Nigerian music sensation, Crown Uzama, also known as Shallipopi, has revealed that his stage name was inspired by the 1994 Chinese kung fu comedy film Shaolin Popey.
In a recent interview with British media personality Madame Joyce, the singer revealed that he tried using his birth name, Crown, and nicknames such as Drip Face as a stage name before landing on Shallipopi.
“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.
Shallipopi who revealed that Grammy-winning singer, Wizkid is his biggest musical influence, also hinted at having a song with Wizkid dropping soon.
He said, “All the artists are inspirations to me. I pick something from all of them. But Wizkid is my biggest influence.”
The ‘Oba Pluto’ crooner also hinted at having a song with Wizkid droppingo son.
By Opeoluwa Micheal-Ayobami