Mzbel Wants To Change Her Name To Nene Padiki And Here’s Why
Ghanaian songstress, Mzbel has disclosed that she wants to re-brand herself as Nene Padiki in order to recapture her lost glory.
The saucy musician cited examples where Samini and Shatta Wale both changed their names and it augmented their career.
In an interview with Mikki Osei Berko on ‘After Hours’ show on TV3, Mzbel said:
“You see Bandana changed to Shatta Wale, Batman to Samini and it worked for them but with me it’s not possible… it won’t work for me because even now on the street people still call me Mzbel and the name Mzbel makes people a lot of money, they just have to say Mzbel again and then everybody wants to read the story.
“Even if I change, I won’t benefit from it. I wish I could change and call myself ‘Nene Padiki’ or ‘Nene’ or ‘Padiki’. I had a clothing line called ‘Michybelino’ but it also didn’t work because people were complaining that it was too expensive so it collapsed.”
I am not the Mzbel that I used to be anymore, I am old now and it must reflect in my dressing, in my utterances, appearance and in everything that I do.”
Before I was very young and when you are young you want to experiment everything, you don’t listen even when others talk, but now I am a woman so I don’t need to be told what to do.”
Motherhood turned things around me and overtime the negative comments I receive on social media gave me a second thought, especially those about my dressing.’