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Lots of talentless people hiding behind Afrobeats – Ruggedman

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Veteran rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Steven, aka Ruggedman, has said a lot of “talentless people” are hiding behind the Afrobeats banner.

According to him, the term Afrobeats is for talentless people.

“When you ask me what Afrobeats is, I would say Afrobeats is what a lot of talentless people hide behind,” Ruggedman said in a candid interview with Chude Jideonwo.


“They said, ‘Afrobeats to the world.’ I said, ‘No. It’s some artists to the world.’ It’s not the Afrobeats [genre], it’s some artists.”

He also revealed that it is hurting when people tell him on social media that his time as an artist has passed “but what I said to myself is whoever he or she [the troll] is listening to right now is inspired by me.”

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