Renowned Nigerian music artist, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, popularly known as Ruger, has stirred up a storm of controversy with his recent statements regarding Nigerian women.
In a candid interview with The Beat 99.9 FM in Lagos, Ruger asserted that Nigerian women are not the best in the world, suggesting that men who have traveled extensively would concur with his viewpoint.
Ruger, whose hit track “Asiwaju” has made waves in the music industry, candidly expressed his perspective on the topic. “I can say for sure, we [Nigerians] don’t have the best women in the world. Yes, that’s a fact. No man that has been around [the world] would just say that [Nigeria has the best women],” he stated emphatically.
While acknowledging that Nigeria boasts its share of good women, the artist contended that the title of “best woman” is a subjective matter. “We have good women but we don’t have the best. You think there are white women that don’t have ‘booties’? They lied to us actually that white girls don’t have booty. Hmm, you need to see. I have seen firsthand,” Ruger added.
The statement that has stirred considerable debate, however, pertains to his reluctance to perform with female fans on stage in Nigeria, a practice he claims to engage in without hesitation abroad. Ruger attributed this difference to his perception of Nigerian girls as “liars.”
“Personally, I don’t think I would get any girl on stage in Nigeria. Because most people that were criticizing me for dancing with female fans on stage at that time were Nigerians. I don’t want no problems, man. I will just do my time and leave,” Ruger explained.
He further elaborated on his decision, stating, “Actually, I don’t want problems with Nigerians. My people are toxic. And most of the girls in Nigeria, they are in relationships, so I don’t want someone to come for me. Nigerian girls are liars, actually.”
Ruger’s remarks have ignited a firestorm of opinions across social media platforms, with fans and critics alike sharing their views on his statements. While some argue that his comments are controversial and generalizing, others assert that he is entitled to his personal opinions.
Watch him speak below:
"100%, Nigeria does not have the best women in the world… My people are toxic and Nigerian girls are liars"
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