Ruger, a well-known Nigerian artist, has revealed the background to his song “Dear Ex” from his debut album, “Ru The World.” He claimed that his selfish relationships with his ex-girlfriends served as the inspiration for the song. Even though his ex-girlfriends were “very dear” to him, the 23-year-old singer claimed he was “so cruel” to them.
From his captivating debut EP, PANDEMIC, in 2021—a response to the isolating impact of COVID-19 lockdowns—to his scorching 2022 EP, The Second Wave, which deftly incorporated social media nuances into the Afropop landscape, Ruger has consistently shown his ability to captivate audiences. This has solidified his presence as a dynamic and charismatic artist.
However, Ruger departs from his typical approach of braggadocio with his first full-length project for 2023, aptly titled RU The World. Listeners can learn more about Ruger by immersing themselves in his environment through this album, which is textured and thoughtful.
Early singles like “Jonzing Boy” and “Kristy” have raised expectation for RU The World and received support from radio stations all around the world, including 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Kiss Fresh, and others. The hedonism that motivates Ruger’s music offers a clearer window into his psyche, where he is continuously in pursuit of pleasure.