Personas are important to artists, and that’s what birth their stage names. Since these names are what they give us, they are the only thing we attach to their faces. Nobody really bothers to find out their real names unless it’s absolutely important. Now, it’s hard to explain it, but some of these artists look like their real names. On the other hand, some of them have absolutely no connection to their names, and this article is about 11 artists who fall into this category.

1. Stage Name: Rema

Real Name: Divine Ikubor

Look at the name, then look at the picture. Do you see it? No! Absolutely not. 

2. Stage name: Mr Eazi

Real name: Oluwatosin Ajibade

Will someone explain to me why I thought his name was Kwame or Kofi?

3. Stage name: Zlatan

Real name: Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael

Nobody can tell me nothing. Zlatan is DEFINITELY not a Raphael.

4. Stage name: Joeboy

Real name: Joseph Akinfewa Donus

Donus? I need to question everything I think I know.

5. Stage name: Reekado Banks

Real name: Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon

LMAO! Apparently, this is what Hanniel looks like.

6. Stage name: YCee

Real name: Oludemilade Martin Alejo

Wait! Didn’t he say he was Omo Alhaji?

7. Stage name: Runtown

Real name: Douglas Jack Agu


Man, no. Who would have thought?

8. A-Q

Real name: Gilbert Bani

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Does A-Q have a secret life where he is an author?

8. Stage name: Seyi Shay

Real name: Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua

Deborah? What else do we not know about?

9. Stage name: Tekno

Real name: Augustine Miles Kelechi

This is a revelation. 

11. Stage name: WurlD

Real name: Sadiq Onifade

Every WurlD’s song I know is playing in my head right now, and I don’t see a Sadiq singing. 


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