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7 Nigerian Celebrities Whose Real Names May Surprise You

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It is always fascinating to learn celebrities’ real names considering that most of their stage names and nicknames have become household names.

However, these celebrities have reasons why they have chosen to stick with their nicknames and irrespective of the reasons, you will find some surprising celebrities’ real names below.

Chizzy Alichi
Real Name: Chigozie Stephanie Alichi

Chizzy Alichi is a popular Nollywood actress, model, and businesswoman who gained prominence for her outstanding performance in the 2010 film titled’Magic Money’.

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Moet Abebe
Real Name: Laura Monyeazo Abebe

Moet Abebe, is a Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, and actress. Moet’s journey into the limelight came after she moved back to Nigeria in pursuit of a career as a TV Presenter. Three months after moving back to Lagos, Nigeria, she attended an audition for Soundcity TV, sailed through the auditions and started working for Soundcity TV as a Tv Presenter and Producer.

Lola Idije
Real Name: Toyin Afolayan

Lola Idije is a Yoruba Nollywood actress. She gained recognition after starring as Madam Adisa in a 1995 film titled ‘Deadly Affair’. Toyin Afolayan is known as the initiator of popular internet slang ‘Soro Soke werey’ and ‘Pele My Dear’.

Frank Donga
Real Name: Kunle Idowu

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Frank Donga, is a Nigerian actor and comedian who rose to fame through the popular web series, ‘The Interview’ on Ndani TV about an unassuming job-seeker for which he was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy in the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in 2015.

Saint Obi
Real Name: Obinna Nwafor

Saint Obi, is a Nigerian actor, film producer and film director, who dominated the movie scene in the ’90s. He is known for his roles in ‘Candle Light’.

Okey Bakassi
Real Name: Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule

Okey Bakassi is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor. He won the ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ category at the 2014 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the film Onye Ozi which he starred in and executed flawlessly.

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Kanayo O. Kanayo

Real Name: Anayo Modestus Onyekwere

Kanayo O. Kanayo is a Nigerian actor and a lawyer. In 2006, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie ‘Family Battle’.

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Nigerian Actress Patience Ozokwor Robbed Clean

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Nollywood star actress Patient Ozokwor well known as Mama G was robbed clean by unknown people as she was on her way to Uganda to grace the launch of Uganda Film Festival.

nollytrailers reports that Ozokwor landed at Entebbe International Airport yesterday morning aboard Brussels Airlines but her luggage had disappeared mysteriously while she was on the plane.

Sources at Entebbe Airport have revealed that Ozokwor only had her hand bag and she looked disappointed when her luggage could not be traced.

It took the initiative of Uganda Communications Commission to get her some clothes and jewelry.

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Patient Ozokwor has featured in more than 200 movies and they include; I Need a Husband (2007), In the Name of the Lord (2007), After My Heart (2008), Battle of Religion (2008), Act of Faith (2008), A Date with Destiny (2009), Web of Mistake (2009), Love in Berlin (2009), Scent of a Woman (2010), Buried in Heaven (2010), Total Sin (2010), Power of a Kiss (2011), Sisters at War (2010), Blood on Fire (2011), Sisters on Fire (2011), A Dance for the Prince (2011) and many more.

The Uganda Film Festival was launched yesterday at Uganda Communications House in Kampala.

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Ademola Adeleke appoints popular nollywood actress, Laide Bakare as SSA

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has appointed popular Nollywood Actress, Laide Bakare as senior special adviser to the governor on entertainment, arts, tourism and culture.

The 43 years old Nollywood actress hails from Ibadan, Oyo State while her mother is from Oshogbo, Osun State.

The new SSA announced her appointment in an Instagram post on Thursday with photos from her visit to the governor.

Laide Bakare also thanked Adeleke for the opportunity to serve, promising to deliver her best.

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According to her, “NOW AN HONORABLE ya Allah I am grateful . To my New Boss GOVERNOR ADEMOLA JACKSON ADELEKE Imole Osun. Thank you so much for the trust and opportunity to serve. I promise to deliver my Best. So help me God SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATES ON ENTERTAINMENT, ART, CULTURE AND TOURISM.

“Lot of work to be done. Shall we? Cc @aadeleke_01 the entire good people of Osun state and Nigeria at large. It’s actually a new dawn for me starting my political career from here. God bless Nigeria,” she wrote.

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Why I Like Dating Mostly Older Women – 19-Year-Old Nigerian Singer, Khaid Reveals

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Nigerian singer, Sulaimon Shekoni Solomon, better known as Khaid, has revealed why he likes dating older women.

Nollytrailers reports that the 19-year-old singer, while featuring as a guest in the latest episode of the ‘Spill With Phyna’ podcast, hosted by reality star Josephina Ijeoma Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, said most of the women he has dated are older than him.

He said, “Most of the females I’ve been with are older than me, and they don’t really have an issue with it.”

According to Khaid, older women are more experienced and respectful, stressing that they are not bossy, contrary to social stereotypes.

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He added that cheating is a deal breaker in a relationship.

He said, “If a lady cheats on me, the relationship is over.”

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