DIZZY Nutts. What a name! I laugh my head off everytime I have to say this name. It is way out of this world like many musicians worldwide. Master Parrot, Crazy Native, Mister Wind, Master Blaster, Kid Fox, Rocky Giant among others.
Allen Kagina,the Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General
Music is such a good thing and is enjoyable to many people. I do not know whether I would get a stage name, but if getting one would help me earn more money, I would get one. This so-called stage name is a worldwide thing that helps musicians compete favourably in the industry. Allen K would work for me.
Kahinda Otafiire, the Minister of Local Government
I can never be a musician at any point or even think about that nonsense. It is below my dignity, my friend. It is a disgrace for me to begin contributing to such topics (as artistes names) because it is total rubbish. By the way, do you know who you are talking to? I cannot change my good name to such nonsense because I have better things to do for the country than that rubbish.
Best Kemigisa, Toro Queen Mother
No matter what, I would have to change my name if I were a musician. It is a good thing to have a stage name, but the name you choose has to depict your image, unlike some musicians who do not use art when choosing stage names. I would call myself BK Star for Best Kemigisa, the star.
Aggrey Awori, former presidential candidate
I love music, but I do not agree with the concept of changing names for musicâ€™s sake. I cannot change my name to a crazy foreign one. For nationalistic reasons and culture, I would not get a stage name. What is that I am ashamed of carrying in my name? It is mostly the black musicians who adopt funny foreign names. Look at people like Elton John, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson and Madonna. None of these people have stage names, yet they are among the worldâ€™s best musicians.
Erik Van Veen, MTN chief commercial officer
I have never thought of changing my name and I am not into changing names, anyway. What for? But I think it depends on your name and image. If there is something you wanted to protect and had an image to portray, you would have reason to change your name. To some people, getting a stage name is necessary, but not for me.
Sebaana Kizito, DP leader
Change my name? No way. No matter the job, I would not get a stage name. It is better to sell your product and brand other than adopting or copying names. What if you changed your name and later had children, how would your children call you? Many people adopt family names which they pass on to generations, so I do not encourage anyone to change names to prove a point.
John Nagenda, Senior media Presidential Advisor
I am not a musician, but I have no problem changing names as long as it does not sound silly. If I had to get a stage name for a particular reason, that would be fine. The problem is, what reason would one have to change names? But I have no idea what stage name I would call myself.
Caeser Mloka, Celtel marketing director
I do not think I would change my name because I do not hope to become a musician. I prefer listening to music than sing and I do not care about the name an artiste chooses. Musicians come up with unique names to promote their music, but I cannot imagine changing my name to one different from my birth name.
Odongo Otto, MP Aruu County
Blending is important as far as business is concerned. There is a big section in law which talks about blending, meaning it is not a bad idea. I would have no problem changing my name if I were a musician. It creates curiosity because of a hidden meaning and in the world of showbiz, you have to live by impression. I support musicians who change their names and if I were a musician I would be called Mr. Man and trust me, it would draw attention everywhere.
Elizabeth Madraa, project manager HIV/STD Control Programme
It is not a bad idea to change the name because this kind of thing is not only done in Uganda, but also in Western countries. Changing the original name to a stage one is a combination of two things; it is fun and sounds better. On the other hand, it is not that simple to change a name because you will be looking at drawing attention from the public. So you have to be artistic so that the message is well represented. If I were a musician, I would call myself Super Power or Rainbow.
Jim Muhwezi, MP Rujumbura
I would, by all means, get a trendy stage name. People normally want to go with what is trendy, no matter what it means. I would change my name to draw the attention of the public. I would call myself Jimo. It is a name everyone would easily identify with.
Stage names in Uganda
Sweet Kid â€” Moses Sserwadda
Bobi Wine â€” Robert Kyagulanyi
Tool Man â€” Moses Kibalama
Bebe Cool â€” Moses Katumba Ssali
Jose Chameleone â€” Joseph Gadibba Mayanja
Dr. Hilderman â€” Hilary Kiyagga
Master Blaster â€” Cornelius Oloya
Clever J â€” Gerald Muwonge
Steve Jean â€” born Steven Sserunkuma
Peter Miles â€” Peter Kanyike Semukuttu
Viboyo â€” Moses Nsubuga
Abdu Mulasi â€” Abdu Ssemwogerere
Benon â€” Mugumbya
Menshan â€” Daniel Besigye
Rocky Giant â€” Fred Giria
Chaggaâ€” Godfrey Kyagambidwa
Buchaman â€” Mark Bugembe
Kid Fox â€” Steven Kiggundu
Dizzy Nuts â€” Oscar Mubukee
Navio (Klear Kut) â€” Danny Kigozi
Red Banton â€” Tony Lubega
General Megga Dee â€” Amos Kigenyi
The Mith (Klear kut) â€” Tom Mayanja
Ragga Dee â€” Daniel Kazibwe
Mowzey Radio â€” Moses Nakintijje
Vamposs â€” Elvis Kirya
Lyrical G â€” Geofrey Kintu
Nubian Li â€” Ali Bukea
Ziggy Dee â€” Adam Mutyaba
Michael Ross â€” Michael Kakooza
Emperor Orlando â€” John Ssozi
Shaka Mayanja â€” Ham Mayanja
Messe â€” Nicholas Mpeirwe
Lemmy Cool â€” Ronnie Kiyaga
Roni Banton â€” Ronald Tomusange
Menton Kronno â€” Vincent Kibondwe
Dr. Proppa â€” John Hann Arinaitwe
Krayzie Native â€” Sabasaba Mutaka
KS Alpha â€” Sulaiman Kamulegeya
Diamond Oscar â€” Lil Faisal
Lizard â€” Pius Mayanja
Weasel Manizo â€” Douglass Mayanja
Luther T â€” Luboyera
Imagine if Queen Best Kemigisa was a musician...