No wonder they changed it. Everyone knows celebrities have stage names and fans know for sure that most times, their monikers are not the names their parents christened them with.
Here are seven names of Nigerian Top celebrities that you may not have known :
1. Who Is Mr. Ogunmefun?
That is Mr. Olanrewaju Ogunmefun to you. With all his over 16 bars from day one, sometimes its easy to forget that Vector Tha Viper is a typical Yoruba boy with a typical Yoruba name.
2. So Who One Of You Is Ojereh?
Contrary to popular belief: Don Jazzy‘s real name does not have Jazz in it And he’s not Donald. That being said, Michael Collins Ojereh doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, does it?
3. Looking For My Odom
You may know him as Timaya but his Mama calls him Inetimi; Inetimi Odom. Its not so hard to see where he got the ‘Tim’ from, but the ‘Maya’? That’s a question only Mr. Odom can answer.
4. Its Your Boy Tosin
As it turns out the Leg Over singer is not our boy Eazi! He is our boy, Oluwatosin Ajibade. Don’t believe us? Ask his daddy.
5. Hanniel Noni is such an angelic name, isn’t it?
How Reeky Tom Tom got Reekado Banks from Ayoleyi Hanniel? When you find out please let us know.
6. Say hi Modupe Cheedah
Modupe Oyeyemi clearly started off being inspired by her legal name when she was shopping for a stage name but we are guessing her favorite type of cheese came in at some point and inspired her.
7. What do y’all think about DJ Florence Otedola?
There is no doubt that you will recognize the ‘Otedola’ surname but did you know that Mr. Otedola’s musically inclined daughter is actually named Florence. We’ll take Cuppy over Florence though…just saying.
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