Ruger is, without a doubt, one of the artists whose music is helping to define Nigerian Dancehall and bring Afrobeats to a broader audience. Ruger is known for his erotic music, which he performs live by engaging in blatantly sensual behavior with his female audience.
Ruger has made it clear that he won’t “settle for less” or allow himself to be bullied online by Netizens or his coworkers over the past few months since his sudden rise to fame. Ruger has a phrase or reaction for every targeted act against him. Ruger’s self-assertion in the game has seen him switch between the “Gangsta” and “Toxic F**kboy” persona in his most recent music, a far cry from the loverboy persona he once captured hearts with. This may be for good reasons, too, as cybernauts are always ready to pick on their next victim of cyberbullying, and Ruger isn’t having any of that. Even his most recent songs carry a ton of warnings to detractors.
Following his most recent performance in Canada, a video of Ruger sensually dancing with female fans appeared online. This sparked outrage on social media, with some fans chastising Ruger and others criticizing him harshly. Some Twitter users claim that Ruger should limit the time he spends dancing with fans since it may harm him in the long run. Other users condemned his theatrical performances for being overtly sexualized and unprofessional.
Ruger responded to this with an Instagram post in which he claimed that the criticisms of his performance on Twitter were an attempt to ruin his good time with his female admirers. Before going on to ridicule Twitter users for their incapacity to purchase petrol in the face of the current price spike due to the withdrawal of the fuel subsidy, he referred to them as “trolls” on the platform. His message said,
“It’s funny how these Naija twitter trolls struggling to buy fuel try to spoil our fun. The fun never stops”.