For Fun: Real Names Of Top 40 Nigerian Celebrities, Naira Marley Is So Different

What’s in a name? A lot, if you ask these musicians, each of whom ditched their birth names and adopted an alias before hitting the big time. (And for good reason, in some cases — JudeAbaga just doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily as “M.I,” does it?). In the piece, we bring you the real names behind 40 Nigerian music star pseudonyms. You’ll never look at Naira Marley, Reminisce or Flavour the same way.

Davido

Real name: David Adeleke

Wizkid

Real name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

 Don Jazzy

Real Name: Michael Collins Ajereh

D’banj

Real Name: Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo

2baba

Real Name: Innocent Idibia

M.I (Mr Incredible)

Real Name: Jude Abaga

Blackface

Real Name: Augustine Ahmedu

Reekado Banks

Real Name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon

Rema

Real Name: Divine Ikubor

Burna Boy

Real Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu

Zlatan Ibile

Real Name: Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael

Jesse Jagz

Real Name: Jesse Garba Abaga

Vector

Real Name: Olanrewaju Ogunmefun

Kizz Daniel

Real Name: Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe

Mayorkun

Real Name: Mayowa Adewale

Peruzzi

Real Name: Tobechukwu Victor Okoh

Sound Sultan

Real Name: Lanre Fasasi

CDQ

Real Name: Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf

Reminisce

Real Name: Remilekun Shafar

Flavour

Real Name: Chinedu Okoli

Q.Dot

Real Name: Fakoya Qudus Oluwadamilare

Falz The Bad Guy

Real Name: Folarin Falana

Banky W

Real Name: Olubankole Wellington

Timaya

Real Name: Inetimi Timaya Odon

9ice

Real Name: Abolore Akande

Terry G

Real Name: Gabriel Amanyi

Sauce Kid (Sinzu)

Real Name: Babalola Falemi

Y.Q

Real Name: Yakubu Jubril

Slimcase

Real Name: Oluwafemi Oladapo Oko-Eko

Wande Coal

Real Name: Wande Ojosipe

Rugged Man

Real Name: Michael Ugochukwu Stephens

Dr Sid

Real Name: Sidney Esiri

Brymo

Real Name: Olawale Ashimi

Naira Marley

Real Name: Azeez Fashola

Lil Kesh

Real NameKeshinro Ololade

Joe Boy

Real Name: Joseph Akinfenwa Donus

Fireboy

Real Name: Adedamola Adefolahan

Lyta

Real Name Lawal Raheem

Tekno

Real Name: Augustine Miles Kelechi

Dremo

Real Name: Aboriomoh Femi Raymond

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