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.
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.
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.
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.
Real Name: Jesse Garba Abaga
Jesse Jagz simply added a little extra to his first name to create a great stage name.
Real Name: Olubankole Wellington
Mr. Banky W is certainly an example of yet another artiste who derived their artiste name from their actual name.
Real Name: Lanre Dabiri
Also a beautiful derivation from the original name, isn’t it?
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking 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.
Real Name: Tobechukwu Ejiofor
Real Name: Inetimi Alfred Odom
Real Name: Abolore Adegbola Akande
Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke
Real Name: Charles Ajereh Enebeli
Real Name: Innocent Idibia
Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh
Real Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri
M.I (Mr Incredible)
Real Name: Jude Abaga
Real Name: Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo
Real Name: Gabriel Amanyi
Real Name: Modupe Ola
Real Name: Bisade Ologunde
Real Name: Babalola Falemi
Real Name: Eva Alordiah
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