30 Nigerian celebrities and their interesting birth names

30 Nigerian celebrities and their interesting birth names

- Entertainers in the music and movie industry are known to coin different names when they come into the limelight

- Many of them only use their real names for official purposes

- Legit.ng has compiled a list of 30 Nigerian celebrities and their real names

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For many in the entertainment industry, image building is an important aspect of their career and this is why a lot of effort goes into making sure that a singer, actor, actress, e.t.c, strike the right chords with the public at all times.

There are different factors to be considered whenever a creative makes the debut into the limelight, but one out of several important things that can make or mar an individual’s career is the choice of name.

A case in point is the popular Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show. Participants are known to usually dump their real names or adopt some stylistic effects just to catch the attention of the voting public.

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30 Nigerian celebrities and their interesting birth names
Nigerian celebrities and their real names. Photo: @wizkidayo/@davido/@teknomiles/@nairamarley
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This is also similar in the music industry. Artistes are known to put in a lot of effort and consideration into choosing their stage names. It usually has to be one that is easy on the mouth, sweet to the ears and quick to remember.

Amid all these, a lot of celebrities have been forced to shove their real names down the hole and only whip it up when they have to sign documents or carry out other official transactions.

For instance, a fan will most definitely strike no luck if he screams Michael at Don Jazzy or Azeez at Naira Marley.

In light of this, Legit.ng has compiled a list of 30 famous Nigerian superstars and their birth-given names.

Check them out below:

1. Davido - David Adeleke

2. Burna Boy - Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu

3. Wizkid - Ayodeji Balogun

4. Naira Marley – Azeez Fashola

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5. Ice Prince - Panshak Henry Zamani

6. DJ Cuppy - Florence Otedola

7. Teni - Teniola Apata

8. Wande Coal - Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe

9. Tekno - Augustine Miles Kelechi

10. 2face - Innocent Ujah Idibia

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11. Jenifa – Funke Akindele Bello

12. Don Jazzy - Michael Collins Ajereh

13. Dbanj - Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo

14. Waje - Aituaje Iruobe

15. Asa - Bukola Elemide

16. Seyi Shay - Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua

17. Niyola - Eniola Akinbo

18. MC Galaxy - Innocent Udeme Udofot

19. Harrysong - Harrison Tare Okiri

20. Peruzzi - Tobechukwu Victor Okoh

21. Mayorkun - Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel

22. Dija - Hadiza Blell

23. Reekado Banks- Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon

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24. Fireboy DML - Adedamola Adefolahan

25. Humblesmith - Ekenedirichukwu Ijemba

26. B RED - Adebayo Adeleke

27. DR SID - Sidney Onoriode Esiri

28. Taaooma - Apaokagi Maryam

29. RMD - Richard Mofe Damijo

30. Pa James - Kayode Olasehinde

Source: Legit

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