Popular singer, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, aka Ruger has disclosed why he wants to be seen as a threat by fellow musicians in the industry.
He said the reason is because, it’s bad when someone is not seen as a threat in the industry.
He asserted this while analyzing the motivation behind his hit song ‘Asiwaju’ in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Podcast organized by Adesope Olajide.
In the song, Ruger slicky boasts in Pidgin and Yoruba.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the braggadocious track, he said, “It [‘Asiwaju’] is everything. It’s a viby song. It’s also a personal message because I don’t want anyone to look at me as not dangerous.
“When people don’t see you as a threat, it’s bad. There are a lot of artists that are in that category. Sorry and it’s bad, honestly. When you are about to release music and nobody is shaking; you announced a single/project release date and nobody is bothered. It’s really bad.
“You’ve to make yourself a threat. People have to anticipate your release whether it’s good or bad. That’s the level I’m on right now. It’s deliberate. I want my colleagues to see me as a threat. You can’t be a softy. You either be a monster or you be food. Many people are foods right now. The music business taught be to be hard. It’s not all love, mehn. I can’t lie to you. Just follow your own pace and be that monster.”
Ruger said he has attained the reality that only few love him for who his personality, emphasizing that rapper Dremo is the only friend he has in the music industry.