The Untold Story Of Ruger’s Rise To Fame: Ruger made a splash on the Nigerian music scene in early 2021 with his hit song “Bounce,” which is a standout track from his debut EP, “Pandemic.” This established him as one of the most promising new artists of the year. In the vein of successful musicians like Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid, Ruger is well on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in the industry.
Ruger’s unique fashion statement of an eye patch and his social media freestyles set him apart from other artists. He quickly became a sensation with his distinctive voice, confident persona, and sexually charged lyrics.
Ruger’s rise to fame can be attributed to his talent manager, D’Prince, who signed him to the Jonzing record label. The release of “Pandemic” propelled Ruger’s career and increased his popularity in Nigeria in 2022.
As the entertainment industry in Nigeria continues to be a lucrative and exciting field, this article will delve into Ruger’s journey to success, including his biography, career, and personal life in 2022.
Name: Michael Adebayo Olayinka
Birthdate: September 23, 1999
Age: 22 years old
State of Origin: Lagos
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka
Record Label: Jonzing records
Occupation: Singer, artist, musician
Instagram Handle: @rugerofficial
Years active: 2020-present
Girlfriend: Susan Pwajok (unconfirmed)
Rumors of Ruger’s romantic relationship with actress Susan Pwajok have been circulating for some time, but it wasn’t until recently that the couple confirmed their romance. In a viral TikTok video, the singer and actress were seen being affectionate with each other, with an emotional song playing in the background, and discussing how their friendship had blossomed into love.
In an interview with comedian Broda Shaggi, Ruger downplayed his relationship with Susan, saying, “Susan has always been my bestie, that’s all I can say.” However, after fans didn’t believe his claims, Ruger took to his Instagram story to confirm that Susan is his girlfriend, writing, “Ok, @susanpwajok is my girlfriend. Y’all can get off her d**k now thank you.”
Ruger’s Girlfriend: Who is Susan Pwajok?
Susan Laraba Pwajok is a well-known Nigerian celebrity known for her role as “Blessing” in the family sitcom “The Johnsons.” Born in 2003, the Plateau state actress is currently 19 years old in 2022.
Susan began her acting career at a young age, starring in the theatrical drama “Adaobi is getting married.”
After a six-year break, Susan returned to the screens. She also works as a model and social media influencer and is a brand ambassador for the software company Hewlett-Packard.
Susan starred in the movie “The Tunnel” alongside famous personalities such as Patrick Doyle and singer Waje, which was released in 2014. She won the Movie Personality of the Year Award at the Nigeria Child Awards of 2017.
Ruger’s journey to fame in the music industry began at a young age. As a teenager, he joined his school music band and began composing song lyrics to perform at shows and school events. His stage name at the time was “Mikki Drey”.
In 2021, he was discovered by D’Prince, who renamed him “Ruger.” D’Prince signed Ruger to his record label, Jonzing World, and also secured a joint venture deal with Sony Music Entertainment UK and Columbia Records. The same year, D’Prince announced the signing of Ruger to Jonzing World and Sony Music Entertainment UK in a joint venture with Columbia Records.
D’Prince introduced Ruger to the public after the release of “One Shirt” with Rema. On February 19, 2021, Ruger released a self-titled single from his first EP project, PANDEMIC.
The 22-year-old Lagos born released his debut EP “Pandemic” on March 4, 2021, after a publishing and distribution deal with Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment, U.K division.
Ruger quickly gained mainstream recognition with the release of his debut extended play, “Pandemic,” which featured hit songs like “Bounce” and “One Shirt.” The EP was well-received by critics and fans alike, solidifying Ruger’s place in the Nigerian music scene.
In 2022, Ruger continued to build on his success with the release of several singles and collaborations with other artists. He also embarked on a nationwide tour, further increasing his popularity and cementing his status as one of the most promising up-and-coming artists in the Nigerian music industry.
Ruger’s talent, charismatic personality, and sexually charged lyrics are the major reasons why he has become one of the most sought-after artists in Nigeria today. His music career is on the rise and he has the full support of his fans, friends, and family. He is definitely one to watch in the Nigerian music industry in 2022.
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