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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nollywood Stars And How They Got Their Nicknames



Here are some of your favourite Nollywood stars and how they got their Nicknames.
In no partocular order, here they are:

1.Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)
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At the mention of the name Saka, lovers of Nigeria TV ads and movies will reel out laughing as his moniker has since become a household name. However, only a few knows that Hafiz Oyetoro got his moniker from his role as Simply Saka in a Greg Odutayo produced sitcom, House A-part.
2. Akindele (Jenifa)
 
When Funke Akindele got into the Nigerian movie industry, she was well known for her role as the nosy young girl in the series, I Need To Know. However, her fame and an additional moniker was to join her after she starred and co-produced the award winning blockbuster, Jenifa. Not did Funke only made money, fame and name for herself but also got herself an evergreen moniker, Jenifa.
3. Eniola Badmus (Gbogbo big Girls)
 
Just as Funke Akindele made name, money and fame for herself with the production of Jenifa, so also did the moniker, Gbogbo Big Girls stuck on Eniola Badmus.
4.Mr. Ibu
 
Mr Ibu, he said, Ibu has been my name from childhood. My grandfather bore the name too and I took after him because as I was growing up, they used to call me all his names. On how I got the name , somebody was actually writing a script that I was going to act in. He was using my name as a character in it and at the end of the day, they titled the film John Ibu Okafor. It took me time to change it from Mr. John Ibu to John Okafor later I left it as Mr. Ibu
5.Basorge Tariah Jr. (Do Good)
 
Basorge Tariah was an all round entertainer long before now.His name Do Goodwas actually borne out of his character in the popular TV soap, Palace, Many still refer to the comedian, rapper and actor as Do Good.
6.Ronke Ojo (Ronke Oshodi Oke)
 
The bosomy actress got her moniker after starring in a movie entitled Oshodi Oke. She played the character of a big boobed lady in the movie and because she had remained bosomy, the name, Oshodi Oke, had stuck to her like a second skin.
7.Sam Dede (Isakaba)
 
Sam Dede had always been a popular face in the movie industry but his fame and a moniker was added to his personality after he took up the lead role in the movie Isakaba. He portrayed the leader of Isakaba group In the movie. Since then, the name “isakaba” has stuck to him
8.Kunle Afolayan (Aresejabata)
 
Until his rise to fame and fortune, many referred to Kunle Afolayan as Arese or Aresejabata, which was the role he played in the popular Tunde Kelani’s movie, Saworo Ide.
9. Ronke Odusanya (Flakky Ididowo) (meaning a woman whose butt makes money)
 
Bosomy actress, Ronke Odusanya was relatively known even after starring in a movie with late Francis Agu in early 2000s. However, luck smiled on her after she starred in few Yoruba movies and caught the attention of fellow actress and producer Fathia Balogun, who casted her for the lead role of Folake in the flick Flakky Ididowo. The character has since remained her moniker in the industry.
10.Ann Njemanze (Domitila)
 
Segun arinze’s ex-wife Ann Njemanze, became a household name after starring as the lead actress in the 1996 blockbuster movie, Domitila. The character, Domitila, played by Njemanze became a moniker fans and even industry watchers refer to her. 

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