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Real Names, Date of Births, And Stuffs You Didn't Know About Nigerian Celebs by Emlr(f) : 2:46 pm On February 22, 2016
Hi readers, am back with a comprehensive list of the dates of birth and short biographies of the most and fairly popular Nigeriancelebrities be it R&B, Hip-pop, Pop, raggae and dance hall. Trust me, this could be of a great help for reference purposes, either now or in the nearest future. They are in alphabetical order either starting with their first of last name..
Enjoy the rideâ€¦
Salawa Abeni â€“Wakasinger â€“ Salawa Abeni (born May 5, 1961)
Eedris Abdulkareem â€“ Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja , is aNigerian hip hop and revolutionaryartist born 1974
Sunny Ade â€“ jÃ¹jÃº singer 22 September 1946(age69) Oshogbo,Oyo State, Nigeria
Sade Adu â€“ Helen Folasade Adu ,OBE(Yoruba: Fá»lÃ¡á¹£adÃ© AdÃº ; born 16 January 1959)
Afro Candy â€“ pop singer (born 12 July 1971), commonly known by herstage name Afro Candy (also spelled Afrocandy ), is a Nigerian film actress, director, producer, singer-songwriter, model andpornographic actress. She is the founder and CEO of Invisible Twins Productions LLC
Tope Alabi- Born 27 October 1970 inOgun Alabi was formerly a member of theJesters International comedy group.She later worked with other popular travelling and stage theater groups in bothIbadanandLagos. She made films in the Yoruba film genre ofNigeria.Alabi later metamorphosed intogospel musicafter she became aborn-again Christian
Yemi Alade â€“ R&B and pop singer Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989),simply known as Yemi Alade , is a Nigerianafropop She came into the limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single â€œJohnny
Tony Allen: Tony Oladipo Allen(born 1940 inLagos,Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris
Adekunle Gold â€“ singer-songwriter popularly known by hisstage name Adekunle Gold , is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer He is the son of Nigeriaâ€™s popular Yoruba actor Jide Kosoko
Eva Alordiah â€“ rapper and singer Elohor Eva Alordiah (born 13 August 1989),better known as Eva Alordiah or simply Eva , is aNigerianrapper, entertainer,make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur.
Aá¹£a â€“ R&B, country and pop singer-songwriter Born September 17 1982 Born Bukola Elemide, Aá¹£a was born in Paris, France to herNigerian Her family returned to live inNigeriawhen she was two. Aá¹£a grew up in in a small town near Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria. Twenty years later, Aá¹£a returned to Paris where her life as an artist took off.
Yinka Ayefele â€“ gospel singer born in 1968 Ayefele was born inOndo State, southwesternNigeriabut hails fromIpoti, a city inEkiti StatesouthwesternNigeria
Adewale Ayuba popularly known as Ayuba, Mr. Johnson and the Bonsue-fuji maestro was born May 6, 1966 in Ikenne Remo,Ogun State Nigeria
Ayinde Bakare : He was born inLagos, began performing around 1935,and first recorded on the HMV label in 1937.
Banky W â€“ pop and R&B singer-songwriter Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981 Wellington was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but the family moved back to Lagos Nigeria when he was five years old where he began singing in his church choir at the age of 8
AdÃ© Bantu: Adegoke Odukoya , better known as AdÃ© Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist
Korede Bello â€“ hip-hop, pop and R&B singer/instrumentalist Korede Bello (born 29 February 1996)is aNigeriansingerandsongwriter currently signed toMavin Records. He is best known for his hit single â€œGodwinâ€, a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria
Brymo: Olawale Ashimi(born 9 May 1986), who performs under the stage nameBrymo is an ambassador for lagos chamber of commerce
Burna Boy â€“ reggae-dancehall musician Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He grew up inAhoada,Rivers State, and later relocated toLagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos
Chidinma â€“ pop singer Chidinma Ekile (born 2 May 1991), popularly known by her stage name Chidinma , is aNigeriansinger-songwriter, recording artist and stage performer. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season ofMTN Project Fame West Africa
Dâ€™banj â€“ pop singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo(popularly known asDâ€™banj, born 9 June 1981) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter,harmonicaplayer, and businessman.
Dâ€™PRINCE â€“ Afro-pop singer Dâ€™Prince was born to Collins Enebeli, aBusiness manand a musical production manager and the founder of the record label Sagitarious Productions and Patience Enebeli an internationalBusiness tycoonand he is the younger brother of music mogul and CEO ofMavin Records,Don Jazzy.
Da Grin â€“ rapper Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun,also known as Dagrin (21 October 1987 â€“ 22 April 2010), was an award winningNigerianrapperfromOgun, Nigeria
IK. Dairo: Isaiah Kehinde Dairo (1930)MBE1930â€“1996 was a notableNigerianJÃ¹jÃº musician.
Stella Damasus â€“ R&B and soul singer Stella Damasus born April 24, 1978is aNigerianactress and singer. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at theAfrica Movie Academy Awardsin 2009
Davido â€“ pop singer David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992),  better known by hisstage name Davido , is an American-born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer
Yinka Davies â€“ jazz singer Yinka Davies (born July 16, 1970) is a Nigerianvocalist, dancer, lyricist and judge of reality show, Nigerian Idol. Yinka has been in the Nigerian entertainment industry for 28 years.
Oliver De Coque: Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 â€“ June 21, 2008) was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Hilife king of Africa
Safin De Coque â€“ rapper and hip hop artist Safin De Coque is the Son of the Nigerian Highlife Legend Late ChiefOliver De Coque,born oct 26 1982.
Diâ€™Ja: Currently signed to Mavin records, has lived inNigeria,Sierra Leone, theUnited StatesandCanada. Her mother is fromNorthern Nigeriaand her father is fromSierra Leone.Credible sources confirmed Dija is in her early 30s that is between 30 and 35yrs old.
Tonto Dikeh â€“ pop singer Tonto Charity Dikeh-Churchil , also known as Tonto Dike (born 9 June 1985), is aNigerianactress and singer fromRivers Stateand is of theIkwerretribe.
Don Jazzy â€“ recording artist and record producer Michael Collins Ajereh (born 26 November 1982), better known as Don Jazzy , is aNigerianmulti award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO ofMoâ€™ Hits Recordsand current CEO ofMavin Records.Born inUmuahiainAbiastate, Alongside his friend and partner they created the Mohits record label.
Alban :Alban Uzoma Nwapa(born 26 August 1957), known by his stage nameDr. Alban, is aNigerian-bornSwedishmusician and producer with his own record label dr-records . [
Dr SID â€“ pop singer Sidney Onoriode Esiri (born 1 May 1980 inIkeja,Lagosstate,Nigeria), known commonly as, Dr SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and dentist, who is a descent ofDelta stateraised inLagos.
Duncan Mighty â€“ reggae singer Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu (born 28 October 1983), simply known as Duncan Mighty , is aNigerianmusician, singer, andmusic producerfrom Obio-Akpor,Rivers State.
Frank Edwards â€“ gospel singer Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1990), simply known as Frank Edwards , is aNigeriancontemporary Christiansinger-songwriterand recording artist fromEnugu,Enugu State.He is the founder and owner of record label Rocktown Records
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde â€“ R&B and pop singer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (oh â€“ m oh â€“ t oh â€“ l ah, born Omotola Jalade ; 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of anOndodescent fromLagos, Nigeria. Since herNollywoodfilm debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has revered theScreen Nationâ€˜Best Actressâ€™ as The â€œ African Magic â€œ. She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page.
eLDee â€“ Lanre Dabiri , (born May 23, 1977) better known by his stage name Eldee, stylized as eLDee , is aNigerianrapper,record producerandarchitect.
Falz The Bad Guy â€“ Folarin Falana son of popular Lagos based Lawyer Femi Falana was born October 27, 1990 inLagos,Nigeria, better known by his stage name Falz the bad guy is aNigerianrapper.
Flavour Nâ€™abania â€“ highlife and hip hop singer Chinedu Okoli (born 23 November 1983) He began his musical career as adrummerfor a local church in his hometown ofEnugu State. Flavour is popularly known acrossAfricaand the world for his hit song â€œNwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)â€. He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment
Harrysong â€” singer and songwriter Harrison Tare Okiri (born March 30, 1981), better known by hisstage name Harrysong , is aNigeriansinger, songwriter and instrumentalist who rose to fame after his tribute song toNelson Mandelawon the â€œMost Downloaded Callertune Awardâ€ atThe Headies 2013.
Ice Prince â€“ The Chocolate City rapper Panshak Zamani (born 23 October 1986), better known by his stage name Ice Prince , is a Nigerianhip hoprecording artist and actor too, surprised??
Haruna Ishola Haruna Ishola Bello (1919â€“1983) was aNigerianmusician, and one of the most popular artistes in theapala
Iyanya- pop singer Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk (born 31 October 1986), known by hismononym Iyanya , is aNigerianrecording artist and performer. He is best known for winning the 2008 MTN Project Fame West Africa as well as for his song â€œKukere
Jesse Jagzâ€“ rapper Jesse Garba Abaga (born 10 August 1984), popularly known as Jesse Jagz , is a Nigerianrapper,singer,producerandsongwriter. In April 2015, he re-signed withChocolate Cityafter leaving the label in May 2012 to establish his own imprint known as Jagz Nation
JJC and 419 Squad : JJC (short for Johnny Just Come ; Nigerian slang for a recent arrival, especially naÃ¯ve newcomers â€“ see example of JJC usage at the forum of Nigerian Village Square) is the stage name for Abdul Rasheed Bello , aNigerianrapperandrecord producer. He was born on 4 April 1977 inKano,Nigeria, but has been based inLondonsince 1991
Tamara Jones- R&B singer-songwriter Tamara Eteimo (born 24 July 1987), also known by herstage name Tamara Jones , is a NigerianR&Bsinger-songwriterandactress. She won the 7th edition of the Next Movie Star reality show
Kcee Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo (born 18, April 1979), better known as Kcee (sometimes stylised as KCee ), is aNigeriansinger and songwriter. He was formally in the Hip Hop duo group calledKc Preshâ€™s
Fela Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti ;  15 October 1938 â€“ 2 August 1997), also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela , was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeatmusic genre, human rights activist, and political maverick
Femi Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962), popularly known as Femi Kuti , is a Nigerian musician, born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneerFela Kuti
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Re: Real Names, Date of Births, And Stuffs You Didn't Know About Nigerian Celebs by stealmatic(m) : 6:30 pm On November 14, 2016
kai u can lie for Nigeria ooooo, adekunle gold is not the son of jide kosoko he is a prince and only from the kosoko royal family, get ur fact right before u decide to publish
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