My stage name was inspired by Chinese movie – Shallipopi reveals

Famous Nigerian singer and songwriter Crown Uzama, popularly known as Shallipopi, has revealed that his stage name was inspired by the 1994 Chinese kung fu comedy film, Shaolin Popey.

Disclosing this in a recent interview with media personality, Madame Joyce, the singer revealed that he attempted using his birth name, Crown, and nicknames like Drip Face as stage name before finally settling for Shallipopi.

Shallipoppi explained that he stumbled across the movie by accident while growing up, stressing that his mum bought a Tom And Jerry CD for them but it turned out to be the movie Shaolin Popey when they inserted it in their DVD player.

“I was looking for [stage] name, so I was like let me coin something from the movie Shaolin Popey, that’s how I came up with my nickname,” he said.


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