There have been many people who have made the jump from acting career to music career, and vice versa, but Childish Gambino’s smooth transition is one to certainly be admired. His decision to keep his birth name Donald Glover for his acting and comedy career, and using Childish Gambino for his music career has proved to not only be successful but to keep those worlds separate. Surprisingly, there are still some people unaware that Glover and Gambino are one in the same.

Last night, Glover stopped by Conan  and explained how he went about transitioning from one career to the other. He admitted that he didn’t put too much thought into at first. “It was a bad decision, but I didn’t know it—so it worked out great!”

Watch the video above.