Michael Adebayo Olayinka (born 23 September 1999), popularly known as Ruger, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter. Ruger came into lime-light 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 4 March 2021, he released his debut EP Pandemic.
“Bounce”, became a major hit song from 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 19 November 2021, he released his second EP, titled The Second Wave, and was led by “Dior” from the EP, which peaked at number 32 on the Top 50 chart, and number 15 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart
||Michael Adebayo Olayinka
||23 September 1999
- Jonzing World
- Sony Music Entertainment
Michael 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 perform at shows and school functions. After he was discovered by D’Prince, he was named “Ruger” by D’Prince himself. In January 2021, D’Prince announced the signing of Ruger to Jonzing World and Sony Music Entertainment UK, in a joint venture with Columbia Records.
He was introduced to the public by D’Prince, following the release of “One Shirt”, with Rema. On 19 February 2021, he released Ruger, a self-titled single off his first EP project, titled PANDEMIC. He achieved mainstream recognition with the release of his debut extended play and its hit track “Bounce”, which became his major hit, and had reached number one on Apple Music in Nigeria, and other African countries. On 19 November 2021, he released his second extended play titled The Second Wave, solely produced by Kukbeats.
Reason Why Artist Ruger Wears an Eye Patch on His Left Eye
Ruger revealed that he is not blind and has both his eyes functioning properly. He mentioned that he always wears the eye patch to respect someone who is his role model.
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