Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, known by his stage name Ruggedman, born on September 20 (year unidentified) in Ehem, Abia State, is a Nigerian rapper.
A graduate of political science from Lagos State University, Ojo, he started loving music in 1989. He had his own songs done in 1991 and released a CD, which had two tracks.
He was influenced by KRS-One, Dr. Dre, DMX, Eminem and many others. He released an album entitled Thy Album Come, and is now recording an album with Afro hip hop artist Faze . He is also been around the world including Dublin and Durban, South Africa where He says he had the time of his life hanging out with his old time friend, Deji of Soundcity at the 2005 KORA Awards. He is still considered by a larger proportion of Nigerians to be the best rapper ever to emerge from West Africa.
On March 3, 2007, he released his second album, Ruggedy Baba, which includes the lead single Ruggedy Baba (featuring 9ice) and Club Rugged. It moved over 100,000 units after only three weeks of release
I Am Ruggedman
Rugged And Josh Skit
Peace Or War