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20th December, 2022
By Taiwo Okanlawon
With incredible accomplishments and records, Nigerian singer Ruger without a doubt ruled the entire 2022 in Nigerian music industry,
Ranging from his meteoric rise with a superb range of artistry, dishing out top charting songs and projects, which started simply by signing a record deal with D’Prince’s “Jonzing world record company in 2021.
However, the beginning of the year was the sweet-voiced and melodic tune titled “Dior” Off his body of work; “The Second Wave” EP peaking at number 1 on the highly competitive Nigeria Apple Music Top Songs chart and iTunes respectively.
Dior is a blend of reggae, dancehall patois, and pidgin which infuse the modern and confrontational flavor of Afro-dancehall.
On 16 November 2022, Ruger returns with a new chest-thumping tune capsule, consisting of two songs titled ‘Red Flags’ & Asiwaju, which upon release trended on every social media platforms.
Asiwaju peaked at number 1 on Nigeria’s Apple Music Top Songs chart and spent a record-breaking one month in the history of the chart.
Ruger has also swept some of the major awards, including the Best New act in Africa at the 2022 prestigious Afrima awards.
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