Nollywood Actors Who Don’t Go By Their Real Names

 Stage names, are common practice Used  in the entertainment industry. For various reasons ranging from better branding to privacy, a number of popular entertainers, musicians, writers, and actors choose to use stage names.

At times these stage names become so popular that audiences simply assume that the stage name of an actor is their actual name when in fact it is not.

Let’s take a look at some  Nigerian Actors You Didn’t Know Use Stage Names and of course, We will be  revealing to you the real names of each of these celebrities. Get ready for surprises… 

1. Saint Obi

Veteran star actor Saint Obi who ruled the screens for such a long time before disappearing from the scene actually doesn’t go by Saint Obi on his passport.

Saint Obi’s real name is Obinna Nwafor.

Obi clearly came from Obinna but where the Saint came from is the question.

2. Kanayo O. Kanayo

One name that you may be very surprised to find out isn’t the actor’s real name is the name Kanayo O. Kanayo. The name has a first name, middle name initialed, and a last name so it sounds like a fully complete name so you don’t even question it.
In actuality, Kanayo O. Kanayo’s real name is Anayo Modestus Onyekwere. 

3. Okey Bakassi

Comedian and actor Okey Bakassi is one man whose name I’m just now realizing as I’m writing cannot be his real name. I don’t know why I honestly thought Bakassi was even a name, somehow it just made sense and I never questioned it.
Okey Bakassi’s real name is Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule.
It’s easy to see where the Okey came from, but the Bakassi I guess is the mystery. 

4. Saka

Another actor and comedian that goes by a stage name is popular entertainer Saka. While many people recognize Saka’s face almost immediately, not many people actually know him by name.
Saka’s real name is Afeez Oyetoro 

5. Jim Iyke’s

One of Nigeria’s finest and  famous Nigerian actor Jim Iyke’s name has no similarity in any way to his real name. In fact, I was shocked to find out that Jim Iyke’s real name isn’t even Jim Iyke.
Jim Iyke’s real name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha.
I am honestly surprised. This one is definitely the most surprising one of all of them to me cuz I could have sworn that is his real name…. 
Which of this Actor got you shocked…. 

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