Choosing a stage name is quite tricky. It's the name you'll be known by, by countless South African fans.
So, it's a pretty big deal. Imagine if Pink or Jay Z wanted to change their names now. It would be seriously confusing.
Remember the first time you heard about Snoop Lion? No, it's not Snoop Dogg's uncle, it's his reincarnated stage name.
And, Snoop was not the only celeb to change his stage name, some South African stars also decided to take a different route.
Briefly.co.za gathered five SA celebs that changed their stage names:
The Zimbabwean born rapper was originally known as Lekgoa. ZAcelebs reported he likely changed his name to accommodate his Afrikaans audience.
The Soweto born rapper Linda Mkhize started his career as Prokid, but as he grew up he lost the 'kid' and only called himself Pro.
The 25-year-old rapper did not change her stage name only once, she was formerly known as Blanco, The New Age Ma-Brr, Skhanda Queen.
However South Africans know her most commonly as Moozlie, which was the name she started her career with.
4. Stogie T
He changed his name from Tumi From the Volume to Stogie T, a name that still baffle many. However, he explained his new name had something to do with cigars.
“Cigars have come to represent a certain [level of] elegance and a certain growth for me.”
5. Zulu Mkhathini
Formerly known as Mthoko 'Dash' Mkathini, Zulu Mkhathini is yet to explain the reason behind his name change.
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