Hidden meaning behind some of your favorite gospel artist stage names
Have you ever wondered what the name of your favorite artist means? Are you not curious to know the meaning behind those names? If you are or you are not even curious about it we have compiled a list of some of your favorite artists and the hidden meaning behind those names. Follow us let’s give you the list in detail.
Number one on our list is Tb1 a member of the Believers Love World rap nation whose birth name is Michael Omoria. A whole lot of you know him and have his songs on your phones or devices but hey let us give you the shot. On one of the shows hosted by the believers Love World for her celebrity, Micheal Omoria revealed that the name TB1 means THE BLESSED ONE, and explaining further he said though he is the one with the stage name we are all tb1’s because since we are in Christ we are the blessed ones as well.
2. OVA SKILLZ
The How Far crooner Ova Skillz is definitely becoming a household name in the Christian hip-hop sphere in Nigeria. A whole lot of you just think the name is just a fancy name but we are here to burst your bubbles that it is not just an ordinary name but it does have some meaning behind it. The name OVA is a combination of his names OV came from the two first letters of his name OVIE and the A is the first letter of his other name AKOKE. Aren’t you surprised you don’t know this? Lol, don’t be surprised yet. Now to the other part of his name SKILLZ it is just an acronym that stands for SOMEONE KILLING INSPIRATIONAL LYRICS WITH LARGE ZEAL. How do you feel after reading this? Surprised and relieved at the same time I guess. Let’s move on.
Number three on our list is this fine port Harcourt-based art Patrick A Godswill popularly known as TAG but what does that mean? For us, we use to think TAG is just another acronym for THE AMAZING GRACE but hell no we were wrong. A one on one conversation with him revealed the meaning of the name. in his word “My dad name is Patrick and my mom’s name is Temo, both have T in common so I picked the T while the AG added to it are the first letters of my two names which are Azebenomoh Godswill, so picking my parent names common letters and first letters of my two names I got TAG, that’s all about the name”. so finally you know about it now and we can say it’s a family name.
Here is another port Harcourt finest minister who was recently signed to EeZee Conceptz and who happens to be the crooner of EMIMIMO, TRUTH, you know, and the most recent DESPERATE amongst others. Everyone knows him to be GUC but few know what the name really stands for. GUC is just the acronym of his birth name Gift Ugochi Christopher, when asked why he chose to use GUC he just said that’s what he’s comfortable with and that’s cool.
Ike Godswill the FAR FROM THE ORDINARY (FFTO) EP convener who is popularly known as M.X, m2dx, or MdotX is not really known for his birth name because the stage name M.X has taken over the mind and lips of fans, family, and friends. But what does the M.X mean? It simply means Mr. Xtraordinari and when asked why he chose M.X as his stage name he said: “I got the name while I was still into the secular stuff and people said I do my stuff like M.I but since I can’t be called Mr. Incredible I was given Mr xtraordinary and even when I tried changing it after going gospel it didn’t go off so I just had to stick with the name”.
The sound prince as he’s likely to be called is a producer and an artist as well. About his name Vi.preacher he explained to us that he use to go by the name Romans which literately had no meaning but then while in service one Sunday the word VIP came to him and instead of being just an ordinary person who is important he chose to be an important preacher, therefore, the name means Very Important Preacher.
Joshua Mark the singer and poet from Delta State who goes by the stage name SBCrux has finally revealed the meaning behind the beautiful name. the name is a combination of two terms SB and CRUX the SB means SUPERNATURAL BEING because having a divine birth he has to give himself a daily reminder of his supernatural nature so according to him he knows he was not born to live a natural life. The CRUX is an English word meaning the basic, central or essential point or feature in other words crux means the influencer of a thing.
The Cameroon gospel art Arrey-Tek Enokenwa popularly known as G4 who has done several single and a collaboration with TB1 who also happens to be the CEO of eagles wing production a record label shaking Cameroon for Christ has told us the meaning behind the name and here is it. G4 or G in four places (GGGG) simply stands for God Gives Grace and Greatness, speaking to one of our correspondence he said “I decided to use this because it’s a testimony to what has been given to me since I became born again. Grace and greatness.”
9. THIM COLLINS
Agofure Collins known as Thim Collins or Thim Godson which he uses interchangeably has finally unveiled the meaning behind his name. The Collins or Godson are his names while the THIM means THE HEAVENS IN MANIFESTATION, when asked about the choice of the name he said: “The name is a revelation and today I’m seeing the name in manifestation”.
Nyeche Gift Enyinda the Bones and the new banging Thomas crooner, popularly known as DeGoldBerg from port Harcourt happen to appear on the list but what does the name mean? Well for your knowledge sake, the BERG means an upheaval and GOLDBERG means an upheaval of gold so the DE added to the front is just for specification as there are a whole lot of people using the name Goldberg.
Daniel Oshiorenoya Yerimah popularly known as DeeWyne has finally revealed that the name DeeWyne is just a stage name and speaking about the name he revealed that it is a combination of his names. Further revelations show that he used to go with the stage name D.Y which are the first letters of his name and surname but he decided to change it to DeeWyne. Dee which is a short form for Daniel, W from his nickname Wizzy and Y from my surname Yerimah and NE from my middle name Oshiorenoya. So after the creation, DEEWYNE means Winner.
Farida popularly known by friends as Phreedagee who is one of the femcees making waves in the Christian Hip Hop industry in Kaduna who is born into a Christian/Muslim home. Speaking with Unik Empire correspondent she revealed that her name Farida means unique in your own ways so from the Farida she stylishly brought out the Phreeda the Gee is from her other name Giwa Gee standing for Gi from the Giwa.
Oghosa Joan Ediagbonya popularly known as Same OG is a Nigerian Femcee that we cannot ignore because the name needs to be explained. Talking about the name the OG is from her name OGhosa. The “SAME” is a result of the multi-faceted genre of the kind of music a lady like her does. Perchance you haven’t listened to any of her songs, well, try and get them on Glorynewstvonline. She loves doing songs with deep lyrical content and rap sway lines, all of which reflect her Christian belief. Talking with one of Glorynewstvonline reporters she said she has had listeners asking questions like; Is that the same person who sang the last track that is “dropping bars”? Her reply is like Well, yes, it’s the SAME – OG! Hope you get it now? It is the SAME – OGhosa.
14. OBA REENGY
Ibile Jesu master Oba Reengy has finally revealed what’s behind the name you call and scream every time you hear him. Speaking with our correspondence he said “I didn’t start as a gospel artist, I did secular for the first two to three years of my career and then the stage name I go with was pronounced as “Ring Hard” because of my voice texture, the hardcore rap and all that, so after my salvation when I started doing Christian music I wanted a new face like I wanted it all new so Reengy came up from ring hard the Oba in it means a King and it is my name and it signifies who I am in Christ”.
The I’m confident, You Fell For Me, Nailed and the recent Beyond Me crooner YADAH no doubt is gradually becoming a household name but do you think her name is YADAH? If your answer is yes sorry we are here to disappoint you and get you acquainted with her stage name. YADAH with birth name Agaga Praise revealed to us that the name YADAH is her stage name but when translated it means her birth name Praise. Speaking on why she choose to use it she said: “a lot of people are already known by the name Praise and other artists are already using it so I just had to look for a way to use something different that was how the name YADAH came to be”.
16. BENJISZZY ZÁAKÌI
Benjamin Israel Zaakii who hails from Port Harcourt city and the ANOTHER SATURDAY crooner is simply known as Benjiszzy Zaakii. The Zaaakii is his name but how did the Benjisszy come about? Worry not, we are here to reveal it to you. Benjiszzy is a combination of his name Benji from Benjamin and the Izzy from Israel. Funny right? But I guess you’ve known it now.
Samuel Imo jnr. happens to be one of our favorite artists. The artist who’s from Benue State is popularly known as Limoblaze but the truth is most of his fans don’t know what the name means, isn’t that awkward? How can you be a fan and not know the meaning of your big art name? hey, we’re just joking though so laugh it off while we unveil the meaning to you. The name Limoblaze is coined from two words Limo and Blaze. Limo is gotten from his name’s L from SamueL and the Imo is his other name. Adding them together gives the LIMO while the BLAZE is an English word for hot or burning and if you are a true fan you’ll confirm that he’s blazing hot from his lyrics to his productions, mixing and his Vibes not to forget his drips are blazing too.
Speaking with the blooded by the blood rapper Suphranno, he revealed to us the true story behind the name he revealed that he use to be in the choir when he was little and he really love the voice of the singers who sing the soprano part. To him, he never knew he will be a rapper then but when the calling became clear he had to use something close to his favourite voice part but instead of the regular soprano he had to tweak it and add some flavour to the name and that’s how Suphranno came about. Another fact I bet you don’t know about this rapper is that he’s from Edo state but based in Rivers state.
A whole lot of times we’ve enjoyed tracks like Illuminate, God Can Rap, and Smoke but have you for once thought what the name Supremez means? Here it is, the name is coined from one word and a letter from another word and here is it. Supreme means an important person or like God and the Z at the end is from the word ZOE which means the God kind of life so together the name is SupremeZ meaning a very important person or a person like God who has the God kind of life.
20. DEE RAPTOR
David Daniel Kuyet is a Kaduna based rapper who is from Zangon Kataf popularly known as Dee Raptor and when asked the meaning behind the name and why he chose it he said “the Raptors are class of dinosaurs believed to be the fiercest predators that ever lived and since I have an aggressive rap style I have to adopt the name Raptor. As to the Dee, it’s just the in a fancy way”.
Oki Richard known as CYPHA is one young amazing potential in Benue State but what does the fine and beautiful name CYPHA mean? The name is just an acronym and each letter has its unique meaning. C-Christian, Y-Young, P-Potential, H- Happy, A-Amazing. Looking at it, it doesn’t make any sense but when asked he replied that it simply means A Happy Young Christian with Amazing Potentials.
Pascal Ochai, the NEED YOU and NU ANOINTING crooner who’s known as SPILLZ or PAPPY SPILLZ by some folks has finally unveiled the meaning behind the name. according to him, SPILLZ is an acronym and the words of each letter contain life and SPILLZ means SALVATION PRESERVED IN LIVING LIFE ZEALOUSLY. Is that not wonderful? Don’t go yet there are lot of other beautiful names with hidden meanings we are still going to unveil.
Abuja based worship leader Omokaro Kelvin who to us had the most creative Christmas song last year goes by the name Kelvocal but talking about the meaning of the name Kelvocal he said Kelvocal means God giving kelvin a voice to reach out to the world and he stressed out the point that people may think he can sing so well or have a good and amazing voice because of the vocal attached to his name but the artist disregard that fact and repeated that its just God giving him a voice to reach out to the world.
24. TGOD DAFLEMSPITHA
ThankGod Samuel also known as TGod Daflemspitha talked about his choice of name he revealed that even before he started rapping friends called him TGod which means THANK GOD in short. He further revealed that he later found out that Wizkhalifa goes by the name TGod which is an acronym for Taylors gang or die. He wanted something original because he never liked the fact that he shares the same stage name with another artist so he sought a way out to best describe himself and no other word was suitable than the flame spitter so he decided to make it more unique so he tweaked it to daflemspitha. In addition, he said any time you listen to my joints you’ll be able to tell whether or not it’s a real name or just another stage name. We leave you to find that out for yourself by downloading his EP HERE.
25. A MOSE
Adole Moses fka MGP who changed his stage name during the LIVING LEGEND and BLOOD BANK experience to A Mose and the name is coined from his name. The A is the initial of his surname while the Mose is from his birth name Moses adding the two makes up the A Mose.
26. ALPHA BAZE
Alpha Baze with the birth name, Alpha Zachariah is a prolific music maker and an entrepreneur who goes by the stage name Alpha Baze. Though his name is Alpha, the Baze is an abbreviation of all his other names, and speaking with Unik Empire Media House correspondent he said, he basically used it to differentiate himself from anyone else bearing the name Alpha. Though many confuse him to be a bass player when they hear the name at first but it’s an abbreviation for B for Bukau (great grandfather) A for Alpha (birth name) Z for Zachariah (grandfather) and E for Ephraim (father). So from the name, we can say it’s a genealogical name like that of TAG
Look who made the list too, Wieflux the Mi Fada crooner. Delta born Wisdom Aghogho Etaghene who goes by the name Wieflux spoke with Unik Empire Media House and revealed that he was praying & searching for a well-distinguished name that will be containing 7 letters only signifying perfection and he was inspired to construct WIEFLUX, breaking the name down he said the WI is from Wisdom E is from his other name Etaghene and the FLUX is the rate of flow through a surface or substance in physics and also it’s an English word for the continuous movement of something. Speaking with us he said he was amazed how he got the name when he added these letters together. In other words and giving the name a personalized meaning he said, Wieflux means a nonstop flow of God’s Word & Wisdom and a comprehensive listening to MI FADA from this champ will make you realize that he’s definitely non stop in spitting Godly wisdom coupled with God’s word in songs.
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