Veteran Nigerian rapper and social affairs commentator, Ruggedman has averred that the state of the country sometimes pushes him to want to give up on the nation.
Asked if he has ever been in a state where he wanted to give up on Nigeria, Ruggedman said in an interview with TheNewsGuru:” That happens every day .If you check social media, 80 percent of the news you hear about Nigeria is negative and that is actually very frustrating. It takes a special time of person to just keep going or a desperate person to keep going. Thank God I am not desperate yet. The desperate ones are the ones out there who would want to do anything legal or illegal to make a living. Every day I am pushed to want to give up on Nigeria. The fact that I know that I can still help a little, I will still keep helping. Until whether I cannot help anymore or by God’s grace Nigeria changes for the better. One Ruggedman does not need to be everywhere or be called by thousands of people. I am not an elected politician. I am just a musician.”.
On why he has chosen to drop his new single ‘Change’ on June 12(today) he said:” I chose that date because it’s a very significant date in Nigeria. It’s a date that something changed in Nigeria. And we all know what happened .The song I am dropping is called ‘Change’.It’s a single from my forthcoming ‘Situation ‘ EP’ .It’s a body of work that mostly talks about the situation of the country and overall, the world. That is why I picked that date”.
Ruggedman also opened up on the positive remarks he has been getting from his radio show, ‘Wetin dey with Ruggedman’
”It’s been very positive because all of a sudden, people who had no hope of getting justice have become hopeful. All of this I am doing on my own. I am doing what I believe every normal citizen of the country should. We also need sponsorship on the show. I just believe in playing my part”.