• Home
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • LAD Originals

U OK M8?
Free To Be
Citizen Reef

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Lewis Capaldi has pseudonyms for his songs in case they aren't very good

Daisy Phillipson

| Last updated 

Lewis Capaldi has pseudonyms for his songs in case they aren't very good

Lewis Capaldi has admitted that he uses pseudonyms for songs he writes for other artists in case they aren't very good - and as expected, they're hilarious.


The Scottish singer appeared on last night's (6 January) episode of The Graham Norton Show, where he had everyone in stitches with his trademark sense of humour.

And at one point, the host wanted to address the fact that not only does he write his own songs, but he's also helped to write hits for other stars - including 'Never Really Loved Me' and 'Lost Without You' by DJ Kygo and Dean Lewis.


If you Google either of these songs, you'll notice a rather amusing 'unknown' name in the credits - and that's because it's a pen name created by Capaldi in case the songs are flops.

Norton decided to bring this up in the episode, asking: "You don't credit yourself as Lewis Capaldi," to which the singer replies, "I don't put my name on them just in case they're absolute f***ing duds."

"Yeah, so I use pseudonyms," he adds, before turning to the audience and saying, "Which means fake name," generating even more laughs from the viewers.

The singer had everyone in stitches. Credit: BBC
The singer had everyone in stitches. Credit: BBC

Capaldi has two code names that he uses the most.

"In Scotland, if you go for a s***e, you go for a jobby, that's what it means," he explains. "So one of them I use is Anita Jobby."

I think we can all agree that's a genius alias.

And the other one is Suka Fatwan, which is equally creative.


Explaining the reasoning behind the second name, he jokes: "I think when you look at me, you think 'suck a fat one'."

Although the crowd and guests alike found the revelation hilarious, Norton pointed out that Anita Jobby is credited on actual songs, with Capaldi going on to point out the DJ Kygo and Dean Lewis tracks.

"Suka Fatwan is yet to have any cuts but I really hope," he continues. "So any budding artists out there who want to Suka Fatwan, give me a call."

There she is. Credit: Wikipedia
There she is. Credit: Wikipedia

It'll come as no surprise that the audience back home found the anecdote equally amusing, with one writing: "Lewis should be a guest on the show for longer. He has an amazing sense of humour."

Another said: "I automatically put my water down because I just knew it was going to go up my nose and across the room when I watch a video with Lewis Capaldi in it."

"I checked and Anita Jobby is actually credited on Spotify," added a third, while a fourth chimed in, "He is so funny. Love him."

Never change, Lewis Capaldi, never change.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Lewis Capaldi, Music, The Graham Norton Show

Daisy Phillipson
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Georgina Rodriguez accidentally reveals bizarre place she and Cristiano Ronaldo have had sex

8 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Charles Bronson has been denied release from prison

16 hours ago