DATES OF BIRTH, SHORT BIOGRAPHIES AND REAL NAMES OF NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES.

  1. Seun Kuti- afrobeat, Jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeatpioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80
  1. Lagbaja Lagbaja(born Bisade Ologunde in Lagos) is a multi-award winning NigerianAfrobeat musician, singer and songwriter. He was born in 1960 in Lagos state.
  1. Rex Lawson Rex Jim Lawson(1935 – 1971), known as Cardinal Rex, was a singer, trumpeter and bandleader from Kalabari, Nigeria. He became one of the best-known highlife musicians of the 1960s in Africa when Cardinal and his band dominated Nigeria’s highlife scene.
  1. Lil Kesh Keshinro Ololade(born March 14, 1995), popularly known by his stage nameLil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame after his chart-topping song titled “Shoki” rose to critical acclaim from music critics
  1. I– rapper Jude Abaga (born 4 October 1981) better known by stage name ‘M.I’ or ‘M.I Abaga’, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and the current CEO of theChocolate City Music.
  1. May7ven Yemisi May Odegbami(born 7 May 1984), known professionally as May7ven, is a Nigerian-born singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actress, model and entrepreneur. May7ven was born in Ibadan, Nigeria
  1. Mo’Cheddah- hip hop singer Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola (born October 16, 1990), known by her stage name Mo’Cheddah (sometimes stylized as Mocheeda or Mocheddah), is a Nigerian rapper and singer
  1. Mode 9– rapper Babatunde Olusegun Adewale[1] (born June 14, 1975), popularly known by his stage name Modenine, is a Nigerian rapper.
  1. Cynthia Morgan – pop, hip hop and dancehall singer Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan (born 23 September 1991), popularly known by her stage name Cynthia Morgan, is a Nigerian born songwriter andsinger. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rapper
  1. Muma Gee– pop singer-songwriter Gift Iyumame Eke (née Uwame; born 18 November 1978), professionally known as Muma Gee
  1. Muna– rapper Munachi Abii (born Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo, 5 November 1980) is a Nigerian rap / hip-hop artist, songwriter, pageant winner, television presenter and model who performs under the name Muna
  1. Genevieve Nnaji– pop singer Genevieve Nnaji (born 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of theOrder of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood
  1. Nneka – hip hop and soul singer Nneka Lucia Egbuna (born 24 December 1980) is a Nigerian hip hop/soulsinger, songwriter and actress. She sings in both Igbo and English.
  1. Nosa – gospel artist Nosa Omoregie, professionally known as Nosa, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer. He is currently signed to Chocolate City born 26 february 1981
  1. Ebenezer Obey- Born 3 April 1942 as Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi in Idogo, Nigeria), nicknamed the “Chief Commander“, is aNigerian jùjú musician
  1. Obiwon – R&B and gospel singer Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu (born 9 June 1977), better known by his stage name Obiwon, is a Nigerian singer, musician, and evangelist.
  1. Monica Ogah – pop singer-songwriter Monica Ene Ogah (born August 7, 1990), commonly known as Monica Ogah, is a Nigerian singer, the 2011 winner of the fourth edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa.
  1. Sonny Okosun(January 1, 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria[1] – May 24, 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria, from the old Bendel State, now Edo State in southern Nigeria. He was from the Esan ethnic group. He named his band Ozziddi after a renowned Ijaw river god
  1. Victor Olaiya – composer Victor Abimbola Olaiya (born 31 December 1930), also known as Dr Victor Olaiya, is a Nigerian trumpeter who plays in the highlife.
  2. Olamide – rapper and hip hop artist Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), popularly known by his stage nameOlamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State
  1. Omawumi – soul singer Omawumi Megbele (born 13 April 1982), known by her stage nameOmawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, com, and Malta Guinness.
  2. Onyeka Onwenu – pop singer Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1952) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu.
  3. Orezi– reggae singer Esegine Allen (born 28 March 1986), better known by his stage name Orezi, is a Nigerian musician from Delta State. He rose to prominence with his song “Rihanna” in 2013
  1. Osita Osadebe Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe(March, 1936 — May 11, 2007), often referred to as just Osadebe, was an Igbo Nigerian highlife musician from Atani. His career spanned over 40 years, and he is one of the best known Igbo highlife His most popular hit was the 1984 “Osondi Owendi” (Igbo:One man’s meat is another man’s poison.), establishing him as a leader in the highlife genre being the most popular record ever in Nigeria
  1.  Orlando Owoh: born as February 14, 1932 – November 4, 2008) was a highlife musician and band leader. Owoh was born Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela in Osogbo, Nigeria.
  1. P-Squareare a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye were 18 November 1981 (age 34) Jos, Nigeria
  1. Patience Ozokwor – highlife singer Patience Ozokwor (born March 25, 1958) is a Nigerian actress who won theBest Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
  1. Patoranking– reggae and dancehall singer Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter
  1. Shina Peters – juju singer Sir Shina Peters (born 30 May 1958) is a Nigerian Jùjú Born Oluwashina Akanbi Peters in Ogun State, he began his career while playing the guitar with General Prince Adekunle, later forming his own group with Juju Maestro Segun Adewale
  1. Phyno– rapper and record producer Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian Igbo rap and hip hop recording artiste
  1. Praiz – R&B singer and songwriter Praise Ugbede Adejo (born 8 March 1984), better known by his stage namePraiz is a Nigerian R&B songwriter, producer and singer.
  1. Runtown– songwriter and hip hop artist Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon (born 6 December 1993), better known by hisstage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian recording artist, rapper and songwriter, signed to Mavin Records.
  1. Reekado Banks– hip hop artist Douglas Jack Agu (born 19 August 1989), better known by his stage nameRuntown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer with a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap
  1. Sasha P– rapper and singer Sasha P (born Anthonia Yetunde Alabi on 21 May 1983), also known as theFirst Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop, is a Nigerian female rapper, musician, businesswoman, lawyer and motivational speaker.
  1. Tiwa Savage – R&B and pop singer-songwriter Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (born 5 February 1980), better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and actress
  1. Seyi Shay– pop singer and songwriter Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua (born 21 December 1985),[1] professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay (pronounced Shay-yee Shay), is a Nigerian based English singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, and record producer
  1. Skales – rapper and singer Raoul John Njeng-Njeng (born 1 April 1991), who performs under themononym Skales, is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and performer.
  1. Sound Sultan: (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976 is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.
  1. Timaya– reggae singer Enetimi Alfred Odon (born 29 November 1977), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of South South hip hop group Dem Mama Soldiers
  1. Sean Tizzle – Afropop singer Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele (born 15 December 1989), better known as Sean Tizzle, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was formally signed to Sound Sultan’s record label Naija Ninjas.
  1. Sir Victor Uwaifo: (born 1 March 1941) is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion.
  2. SolidStar is a Nigerian Hip hop, R&B, dancehall, afro-pop singer, Born Joshua Iniyezo on 8 November 1988, Solidstar hails from the Isoko …
  1. Waconzy – pop singer Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu (born August 10, 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria), better known by stage name Waconzy, is a singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist with family roots in Umuahia, Abia State. He is the founder of Dv8 Media and the Waconzy foundation.
  2. Wande Coal: Popularly known as Black diamond was in born 18 October 1985,  as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. He was a member of the Mavan Crew before breaking out and going solo. He floated a new record label called Black Diamond Entertainment.
  1. Weird MC – rapper Weird MC (born Adesola Adesimbo Idowu on 1 January 1970) is a Nigerianrapper, songwriter, and producer
  1. Wizkid – pop singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.
  2. YCEE – rapper Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993) popularly known by hisstage name YCEE is a rapper and songwriter
  1. Yung6ix– rapper Onome Onokohwomo (born 8 July 1989), better known by his stage nameYung6ix, is a Nigerian rapper and hip hop recording artist.
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