Real Names And Origin Of Popular Nigerian Music Artistes (Must See)

Real names and origin of popular Nigerian music artist

Have you ever thought of it that all celebrities have real names which are entirely different from the stage names we are all used to.

Most celebrities feel they need to give a befitting name to their brand and style of music. 360dopes has come up with the list of Nigerian artist real name and their origin even if it is not all and you will be surprised at the names your favourite celebrities bear.

Check them out below;

Innocent Ujah Idibia is a Nigerian song writer and record producer who was born on September 18, 1975 in Jos , Plateau state, Nigeria.

Born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola on January 17, 1980. He is a South-westerner from Ogbomosho, Oyo state and he grew up in the district of Bariga in Lagos.

Aramide Sarumoh is a Nigerian female singer and song writer who describes her genre of music as Afro-soul. She was born june 22 and hails from Ibadan, Nigeria.

 Yemi Alade
Yemi Eberechi Alade who was born March 13, 1989, is a Nigerian afro pop singer who gained prominence after winning the peak talent show in 2009.
Yemi Alade who is best known for her hit track “Johnny” hails from Abia state, Nigeria.

Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Kosoko is a Nigerian singer, song writer and graphic designer (King of photoshop) who describes his style of music as Urban highlife was born in Lagos state, Nigeria. He came to limelight in 2014 with the hit track “Sade” which quickly earned the attention of people and as such gained massive airplays which turn into a street anthem.

Bukola Elemide who was born September 17, 1982 in Paris France, is a Nigerian French singer, songwriter and recording artis.

Eva Alordiah
Elohor Eva Alordiah is a Nigerian rapper, entertainer, make up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur who was born on August 13, 1989.

Banky W
Olubankole Wellington is a  Nigerian singer, song writer and actor who was born on 27 March 1981 in United States.

Korede Bello
Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer, Song writer who was born on 29 February 1996. He hails from Lagos state, Nigeria and he is presently signed to Mavin records. He rose to fame with his hit track “God Win”

Ty Bello
Born Toyin Sokefun-Bello on 14 January and hails from Ogun state, Nigeria. She is a Nigerian singer, song writer and  photographer.

Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo is a Nigerian dancehall, raggae singer, song writer and record producer who hails from Ogwule, Agatu local government area of Benue state, Nigeria. He is best known as co-writer of 2face popular song “African queen”.

Olawale Ashimi was born on May 9, 1986 in Okokomaiko, Lagos state, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian singer, song writer, composer who started music in 1999 while in secondary school. He signed a record deal with chocolate city in 2010 but was able to breach his contractual agreement in 2013.

Burna Boy
Damini Ogulu (born july 2, 1991) is a Nigerian raggae dance hall singer who hails from Ahoada, River state, Nigeria. He attended Montessori international school and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos state.
He rose to fame with the release of his single “Like to party”.

Base One

Base One with the real name Sotunde Isaac is a Nigerian rapper and singer from Ogun State.

Chidinma Ekile was born May 2, 1991. She is a Nigerian singer, song writer and stage performer who rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN project Fame West Africa.
After releasing the music video for her “Emi ni baller”, she became the first female musician to be at No 1 on the MTV base officail Naija top ten chart.

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was born June 9, 1981, is a Nigerian musician and entertainer who has won several awards including the awards for the best African act at the MTV Europe music awards 2007 and Artist of the year at the Mtv Music Awards 2009.
The koko master as he is fondly called, adopted his stage name from the combination of his frst name, Dapo and surname, Oyebanjo.

Charles Enebeli (Born 23 October 1989) is a Nigerian afro pop singer who hails from Umuahia, Abia state, Nigeria.

Timi Dakolo
Timi Dakolo, born on January 20, 1981, is a Nigerian singer from Bayelsa state.

Dare Art Alade is a Nigerian multi platinum and award winning musician and song writer who hails from Lagos state.

David  Adedeji Adeleke is an American born Nigerian artist and record producer who was born on November 21, 1992 in Atlanta-Georgia, United states.
He rose to fame after his single “Dami duro” was well received by fans throughout Nigeria.

Hadiza Blell is a Sierra Leonean Nigerian singer, visual artist and song writer who is currently signed to Mavin records.

Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajerey is a Nigerian singer, song writer and record producer, currently the CEO of Mavins records was born on November 26, 1982 and hails from Umuahia, Abia state.

Emma Nyra
Emma Chukwugoziam Obi was born July 18, 1988.

Lanre Dabiri is a Nigerian rapper, record producer and architect who was born on May 23, 1977 in Kaduna. He hails from Lagos state, Nigeria.

Chibuzor Orji is a Nigerian musician who hails from Delta state, Nigeria. He was formerly a member of the defunct group, Plantashum boiz.

Folarin Falana is a Nigerian rapper and singer who was born on October 27, 1990and hails from Lagos state, Nigeria. He started his career whle in secondary school and form the group “The school boys” before he beagn professional as a muisc artist in 2009.

Chinedu Okoli was born on November 23, 1983.

Harrison Tare Okiri- March 30, 1981. He currently dumps Five star music label to start his own record label “Alter Plate”

Ice Prince
Panshak Zamani was born on October 23, 1986 and also fromJos , Plateau state. He rose to fame after he released the single “Oleku” which features Brymo.

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk was born on October 31, 1986 and also from Calabar part of Nigeria.
He came to limelight after the release of his hit track “Kukere” which gained massive airplays around the world.

Jesse Jagz
Jesse Garba Abaga is a Nigerian hip hop artist who was born on August 10, 1984 from Jos, Plateau state.

Junior Boy

Ephraim Owolabi is a Nigerian singer from Ondo State.

He rose to fame with the hit single “Irapada” featuring 9ice.

Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo is a Nigerian singer and song writer who was born on April 18, 1979.
He hails from Uli, Anambra state and currently signed to Five star music record label.

Lil Kesh
Keshinro Ololade was born March 14, 1995. He was born and raised in Bariga and started his music career while rapping among his peers in Bariga until he released “Lyrically” which is a single that became very popular among Nigerian universities. He rose to fame with the hit track “Shoki” of which he did the remix with Olamide and Davido.

Jude Abaga (born October 4,1981 ) is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer and also the CEO of Chocolate city record label.

Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola was born October 16, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Cynthia Morgan
Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan was bron on September 23, 1991.
She rose to fame after the release of her two singles “Don’t break my heart” and “Leadd me on”.

Mr 2kay
Abinye David Jumbo is a Nigerian singer and song writer  from Rivers state, Nigeria. He is currently signed to Grafton entertainment.

Eniola Akinbo- December 9, 1984 in Lagos.

Niniola Apata- born December 15, 1986. She rose to fame after she was placed 3rd runner up at the project fame 2013.

Olamide Adedeji – born March 15, 1989. He is Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos state. He has won several awrads including the Headies Awards.

Omawunmi Megbele- bron April 13, 1982. She is a singer/ song writer and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity. She is from Waari, Delta state, Nigeria.

Esegine Allen – born March 28, 1986 and from Delta state, Nigeria.

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie – born May 27, 1990. He started his music career while doing underground music collaborations with the likes of Konga, Xproject and so on.

Opeyemi Gbenga Kayode – born Aprol 16, 1988. He is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performer who is currently signed to Ecleftic entertainment. He started to make an impact in the Nigerian music scene after he drop the single “Low” in october 2014 before he finally became popul;ar with the single “Illegal” which features Olamide. He is from Odigbo, Ondo state.

Azubuike Chibuzor Nelson- born October 9, 1986. He is currently signed to Penthauz records.

Praiz Ugbede Adejo who hails from Kogi state, Nigeria, was born on March 8, 1984. His music career came to a fulfilment after he finished second runner up in the Mtn project fame west Africa.
He is best known for his singl”Rich and Famous”.

Michael Ugochukwu Stephens is from Ohafia, Abia state, Nigeria.

Douglas Jack Agu – born  August 19, 1989 – Enugu state, Nigeria.

Reekado Banks
Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon was born on December 6, 1993, hails from Lagos state and currently signed to Mavin Records.

Seyi Shey
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua- born December 21, 1985.

Sean Tizzle
Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele – born December 15, 1989. He is from Ilaje, Ondo state and was formerly signed to Sound Sultan’s label “Naija Ninjas” before switching to Difference entertainment.

Raoul John Njeng-Njeng – born April 1, 1991, is a Nigerian rapper/singer who started writing rap songs in Kaduna. He was formerly signed to Empire Mates Entertainment before making a move to Baseline record.

Sound Sultan
Olanrewaju Fasasi- born on November 27, 1976.

Augustine Miles Kelechi- born December 17, 1992. He is a Nigerian singer, producer from Ebonyi state.

Enetimi Alfred Odon- born November 29, 1977. He is from Odi, Bayelsa state, Nigeria.

Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage Balogun- born February 5, 1980. She is from Isale Eko, Lagos island part of lagos state, Nigeria and she is currently signed to Sony Music.

Wande Coal
Oluwatobiloba Wande Ojosipe- born October 18, 1985. He is currently signed to Blak diamond entertainment.

Aituaje Iruobe- born September 1 and from Edo state. She is a Nigerian singer who is popularly known as Waje which is an acronym for Words aren’t just enough.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun – born July 16, 1990. He started his music career at the age of 11 and also signed a record deal in 2009 with Banky w’s EME. He later formed his own record label “Starboy” which boast of artist like L.a.x and Mr Eazi.

Oludemilade Martin Alejo – born January 29, 1993. He is a Nigerian rapper from Lagos state and currently signed to Tinny entertainment.


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