Ruger is one of the fast-rising Nigerian singers signed onto D’Prince’s “Jonzing World Record” and has a number of hit songs. His biography is explored below.
Ruger is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Ruger, born and brought up in Lagos hails from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
He is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for his hit singles including Bounce, Dior, Snapchat, and Girlfriend. The singer is signed to Jonzing World, a Nigerian record label founded by a Nigerian Afropop recording artist, record executive, and entrepreneur D’Prince.
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.
He is a ladies-man of course because of his fame, and has an interesting family background. TheDistin has gathered some interesting facts about the Nigerian singer, including but not limited to his career, family, personal, and finances. Ruger’s biography has all the information you need to know about him. So, let’s dive into his life, shall we?
|Sony Music Entertainment, Jonzing World, Columbia Records
|Full Real Name:
|Michael Adebayo Olayinka
|Date of birth:
|23 September 1999
|23 years old (as of 2023)
|Lagos State, Nigeria
|State of origin:
|5 feet 7 inches (1.75 m)
|in pounds 160 (Ibs); in kilograms 50 (kg)
|Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka
|Social Media Accounts:
Who is Ruger?
Michael Adebayo Olayinka, popularly known by his stage name Ruger, is a fast-rising singer-songwriter from Nigeria. He gained immense popularity in 2021 when he released his hit single, Bounce. He is also known for his other hit songs such as Girlfriend, Snapchat, and Dior.
Ruger has been in the music industry since 2020. He first came into the spotlight in January 2021 after he was signed to Jonzing World Records, a record label owned and managed by D’Prince. He released his debut single One Shirt featuring Rema on 20 January 2021. Since then, the singer has released numerous songs including Ruger, Lock Down, and Bounce.
How old is Ruger?
Ruger is 23 years old as of 2023. When was Ruger born? He was born on 23 September 1999. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Where is Ruger from?
The rising singer whose real name is Michael Adebayo Olayinka was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, where he was raised. He is a Nigerian national of African heritage.
What does Ruger mean? According to singer Ruger who was revealing the origin of his professional name, his record label founder D’Prince gave him his stage name. “As you know, I am called Ruger, Ruger is a name of a gun . . . so this is me sniping because a sniper closes one eye [to make] his target.” Ruger smartly draws the gun symbolism.
He continues, “D’Prince gave me the name Ruger because anytime I was recording on a mike, that time I was in an apartment like a boot camp“, (gesticulating his hands in the form of a gun), he says, “I was always demonstrating this.” he states. Although he initially felt reluctant to accept the name due to the meaning behind it and how people might perceive it, he eventually honed it and the rest is history.
Who are Ruger’s parents?
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka and are from the Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Ruger is the only son among his siblings. Besides those, nothing else is known about his father or mother.
What is Ruger’s height and weight?
The hitmaker has a nice physique and hasn’t reported any disturbing health conditions since he gained fame through his years of hard work. So, how tall is Ruger? Ruger’s height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.75 meters) and he weighs 160 pounds (50 kilograms). He has black hair and dark brown eyes color.
What school did Ruger attend?
Ruger completed his primary and secondary school education in Nigeria, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate, and his West African senior school certificate.
What happened to Ruger’s eye?
Entertainer Ruger is not blind and has no problem with his left eye. The fast-rising singer has, over time, been embroiled in a controversy given the patch he always wears on his left eye in all his appearances. However, he has done well in addressing the situation and explaining why he wears the patch.
So, why does Ruger have an eye patch? Ruger was a guest on Nancy Isime’s Trending TV show airing on HipTV on which he gives a clear detailed explanation as to why he wears the eye patch, (spoilers: it isn’t because he has an eye defect or infection as some do believe), but as a reference to someone he is acquainted with and as a symbolism for a sniper. “The eye patch is a symbol. I-I actually got it from somebody but I use my own narrative for it.” Ruger starts with, “This particular person, he lost one eye but he became stronger after that, they told him to stop whatever he was doing and continue with his life. He was in the military so they told him to stop but at that time he said—” No”, that he wants to continue with it [that is, his service in the military] and I see it as a symbol of strength because what could have weighed him down made him stronger and I’m a very big testimony.“, he breaks down.
Does Ruger have a tattoo? Ruger is a lover of tattoos also. He noted that every ink means something to him, from one signifying his loyalty to another showing his ability to deliver. Ruger also has a tattoo of his favorite Marvel character, Deadpool; a Bible verse, a gun with a silencer and rose flower, his date of birth, his stage name, a dove, and a cross among others.
What does Ruger’s career look like?
The Nigerian entertainer began his music career at a young age and was part of his school music band and his church choir. He started creating songs and performing at various shows and school functions during his high school days.
Ruger first gained public recognition in January 2021 after he was signed to Jonzing World, a Nigerian record label and management company created by recording artist D’Prince. He also had a publishing and distribution deal with Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment, U.K division.
He made his debut in the Nigerian music industry in January 2021 when he released his debut single One Shirt featuring Rema. On 19 February 2021, he released Ruger, a self-titled single of his debut extended play, titled PANDEMIC, which was released on 4 March 2021.
Ruger gained more popularity with the release of his debut EP and its lead single Bounce, which became his major hit and reached number one on Apple Music in Nigeria, and other African countries.
In November 2021, he released his second EP, titled The Second Wave, with Dior as the lead single. The song peaked at number 32 on the Top 50 chart, and number 15 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart. The musician has since released other numerous songs. Below is a list of some of his songs.
- Abu Dhabi
- Lock Down
- Social Media
What is Ruger’s net worth?
The singer is one of the richest and highest-paid and most sought-after artists in Nigeria at the moment. He has an estimated current net worth of $500 thousand and he lives in a beautiful house in Lagos and drives nice cars. His net worth has often been compared to Rema, but the truth is, Rema, seems to be richer than him with a fortune of $1.2 million.
Ruger primarily earns his income from music, endorsement contracts, and shows and tours. He makes the majority of his money from royalties received from his record label and also from performing in shows. Ruger has been touted to attain the same type of fame as label mate “Rema”.
Does Ruger have a house? The ‘Asiwaju’ hitmaker joined the list of celebrities who bought new homes in 2022 such as Omah Lay and Kizz Daniel. Nigerian Dancehall maestro Ruger acquired a new house in 2022. This revelation was made in an Instagram post by his label boss D’Prince.
What cars does Ruger have? Ruger drives some of the most expensive cars. The singer reportedly has at his disposal two nice rides. One was gifted to him by his label, Jonzing World, while he bought the other himself. He owns an all-black Range Rover and has been spotted posing with a yellow Lamborghini Truck, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, and Infinity, just to mention a few.
Is Ruger married?
No, the entertainer is neither married nor dating anyone at the moment. He is seemingly single since he has not confirmed any details about his relationship history.
How many children does Ruger have? Ruger does not have kids at the moment. He dedicates more time to his career for now. However, the singer will surely love to experience how and what fatherhood looks like when he marries her sweetheart in the future and they begin to reproduce.