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.
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.