From Segun Aina to ‘Segun Arinze’: Veteran Actor Reveals How He Got Him His Stage Name

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Nigerian veteran actor, Segun Arinze, who delivered an outstanding performance in the recent movie ‘Afamefuna: An Nwa Boi Story‘, has revealed how his stage name, known by millions of Nigerians, came about.

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The renowned movie star adopted the name Segun Arinze during his stint with music in 1999.

“I was also singing. In 1991, I was told someone wanted to sign me. ‘We are going to sign you on.’ He came from Sony Music. So he called me and I signed the contract. He signed. And then he said, ‘Okay, we are going to start recording’,” he said in a recent chat with Biola Bayo on the ‘TalktoB’ podcast.

Born as Segun Aina, the 58-year-old movie star was introduced at a show as Segun Arinze.

“Then the National Theatre was running an open theatre then… ‘welcome new artiste Segun Arinze’. I said, ‘Excuse me, sir, what is this? Why are you changing my name?’ The album came out – ‘Dreams’. Everywhere was ‘Segun Arinze, Segun Arinze’. That was how the name got changed from Segun Aina to Segun Arinze in a nutshell.”

The post From Segun Aina to ‘Segun Arinze’: Veteran Actor Reveals How He Got Him His Stage Name appeared first on Nigerian Entertainment Today.

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