7 popular black figures who have changed their names for political or artistic reasons

Farida Dawkins Sep 8, 2018 at 09:56am

September 08, 2018 at 09:56 am | Lifestyle

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 08, 2018 at 09:56 am | Lifestyle

John Legend…Ebony Magazine

John Roger Stevens

John Roger Stevens is singer, actor and songwriter.

He’s known for hits such as “All of Me,” “Glory” and “Ordinary People.”

His stage moniker, John Legend was given to him by his childhood friends.

Legend said in 2008, “John Legend is a nickname that some friends started calling me, and it kind of grew into my stage name,” “It grew to the point where more people in my circle would know me by that name than by my real name.”

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