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    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes and the meaning of their nicknames

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes and the meaning of their nicknames

    A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing and here are the top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And the meaning of their nicknames.

    Commonly used to express affection, a form of endearment, and sometimes amusement, it can also be used to express defamation of character, particularly by school bullies.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes and the meaning of their nicknames
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes and the meaning of their nicknames

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes and the meaning of their nicknames

    Wizkid

     

    Ayo popularly known as Wizkid is one of the biggest Nigerian musicians.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Wizkid

    Apart from being called Wizkid which is his stage name, he has some other nicknames, but the most common one is “Machala”.

    It is said to be a Warri slang in Nigeria, which means “Freshman”.

    Burna boy

     

    Burna boy is also a very popular Nigerian singer. He also has a few nicknames, but the most common one is “Odogwu”.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Burna Boy

    This is an Igbo word that is said to mean “a great man” he has also released a song titled Odogwu, which made the nickname more popular.

    Tiwa Savage

     

    Tiwa savage is one of the biggest female musicians in Africa, she also has a nickname, and some celebrities like Davido have been heard calling her the name.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Tiwa Savage

    Her nickname is “Mama Jam Jam”, and it is gotten from her son’s name Jamal. It means Jamal’s mother.

    Kizz Daniel

    Kizz Daniel whose real name is Tobi Anidugbe is also a very talented musician.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Kizz Daniel

    He is also known as “Vado” is a Spanish word that means “intersection”.

    It probably means the intersection of music and academic excellence for Kizz Daniel.

    Davido

     

    Davido is also one of the biggest Nigerian musicians. Since the release of his first hit song, he has been known as “O.B.O”.

    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Davido

    This is a Yoruba abbreviation for the phrase Omo Baba Olowo. It means “the son of a wealthy man”.

    Peruzzi
    Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, popularly known as Peruzzi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performing artiste.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Peruzzi
    He began recording music at the age of 7, though his signing to Davido‘s DMW was being disputed at some point.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Peruzzi
    they call him huncho, which means, Huncho Status is to rule the streets.
    Yemi Alade
    Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress and activist.
    She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” in 2014.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Yemi Alade
    Yemi Alade is nicknamed ‘Mama Africa’ from her second studio album, which literally represents her style and focuses to promote African culture.
    Reminisce
    Remilekun Khalid Safaru , known by his stage names Reminisce and Alaga Ibile, is a Nigerian versatile musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor from Ogun State.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Reminisce
    Reminisce is nicknamed ‘Ibile’ which means local, he has a song called a local rapper.
    Wande Coal
    Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe popularly known as Wande Coal is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Wande Coal
    Wande Coal is nicknamed ‘Black diamond’ it is a dark, opaque form of diamond, the name is derived from his dark skin tone.
    Phyno
    Chibuzo Nelson Azubuike, better known as Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
    Top 10 popular Nigerian artistes And The meaning of their nicknames
    Phyno
    Phyno is nick named ‘Ezege’ in Igbo land it means a Kingmaker.

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