Most people do not like change but unfortunately, change is the only constant thing in life. Change is good that is if you have made adequate plans for it. There are times when the going get’s tough, you need to adjust yourself and make some changes to prevail.
A change could be in the form of residence, Job, lifestyle etc. But for a musician, change is mainly genre or name. A musician can decide to change his name/genre when things are not going too well or things are fine and he/she wants to spice things up.
Ghpage.com presents you with the top ten Ghanaian musicians who changed their names and how it affected their music career.
Batman to Batman Samini to Samini
Samini is regarded as one of the greatest musicians in Ghana. He has performed on some of the greatest platforms in Gh and around the world. He has won countless awards. When it comes to Dancehall genre in Ghana, Samini is a legend.
When he first entered the Gh music scene, he was called Batman. Within a twinkling of an eye, he changed to Batman Samini before finally settling on Samini after a couple of years. And has achieved a lot since the name change. It really worked for him.
Well, according to the handsome artist, he changed from Batman because people were shortening it as Batty which means a different thing in Jamaica and he has no intention of associating with that term. He chose Samini because it’s his real name.
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Ayigbe Edem to Edem
Edem undoubtedly is one of the finest rappers in Ghana. When he entered the music scene in 2008, he came with the name Ayigbe Edem. But right after his first Album, he changed to Edem.
According to him, he had come to realize that the name “Ayigbe” is derogatory term hence the change. Well, Edem although has fallen a little from grace the past few years. But he is still regarded as one of the best.
Jane Awindor/Jane to Efya
When Efya was ushered into the Ghana Music scene through Stars of The Future Talent Show, the s3xy diva was called Jane. She later changed her name to Efya.
By all indication, Efya has achieved more with the name “Efya” than with “Jane”. She keeps going higher and higher each day.