When ENHYPEN‘s Ni-Ki was asked about his nickname, he claimed he didn’t have one. But he does, and it has the sweetest meaning.
ENHYPEN recently played a game of “I Dare You” with Teen Vogue, where they chose to either answer truths or partake in fun dares.
During his dare, Ni-Ki discovered he could successfully juggle three random (and breakable) objects.
But during his truth, he was tasked with something much more straightforward. Answer the following: “What is your nickname and why?”
Though he initially claimed he doesn’t have one, the members quickly pointed out that he has several nicknames. Notably, “Nishimura-Manimura.”
Ni-Ki then explained that “manimura” is like saying “eat a lot.”
But when he tried to give context…
…he suffered an untimely voice crack. Though the members laughed, he smoothly recovered and continued explaining the nickname.
Since Ni-Ki grew much taller in the span of one year, he believes the nickname came from fans encouraging him to eat a lot.
Nishimura is Ni-Ki’s surname, so it makes sense that the nickname “Nishimura-Manimura” would be a good reminder for the growing idol to eat plenty.
You can check out more from ENHYPEN’s “I Dare You” game here, featuring Sunghoon’s most embarrassing onstage moment, which happens to be quite ironic given the circumstances…