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Majina ya Kitambulisho: Top 50 Kenyan Celebs and Their Real Names

It’s a possibility they would not be household names if some of the local celebs had decided to use their real names in music.

Just imagine this, a great piece of music fades away and Maureen Massawe’s voice comes live to inform the audience;

“Kibao ambacho tumetoka kucheza kinaitwa Such Kinda Love cha Jackson Obunga akimshirikisha mwimbaji Jovial”

Really? Jackson Obunga? That sounds like a name of a tall fisherman struggling to make a living on the shores of Lake Victoria. He he!

Thankfully that’s not the case and you won’t hear Jackson Obunga being mentioned regularly on radio as he is widely known by his artistic name Otile Brown.

Yeah, Otile Brown, the first artiste in Kenya to hit one million subscriber mark on You Tube.

Singer Otile Brown PHOTO/COURTESY

Well, there’s also that rumour of one Vera Sidika carrying the name “Shikwekwe” for her surname.

On a fair scale, Shikwekwe sounds quite a mouthful for the sassy socialite that is Vera.

However, the truth is Vera Sidika’s real name is Vera Sidika Mung’asia, from Vihiga County.

What’s more, the fond names we call them are not only short and memorable but also hide the celebs from tribal cocoons.

Comedian Mammito alias Eunice Wanjiru Njoki PHOTO/COURTESY

Here are Kenyan celebs with their real names;

1. Rabbit aka Kaka Sungura – Kennedy Ombima

2. Mejja- Major Nemeye Khadija

3. Otile Brown – Jackson Obunga

4. Nameless – David Mathenge

5. Kenrazy – Kenneth Aketch Oluoch Barnabas

6. Papa Jones aka Khaligraphy Jones – Brian Ouko

7. Jua Cali – Paul Julius Nunda

8. Captain Otoyo- Kazungu Matano

9. DJ Shitiani aka DJ Shiti- Steven Oduor Dede

10. Vera Sidika-Vera Sidika Mung’asia

11. Kenzo – Awoko Kennedy Omondi

12. Bamboo – Simon Kimani

13. Bon-Eye (P-Unit) – Boniface Chege

14. Amani – Cecilia Wairimu

15. Nicah Da Queen- Veronica Wanja

16. Shaniqwa- Kevin Mwangi

17. Pitson- Peterson Ngetha

18. DJ Joe Mfalme – Joseph Mwenda Munoru

19. Noti Flow – Natalie Florence Katuto

20. Nyashinski – Nyamari Ongegu

21. Ringtone – Alex Apoko

22. Wyre – Kevin Waire

23. Redsan – Swabri Mohammed

24. Miss Karun (Camp Mulla) – Karungari Mungai

25. Big Pin – Chrispin Mwangale

26. Xtatic – Gloria Edna Mecheo

27. Madtraxx – George Muigai

28. Nonini- Hubert Nakitare

29. Kidum – Nimbona Jean Pierre

30. Abbas – Andrew Kabiach

31. Mwafreeka – Makarios Ouma

32. Octopizzo – Henry Ochieng

33. DJ MO- Samwel Muraya

34. DK Kwenye Beat- David Kilonzo

35. Mbuusi- Daniel Githinji Mwangi

36. Juliani- Julius OwinoGabu- Gabriel Kagundu

37. Inspekta Mwala- Davis Hezron Mwabili

38. MC Jessy- Jasper Muthomi

39. Hope Kid- Simon Peter Wambua

40. Kawira- Joy Furaha

41. Jemutai- Stella Bunei Koitie

42. Mammito- Eunice Wanjiru Njoki

43. Dr.Ofweneke- Sande Bush

44. Prof. Hamo- Herman Gakobo Kago

45. Chipukeezy- Vincent Muasya

46. Smart Joker- Michael Akala Omuka

47. Stivo Simple Boy- Stephen Otieno

48. MC Tricky- Paul Kimani Njoroge

49. Jalang’o-Felix Odiwour

50. Almasi – Ian Munene

Former Machachari actor Almasi alias Ian Nene PHOTO/COURTESY

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