One of Nigeria’s hottest musical properties, the fast-rising singer, Buju had earlier today in a tweet announced the official change of his stage name from Buju to “BNXN” to be pronounced “Benson”. The singer is believed to have made the move to change his name to avoid copyright infringement with the foremost Nigerian singer, Buju Banton.
Buju is now to be addressed as “BNXN”, and Nigerians on Twitter are having a field day with the new name.
Buju’s tweet read:
“It’s no longer “Buju” Call me “Benson” written as ‘BNXN’.
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KOKO TV gathers some reactions below,
sideboyfriend: “Why buju dey change name to BNXN? I don’t think I can stop calling him Buju oo, if it’s easy he should ask NEPA or Etisalat”
onlyeskobarz : ” Una don too disrespect “Buju”
manlikelcey : Who ever advised Buju to change his stage name to “BNXN” is not a good adviser
Many people will find that hard to pronounce, one thing is sure, people won’t stop calling him ‘BUJU”
realviva : “I’m tempted to load Buju’s new name “BNXN” in sportybet”
Deezasta : “Be like na only Buju and his family members go dey call him that BNXN”
ZamarTheMenace : “Santi had to change CRUEL SANTINO
Buju had to change to BNXN
Poe had to change to Ladipoe
Upcoming Artists choose your stage name well before fame”
Garrick : “Damn, Buju ain’t Buju no more? I mean I fuck with the new name though Cheers to BNXN”
Demola : “What is all this nowFeranmi! Secondary! BNXN! NEPA”
adeoluu_ : “How I go take transform from Buju to BNXN bayii”
Seunadeyemi : “Buju changed name? How are we supposed to call him now, Big BNXN?”
Oba of warri : “If Buju changes to Benson would it still be BNXN to your ears or BNXN to your mouth??”
Zamar : “Buju changing his name to BNXN dey pain me fr”
Jollof Daddy : “Something about Buju changing his name to BNXN just doesn’t sit well with me”
Lenny : “Why did he not change it to “Booju” or “Bujjoo”….. Omo BNXN hard to switch to oo”
Adonis Deuce : “It’s either BNXN is the name of his next album or the same thing that happened to Santi is happening to him”
Pinnpop : “Why Buju is changing his name to BNXN tho…..oh well… we’ll still love his name”
UncleYakub : “BNXN or BDSM, one thing I know for sure is that people won’t stop calling him Buju”
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Buju isn’t the only Nigerian artiste with a name change, Other a-list artiste have changed there stage names in the past. Here some artiste who had changed their stage name after hitting fame with their previous alias, 2face changed his name to 2baba, Kiss Daniel to Kizz Daniel, Buju to BNXN Santi to Cruel Santino Wizkid to Big Wiz Poe to Ladipoe.
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