Not everyone wants to put their real names on blast. For that reason, some of these Nigerian celebrities have chosen stage names for themselves.
From Jim Iyke to Davido, we have come to accept some of these Nigerian celebrities by their self-given names. Well, being a celebrity comes with some hard choices or even perks if we must say. You get to choose a cool name/persona to go by when in the spotlight.
On that note, here are 7 Nigerian celebrities who go by their stage names:
1. Rita Dominic
Her real name is Rita Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha.
Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. Funny enough, his former moniker was ‘Lil Prinz’ for a while before he settled for ‘Wizkid’.
Do you know his middle name is actually Miles? Tekno’s real name is Augustine Miles Kelechi and he was discovered by Julius Agwu in 2012.
Hadiza Blell possibly chose the stage name ‘Di’ja’ from ‘Khadija’ an offshoot of ‘Hadiza.
5. Jim Iyke
Before he became the Nollywood bad boy you possibly had a huge crush on, Jim went by his ‘government name’, James Ikechuckwu Esomugha
6. Seyi Shay
Seyi Shay was Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua until she launched her musical career in Nigeria in 2011.
Her stage name is actually an acronym for Words Aren’t Just Enough. Her real name is Aituaje Iruobe.