PublishedAugust 17, 2022 @ 1:33 PM
Ruger Biography & Networth
Michael Adebayo Olayinka (born 23rd September 1999), popularly known as Ruger, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter. Many Ruger songs become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads on major digital platforms Globally.
Ruger started music at a very tender age, and was a member of his school music band as a teenager and also a member of his Church choir. He began composing songs and performing at shows and school functions. After he was discovered by D’Prince, he was named “Ruger” by D’Prince himself and in January 2021, D’Prince announced the signing of Ruger to Jonzing World (a subsidiary of Mavins Records) and Sony Music Entertainment UK, in a joint venture with Columbia Records.
Ruger came into lime-light back in 2021 after he signed a record deal with D’Prince “Jonzing World Record” with a publishing and distribution deal with Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment, U.K division. On 4th March 2021, he released his debut EP Pandemic.
“Bounce”, became a major hit song from the Pandemic EP, and debuted at number 39 on the Top 50 chart. In the same year, it debuted at number 20, on the TurnTable End of the Year chart. On 19th November 2021, Ruger released his second EP, titled “The Second Wave” (One can say the singer is intentional with naming his projects after the COVID-19 Pandemic), and was led by “Dior” from the EP which was solely produced by Kukbeats, which peaked at number 32 on the Top 50 chart, and number 15 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart.
He was introduced to the public by D’Prince, following the release of “One Shirt”, with Rema On 19th February 2021, he released Ruger, a self-titled single off his first EP project, PANDEMIC. He achieved mainstream recognition with the release of his debut extended play and its hit track “Bounce” became his major hit and has been featured in a lot of official playlists across streaming platforms in Nigeria, and other African countries.
- He was nominated for Most Promising African Artiste at the 2021 AFRIMA Awards;
- He was nominated for Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall at the 2021 AFRIMA Awards;
- He was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2021 AEAUSA Awards;
- He was nominated for Best Reggae/Dancehall Act at the 2021 AEAUSA Awards.