RUGGEDMAN

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Biography

Born Michael Stephens, Ruggedman is a graduate of Political Science from Lagos State University. Ruggedman started exploring music in 1999. He produced his own songs and released two tracks in 1999, both which were well-played on radio. 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, Reminisce and Wande Coal.

Ruggedman also owns a clothing line called "20th Sept" Wear, named after his birthday.

 

Discography

Albums

Thy Album Come (2004)

Ruggedy Baba (2007)

Untouchable (2010)

Money Making Music (2012)

 

Awards

In 2003 (FAME Awards), Ruggedman won Best New Artist, 2003 Award For Musical Excellence (AMEN AWARDS)

  1. Best New Artist
  2. Best Solo Performance
  3. Best Rap Video, and
  4. Artist of the year.

 

2004

Nigerian Entertainment Awards

- Best Solo Performance.

AMEN Awards

- Best Solo Performance.

 

2005

KORA All African Awards Nominee

- Best Male Artist West Africa

 

2006

NIGERIA MUSIC AWARD

- Hip Hop Artist of the year held in London.

 

2008

Hip Hop World Awards

- Best rap album

Nigerian Music Award

- Best Rap Artist

Nigeria Music Video Award winner

- Best Indigenous Video concept.

 

2009

KORA All Africa Music Award

Best Hip Hop Act (Nominated)

University of Ibadan Award

- Nigerian Rap King

(Ruggedman is the 1st Nigerian artist to get an award named after him)

 

2011

Nigerian Entertainment Awards

- Best Rap Album (Nominee)

New York

 

2012

Nigerian Music Video Awards

-Best Mainstream Hip Video (Nominee)

 

2013

Nigerian Entertainment Awards New York

-Best Rap Act Of The Year (Nominee)

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