Ruger is a young Nigerian singer and songwriter who has gone global in just a few years of his career and is among artists who have grown confident as a result of their output (the crest of a wave).
Meanwhile, for those who have been curious about Ruger’s biography and more of him, whose real name is Michael Adebayo, this article contains most of the vital details about him including his biography, Ruger’s net worth; yours is to sit and have it right at your fingertips as I unveil them, beginning with his biography.
|Full Name||Michael Adebayo Olayinka|
|Birth Of Birth||23rd September 1999 (age: 24 years)|
|Age||24 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of Birth||Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin||Lagos State|
|Parents||Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka|
|Wife • Spouse||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner||Susan Pwajok (rum.)|
|Record Label||Jonzing World (Mavin Records)|
|Occupation||Singer and Songwriter|
|Net Worth 2023||US$300,000 – S$500,000|
Ruger is a young Nigerian artist whose real name is Michael Adebayo Olayinka but is better known as Ruger professionally, he is also among the fast-rising musicians who have risen to prominence in a short period of time.
He was born on September 23, 1999, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka.
And according to the findings, he is from a Yoruba tribe from the southwestern state of Nigeria, in Ijumu Local Government Area in Kogi State precisely, and from a Christian family, and as well was devoted to his religious activities during his teenage, there was in church, he started practicalizing his talent when he joined the church choir.
He didn’t limit his talent display in the church choir alone, rather he became one of the members of his school music band and, with that, was able to attend many of the music competitions alongside his bandmates during college.
Thanks to his parent careful attention he accepted and loved his talent that brought him success and the lap of luxury he shared with them. That is the luxurious life he is enjoying today.
Adding to this, paying more attention to other prominent musicians’ music also contributed to his interest in joining the music industry.
These were his influential artists: Bob Marley, Rihanna, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, R. Kelly, and 2Baba.
Ruger is 24 years old as of September 2023. He was born on September 23, 1999, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka.
Ruger’s Educational Background
Yes, he has not yet received his degree, but he is said to be currently attending one of the richest universities in Nigeria, in the Southwest state of the country.
Prior to that, he had his primary school and first leaving certificate from one of the primary and secondary schools in Lagos where he was raised by his parents.
Although much of this has not been disclosed to the public, it will be updated once it is done.
Ruger’s Music Career
From the onset of this article, it is well noted that he started his music career as a teenager at church and school and, with that, decided to make music a career.
In achieving this, he started composing afrobeat songs during his high school stage with his band mates, even to the point of being invited on several occasions to showcase his musical talent in real life, basically his local music style.
And as he kept growing, he came in touch with rapper and talented manager D’Prince of Mavin Records, who gave him much reason to smile today.
Ruger’s love and commitment to music, seen by D’Prince, made D’Prince coach him the more until he was able to give him the best of his assistance with his chance of being one of the music entertainment executives.
Bringing Ruger into his Jonzing World Entertainment, was an advantage to Ruger as he was signed into Jonzing World Entertainment by his destiny helper, D’Prince.
The signee was legally signed in 2021 in the Jonzing world entertainment that has a connection with two more entertainment industries, which are the sung music entertainment industry in the UK and that of Columbia Records.
To crown it all, Ruger was featured as one of the most influential musicians in the world by Jonzing World Entertainment. That same year, he had his single release known as One Shirt. This featured both his coach, D’Prince and Rema.
Also Read: Rema’s Net Worth And Biography
From there, he had his breakthrough as a young artist, which led to the release of his debut music as a project called Pandemic in March 2021.
A combined six-track EP, of which about two, the Ruger single and the bounce, were able to go viral and, as such, increase his popularity. Other songs included in this project of his were Abu Dhabi, Bow, Monalisa, and Yekpa.
He started dropping more of his EPs, landing his second EP, titled Second Wave, produced by Kukbeatz, and had melodious tracks that included Champion, Snapchat, Dior, and Useless.
These singles gave him access to an international tour, a tour he named the Rugged Tour, and had him perform in many international countries, including Cyprus, the Netherlands, Australia, and more, as billed.
Later that year, he released the third of his EPs sometime in June 2022, a project titled The Second Wave Deluxe. This project, like others, has three singles: “girlfriend,” “wewe,” and “warning,” which are widely displayed and celebrated on social media.
When his success was recognized, both he and D’Prince began to receive congratulations from other artists, and their fame grew.
Is Ruger blind?
A lot of Ruger fans have been on air trying to find out the reasons for him wearing an eye patch during his shows on a regular basis, and he has clarified it after his interview on different media.
According to him, he is never blind. Instead, he does that for fashion.
A fashion he claimed to show respect to someone who he won’t disclose to the public. What were his comments during his interview with Max FM? Despite being pressed to tell who the lucky person is, he chooses to keep it to himself. By revealing it, to him, he is already disrespecting the person. This is his main reason for doing that.
Apart from that, early this year he had an interview with popular media personality Nancy Isime, revealing more of his reasons for the one-eye patch.
According to him, that always reminded him of a courageous individual who had lost one eye yet was able to achieve his goal with boldness and courage, and he went on to describe his fashion eye patch with the appearance of a sniper, just as a sniper closes one eye to get his target, so does he during shows, and as such, he added Ruger to his Nickname.
And when you take a proper look at the Nickname, it should remind you of a gun that most users always shoot with one eye closed.
This has nothing to do with achieving your aim as a shooter, but it must be a habit to its handler, particularly those without a scope. Therefore, Ruger is never blind or has a history of blandness.
Who Is Ruger’s Girlfriend?
Ruger’s female fans are often curious about his dating status. Despite his fame for almost two years, the singer has not mentioned being in a relationship or having a girlfriend. It can be assumed that he is currently single.
Ruger Social Life
From the first day, he began to pull weight in the African music community, his fame has brought him more social media followers, ranging in the millions, which fall on Instagram, and an estimate of more than 1500k on his Twitter page.
These also add to the reasons why he is among the richest artists in Africa.
Ruger Networth 2023
Nigerian isn’t the only country will you will hear his music played. No, instead, it is played almost around the world, if not about 70% of the countries that have his music displayed.
Nevertheless, he is estimated to have a net worth of $300,000 – $500,000, exchange in Nigerian currency ranges from ₦150,000 to ₦250,000 million.
Ruger’s success can’t be ignored. His popularity has been on the rise since his self-titled debut album “The Second Wave” which was released in 2021, and he is one of Nigeria’s most popular and successful singer/songwriters.
Ruger’s net worth is estimated at $300,000 – $500,000 million dollars. He became a star after his debut single “Bounce” broke music streaming records in Nigeria and quickly went on to be streamed by over 12 million worldwide users before the end of 2021.