Patience Ozokwor & Other Nollywood Stars Whose Nicknames Became More Popular Than Their Real Names


Most Nollywood stars are known by their nicknames instead of their real names.

These stars got these names after they perfectly acted in a way the audience loved so these movie lovers had no option than to refer them by these nicknames.

We take a look at some of these Nollywood stars in this article.

#1 Dumebi

Mercy Johnson became very popular with her nickname, Dumebi. She got this name after she perfectly played her role in the movie titled, DUMEBI which was released in 2014.

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#2 Jenifa

Real name Funke Akindele, this fine actress became popular with her Jenifa name in the popular series, Jenifa’s Diaries.

#3 Mama G, G for General

Patience Ozokwor became popular with the Mama G tag than her real name. She got this nickname due to how she carries herself with her evil and dubious roles in movies.

#4 Mr Ibu

Many people didn’t his real name was even John Okafor. His comic prowess earned him the name Mr. Ibu. He got his name after being the main actor in movies like Mr. Ibu and Mr. Ibu in London.

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#5 Osuofia


Nkem Owoh is one of the most talented Nollywood actors and he is always remembered for his comic and funny nature. Most people know with OSUOFIA than his real name because of his Osuofia in London movie.

#6 Pawpaw

Real name Osita Iheme, he was nicknamed Pawpaw after playing stubborn roles in movies.

#7 Aki

Chinedu Ikedieze is his real name, however, he is widely known with his nickname, AKI due to his stubborn roles he played in movies with Osita Iheme.

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#8 Babasuwe

Babatunde Omidina became popular with Babasuwe after starring in the movie titled Erinkeke.

#9 Gbogbo big girls

Her real name is Eniola Badmus, however, she is widely known for her nickname, Gbogbo big girls.

#10 Saka

Known for his comic roles, his real name is Hafiz Oyetoro, but he became popular with his nickname.


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