Bet You Didn’t Know The Real Names Of These Naija Male Musicians


Have you ever tried to figure out the real names of your favourite Nigerian celebrities?

We know how they like to come up with weird aliases (aka stage names) which have a way of sticking in your brain. Well, I for one ain’t good with names. And I’m pretty sure most of you don’t even know their names either.

So in no particular order here are our top 12 picks for male vocalists in Nigeria:


1. Tekno – Augustine Miles Kelechi

If I were given 10 guesses to nail this, I still wouldn’t get it.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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2. Ycee – Oludemilade Martin Alejo

The Tinny Entertainment singer “busted” our speakers in 2015 with his hit track Jagaban.

Image: Olisa TV

Image: Olisa TV

 

3. Mr Eazi – Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade

The Nigerian-born Ghanian based artist signed on to Wizkid’s label actively came into the scene in 2016 with a track currently enjoying massive airplay ‘Anointing’ ft Sarkodie.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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4. Patoranking – Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie

I thought an Igbo singer could only make and sell hits if they sang in Igbo, I’ve been so wrong all the while. Who knew?

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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5. Kiss Daniel – Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel

The baby-faced artist signed onto G-Worldwide Entertainment had us dancing to “Woju” in early 2016. His new track “Mama” is about the new wedding theme song.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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6. Falz- Folarin Falana

The lawyer turned rapper/actor and comedian won my heart with his one minute heavy Yoruba-accented videos. See where consistency leads you to- Softwork.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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7. Phyno – Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson

He came into the scenes in 2014 with “Alobam” and that changed the game for Hip Hop in Eastern Nigeria.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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8. Rekado Banks – Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon

Now this class is getting more interesting and educative. By now I’ve learned never to judge a book by its cover. Everything na “Standard.”

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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9. Selebobo – Oku Udoka Chigozie

Why in God’s name would anyone pick a name like that? Sele and Bobo. The first impression on my mind, Celestial Church of God Bobo.

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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10. Lil Kesh – Keshinro Ololade

Y’all remember “Shoki?” Yup, that’s Lil Kesh’s real name. He’s about the second person on the list who coined a stage name from his real name. Dope!

Real Names of Nigeria's 2016 male vocalists

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Now that you know the real names of your favourite male musicians, whose’s name is surprising? Like this, check out these male celebs who are aging like fine wine.


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