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Prominent Celebrities You Didn’t Know Originated From Kogi State

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Kogi state is popularly called the Confluence State because the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at its capital, Lokoja and its is a state in the North central region of Nigeria. which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.

Some of Nigerian finest musicians hail from Kogi State

Jaywon (Musician)

Iledare Oluwajuwonlo , better known by his stage name Jaywon, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, producer and actor from Kogi State.

Praiz (Musician)

Praiz, is a R&B songwriter, producer and singer a native of Igala in Kogi State was born in Lagos but later relocated to Kaduna .

WizzyPro (Producer)

Nifu Haruna, also known by his stage name WizzyPro is a Nigerian record producer and sound engineer. Best known for his chart-topping single titled “Emergency”, WizzyPro is credited as the producer of Patoranking’s first official single titled “Alubarika” which brought him to limelight.

 YQ (Musician)

Born Yakub Jubril, Hailing from the center of the country, it is no surprise that YQ himself is the meeting place of different music genres. Dominant in his sound are R&B, reggae and soul.

Tunde Ednut (Musician/Influencer)

Tunde Ednut is a Comedian and a musician based in UK, London to be precise, he is from Kogi state. Born on Jan 20th.He Grew up in the North (Katsina State) and then moved to Lagos in the early 90s.

Darey Art Alade (Musician)

Dare Art Alade popularly known as Darey is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter . He is the son of the renowned Nigerian entertainer, Art Alade and the Chief Creative Director of a creative company

Joseph Benjamin (Nollywood Actor)

Joseph Benjamin is a Nigerian actor, model, Voice-over Artist and television presenter mainly known for co-hosting MTN’s Project Fame, a talent reality show, and starring in the major soaps drama and nollywood movies

Jumabee (Musician)

Juwon Demas Olorunnipa with the stage name as Jumabee, is a fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter and he has been making waves in the industry also.

Jeff Akoh (MTN Project Fame Winner 2015)

Jeff Akoh is a Nigerian singer. Jeff rose to prominence after winning the eighth season of Project Fame West Africa, a popular singing reality TV competition which was held in late 2015.

Halimat Abubakar (Nollywood Actress)

Halima Abubakar is a Nigerian actress .She was born in Kano but is a descent of Kogi In 2011, she won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress

Mercy Johnson (Nollywood Actress)

Mercy Johnson-Okojie hails from Okene in Kogi State. Born in Lagos. She has acted in more than 100 movies since joining the industry and is still at work with both producing/directing

Gbenro Ajibade (Nollywood Actor)

Gbenro Ajibade is a Nigerian actor producer, model, and presenter. He is a leading character in the popular soap opera Tinsel and has acted in Gbomo Gbomo Express and The Wages.

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