I’m One Of Those Behind The Progress Of Nigerian Music – Ruggedman

Legendary Nigerian, Rapper Ruggedman Celebrates Birthday with New Photos

Renowned Nigerian rapper, Michael Stephens, also known as Ruggedman, has attributed the growth of Nigerian music to his own contributions.

He claimed to have played a crucial part in shaping the industry’s current state by releasing a controversial hit song.

Ruggedman mentioned in an interview that at a certain stage of his career, he dedicated himself to creating authentic music, a decision that significantly contributed to the advancement of Nigerian music.

The Hip Hop star said; “I played a significant role in the evolution of the Nigerian music industry. After I released the song that has been tagged one of the most controversial songs out of Nigeria, I sat up and concentrated on making original music.

“That is one of the major moves that led us to where we are today. Anyone who listens to my recently released Extended Play album titled, Michael Stephens Experiment, will hear how my music has evolved.”

On why he featured Jesse Jagz, Eva Alordiah, Mista Styles (formerly Freestyle) and Uzikwendu on one of the tracks on the EP titled, OG’, Ruggedman said; “I wanted a track that would show the world that some of the super talented rappers to ever do it can still do it, no matter how much music has changed. The beat was produced by a Gen Z producer— Blvck Sauce.

I sent it to them (featured artistes) and they all recorded their verses and sent it back to me. Music style is temporary, but talent and class are permanent. That is what that song emphasises.”

Legendary Nigerian, Rapper Ruggedman Celebrates Birthday with New Photos

In other news, Popular comedian and musician Bright Okputa, aka Basketmouth, has explained why he shaded music artist Ayo Balogun Wizkid during Davido’s traditional wedding two weeks ago.

Remember how Wizkid ignited outrage with a cryptic tweet after his alleged rival Davido shared his pre-wedding photos online.

Basketmouth responded by expressing how Davido’s wedding had taken over social media while implying that no one cared about Wizkid’s remark, which sparked outrage from many, particularly the Star Boy’s fans.

Basketmouth said in a new video that the tweet in which he criticised Wizkid was a marketing technique since he knew it would cause backlash. The comedian and actor said:

“Wizkid is my guy, what I did was a marketing technique, I knew it was edgy, it would get people talking and it did what I expected it to do, it worked in my favour”.