Michael Adebayo Olayinka (born September 23, 1999) Popularly known as Ruger is a leading Afrobeat’s musician. He is a singer and songwriter who is currently signed to Jonzing World Entertainment.
He became national prominence in 2021 after being unveiled as Jonzing World‘s latest signee. He released his debut EP, Pandemic, on the 4th of March, 2021.
He released his sophomore EP titled The Second Wave on the 26th of November, 2021. He released his third music project, The Second Wave Deluxe, in June 2023.
Jonzing World which is affiliated with Don Jazzy‘s Mavin Records also houses the likes of Rema and Ozedikus.
He is representing the humble and respectable Olayinka family as the only son of the family and was birthed on the 23rd of September 1999.
His parents named him Michael Adebayo Olayinka. “Adebayo” is his native name. He hails from the Yoruba ethnic group and is an indigene of a Southwestern State.
He was born and raised in Lagos State, where he lived with his family. He comes from a Christian household and attended church regularly with his parents. In church, he discovered his musical talent and began to express it. As a teenager, he joined his church’s choir to serve God with his talent.
Rugerhrew up in Lagos, the former capital city of the nation. From his early years, he came across different categories of music which made him develop a love for art. This wasn’t unusual because his family was music lovers.
His musical influence growing up includes Bob Marley, Rihanna, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, R. Kelly, 2Baba.
Tho, 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 student at a high ranking university in South West Nigeria.
From his teenage days, Ruger had decided that he wanted to make mainstream music. He began composing Afrobeats songs in his final year in high school to fine-tune his songwriting skill.
We can all agree that Ruger started getting massive Buzz on the 18th of January, 2020,
That was the date he was announced as the newly signed artist to D’Prince‘s Jonzing World Records,
Jonzing World is affiliated to Mavin Records (don jazzy)
But one might be wondering who was Ruger before the Record deal,
Well while he was a teenager Ruger he was a vocalist in his church’s choir .
He was also a member of his school’s musical band,
All of these has helped him develop himself as a musician we all enjoy today.
During his interview with Afro Nation Ruger spoke about the Eyepatch he uses, His Debut E.P and the energy behind him,
As an upcoming musician in the Nigerian music industry the major source of income involves Getting a record deal, Streaming Royalties, Club appearance and brand gigs,
Ruger was signed to Jonzing World, a record label owned and managed by D’Prince,
Under the same imprint he released his debut E.p titled Pandemic which did a lot of numbers on the charts,
One of Ruger’s hit single titled Bounce has recorded over a Million views on YouTube alone,
From our findings the Jonzing World singer known as Ruger’s net worth is estimated to be US$300,000 to US$500,000.
The singer has built a fortune for himself since becoming a star in the industry. He is one of the highest-paid new generation artists in Nigeria.
- Abu Dhabi
- Lock Down
- Pandemic (EP)
- The Second Wave (EP)
Since he rose to fame, Ruger has become a force in the African social media community. He has millions of die-hard fans following him across his social media pages.
He has over 1.1 million followers on Instagram and over 172k followers on Twitter.
Instagram handle: @rugerofficial
Twitter handle: @rugerofficial
WHAT HAPPENED TO RUGER EYE?
Since he came into the limelight a lot of fans have been asking why does Ruger covers one of his eyes?
The question of weather Ruger has an eye problem or not has been trending ever since,
In the interview below Ruger reveals to the OAP’s at Max Fm that he covers one of his eyes to respect someone and he’s not Blind;