Find Out the Real Names of These 50 Nigerian Celebrities, Actors and Musicians

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 names,” and often, these “fake” names get all the fame while the real names gradually fade into oblivion. You might wonder why these classes of people tend to always use stage names. It is because their real name is considered unattractive, dull, or at times, it is difficult to pronounce. A stage name is supposed to project a certain image and attract attention to their particular craft while bringing a level of sophistication with it. We will give you the real names of 50 Nigerian celebrities and what they do for a living.

Like their counterparts across Africa and around the globe, Nigerian celebrities 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. It is worthy of note that this is a randomly ranked list, with popularity, success, or net worth not taken into account on which number the celebrity falls into.

Real Names of Nigerian Celebrities

1. Ali Baba (Real Name: Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome)

Real Names of Nigerian Celebrities

  • Age: 57 years old
  • Occupation: Comedian, Actor
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Agbarha Otor
  • Popular works: The Last 3 Digits, My Guy movies, Stand-up Comedy

Alibaba is a popular Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor. His real name is Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome. He got his famous name Alibaba from the beginning of his name. Alibaba started his career in comedy as a student in the university and eventually developed it after he graduated. He entered fully into comedy in the 1990s and has continued to date. Alibaba also ventured into acting in 1998 with the movie My Guy.

2. Asa (Real Name: Bukola Elemide)

  • Age: 40 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
  • State of Origin: Ogun State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Akin Elemide
  • Popular works: Fire on the Mountain, Jailer, Dead Again songs

Asa is a French-born Nigerian singer and songwriter. Her real name is Bukola Elemide, while Asa is her stage name. Asa started her career as a singer fully in 2004 and released her first album Asa in 2007. The singer is into genres like rap, jazz, pop, and Indie pop, and she has been singing ever since.

3. Faze (Real Name: Chibuzor Oji)

  • Age: 45 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Oji
  • Popular works: Alero’s Symphony movie, Lovina, Originality, Kolomental, Need Somebody songs

Faze is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His real name is Chibuzor Oji, and he is one of the defunct Plantashun Boiz. He started singing in 2005, a year after he won the DBN Karaoke contest in 1994. He expanded his career to acting in 2011 in the movie Alero’s Symphony. In addition to his career, he is a record producer and owns a record label called Independent Entertainment.

4. Blackface (Real Name: Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo)

  • Age: N/A
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Benue State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ahmedu Ocholi
  • Popular works: My African Queen, Ahead of the Game, Hard Life, I can’t Breathe, Face to Face songs

Blackface is the stage name of the Nigerian singer and songwriter Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo. He is also called Blackface Naija, and h started singing in 1997. The singer was the founder of the defunct Plantashun Boiz. After their separation, he started a solo career and has been successful.

5. Burna Boy (Real Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu)

  • Age: 31 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Rivers State
  • Parents: Mr. Ogulu and Mrs. Bose Ogulu
  • Popular works: Twice As Tall, Love to Party, On the Low songs

Burna Boy is a singer, record producer, and songwriter. His real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, while Burna Boy is his stage name. Also, he was called the Baddest singer in the music industry after relieving his mother from her duties as his manager. He started his career in 2010, and he released his first single, “Love to Party,” in 2012. He has made a name for himself and has won several awards.

6. Patoranking (Real Name: Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie)

  • Age: 32 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer
  • State of Origin: Ebonyi State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Okorie
  • Popular works: Up in D Club, Girlie O, Mon Bebe, My Woman My Everything songs

Patoranking is a Nigerian dancehall singer, record producer, dancer, and songwriter. His real name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie. His stage name was coined by a Jamaican artist from his first name Pato and Ranking, which means highly respected in Jamaican slang. Patoranking started his career as a street dancer, and then he started singing. In addition to his singing career, he owns a record label called Amari Musiq.

7. M. I (Real Name: Jude Abaga)

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Rapper
  • State of Origin: Taraba State
  • Parents: Pastor and Mrs. Abaga
  • Popular works: Crowd Mentality, All My Life, The Viper, Everything songs

M.I, also known as M.I Abaga, is a popular Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His real name is Jude Abaga, and he started singing in 2004. As a record producer, he owns a record label called Incredible Music, which he uses to produce songs for himself and other musicians. As an actor, he has starred in movies like Namaste Wahala and Chief Daddy.

8. Dammy Krane (Real Name: Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel)

Real Names of Nigerian Celebrities

  • Age: 29 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Composer, Performer
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: Mr. Oshodi and Mrs. Oluwakemi Oshodi
  • Popular works: Amin, Your Body, Faleela, Tomorrow No Dey, Lobatan, Shaku Shaku songs

Dammy Krane is a Nigerian Composer, performer, and singer. His real name is Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel, and he started his music career in 2012. He is signed to 2face Idibia’s record label, Hypertek Records. Although he has had some legal issues with the US government, it did not affect his career.

9. 9ice (Real Name: Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Composer, Performer
  • State of Origin: Oyo State
  • Parents: Mr. Oshodi and Mrs. Oluwakemi Oshodi
  • Popular works: Gbamu-Gbamu, No Be Mistake, Street Credibility, Sobo, Gongo Aso, Pamurogo songs

9ice is a popular Nigerian dancer, singer, and songwriter. His real name is Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande, while his other nicknames are Adigun, Ajifolajifaola, Bashorun Gaa Bashorun Gaa, and Baale. However, the most popular of all his names and nicknames is 9ice, his stage name. He started singing early in life; however, he released his first song in 2000 titled “Little Money.”

10. Akpororo (Real Name: Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatisetifumi Tanimola)

  • Age: 33 years old
  • Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Vocalist
  • State of Origin: Ondo State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Stand-up Comedy, The Antique, Headgone movies

Akpororo is a comedian, vocalist, and actor. His real name is Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatisetifumi Tanimola. He started as a gospel musician before switching to comedy in 2008. After winning a competition in AY’s Open Mic Challenge in 2009, he continued exploring the skills until 2013, when he rose to fame. Further, he ventured into acting in 2014, starring in movies like The Antique and Head Gone.

11. E-money (Real Name: Emeka Okonkwo)

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Occupation: Music Producer, Businessman
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Okonkwo
  • Popular works: Philanthropy, 5 Star Music label, Five Star Oil and Gas,

Emeka Okonkwo is one of the Nigerian celebrities who does not go by their real names. He is popularly called E-money because of how he flaunts his riches to the public. He is also a philanthropist. E-money is the billionaire younger brother of singer Kcee. His record label is the 5 Star Music that Kcee is signed to, and he has produced a lot of stars. Aside from the entertainment industry, E-money owns some other businesses in the oil and gas sector and shipping business.

12. YBNL Princess (Real Name: Temmie Ovwasa)

Temmie

  • Age: 25 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Bamidele, Elejo Wewe, Afefe, Jabole

Temmie Ovwasa is the real name of the Nigerian singer and songwriter YBNL Princes. She got her stage name from the record label she was signed to, YBNL Nation. She is a lesbian artist and was the first to release an openly gay album in Nigeria. Temmie started her singing career at the age of eight when she penned down her first song. Then she joined the church choir. However, she came to the limelight in 2015 under the YBNL Nation label.

13. D’banj (Real Name: Oladipo Daniel Oyibanjo)

  • Age:42 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Businessman
  • State of Origin: Ogun State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Duro Oyibanjo
  • Popular works: Oliver Twist, Tongolo, Why Me, Fall in Love, Suddenly, Mr. Endowed songs

Oladipo Daniel Oyibanjo is the real name of Nigerian singer and songwriter D’banj. He got his stage name from the combination of his first name and middle name. He came into the spotlight in 2005 with his lead single Tongolo and has been active to the present. D’banj is also a record producer and owns several other businesses.

14. Harrysong (Real Name: Tare Okiri)

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Composer, Performer
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: I’m in Love, Better Pikin, Ofeshe, Arabanko, Reggae Blues songs

Harrysong is a songwriter, a singer, and an Instrumentalist. Born Harrison Tare Okiri, he got his stage name Harrysong from the beginning of his first name. He is also called Mr. Songz, and he started his singing career singing in nightclubs before he was introduced to the music industry by singer Kcee. He then signed to 5 Star Music, where he released his first few singles.

15. DJ Cuppy (Real Name: Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola)

  • Age: 29 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Disc Jockey, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: Mr. Femi Otedola and Mrs. Nana Otedola
  • Popular works: Vibe, The Way I Am, Werk, Currency songs, Club Cuppy Mixtape

DJ Cuppy is a popular Nigerian Disc Jockey and a singer. Her real name is Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, and she is the daughter of the billionaire businessman Femi Otedola. She started her career in disc early in life but came to the spotlight in 2014 when she was chosen as the resident DJ in MTV Africa Music Awards. She is also a record producer as she owns a record label called Red Velvet Music Group.

16. DJ Spinall (Real Name: Sodamola Oluseye Desmond)

  • Age: 38 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Songwriter
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Gimme Luv, Opoju, Calm Down songs

DJ Spinall is a famous disc jockey, record producer, label executive, and now a songwriter and singer. Born Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, his stage name was DJ Spinall until he changed it to Spinall. He started his career working in a radio station, Raypower 100.5 FM as a DJ. He has worked with prominent singers like Wande Coal. The DJ owns a record label called TheCAPMusic, launched in 2015.

17. DJ Xclusive (Real Name: Rotimi Alakija)

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Occupation: Disc Jockey, Recording Artist, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: NA
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Alakija
  • Popular works: I’m Exclusive, Pangolo, Shaba, Jeje, Tonight, Oyoyo, Mad O songs

DJ Xclusive is a Nigerian Disc Jockey, recording artist, and record producer. Born Rotimi Alakija, he is a nephew to the Nigerian billionaire Folorunsho Alakija. He started his DJ career in 2003 playing for nightclubs until he came to the limelight. He won the World Best DJ in 2010. DJ Xclusive has released a lot of songs. In addition, he is the resident DJ for CoolFM 96.5, and he is Wizkid’s official DJ.

18. Rudeboy (Real Name: Paul Nonso Okoye)

  • Age: 40 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Parents: Pa Moses Okoye and Mrs. Josephine Okoye
  • Popular works: Fire Fire, Reason With Me songs

Rudeboy is a Nigerian songwriter, singer, and record producer. His real name is Paul Nonso Okoye, and he is one of the Nigerian celebrities with a stage name different from their real names. His other nickname is King Rudy. He started his singing career in the 2000s with his twin brother Peter. Together they made up the now-defunct P-square group. In addition to his singing career, he owns a record label he manages.

19. I Go Dye (Real Name: Francis Agoda)

  • Age: 43 years old
  • Occupation: Comedian, Actor
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Mr. Agoda and Princess Emily Agoda
  • Popular works: Stand-up Comedy

I Go Dye is a Nigerian comedian and actor. His real name is Francis Agoda, while he got his stage name I Go Dye from the sound of his surname Agoda. He started comedy while he was still studying in 1991 and has continued till date. He addresses issues facing his society with comedy.

20. AY (Real Name: Richard Ayodeji Makun)

  • Age: 51 years old
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Radio and T.V Presenter, Writer, Movie Producer, and Director
  • State of Origin: Ondo State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Makun
  • Popular works: 30 Days in Atlanta, Being Mrs. Elliot Christmas in Miami movies, AY’s Crib, AY Live comedy shows

Richard Ayodeji Makun, whose nickname is AY, is a comedian, actor, producer, director, and presenter. He came to the spotlight after working for Alibaba Akpobome. He started his career with comedy, then added acting, producing, and directing to it. Working on multiple screens allowed him to be a T.V. and radio presenter.

21. JJC Skillz (Real Name: Abdul Rasheed Bello)

  • Age: 45 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Television and Record Producer, Rapper
  • State of Origin: Kano State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Bello
  • Popular works: Kilonshele, Birthday, Jekalo songs Omo Ghetto movie

Born Abdul Rasheed Bello, JJC Skillz is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and producer. He got his stage name JJC – Johnny Just Come, in the UK. The term was given by Nigerians in the U.K to new and naive people to the city. He worked as a producer in a British musical group called Big Brovas. He released his first music album in 2004 titled Atide. Aside from singing, he is a movie producer. He worked with his wife, actress Funke Akindele to produce Industreet, a TV show.

22. Flavour (Real Name: Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli)

  • Age: 38 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Multi-instrumentalist
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Parents: Elder and Mrs. Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli
  • Popular works: Nwa Baby, Adamma, Looking Nyash, Kanayaon Chiny Baby, Golibe songs

Flavour is a Nigerian songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. His real name is Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli, and he started his music career at a young age. He played drums for a local church before he entered the music industry. His other nicknames are Palliative Umu Nwa, Ijelle. He released his first album, N’abania, in 2005 and has continued to warm the music industry with his songs.

23. Lynxxx (Real Name: Chukie Edozien)

  • Age: 38 years old
  • Occupation: Rapper, Entrepreneur
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Chief and Mrs. John D. Edozien
  • Popular works: Change Your Parade, Alabukun, Follow Me, Ifeoma, African Bad Girl songs

Lynxxx is a recording artist and a businessman. Born Chukie Edozien, His father was the former deputy governor of the old Bendel State. He made a debut in the music industry with the song Change Your Parade. Since then, he has released songs until his sudden break in 2016. He is yet to release new songs and albums.

24. Kizz Daniel (Real Name: Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe)

  • Age: 28 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Ogun State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Kola Anidugbe
  • Popular works: Woju, Yeba, Shoye songs

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe is the real name of the Nigerian singer and songwriter Kizz Daniel. He was called Kiss until the legal issue he had with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2018. He then changed his name to Kizz. Also called Vado, Kizz started singing in 2014 with the release of his debut song, “Shoye.” He also owns a record label called Fly Boy Inc.

25. MC Galaxy (Real Name: Innocent Udeme Udofot)

  • Age: NA
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Akwa Ibom State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Aliona, Sekem songs

Innocent Udeme Udofot, popularly known as MC Galaxy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was brought to the limelight after winning Davido’s dance competition in 2012. He released his first song in 2014, “Sekem.” In addition to his singing career, he owns a record label called MCG Entertainment.

26. Mode 9 (Real Name: Babatunde Olusegun Adewale)

  • Age: 47 years old
  • Occupation: Rapper
  • State of Origin: Osun State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: It’s A Gol, Nigerian Girls, Lagos State of Mind, Spartans, Zoning Out, Contradiction songs

Babatunde Olusegun Adewale, popularly known as Mode 9 or Modenine, is a British-born Nigerian rapper. He is one of those Nigerian celebrities whose real names are different from their stage names. He released his first album in 2004 and has continued to sing and feature in other artists’ songs and music videos.

27. Sasha P (Real Name: Anthonia Yetunde Alabi)

  • Age: 39 years old
  • Occupation: Recording Artist, Fashion Designer, Lawyer
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ayodele Alabi
  • Popular works: Oya, Adara, Only One, Falling in Love songs

Sasha P is a rapper, lawyer, and fashion designer. He real name is Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, and she is also fondly called First Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop. She paved the way for other female singers, especially rappers in the music industry. Sasha P joined the music industry and released her debut album, First Lady. She owns a record label, Storm, which she used to produce her songs. She went for a break from singing in 2013 to concentrate on her fashion business.

28. Illbliss (Real Name: Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Occupation: Recording Artist, Rapper, Stage Performer, Businessman
  • State of Origin: Enugu State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ejiofor
  • Popular works: Dat Ibo Boy, Oga Boss, Illosophy songs

Illbliss is a Nigerian rapper, recording artist, businessman, and actor. His real name is Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor, and he is one of the Nigerian celebrities with unique stage names. His stage name is stylized as iLLBLISS, and he is also popularly known as Oga Boss. He has been in the music industry since the 2000s  and has a lot of songs to his name. He is the CEO of The Goretti Company, a company that launched the careers of Phyno and Chidinma.

29. Lepacious Bose (Real Name: Bose Ogunboye)

  • Age: 46 years old
  • Occupation: Comedienne, Actress
  • State of Origin: NA
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Being Mrs. Elliot, Chief Daddy movie

Bose Ogunboye is a comedienne and an actress. The actress got her nickname from her will to slim down. Lepacious is a slangy expression that translates to being slim, but slimness was far away from her when she took up the name. However, with zeal and determination, she achieved her dream of becoming slim. Bose started her comedy career in her university days. She is talented and the best at making people laugh. Lepacious Bose is an actress with many movies up her sleeve.

30. Ido West (Real Name: Adekunle Idowu)

  • Age: 29 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Idowu
  • Popular works: Shepeteri, Gbese Nle, Eko, Handkerchief songs

Ido West is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. His real name is Adekunle Idowu. He is also known as Idowest Mafia. Like other Nigerian celebrities, he started his music career from local performances and grew it to the level it is today. He came into the limelight in 2017 with his song Shepeteri.

31. Phyno (Real Name: Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson)

  • Age:35 years old
  • Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Songwriter
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Azubuike
  • Popular works: Fada Fada, Ghost Mode, High Way, Financial Woman, Egedege songs

Phyno is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His real name is Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson, and he started his singing career in 2003. He is one of the Nigerian musicians who rap and sing with their native tongues. In addition to his music career, he is also an actor. Phyno starred in Nigerian blockbuster movies, some of which are Lionheart and Hex.

32. Reekado Banks (Real Name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon)

  • Age: 28 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Ondo State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Turn It Up, Adaobi, Chop Am, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Happy Yourself songs

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon is one of the Nigerian celebrities who does not go by their real names. His stage name is Reekado Banks, and he is a singer and songwriter. His stage name was gotten from the meaning of his two names; the first means strong ruler while the second means wealth. Reekado started his singing career in 2014 under Mavin Records. Later on, he left the label and founded his record label called Banks Music.

33. Saka (Real Name: Afeez Oyetoro)

  • Age: 59 years old
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Lecturer
  • State of Origin: Oyo State
  • Parents: Pa and Mrs. Oyetoro
  • Popular works: The Wedding Party, Small Chops, Ojukokoro movies

Saka is a comic actor whose real name is Afeez Oyetoro. He is a Nigerian actor that always plays the role of a clown in Nollywood movies. The funny role he is stereotyped with has brought him a lot of fame and endorsements. Saka is one of the Nigerian celebrities who has a lot of endorsements from national and multinational companies. Despite his unserious roles in movies, Saka is a lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos.

34. Reminisce (Real Name: Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru)

  • Age: 41 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
  • State of Origin: Ogun State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Safaru
  • Popular works: Oja, Let It Be Known, Ibile, Gbedu, Ponmile, One Chance songs, King of Boys movie

Reminisce is a popular Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His real name is Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, while he is also fondly called Alaga Ibile. Just Like Flavour and Phyno, he sings and raps both in English and his native language. Reminisce started singing full-time in 2008. He owns a record label called LRR Records. The singer is also interested in acting as he made his acting debut in 2018 with the movie King of Boys.

35. Runtown (Real Name: Douglas Jack Agu)

  • Age: 52 years old
  • Occupation: Songwriter, Singer, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Enugu State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Agu
  • Popular works: Gallardo, Mad Over You, Lagos to Kampala, Kini Issue, If E Happen For Lagos songs

Runtown is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer whose real name is Douglas Jack Agu. He started his singing career in 2010 and has been in it to date. He owns a record label called Soundgod Music Group which he uses to produce his songs.

36. Mr. P (Real Name: Peter Okoye)

  • Age: 40 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Dancer
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Parents: Pa Moses Okoye and Mrs. Josephine Okoye
  • Popular works: I Love You, Paloma, Cool it Down, Wokie Wokie, For My Head, Senorita songs

Mr. P is a songwriter, singer, record producer, actor, and dancer. His real name is Peter Okoye, one of the richest Nigerian Celebrities. After P-square separated in 2017, they went into music separately and are making it big individually. Mr. P owns a record label, PClassic, and he is a Nollywood actor who has featured in some of the Nigerian movies. Also, he is and has always been a dancer.

37. Sean Tizzle (Real Name: Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele)

  • Age: 32 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
  • State of Origin: Ondo State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Oluwabamidele
  • Popular works: Sho Lee, Loke Loke, Perfect Gentleman, Komole songs, Astray, Dazzling Mirage movies

Sean Tizzle is one of the Nigerian celebrities with stage names different from their real names. His real name is Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele, and he is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Sean started his singing career with the 3-Way band. He came into the spotlight in 2013 with the release of his hit song “Sho Lee.” As a producer, he owns a record label called Tizzle Nation.

38. Skales (Real Name: Raoul John Njeng-Njeng)

  • Age: 31 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Edo State
  • Parents: Mrs. Njeng-Njeng
  • Popular works: Must Shine, Heading for a Germany, Mukulu, Keresimesi

Skales is a Nigerian singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His real name is Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, and he was raised by a single mother who is from Edo State, Nigeria. Although his father is from Cameroon, Skales only took his last name but resided and grew up in Nigeria. His stage name Skales is the short form for Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills. In line with the meaning of his stage name, he owns a record label called OHK Music.

39. Timaya (Real Name: Enetimi Alfred Odon)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Bayelsa State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Odon
  • Popular works: Dem Mama, I Can’t Kill Myself, I Concur, Gbagam, Sanko, Ukwu, Bang Bang songs

Timaya is a Nigerian songwriter, singer, and record producer. His real name is Enetimi Alfred Odon, and his stage name was coined from his first name Enetimi. He started singing in 2005 with the release of his song “Dem Mama.” He also founded a record label called DM Records, which has produced many songs and albums from several artists in Nigeria.

40. Waje (Real Name: Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Media Company Owner
  • State of Origin: Edo State
  • Parents: Mrs. Iroube
  • Popular works: She Is, Tunnel movies, Udue, Best Thing, Coco Baby, Oko Mi songs

Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe is the real name of Nigerian singer and songwriter, Waje. She gained prominence by featuring in Psquare’s songs Omoge Mi and Do Me. She launched her singing career in 2003. Later in 2014, Waje made her acting debut with the movie Tunnel. She co-owns a media company with Omawumi called Hermanes Media. She is one musician who has collaborated with many other musicians in the music industry.

41. Basketmouth (Real Name: Bright Okpocha)

  • Age: 44 years old
  • Occupation: Comedian, Actor
  • State of Origin: Abia State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Okpocha
  • Popular works: Stand-up Comedy, Confessions of a Bandit movie, Yabasi highlife album

Bright Okpocha is the real name of the famous Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. He is also an actor and owns various chains of other side businesses. Aside from comedy and acting, he also has some skills in drumming and rapping. He owns a record label called Barons World Entertainment. The comedian started exploring his drumming and rap skills in 1991 but came into prominence in 2000 with comedy.

42. Yung6ix (Real Name: Onome Onokohwomo)

  • Age: 33 years old
  • Occupation: Rapper
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: NA
  • Popular works: Relationship Be Like, Kpansh, Shole, What If, Respek On My Name songs

Onome Onokohwomo is the real name of the popular Nigerian rapper Yung6ix. He got his stage name from his high school nickname 6ixty. His other nicknames are Swaggalomor and King of the South (K.O.S.). He started his rapping career while still a student at FGC Warri, where they formed a rap group called G-Squad. He continued his dream after school and has made a name for himself in the music industry today.

43. Paw Paw (Real Name: Osita Iheme)

  • Age: 40 years old
  • Occupation: Actor
  • State of Origin: Imo State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ejiofor
  • Popular works: Aki Na Ukwa, Love for Rent, Mirror Boy, Games Men Play, Brain Box movies

Pawpaw is a Nigerian actor who started his acting career with child roles and evolved into more mature roles. His real name is Osita Iheme, and he got his nickname from a movie he starred in alongside Aki. Although he started acting in the 90s and came into stardom in 2003. Aside from acting, he has other businesses like hotels and hospitality, a transport company, Young Boss Records, and others.

44. Aki (Real Name: Chinedu Ikedieze)

  • Age: 44 years old
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian
  • State of Origin: Abia State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ikedieze
  • Popular works: Aki Na Ukwa, Boys From Holland, Aka Gum, Igbo Made movies, The Johnsons TV show

Aki is a Nigerian actor who stars alongside Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) in movies. He also stars alone in many other movies. Together, they played mischievous roles. Like Pawpaw, he got his nickname Aki from his role in the movie Aki Na Ukwa, while his real name is Chinedu Ikedieze. He started acting in 1998 but rose to fame in 2002 with the movie Aki Na Ukwa.

45. Mr. Ibu (Real Name: John Ikechukwu Okafor)

  • Age: 60 years old
  • Occupation: Actor
  • State of Origin: Enugu State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Okafor
  • Popular works: Mr. Ibu, Mr Ibu and His Son, Police Recruit, Mr Ibu in London, Husband Suppliers movies

Mr. Ibu is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actor who plays comic roles in movies. His real name is John Ikechukwu Okafor, and like other actors, he got his nickname from a movie role. He started his acting career early in the 2000s and has featured in over 200 movies.

46. Don Jazzy (Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh)

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  • Age: 39 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Record Engineer, Businessman
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Collins Enebeli Ajereh
  • Popular works: Dorrobucci, Adaobi, Surulere, Skelemba, Away, Dumebi songs

Michael Collins Ajereh is the real name of the Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Don Jazzy. He started doing music as early as 12 years old when he started playing piano and bass guitar. He entered the music industry in 2002 and has been active to date. Don Jazzy owns the record label Mavin Records. As a producer, he has produced songs for various artists in Nigeria, including D’banj.

47. Dr. SID (Real Name: Sidney Onoriode Esiri)

  • Age: 42 years old
  • Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Justus Esiri
  • Popular works: Oya, Don’t Stop, Good Time, Open and Close, Flawless, Baby Tornado songs

Dr. SID is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. His real name is Sidney Onoriode Esiri, son of the late Nollywood actor Justus Esiri. He got his stage name from his first name Sidney. He started his music career in 1999, came into the spotlight in 2002, and has continued to release new songs and albums to date.

48. Terry G (Real Name: Gabriel Oche Amanyi)

  • Age: 36 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • State of Origin: Benue State
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Oche
  • Popular works: Pass Me Your Love, Phocus, Burukutu, See Ya Face, Lift Kit songs

Terry G is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, singer. His real name is Gabriel Oche Amanyi. His other nicknames are Akpako Master, Hitman, Ginjah Master. He started his singing career as a choir member in his local church. He came into the spotlight with the song 2006 and has released a lot of songs. Aside from singing, he has other investments like the TGP Entertainments label.

49. Wizkid (Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun)

  • Age: 32 years old
  • Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Businessman
  • State of Origin: Osun State
  • Parents: Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun and Mrs. Jane Dolapo Balogun
  • Popular works: Holla At Your Boy, Oju Elegba, Essence, Joro, Brown Skin Girl, Ginger songs

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is the real name of the Nigerian singer Wizkid. He is also known as Big Wiz, Wizzy, Daddy Yo, Lil Prinz, Machala, Star Boy, Baba Nla, Eleniyan. He started as a songwriter, writing songs at 11 years old in 2001. Wizkid came into prominence with the hit song “Holla At Your Boy.” In addition to his singing career, he owns a record label, clothing line, and other businesses.

50.  Lagbaja (Real Name: Bisade Ologunde)

  • Age: 62 years old
  • Occupation: Afrobeat Musician, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Singer, Percussionist
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Parents: Deacon and Mrs. D. A. Ologunde
  • Popular works: Konko Below, Geng Geng, Gra Gra, Feyin E, Coolu Temper songs

Lagbaja is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and the founder of Opatradikoncept. He is the only Nigerian artist that covers his face. His real name is Bisade Ologunde and his stage name, Lagbaja, is a Yoruba name meaning a person whose name or identity is concealed intentionally. The name means nobody in particular, and the mask he uses symbolizes man’s facelessness. He started his singing career as early as 1975 and is still active to date.

Ajumoke Nwaeze
Ajumoke Nwaeze is a Creative Writer and Sensational singer, whose essence is to live, love and impact.

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