Ruggedman Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
Full Name :
Michael Ugochukwu Stephens
Date of Birth :
September 20, 1975
Place of Birth :
Abia State, Nigeria
Net Worth :
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Ruggedman is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Lagos State University, Ojo.
Michael Ugochukwu Stephens Personal Life
He chose the name Ruggedman when he was just starting out rapping in high school as he did not want a name that sounded ‘weak’ and he thought adding the tag ‘MC’ was over the top and ‘Rugged Soul’ was too deep.
Michael Ugochukwu Stephens Career
By 1999, Ruggedman had his first CD which had two tracks, ‘What If’ and ‘Gwo -Gwo’ out to massive air play. In 2002, he released the Diss track, ‘Ehen Part 1’ criticizing a couple of Nigerian rappers and this too made waves. He soon released ‘Big bros’ in which he took on a Nigerian business mogul for trying to stop his songs from getting played on radio stations and this was closely followed by ‘What You Got’ to shut up critics that were of the opinion that all he could do was diss. The later was a favorite in Clubs and peaked at No 1 on Star 101.5 Fm’s ‘World New Flavour chart show’ and these were all released under his record label, Rugged records.
He has performed at countless events including; Mr. Macho event at the University Of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1994, Nigerian Carnival at the National Stadium in 1994, Lyricist Lounge held at club 11:45 for the Rap Legend Guru from America, Eve and Kc & Jojo – show (performed alongside Tony Tetuila), He was part of the opening act for Lagbaja in 2003, the Guinness stand for Coja All African Games alongside Dance hall sensation, Sean Paul.
According to different sources online, Ruggedman’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His sources of income are from the music industry.