Also known as pseudonym and screen name, stage names are one element that most celebrities (Nigerian celebrities included), actors, comedians, musicians and even wrestlers cannot do without. Writers also have brand names which they call “pen name” and often times these “fake” names get all the fame while the real names gradually fade into oblivion.

You might wonder why these class of people tend to always use stage names. It is because their real name is considered unattractive, dull, or at times, is difficult to pronounce. A stage name is supposed to project a certain image, as well as attract attention to their particular craft while bringing a level of sophistication with it.

Nigerian celebrities, like their counterparts across Africa and around the globe, are known by their stage names. For the benefit of their fans, we at BuzzNigeria have compiled a list of some of them whose real names are not as popular as their brand name.

NB: This is a randomly ranked list, with popularity, success or net worth not taken into account on which number the celebrity falls into.

Check Out The Real Names Of These Nigerian Celebrities

1. Ali Baba

Real Name: Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere
Occupation: Comedian, Actor

Names - Alibaba

2. Asa

Real Name: Bukola Elemide
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

Names - Asa

3. Faze

Real Name: Chibuzor Orji
Occupation: Singer

Names - Faze

4. Blackface

Real Name: Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo
Occupation: Singer

Names - Blackface

5. Burna Boy

Real Name: Damini Ogulu
Occupation: Singer

Names - Burna Boy

6. Dija

Real Name: Hadiza Blell
Occupation: Singer

Celeb Names

7. M.I

Real Name: Jude Abaga
Occupation: Singer and Rapper

Names - M.I

8. Dammy Krane

Real Name: Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel
Occupation: Singer

Celeb Names

9. 9ice

Real Name: Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Ajifolajifaola
Occupation: Singer

Names: 9ice

10. Akpororo

Real Name: Bowoto Jephta
Occupation: Comedian, Actor

Celeb Names

11. Dencia

Real Name: Reprudencia Sonkey
Occupation: Singer, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

 

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12. YBNL Princess

Real Name: Temmie Ovwasai
Occupation: Singer

Temmie

13. GT Da Guitarman

Real Name: Olugbemiro Tokunbo Olaolu Akigbogun
Occupation: Singer

Nigerian Artistes - GT

14. Harrysong

Real Name: Harrison Tare Okiri
Occupation: Singer

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15. DJ Cuppy

Real Name: Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola
Occupation: Disc Jockey, Singer

Celeb Names - DJ Cuppy

16. DJ Spinall

Real Name: Sodamola Oluseye Desmond
Occupation: Disc Jockey, Singer

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17. DJ Xclusive

Real Name: Rotimi Alakija
Occupation: Disc Jockey, Singer

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18. Essence

Real Name: Okoro Uwale
Occupation: Singer

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19. I Go Dye

Real Name: Francis Agoda
Occupation: Comedian, Actor

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20. AY

Real Name: Ayo Makun
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Radio and T.V Presenter, Writer, and Director

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21. JJC

Real Name: Abdul Rasheed Bello
Occupation: Actor, Singer

Baby Mamas

22. Flavour 

Real Name: Chinedu Okoli
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist

Celeb Names

23. Lynxxx

Real Name: Chukie Edozien
Occupation: Rapper, Entrepreneur

Nigerian Artistes - Lynxxx

24. Kiss Daniel

Real Name: Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
Occupation: Singer

Kiss Daniel

25. MC Galaxy

Real Name: Innocent Udeme Udofot
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

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26. Mode 9

Real Name: Babatunde Olusegun Adewale
Occupation: Rapper

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27. Sasha P

Real Name: Anthonia Yetunde Alabi
Occupation: Singer, Rapper

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28. Illbliss

Real Name: Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor
Occupation: Rapper, Businessman

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29. Lepacious Bose

Real Name: Bose Ogunboye
Occupation: Actress

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30. Pa James

Real Name: Kayode Olasehinde
Occupation: Actor

Pa James

31. Phyno

Real Name: Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson
Occupation: Rapper, Actor

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32. Reekado Banks

Real Name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon
Occupation: Singer

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33. Saka

Real Name: Afeez Oyetoro
Occupation: Comedian, Actor

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34. Reminisce

Real Name: Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru
Occupation: Rapper

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35. Runtown

Real Name: Douglas Jack Agu
Occupation: Singer

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36. Mr. 2Kay

Real Name: Abinye David Jumbo
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

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37. Sean Tizzle

Real Name: Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele
Occupation: Singer

Endorsement - Sean Tizzle

38. Skales 

Real Name: Raoul John Njen-Njeng
Occupation: Singer, Rapper

'I was born and raised in Kaduna state. Actually, none of my parents are from Kaduna, my father’s family has it roots from Cameroon, that’s why I have the name Raoul and my surname is Njeng-Njeng. My mum is from Edo State, I’m a Nigerian because I was born and raised here' - Skales told Thenetng

39. Timaya 

Real Name: Enetimi Alfred Odom
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

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40. Waje

Real Name: Aituaje Iruobe
Occupation: Singer

Waje

41. Ycee

Real Name: Oludemilade Martin Alejo
Occupation: Rapper

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42. Yung6ix

Real Name: Onome Onokohwomo
Occupation: Rapper

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43. Jodie

Real Name: Joy Odiete
Occupation: Singer

Nigerian Artistes - Jodie
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44. Brymo

Real Name: Ashimi Olawale
Occupation: Singer

Brymo

45. D Prince

Real Name: Charles Ajereh Enebeli
Occupation: Singer

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46. Don Jazzy

Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh
Occupation: Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur

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47. Dr Sid

Real Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri
Occupation: Singer

Dr Sid

48. Terry G

Real Name: Gabriel Amanyi
Occupation: Singer, Producer

Nigerian Celebrities - Terry G
Nigerian Celebrities

49. Mo’Cheddah

Real Name: Modupe Ola
Occupation: Singer

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50.  Lagbaja

Real Name: Bisade Ologunde
Occupation: Afrobeat Musician, Singer and Songwriter

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Keep in mind that no matter how famous our Nigerian celebrities get, his family and close friends by default will still call them by their birth name.