with the stage name that everyone seems to love so much. It has been embedded in his name all along.

gistus.comSound Sultan

Real Name: Olanrewaju Fasasi

The Sound Sultan must have dug deep for his own but with the great music he puts out it is certainly easy to see him as a Sultan of sound.

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Nigga Raw

Real Name: Okechukwu Ukeja

We cannot even hazard a guess as to how this rapper derived his stage name of Nigga Raw from Okechukwu Ukeja.

pulse.ngJesse Jagz

Real Name: Jesse Garba Abaga

Jesse Jagz simply added a little extra to his first name to create a great stage name.

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Banky W

Real Name: Olubankole Wellington

Mr. Banky W is certainly an example of yet another artiste who derived their artiste name from their actual name.

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Eldee

Real Name: Lanre Dabiri

Also a beautiful derivation from the original name, isn’t it?

Eldee

Wizkid

Real Name: Ayo Balogun

With Wizkid’s current level in the Nigerian music scene, it is easy to forget that he has ever borne any other name asides from Wizkid.

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IcePrince

Real Name: Panshak Zamani

One would wonder what the correlation between ‘IcePrince’ and ‘Panshak’ or ‘Zamani’ is. It’s nice of him to have given his fans a name they could relate with, really…

IcePrince

Asa

Real Name: Bukola Elemide

Again, with beautiful Asa, we are left wondering what could have inspired the name. If she were of Igbo origin, maybe we could tell as the word ‘asa’ in the Igbo language means ‘fine girl’ and is used in describing a well endowed and pretty girl.

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Brymo

Real Name: Ashimi Olawale

Maybe there is certainly a secondary school or University story behind this one.We will have to hear from the horses mouth to find out about that one.

Brymo

Psquare

Real Names: Peter Okoye & Paul Okoye (Twins)

It is easy to see how Nigeria’s favourite duo got their own name but it took them quite a while to get there. They tried out a couple of other combinations before settling on PSquare.

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Olamide

Real Name: Olamide Adedeji

No nonsense! It’s either you have me or you have me. No corners! Great stuff, Olamide a.k.a Baddo a.k.a Sneh.

silverbirdtv.comLooking for more of the real names of your favourite musicians? What we’ve discovered lately is that a lot of Nigerians follow celebrity news closely, they know who’s feuding with whom, who’s been arrested, who just gave birth and which two big stars are secret hookup buddies. But they don’t know a jack about the most basic facts about their favourite celebs — like their real names?

Well, wonder no longer, here’s a continuation of your favourite celebrities and their real names, here you’ll find the most shocking, and downright absurd birth names in the world of music. No wonder some of them aren’t using it, but rather they prefer names they pieced together from middle names, nicknames and sometimes, names they simply picked on a whim instead of their real names.

Ill Bliss

Real Name: Tobechukwu Ejiofor

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Timaya

Real Name: Inetimi Alfred Odom

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9ice

Real Name: Abolore Adegbola Akande

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Davido

Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke

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D Prince

Real Name: Charles Ajereh Enebeli

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2Baba

Real Name: Innocent Idibia

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Don Jazzy

Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh

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Dr SID

Real Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri

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M.I (Mr Incredible)

Real Name: Jude Abaga

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D’banj

Real Name: Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo

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Terry G

Real Name: Gabriel Amanyi

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Mo’Cheddah

Real Name: Modupe Ola

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Lagbaja

Real Name: Bisade Ologunde

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Sauce Kid

Real Name: Babalola Falemi

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Eva

Real Name: Eva Alordiah

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More Nigerian Entertainers and their Real Names

Faze real name: Chibuzor Orji

Durella real name: Oluwadamilare Kulaja

Darey Art real name: Dare Alade

Vector Tha Viper real name: Olanrewaju Ogunmefun

GT da Guitarman real name: Olaolu Olugbemiro Tokunbo

Sasha real name: Anthonia Yetunde Alabi

Mode 9 real name: Olusegun Babatunde

DJ Zeez real name: Kingsley Elikpo

Kwam 1 real name: Omogbolahan Anifowoshe

Rugged Man real name: Michael Ugochukwu Stephens

Skales real name: Raoul John Njeng-Njeng

Wande Coal real name: Ojoshipe Wande Jnr

Bouqui real name: Bukola Folayan

GM Compere real name: Olugbenga Odusanya

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