This is a list of some Nigerian artists whose real names also represent their stage names.
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Born as Olamide Adedeji, Olamide is one of Nigeria’s leading music legends and the CEO of the YBNL Record Label.
He started off with the stage name G-dog, before adhering to ID Cabasa’s and changed his name to Olamide.
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Queen of Afropop Yemi Alade best identified with her tune, “Johnny” is another amazing singer who adopted her name as her stage name.
In 2009, she went into the Peak Talent Show, came out the winner and that was the beginning of her fame.
While on the show, her name as Yemi Alade had already registered in the hearts of her potential fans, so when she got out it was not hard getting a stage name.
Dare Art Alade
Darey is the son of popular Jazz musician, “Art Alade” and he also goes by his real name.
Initially, the multi-award-winning Afropop artist got into fame with his full name Dare Art Alade, then later he took up only “Darey.”
Self-acclaimed Queen of Afro-House, Niniola is one of the leading female vocalists in Nigeria.
Born as Niniola Apata, the talented singer is best identified with her first name, Niniola.
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Teni (Nigerian artists real names)
Teniola Apata aka Teni The Entertainer is the lead artist for Dr Dolor Entertainment and the younger sister to the queen of Afro-House, Niniola.
Also, we have Tiwa Savage whose real name is Tiwatope Savage.
Arguably, this is one of the finest Afropop and Afro-funk singers in the country.
His real name, Adekunle Kosoko got his dream fame after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade“, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.
Simi (Nigerian artists real names)
This lovely vocalist also uses her real name Simisola as her stage name. The name is clearly not a newbie to the industry as he has been on top of her game for five years and more.
She is married to fellow artist, Adekunle Gold and together they are blessed with a daughter.
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The “Godwin” crooner has always maintained his real name since his days in the Nigerian Institute of Journalism where he bagged his HND Degree.
Known for his outbreak song Godwin, the African prince has always been at the heart of many ladies because of his handsome look.
Kizz Daniel (Nigerian artists real names)
Here, we have another ladies’ favorite as he took the streets by surprise with his hit song, “Woju” in 2014.
His real name, Oluwatobiloba Daniel started off with his stage name Kiss Daniel, but later changed it to Kizz Daniel because of the rift between him and his former label, G-World-Wide.
Oritsefemi Ekele best identified with his first name, Oritse Femi is another hot cake whose legacy is remarkable.
He is best known for his hit song, “Mercies of The Lord.”
The legendary Femi Anikulapo Kuti is the first son of late Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
A good number of people would have come across the name, so it should not sound new!
Like his father, he took up his first and surname as his stage name!
Also, this is another son of the legendary Fela, and like his elder brother Femi, Seun retains the name and surname as his stage name.
Together, they promote the glory of the “Kuti name.”
Nigerian artists whose real names are also their stage names
- Yemi Alade
- Darey Art Alade
- Tiwa Savage
- Adekunle Gold
- Korede Bello
- Kizz Daniel
- Oritse Femi
- Femi Kuti
- Seun Kuti