Branding, branding, branding!!! The entertainment sector is characterized by continuous efforts to maintain one’s brand, and as a result, even before some plunge themselves into the entertainment river, they pick names which they believe will act as life jackets and safe them from perishing.
Remember the ‘Shatta Story’? He initially entered into the musical arena as Bandana. Of course, he registered some hit songs but shockingly ‘disappeared’. However, he returned in 2012, literally as a changed man. He returned with a different name; Shatta Wale and the rest, as we normally say is history.
To every rule, there’s an exception, and though musicians all around the world pick up stage names, there are still others who maintained their real names and turned them into huge brands. Notable mention can be made of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Adele, Michael Jackson and so on. Some Ghanaian musicians have also maintained their names and using same as their stage names . Let’s take a look at some of them.
She is an Afro-pop singer who was born on December 22, 1986. A lot of people assumed that Wiyaala is her nick name just for her musical career, but actually, it’s not. Her real name is Noella Wiyaala. Wiyaala is a Sissala dialect which means ‘the doer’. It’s not surprising that she has been doing a lot.
He came into the limelight in the early 2000’s with the song, ‘Linda’ which became a nationwide hit! At the time, he was known as Batman. His name has undergone some considerable changes and so is regarded as the Ghanaian version of ‘P-Diddy’. When he burst onto the scene, he was Batman. He later changed to Batman Samini.
He, however, decided to ditch ‘Batman’ totally and so has stuck with the name ‘Samini’. Unknown to many, his real name is Emmanuel Andrews Samini. So next time you see Samini on the musician’s ID, don’t be surprised, it’s his real name.
He burst onto the scene with the stage name, ‘Ayibge Edem’. Apparently, he wanted to begin a new crusade which will see Ewes or Ewe speaking people embrace rap music. And indeed, he was a pioneer in that regard. He has sung hit songs like ‘Toto’, ‘Nyedzilo’ and ‘Over’.
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He has three albums; his debut album was known as Volta Regime, the second one, Mass Production and the third known as Books and Rhymes. He was born on May 20, 1986 and hails from Dodze in the Volta Region. He is presently known as Edem, as he has gotten rid of the ‘Ayibge’ and his real name is Denning Edem Hotor.
She is a highlife/gospel singer who’s also renowned for her silky dancing skills. She was born on 17th November, 1969 in Accra. She has performed with her real name since her debut in the entertainment industry. Most musicians of her days performed with their real names and this might have influenced her decision to maintain hers.
His real name is Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann and he performed with the name C.K (initials of his name) Mann. He is a legendary Ghanaian artiste and producer. He was born in 1936 in Cape Coast and died on March 20, 2018. His music career spanned over forty years, and his songs won a lot of awards. In 2006, he was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana by President John Agyekum Kuffour.
She has gone under the radar since the leakage of her sex tape. However, she’s one of the few musicians who has been performing with their real name. Her real name is Tiffany Owusu.
She shot to fame following the release of ‘Sweetio’ in which she featured Sarkodie. She burst onto the music scene in 2005. However, she hasn’t maintained a considerable level of consistency, and her name is gradually fading into obscurity. She was born on 12th August, 1987 and her real name is; Raquel Naa Ayorkor Ammah.
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Akwaboah is a gifted songwriter and producer who hails from Mampong Beposo. Unknown to many, Akwaboah is also a master keyboardist who has played for a lot of local and international artistes such as; Hugh Masekela and John Legend.
His real name is Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jr.
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