Nigerian rapper and businessman Ruggedman releases his birthday pictures for the celebration that starts on the 20th at Ecclessia Lounge Abuja with Jim Iyke, Klint Tha Drunk, Prokassy and more.
Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, stage name Ruggedman, born on September 20 (year unidentified) in Ohafia, Abia State. A graduate of political science from Lagos State University, Ruggedman launched himself into the music industry in 1999, eventually becoming the most featured rapper in Nigeria. His albums are all released on his personal label, Rugged Records. Ruggedman has performed worldwide alongside international acts like KC & Jojo, Guru, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Wayne Wonder, Ja Rule, Kevin Little, Maxie Priest, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Nas, and Nelly. He has also worked with and featured many Nigerian and international artists on his albums, including Tuface Idibia, P-Square, 9ice, Flavour N’abania, Josh (from The Tatu Clan of Congo), M.I, Ice Prince, JJC Skillz, Jamaican Stylo G, Niyola, George Nathaniel, Gerelyn,Morell, Da Grin, Chinaydu, Terry G, Mbryo, Funbi, Reminisc and Wande Coal.
Ruggedman owns a clothing line called “20th Sept” Wear, named after his birthday.
Ruggedman was recently made a United Nations Peace Ambassador
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