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Talented Nigerian artistes are not up to 5 – Ruger

Sensational Afrobeats musician, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, popularly addressed as Ruger, has claimed that the talented musicians in Nigeria are not up to five.

The ‘Girlfriend’ crooner made the assertion when he appeared for an interview with Cool FM Lagos, where he stated that most Nigerian artistes are just singing for “cruise”.

Talented Nigerian artistes are not up to 5 - Ruger

According to Ruger, he is one of the top talented artistes doing proper music in the country, although he didn’t name the others on the short list.

He said; “I’m not the biggest artiste in Nigeria but talentwise, I’m standing somewhere there. We are not up to 5. I want say where I am on the list but I’m there. It’s not up to five. Most people are just singing for cruise but we [the talented artists], we make music.”

In another news…

Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, the fast-rising Nigerian singer popularly known as Spyro, has revealed that he is not a newbie in the music industry.

He dispeled misconceptions about him being a newcomer, and stated that he is older in the industry than most of the favourite Nigerian artistes.

Spyro said his intention was to take over from the late Dagrin before he later converted from rap music to singing.

The budding singer revealed that he worked with top songstress Tiwa on a song as far back as 2010 when he was still a rapper known as “Freeze.”

The ‘who’s Your Guy’ crooner went on to recount how he also collaborated with the late Sound Sultan in 2014.

He wrote; “It is funny how a lot of pple think I am a new cat *lol I have been here way before most of your favs… but as the Bible says 4 “the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

Spyro shared a clip and art cover of his throwback songs, with the caption; “That was me rapping right after Tiwa in the 2nd slide when my name was “FREEZE” my plan then was to take over from DAGREEN 🤦🏾‍♂️and that was 2010, I doubt @tiwasavage can even remember that day 😂 but look at God ,he brought time back for me with the same @tiwasavage #WOW and then I transitioned to spyrophreeze and recorded more songs..

Recorded my first collaboration 2014 with the late sound sultan and been grinding since then till GOD picked my call this year … So when you see me put GOD on my head ,just know say e get why …my eyes have seen it all but he MADE A WAY just when I was about to give it all UP.”