Do you know that most of our popular nigerian
musicians bear interestingly funny names? Little
wonder most of them bear their stage names or
coin their initials to make a better and more
Yes, every act comes up with stage names that
best fit their brand of music and other brand
they represent in the showbiz game.
Here are the real names of some of our most
loved musicians. You will be surprised at the
kinds of names our music super stars bear:-
Davido, a musician, a Nigerian American
recording artist, performer, and record
producer. Davido’s real names: David Adedeji
Adeleke and he was born November 21, 1992 in
Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
You all call him Wizkid, Wizzy, Star Boy, but his
actual names are: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. The
Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and
performer was born 16 July 1990 in Lagos.
Loved by his voice and his reggae mix,
Patoranking’s actual names are Patrick
Nnaemeka Okorie. The Nigerian reggae-dancehall
singer and songwriter was born 27 May 1990 in
Lagos, although he is a descent of Ebonyi state.
Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer,
singer-songwriter, musician and CEO of Mavin
Records was born Michael Collins Ajereh. He is
an Ambrose Alli University graduate.
34 -year old Bangalee, Eja Nla, Kokomaster and
many more are some of the pseudo names of
Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo who is a Nigerian singer-
songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman.
Sidney Onoriode Esiri, also known as, Dr SID is a
Nigerian singer-songwriter and dentist, who is
from Delta state, but was raised in Lagos.
Waje is one Nigerian singer whose vocal range
covers three octaves. Real names Aituaje Iruobe,
WAJE coined out her stage name from the
acronym “Words aren’t just enough”.
His lines get his music lovers on. Nigerian Hip
Hop artist Jude Abaga who was born 4 October
1981 is popularly known by stage name M.I
25-year-old Olamide is widely loved for his
Yoruba fusion of rap and hip hop all together.
The Bariga, Lagos indigene is known for his
blunt and rhythmic act in all his songs. His full
name is Olamide Adedeji.
Call him Tu-baba, or 2face and you will still not
be wrong. Innocent Ujah Idibia is a Nigerian
singer, songwriter and record producer.
The story of Chidinma Ekile will not be complete
without mentioning MTN. She is a Nigerian
singer-songwriter, recording artist and stage
performer. In 2010, she rose to stardom after
winning the third season of MTN Project Fame
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, known by her stage
name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer-
songwriter, recording artist, performer, and
Timaya, popularly known as Enetimi Alfred
Odom, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who
hails from Odi, Bayelsa State and he is the
founder of South South hip hop group Dem
He calls himself ‘the only MC with an MSC’, he’s
a father, Naetochukwu Chikwe, popularly known
as Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper, Afrobeat artist
and record producer. He was born in Houston,
Texas and is of Nigerian origin.
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