Connect with us


Ruger Announces Departure from Jonzing World, Introduces His Own Record Label



Ruger Announces Departure from Jonzing World, Introduces His Own Record Label

Nigerian Dancehall sensation, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, widely known as Ruger, officially separates from Jonzing World, the label owned by D’Prince.

The ‘Asiwaju’ hitmaker on Sunday announced his new record label named ‘Blown Boy Entertainment’.

He also adjusted his profile names on social media to reflect the new label.

Speaking via a voice recording, Ruger expressed thankfulness to people who have been supporting him since the beginning of his career while calling for their support.

The 24-year-old singer also said he will soon reveal his next plan for the year via the new channel.

“Hello, everyone, it is Ruger out here. I want to be closer to my fans. People that have been supporting me since the beginning of my career up till this moment. I love you guys so much. I feel like there is a lot you do not know about me. There is a part of my life that you do not know. How fun I am to be with, to vibe with. And I want you guys to know that part. I want to share that part with you,” he said.

“As you have seen now, I just started my own label. I need all the support. I need all the love, up close and personal. I love you guys so much. I am going to be sharing some snippets with you guys—my plans for the year. And you know you guys are going to get firsthand everything I am going to do this year. I love you guys so much.”

In 2021, Ruger rose to stardom under Jonzing World, a label owned by Nigerian singer D’Prince, which is an affiliate of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.

Ruger has won several awards for his craft. In same 2021, he won the AFRIMA best newcomer award, and also the best new artiste category at the 2023 Soundcity MVP Awards.

Ruger has also swept some of the major awards, including the Best New act in Africa at the 2022 prestigious Afrima awards.

He also has two extended plays (EPs) to his name titled ‘Pandemic’ (2021) and ‘Second Wave’ (2022).

On 16 November 2022, Ruger returns with a new chest-thumping tune capsule, consisting of two songs titled ‘Red Flags’ & Asiwaju, which upon release trended on every social media platforms.

Asiwaju peaked at number 1 on Nigeria’s Apple Music Top Songs chart and spent a record-breaking one month in the history of the chart.

Last September, he came through with his debut album, ‘RU The World’.