Ruger (Michael Adebayo) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on January 5, 1999, in Lagos State, Nigeria. Ruger was signed to Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records, in January 2021.
Ruger’s music style is a fusion of Afro-pop, trap, and dancehall. He is known for his smooth vocals, catchy melodies, and energetic performances. Some of his hit songs include “Bounce,” “One Shirt” (featuring Rema and D’Prince), and “Ruger.”
Ruger has gained a considerable following in a short amount of time, and his music has been well-received by fans and critics alike. He has been praised for his distinctive voice and ability to blend different genres of music. He has been featured on several top charts and playlists, including Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Top 100 Nigeria. Ruger is definitely one to watch out for in the music scene.
The hit song “Bounce,” featured in the Pandemic EP, made waves as it debuted at number 39 on the Top 50 chart in Nigeria, and was also ranked number 20 on the TurnTable End of the Year chart, and number 2 on the Apple Music top Afrobeats songs. On November 26, 2021, Ruger released his second EP titled “The Second Wave,” led by the single “Dior.” The EP debuted at number 32 on the Top 50 chart and number 15 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart. “Dior” later became a massive success, reaching the number one spot in Nigeria, Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Madagascar.
On February 2023, Ruger was named Best New Artiste at the Soundcity MVP Awards which were held at the Eko Convention Centre in Lagos