Local and international celebrities who share similar stage names

There are celebrities who have similar stage names. Some derived their names from icons they looked up to while in some instances it is pure coincidence.

Check out my list. Do you agree or nah?

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1. Avril Ramona Lavigne and Avril

Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress who is known as the queen of pop-punk. As for the Kenyan singer song-writer and actress Avril, her real name is Judith Nyambura but she chose Avril as her stage name. She derived the name from April her birth month.


2. Navy Kenzo and Eddy Kenzo

It’s a mere coincidence. Kenzo is a Kenyan R&B artist who sang the hit song ‘mama’, while Navy Kenzo is a music group from Tanzania known for the song ‘kamatia chini’. The ‘sitiyalosi’ hit maker and Bet Award winner Eddy Kenzo is a Ugandan artist. Confused yet? Many fans always mix them up.

Left:Eddy Kenzo and right:Kenzo Matata

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3. Kurupt and K-rupt

Kurupt is an American who was active in the early90’s and he is one of the legends in the hip hop industry. K-rupt is the Kenyan hip hop artist who got inspired by Kurupt and decided to name himself K-rupt.Sadly K-rupt was short dead while being robbed of a phone.


4.Jay Z and Jaz-O

Jay Z took this stage name due to being very close to his mentor Jaz-O. He added some swag to the name

Believe it or not some of this artistes do not even know each other despite sharing stage names.

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Check out photos of Tanzanian singing duo Navy Kenzo’s baby shower

Navy Kenzo’s Aika shocked many when she posted photos of her maternity photoshoot. Many didn’t even know she was pregnant until they shared the beautiful photos on social media.

The pregnancy news was so hush hush that even the Tanzanian media and tabloids had no idea. The couple kept the news away from the prying eyes of the public because they wanted to enjoy the moment before it becomes public.

Well, they finally made the news public and their unborn baby, Gold, will be one lucky baby.

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Tanzanian duo Navy Kenzo

On Sunday, Aika and Nahreel had a baby shower at their place. The theme was blue, white and gold and was attended by close friends and family and the setup was breathtaking. For those who couldn’t make it, BoomplayMusicTZ live streamed the party as they were the main sponsors.

Aika stunned in two outfits; she wore a peach dress for the photos and when the party started she wore a beautiful white dress.

Nahreel was in a white shirt and brown pants.

Check out photos from the shower;

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Check out the decor from the bash
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The mom-to-be was absolutely glowing as her man kept his hand firmly on her shoulder
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Celebrity pals among them Vanessa Mdee joined the party
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More breathtaking photos of the table set up
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Aika’s baby shower party favors
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Blue formed the color of the baby shower
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The expectant couple made sure everything was impressive

Navy Kenzo Are Back With A Bang And This Time They Feature Nigerian Star Patoranking (Video)

We all must have come across Navy Kenzo, Tanzania’s most sensation duo comprising of Aika and Nahreel. The duo took the Kenyan market by storm with their club banger ‘Kamatia Chini’, one of the biggest songs in 2016.

Their unique fusion of Swahili and English in the captivating song, gives it a one of a kind dancehall rhythm.

Nahreel also doubles up as a producer and he is the genius behind Zigo by AY feat Diamond Platnumz mega hit, Nana by Diamond Platnumz feat Flavour and Vanessa Mdee Hawajui and Nobody but you.

The duo released their first single in July 2014 dubbed ‘Chelewa‘ (Bokado) produced by Enos Olik.


Nahreel and Aika revealed that they are actually dating and that the couple met back in 2008 while they were students in India. They later went back to Tanzania, where they joined an upcoming group, Pah One, but later quit to form their own group, Navy Kenzo.


Navy Kenzo are now a household name in their country and are spreading their wings with their unique element of rap, RnB and Bongo and this time they’ve gone ahead and teamed up with Nigeria’s sensation Patoranking to bring you ‘Bajaj’ which is a derived word from Swahili. Bajaj is a tuk tuk and is used as a means of transport in most areas.

The song talks about how men should treat ladies with respect and love and they shouldn’t be treated like motorcycles which you board and alight then you forget all about them.

The song is off their album ‘AIM (Above Inna Minute)’

Check out the video below

SPANKING NEW! Navy Kenzo To Top Charts With New Video

They brought you the hit song Kamatia. And now Navy Kenzo are introducing their new hit dubbed ‘Morning.’

This is their second music video from their debut album dubbed Aim. The video was shot in one day during their latest tour at various locations in Israel, and just the other day, the duo which comprises of the electrifying singer Aika and the lyrical rapper Nahreel who doubles up as a producer.

Speaking about their new hit, Navy Kenzo said;

“We chose Morning as the second single and video from the album, seeing as we got a lot of great feedback about the song from fans and Israel was a perfect place to pull it off. It’s also one of our favorites from the album.”

Now that they brought a new hit that is already ruling the radio airwaves, there is still one more reason why we connect to Navy Kenzo’s songs. The two are a couple and in an interview with Kiss Fm presenters Adelle Onyango and Shaffie Weru, the duo revealed that they met back in 2008 when they were both schooling in India.

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Oops! I forgot to tell you that Nahreel, the rapper is a big deal. He is the brains behind the biggest songs in Tanzania, including; Zigo by AY featuring Diamond Platnumz, Nana by Diamond Platnumz, Joh Makini’s Don’t Bother featuring AKA and Vanessa Mdee’s Come Over, Niroge, Hawajui and Nobody But Me.

Well, check out their new hit;