Ruger Biography, his age, net worth, songs, record label, Wikipedia, and blindness

Michael Adebayo, better known by his stage name Ruger, is a 23-year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on September 23, 1999. Ruger is a member of the Yoruba tribe from Nigeria and was born and raised in Lagos. On January 18, 2020, he gained fame as it was revealed that he had just been signed to D’Prince’s Jonzing World Records.


Rema and Ozedikus are among the artists who are housed under Jonzing World, a label connected to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.


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How old is Ruger?

Michael Adebayo, better known by his stage name Ruger, is a 23-year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on September 23, 1999.

Profile Summary

Real Name Michael Adebayor
Stage name Ruger (Fmr. Mikki Drey)
Date of birth/ Age23 September 1999 (age 22 years old)
Place of birth Lagos State
State of origin Lagos State
Nationality Nigerian
Girlfriend single
Occupation singer • songwriter
Record Label Jonzing World • Columbia • Sony Music
Net Worth $100k – $350k

Early Years

In 1999, Ruger was born in Nigeria, his native country. He is from the honorable and modest Adebayo family. The young man was born and raised in Lagos, the nation’s former capital.

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He was exposed to a variety of musical genres from an early age, which inspired him to become passionate about the arts. Due to his family’s passion of music, this was not unusual.


Bob Marley, Rihanna, Boyz II Men, Beyonce, R. Kelly, 2Baba, and Wizkid were among Ruger’s musical influences growing up.

With Rema and D’prince

He so decided to pursue music as a career, and his family was supportive of him. He is the family’s lone son.


Ruger graduated from prominent basic and secondary institutions in Lagos with his First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate. He is presently a first-year student at a prestigious institution in southwest Nigeria.


Ruger served as a vocalist in the choir of his church as a teenager. He also enrolled in the musical ensemble at his school. He took all of these actions to advance his musical career. He began writing songs in high school and began performing them at school functions and neighborhood gigs in Lagos. He had already thought of the stage name Ruger by this point.

Ruger finally experienced good fortune in 2020 when he had the good fortune to meet D’Prince, a top performer and talent manager. The well-known producer and owner of a record company, Don Jazzy, has a brother named D’Prince.

D’Prince fell in love with the young act’s sound after hearing some of his sounds and began working with them. To enhance Ruger’s voice and develop him as a musician, D’Prince started inviting him to his recording studio for studio sessions.

He achieved mainstream recognition with the release of his debut extended play and its hit track “Bounce”, which became his major hit and reached number one on Apple Music in Nigeria, and other African countries. 

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D’Prince announced on social media on January 18, 2020, that he has signed Ruger to his brand, Jonzing World. Ruger was the second artist D’Prince signed in the last two years as a result. Rema is the second. Rema has a co-signed contract with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.


Ruger Record Label

But Ruger’s situation is unique. The outstanding musician is being managed by D’Prince in collaboration with Sony Music West Africa and Columbia Records.

D’Prince received congratulations for his most recent accomplishment from a number of well-known figures in the music industry as soon as the news spread online, starting with Don Jazzy.

On January 20, 2020, Ruger’s debut song was published, featuring Rema and D’Prince, two of his Jonzing World talents. Ruger is projected to become one of the top Afrobeats performers in the coming years, and there are a lot of high hopes for him.



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Social media

Ruger has amassed a sizable following on Instagram in a short period of time. On his Facebook, he has more than 18.7k fans.

instagram: @rugerofficial is his official Instagram handle.

Personal Life

Ruger, the dashing musician, is 23 years old and a Christian. He is not ye married but is single, but this will undoubtedly change very soon. He resides in Lagos at an apartment that his label has rented for him. He is in possession of a nice vehicle that his label has given to him.

Along with Rema, Magixx, Ayra Starr, Korede Bello, Johnny Drille, Boy Spyce, Ladipoe, and Crayon, he is currently a member of Mavins.

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Romantic Relationship/Girlfriend

Photo: Instagram

There is no public information about Ruger’s girlfriend, wife or kids at the moment

Net Worth

Ruger is thought to be worth between $100,000 and $350,000.

Is Ruger from Kogi State?

Ruger’s Real Name is Michael Adebayo Olayinka, and He Is A Kogi State Native. Although he is widely known by his stage name, Ruger, the singer was born Michael Adebayo Olayinka on 23rd September 1999, making him 23 years old. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, alongside his parents.

What was Ruger first song?

After his signing, Ruger released his debut single titled “One Shirt” on January 20, 2021, with guest appearances from D’Prince and Rema. While the song did fairly okay, Ruger’s big break in the Nigerian music industry came after he released the hit song “Bounce”. This was followed by other hits like “Dior”.

Awards and nominations

  • 2021 AFRIMA
  • Most Promising African Artiste
  • Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall Nominated
  • 2021 AEAUSA
  • Best New Artist
  • Best Reggae/Dancehall Act



In 2022, during a performance at Hard Rock Cafe in Lagos, an over-excited female fan sexually harassed Ruger on stage.

Expressing his displeasure towards the act, Ruger walked off the stage in the middle of his performance.

Later in 2022, Ruger and Buju had a face-off on Twitter over music supremacy.

Buju tweeted a screenshot of his chat with Olamide, which shows some lines from the song he’s working on with the singer.

Ruger then released a chat between him and a friend who hailed him after he sent him some lines from his unreleased song.

A fan of Buju however replied Ruger, saying Buju is better than him,

He wrote, “Lol, bnxn is better than you and there’s nothing you can do about it, you this low budget Samuel L Jackson.”

Ruger who found this insulting, clapped back in another tweet, saying “I love buju, he’s good but he’s not better than me. Everything I’ve done since the beginning was only RUGER. All my hits are just RUGER. I’m always proud going on stage around the world with my own hits and everyone is singing along. You see the difference?”

This then however generated divided opinions and criticism from netizens.

In another development, on the 25th of August 2022, the two artists came for each other again for the second round of their beef.

It started on Twitter when Buju shared a link to his new project with a screenshot of his song with Wizkid and also a picture of his latest album ranking number on Apple Music’s Nigerian album chart with the caption “What if I ? what if I ?what if I ?COOOKKKK???? #BadSince97

Ruger in a clap back quoted the tweet saying “Get a solo hit then talk to me fatty bum bum.

In response, Buju quoted Ruger’s tweet with “Project #1 and I didn’t have to whine my waist ?”. In addition, Buju also included a screenshot of the position of Ruger’s projects; Pandemic EP and The Second Wave (Deluxe edition), on the Apple music album charts at number 64 and 33 respectively.

Ruger however replied, “Man had to body shame? ?? hurt him deeeeep ?”.

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