I want my colleagues to see me as a threat – Singer, Ruger

Buzzing Afrobeats singer, Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has said he wants his colleagues to see him as a threat.

The Jonzing Records artiste stated this while explaining the inspiration behind his hit song ‘Asiwaju’ during a chat with Adesope Olajide on Afrobeats Podcast.

Ruger colleagues see threat

Ruger, who boasts in Pidgin and Yoruba on the track, said it’s bad when someone is not seen as a threat in the entertainment industry.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the braggadocious single, he said; “It [‘Asiwaju’] is everything. It’s a viby song. It’s also a personal message because I don’t want anyone to look at me as not dangerous.

“When people don’t see you as a threat, it’s bad. There are a lot of artists that are in that category. Sorry and it’s bad, honestly. When you are about to release music and nobody is shaking; you announced a single/project release date and nobody is bothered. It’s really bad.

“You’ve to make yourself a threat. People have to anticipate your release whether it’s good or bad. That’s the level I’m on right now. It’s deliberate.

“I want my colleagues to see me as a threat. You can’t be a softy. You either be a monster or you be food. Many people are foods right now. The music business taught be to be hard. It’s not all love, mehn. I can’t lie to you. Just follow your own pace and be that monster.”

The 24-year-old further said he has come to realise that only few people love him for who he is. He then mentioned rapper Dremo as the only friend he has in the music industry.