Michael Adebayo (born 1999) known professionally as Ruger is a 21 years old Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Ruger, born and brought up in Lagos hails from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
He hit the limelight on the 18th of January, 2020 after being announced as the newly signed artist to D’Prince‘s Jonzing World Records.
Jonzing World which is affiliated to Don Jazzy‘s Mavin Records also houses the likes of Rema and Ozedikus.
Ruger Early Life
Ruger was born in his fatherland Nigeria in 1999. He is from the humble and respectable Adebayo family.
The young man was bred in Lagos, the former capital city of the nation. From his early years, he came across different genres of music which made him develop a love for the art. This wasn’t unusual because his family were music lovers.
Ruger musical influences growing up includes Bob Marley, Rihanna, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, R. Kelly, 2Baba.
Thus, he made up his mind to become a musician and his family supported him. He is the only son of his family
Ruger obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate from reputable primary and secondary schools in Lagos.
He is currently an undergraduate at a high ranking university in South West Nigeria.
As a teenager, Ruger joined his church’s choir as a vocalist. He also signed us as a member of his school’s musical band. He did all these so as to develop himself as a musician.
He started composing songs from his high school days and would perform them at his school’s events and local shows in Lagos. By this time, he had already come up with the stage name Ruger.
In 2020, fortune finally shined its rays on Ruger as he was lucky to meet talent manager and top artiste, D’Prince. D’Prince is the brother of big time producer and record label owner, Don Jazzy.
After listening to some of his sounds, D’Prince fell in love with his sound and started working with the young act. D’Prince began inviting him for studio sessions at his recording studio so as improve on Ruger‘s sound and make him a better musician.
On the 18th of January 2020, D’Prince took to social media to announce that he had signed Ruger under his imprint, Jonzing World. Thus, Ruger became the second artiste D’Prince signed in the space of two years. The second being Rema. In Rema‘s case, he is co-signed to Mavin Records owned by Don Jazzy.
But Ruger‘s case is different. D’Prince is partnering with Sony Music West Africa and Columbia Records in managing the talented artiste.
As soon as the news hit the internet, several big names in the industry beginning from Don Jazzy sent congratulatory messages to D’Prince for his latest achievement.
Ruger‘s debut single was released on the 20th of January 2020 with guest appearances from his Jonzing World acts, Rema and D’Prince.
There are many high expectations from Ruger who is expected to become one of the best Afrobeats artistes in the next few years.
Ruger Social Media
In a short time, Ruger has gathered a large number of followers on Instagram. He has over 18.7k followers on his page.
His official Instagram handle is @rugerofficial
Is Ruger Married?
The handsome musician, Ruger is twenty-one years old and he is a Christian. He is currently single, not married but this is bound to change very soon.
He resides in Lagos in an apartment leased for him by his label. He has at his disposal a nice ride gifted to him by his label.
Michael Adebayo is an upcoming Afrobeats singer and songwriter in the Nigerian music industry.
The musical act goes by the stage name Ruger and was recently signed to Jonzing World, a record label owned and managed by D’Prince. He has an estimated net worth of $100,000-$350,000.