Ruggedman, born Michael Ugochukwu Stephens on September 20, 1976, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and music producer. He hails from Ohafia, Abia State but was raised in Lagos, where he spent most of his life.
Early Life and Education
Ruggedman had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He attended the Federal Government College, Lagos and continued his education at the Lagos State University, where he studied Political Science.
Ruggedman began his music career in 1999, and his breakthrough came in 2002 when he released his debut album “Thy Album Come”. The album was a commercial success and received critical acclaim for its socially conscious and politically charged lyrics.
Ruggedman has since released several other albums and collaborated with other top Nigerian musicians, including 2Baba, MI Abaga, and Timaya. Some of his popular songs include “Baraje”, “Ruggedy Baba”, and “Ehen Part 1”.
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Ruggedman’s music can be found on Boomplay, where he has over 50,000 monthly listeners. He is also active on social media, where he has over 100,000 followers on Twitter and more than 200,000 followers on Instagram.
Ruggedman keeps his personal life private, but it is known that he is unmarried. He has been linked with several high-profile women in the entertainment industry but has not confirmed any romantic relationships.
Ruggedman’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million in USD, ₦2.5 billion in NGN, 22.5 million in CAD, 162 million in GHS, 330 million in KES, 15 million in ZAR, 2.2 billion in UGX, and 440 million in INR.
In summary, Ruggedman is a successful Nigerian rapper and music producer, known for his politically charged lyrics and socially conscious music. He has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the music industry and continues to be a respected figure in Nigerian music.