It came as a surprise when rapper Nyashinski dropped one name from his official name.

This was discovered in a gazette notice issued on November 1, 2019, Nyashinski, whose real name is Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, stated that he now wishes to only be referred to as Nyamari Ongegu.

Abandoning the use of his first name, Inyatta.

“Notice is given that by a deed poll dated the 10th April 2019 duly executed and registered in the registry of Documents at Nairobi."


"Formerly known as Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu formally and absolutely renounced and abandoned the use of his former name Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the name Nyamari Ongegu, for all purposes and authorizes and requests all persons at all times to designate, describe and address him by his assumed name Nyamari Ongegu only."

Nyashinski is yet to reveal the reasons for his decision to drop the name.

Most celebrities change names because it lacks the pizzazz that comes with superstardom, or they just don't like how it sounds.

However, other prominent personalities who have changed their names include...

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon aka Reese Witherspoon

Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva aka Nina Dobrev

Eric Marlon Bishop aka Jamie Foxx

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor aka Lorde

Emily Jean Stone aka Emma Stone

Onika Tanya Maraj aka Nicki Minaj

Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez aka Bruno Mars

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga.