[People Profile] Everything We Know About Ruger Biography, Career, Relationship, Networth

Ruger Biography, Career, Relationship, Networth

Ruger Biography, Career, Relationship, Networth

Michael Adebayo Olayinka (born 23 September 1999) is popularly referred to by the name Ruger who is from Nigeria and is an Afrobeat musician and music producer. Ruger became famous in 2021 after signing an album deal together with D’Prince “Jonzing world record” along with a distribution and publishing arrangement together with Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment, the U.K division. On March 4, 2021, the artist dropped his first EP Pandemic.

Profiling Ruger

A Quick Glance At Ruger
Full NamesMichael Adebayo
Nationality Nigerian
Date Of Birth23, September 1999
Place of BirthLagos, Ghana
Marital StatusSingle
Record LabelJonzing world

“Bounce”, became a big hit track from Pandemic EP. It was released at the 39th spot on the Top 50 chart. The following year it was released at the top of the list, number 20 on the TurnTable End of Year chart. On the 19th of November in 2021, the singer released his second EP entitled The Second Wave and was accompanied by “Dior” from the EP which reached number 32 on the Top 50 chart, and 15th on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart.

Ruger Career

Michael began his musical journey at an early age. He was part of the school’s music group as a teen and as a part of the choir at his church. He started writing songs and performing at school functions and shows. After being recognized by D’Prince, he was given the title “Ruger” by D’Prince himself. Then, in January of 2021 D’Prince declared the agreement to sign Ruger for Jonzing World and Sony Music Entertainment UK as an alliance along with Columbia Records.

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The singer was introduced to the world by D’Prince after the success of “One Shirt”, with Rema. On the 19th of February, 2021 the singer released Ruger, the self-titled single from his debut EP named PANDEMIC. The album gained recognition in the mainstream with its release first extended play, as well as its smash song “Bounce”, which became the biggest hit of his career, and reached the top spot in the charts on Apple Music in Nigeria, and in other African countries. On the 19th of November, 2021 He released his second extended work called The Second Wave, solely created by Kukbeats.

What has happened to Ruger’s Eye?

In an interview on Max FM, when he was asked “Is Ruger blind?” Ruger replied Ruger isn’t blind.

Ruger claimed he was doing this to show respect for someone else When he was compelled to elaborate further, he stated that the act of talking about it was discrediting the person, and the best thing to do is to remain quiet.

Micheal Adebayo popularly known as Ruger is the only son of the Adebayo family, he was born and brought up in Lagos.

Ruger talked about people who influenced his kind of music in a recent interview mentioning the likes of Bob Marley, Beyoncé, Rihanna, and 2Baba.

Quick facts

  • Ruger was signed to the Jonzing World Record label on the 18th of January 2020.
  • Jonzing world is affiliated to the Mavin boss Don jazzy, which also has the likes of Rema, Ladipoe, and many more under them.
  • Ruger used to be a vocalist in his church choir where his love for music grew.
  • He also used to be in a music band while in high school.
  • Ruger started composing songs from his high school days
  • He used to perform at local events, formerly known as “Mickey drey”
  • D’prince listened to a couple of his sounds and fell in love with his music, invited him to his studio, trained him, and immediately started working with him.

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You can connect with Ruger on:

Instagram @rugerofficial

Twitter @rugerofficial

List of extended plays with selected detailsTitleEP detailsPANDEMIC

The Second Wave

Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Award description Result
2021 AFRIMA Most Promising African Artiste Nominated
Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall Nominated
AEAUSA Awards Best New Artist Nominated
Best Reggae/Dancehall Act Nominated

External References

  1. ^ “Enter Ruger, Naija’s new fearless act”The Guardian Nigeria. 17 July 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  2. ^ “Jonzing World’s Record Label signs Ruger to join Rema”Vanguard News. 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  3. ^ Alake, Motolani (19 January 2021). “D’Prince’s Jonzing World unveils new artist, Ruger”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. ^ Alake, Motolani Yusmid (2021-03-12). “‘PANDEMIC’ is a wonderful introduction to Ruger’s element [Pulse EP Review]”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  5. Jump up to:a b “Official Afrobeats Chart Top 20 | Official Charts Company”www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  6. ^ “Ruger is switching things up”PAM – Pan African Music. 23 September 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  7. ^ Alake, Motolani (2021-01-21). “Jonzing World’s new act, Ruger jumps on ‘One Shirt’ with D’Prince and Rema”Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  8. ^ “Ruger Is Afrobeats’ New Swashbuckling Star”OkayAfrica. 7 July 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.

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