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What is your real name_Thenetng

How well do you know your favourite Nigerian celebrities?

You have become so familiar with their stage names that you might not know that they actually have real names.

 

We present to you 39 real celeb names that will shock or make you wonder!

 

9ice – Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Ajifolajifaola

9ice
9ice attends 2face Idibia’s Fortified concert in Lagos. The Oyo-born singer’s name is a mouthful.

 

Akpororo – Bowoto Jephta

Akpororo

 

Ali Baba – Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere

Is it that funny?
Is it that funny?

Asa –  Bukola Elemide

Elemide performs at Chateau Rouge in France
Elemide performs at Chateau Rouge in France

Blackface – Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo

Blackface Naija

Burna Boy – Damini Ogulu

Burna Boy
Burna Boy has since changed his hairstyle to something queer. But his name remains one of the most simple.

Dammy Krane – Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel

Dammy Krane, Shina Peller and Wizkid pose for a photograph at club Quilox.
Dammy Krane, Shina Peller and Wizkid pose for a reconciliation photograph at Lagos club Quilox.

Dencia – Reprudencia Sonkey

Ms. Whitenicious!
Ms. Whitenicious!

DJ Cuppy – Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola

Dj Cuppy
The billionaire’s daughter smiles in approval. Dad and mum did a good job naming her.

DJ Spinall – Sodamola Oluseye Desmond

DJ Spinall
Spinall is also known as TheCAP.

DJ Xclusive – Rotimi Alakija

Dj Xclusive
Xclusive is possibly the most handsome Nigerian disc jockey. But billionaire Folorunsho Alakija is not his mother. Ouch.

 

Emma Nyra – Emma Chukwugoziam Obi

Beautiul Emma is the former first lady of Iyanya's record label - MMMG
Beautiul Emma is the former first lady of Iyanya’s record label – MMMG

Essence – Okoro Uwale

Essence recently made her Nollywood debut in a musical movie, 'Kumbaya'.
Essence recently made her Nollywood debut in a musical movie, ‘Kumbaya’.

Flavour – Chinedu Okoli

This gentleman likes dating the Most Beautiful Girls in Nigeria.
This gentleman likes dating the Most Beautiful Girls in Nigeria. Haba Chinedu?!

GT Da Guitarman – Olugbemiro Tokunbo Olaolu Akigbogun

GT Da Guitarman

Harrysong – Harrison Tare Okiri

Baba for the girls!
Baba for the girls!

I Go Dye – Francis Agoda

I Go Dye

Iyanya – Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk

Iyanya will turn 30 in October.
Iyanya will turn 30 in October.

JJC  – Abdul Rasheed Bello

JJC who's rumoured to be dating Nollywood actress Funke Akindele will be observing Ramadan next month. Photo: Facebook
JJC who’s rumoured to be dating Nollywood actress Funke Akindele will be observing Ramadan next month. Photo: Facebook

Jim Iyke – James Ikechukwu Esomugha

Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke welcomed first child with his 23-year-old Lithuanian girlfriend last year. Photo: IG

Kiss Daniel  – Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe

Kiss Daniel recently released his debut album 'New Era'.
Kiss Daniel recently released his debut album ‘New Era’.

Madam Saje -Fausat Balogun 

Fausat Balogun aka Madam Saje
Fausat Balogun aka Madam Saje

MC Galaxy – Innocent Udeme Udofot

MC Galaxy
Is he as Innocent as 2baba?

Mode 9 – Babatunde Olusegun Adewale

One of the best Nigerian rappers ever liveth.
One of the best Nigerian rappers ever liveth.

Okunnu – Wale Akorede

Yoruba actor_Okunnu

Omo Banke – Soji Taiwo

Omo Banke is a die hard Arsenal FC fan
Omo Banke is a die hard Arsenal FC fan

Pa James – Kayode Olasehinde

Pa James_Papa Ajasco

Phyno – Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson

Phyno recently admitted that he's in no competition with Olamide during an interview with Olisa, Maria and Osi of Beat FM. Photo: IG
Phyno recently admitted that he’s in no competition with Olamide during an interview with Olisa, Maria and Osi of Beat FM. Photo: IG

Reekado Banks  – Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon

Reekado won The Headies 2015 Next Rated award ahead of Korede Bello, Lil Kesh and Kiss Daniel. Photo: Mavin
Reekado won The Headies 2015 Next Rated award ahead of Korede Bello, Lil Kesh and Kiss Daniel. Photo: Mavin

Reminisce – Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru

Reminisce.
You can also call him Alaga Ibile.

Runtown – Douglas Jack Agu

Runtown gained more attention when he collaborated with Davido on ‘Gallardo’.
Runtown gained more attention when he collaborated with Davido on ‘Gallardo’.

Sanyeri – Olaniyi Afonja

Sanyeri

Sean Tizzle – Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele

Some say he bleached - see for yourself.
Some say he bleached – see for yourself.

Skales  – Raoul John Njen-Njeng

'I was born and raised in Kaduna state. Actually, none of my parents are from Kaduna, my father’s family has it roots from Cameroon, that’s why I have the name Raoul and my surname is Njeng-Njeng. My mum is from Edo State, I’m a Nigerian because I was born and raised here' - Skales told Thenetng
‘I was born and raised in Kaduna state. Actually, none of my parents are from Kaduna, my father’s family has it roots from Cameroon, that’s why I have the name Raoul and my surname is Njeng-Njeng. My mum is from Edo State, I’m a Nigerian because I was born and raised here’ – Skales told Thenetng

Timaya  –  Enetimi Alfred Odom

Timaya perfoming at the his iConcur concert in December. Photo: Grafton Ent
Timaya perfoms at his iConcur concert in December. Photo: Grafton Ent

Waje – Aituaje Iruobe

Waje
‘I want to have more kids, I want to focus on a business that I’ve had in mind for a long time and I also want to mentor a couple more young artistes’ – Waje told NET last month.

Ycee – Oludemilade Martin Alejo

Some people think his real name is 'Jagaban'.
Some people think his real name is ‘Jagaban’.

Yung6ix –  Onome Onokohwomo

Yung6ix
Onome is just a young boy into big things. Photo: Filed

To be continued…

 

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