Nigerian Afrobeats and reggae singer, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, known by his stage name, Ruger, has revealed that he always prays before mounting any stage to perform.
The Jonzing Records signee also said, in addition to his routine prayer, he works out and fasts, to prepare his spirit, body and soul before going on tours.
Ruger opened up on his religious practice during a chat on the Zero Conditions podcast, where he also disclosed that he is a Christian.
The 23-year-old singer who is known for being overtly sensual with female fans when he is on stage, said his team vetes the age of every girl to make sure they are 21 and above.
He said; “Before I kick off my America tour, I used to go to Eko Atlantic and run like four times, get back into my car and go home. So, it helps my energy. I make sure I eat well, slept well. Prayer too. Fasting and prayer just to be prepared spiritually.
“I’m a Christian. I pray even before I go on stage to perform. It is just work. We are allowed to party. It’s just like I’m partying. I’m not a bad person.
The fact that I dance with girls on stage doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. Before I bring any girl on stage, my team checks to make sure they are above 21.”
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Afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke aka Davido also revealed that he prays before every performance on stage.
The DMW boss opened up in a Forbes article wherein he covered the latest issue of Forbes’ Afrobeats All-Star; Pioneering The New Global Sound.
According to the ”FEM” crooner, his team knows that he does not miss committing his show into the hands of God before mounting the stage.
Davido said he learned a lot from his father, Mr Adedeji Adeleke, particularly with regards to his embrace of Christianity and living a humble life.
The music executive said; “I learned so much from being around my dad, watching him in the office, hearing him on the phone, seeing how he handled life. He’s very humble, principled and a strong Christian. Before I step on any stage, my team knows not to mess with my prayers.”
He further said he initially hid his music career from his family because the norm was to go to school, graduate and then work for his dad.