Sensational Nigerian musician, Crown Uzama has revealed that his stage name “Shallipopi” was inspired by an old Chinese movie.
He made this known in a recent interview with British media personality, Madame Joyce, noting that he got the idea for his name from the 1994 Chinese kung fu comedy film, Shaolin Popey.
Shallipopi said he attempted using his birth name, Crown, and nicknames like ‘Drip Face’ as stage name before finally settling for the one he currently uses.
He recounted how he stumbled across the movie by accident as a child because at the time , 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.
The ‘Elon Musk’ crooner said in part; “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”.
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