Some popular Nigerian actors are popularly known by certain nicknames but not many people know how these names came about, and that's going to be our focus in this post. In this post, I'm going to share with you 7 Nigerian actors who are famously known by their nicknames and how it came about.
1. Osita Iheme (Paw Paw)
Osita Iheme is popularly known as Paw Paw. Paw Paw is a character he played in the 2003 Nigeria comedy film Aki na Ukwa. Aki na Ukwa was a movie that launched his career. He became famously known as Paw Paw after the movie.
2. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
Most people know John Okafor as Mr Ibu but don't know how the name came about. Mr Ibu is a character he played in the 2004 Nigerian comedy film titled Mr Ibu.
3. Babatunde Omidina (Baba Suwe)
The Yoruba movie actor Babatunde Omidina is well known as Baba Suwe. The name Baba Suwe got stuck with him for years after he starred as Baba Suwe in the 1990 tv series Erin Kee Kee.
4. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)
Chinedu Ikedieze became famously known as Aki after starring as Aki alongside Osita Iheme in the 2003 movie Aki na Ukwa. Aki na Ukwu was a movie that brought him to the limelight.
5. Nkem Owoh (Osofia)
The veteran actor whose real name is Nkem Owoh is popularly known by many as Osofia. He became popularly known as Osofia after playing the character Osofia in the movie Osofia in London.
6. Rachael Okonkwo (Nkoli)
The Enugu born actress Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo became popularly Known by many as Nkoli after she starred as Nkoli in the popular Igbo movie "Nkoli Nwa Nsukka".
7. Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka)
Hafiz Oyetoro is popularly known by the name Saka. Not many people know how the name came about. Saka is a character he played in the Nigerian tv comedy series House Apart as such he became popularly known as Saka.
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