Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall icon Michael Okine popularly known in showbiz as Jupitar has revealed in an interview on Hitz FM why he had to settle for his stage name which has currently affected him negatively.

The Multiple Award winning singer said he had always wanted to be one of the big artist during his school days, and as big as the planet Jupiter hence the reason why he settled for his stage name ‘Jupitar’.

“I got the name in my school days – Jupiter is known to be the largest planet in the solar system; and so i wanted to be big as a musician too.” he said.


He also went on to reveal how it has affected him negatively which has made him to think of rebranding but sees that as a bigger risk.

“It has affected me in a way where when people search for the name Jupitar, the planet appears as results. Rebranding is a big risk. I am trying to see if I can change it to my real name, “Michael”. However, I have added “Di General” to my name. Some people even refer me by that name”.

Jupitar has been on hibernation in the music scene for some time now after marrying his longtime girlfriend Ampadu Minta Nyameye a relative of broadcast journalist Abeiku Santana.