Ruger boy, also known as Remilekun Khalid Safaru, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame in the early 2020s with his hit single “Ruger.” Since then, he has become one of the most popular and successful artists in the Nigerian music industry, with a string of chart-topping hits and a loyal fanbase.
Born on December 20, 1999, in Lagos, Nigeria, Safaru was raised in a middle-class household by his parents, who were both businesspeople. From a young age, he had a passion for music and began writing and performing his own songs in his spare time. He was especially drawn to rap and hip hop, and spent countless hours listening to and studying the works of his idols, including Nas, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.
In high school, Ruger boy formed a rap group with some of his friends and began performing at local events and competitions. It was around this time that he adopted the stage name “Mavin’s Ruger Boy,” inspired by the popular firearm company Ruger and his association with the Mavin Records label. The name quickly caught on with fans and became his professional identity.
In 2018, Safaru signed his first record deal with Mavin Records, one of the most respected and successful labels in the Nigerian music industry. He quickly got to work on his debut album, which was released in early 2020 and featured a mix of rap, R&B, and Afrobeat tracks. The album was a critical and commercial success, with several songs, including the hit single “Ruger,” reaching the top of the charts.
Safaru’s smooth, melodic flow and relatable lyrics resonated with listeners and helped him stand out from the crowded Nigerian music scene. His concerts and music videos became must-see events, and he began to earn a reputation as a rising star. In the years following the release of his debut album, Safaru released several more successful projects, including the EP “Summertime Shootout” and the full-length album “The One.”
In addition to his music career, Safaru has also made a name for himself as a philanthropist and activist. He has donated his time and resources to a number of charitable causes, including education initiatives and disaster relief efforts. He has also used his platform to speak out about social issues and encourage his fans to get involved in their communities.
Despite his success, Safaru has faced his fair share of challenges and controversies. In 2021, he was arrested and charged with assault following an altercation at a nightclub, but the charges were later dropped. He has also faced criticism for his lyrics, which some have deemed inappropriate or offensive. However, Safaru has remained unapologetic about his art and has continued to speak his mind through his music.
As of 2021, Safaru is one of the most popular and successful artists in the Nigerian music industry, with a dedicated fanbase and a growing international following. He has won numerous awards and accolades for his music, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With his talent and determination, it is clear that Mavin’s Ruger Boy has a bright future ahead of him.
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