The Nigerian rap music veteran, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens popularly known as ‘Ruggedman’, has expressed his joy as his 2007 hit song titled ‘Ruggedy Baba’, enhanced victory of UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya, a.k.a Stylebender.
In an exclusive chat with INDEPENDENT, the dexterous rapper noted how excited and honoured he feels to have his song used by the world champion.
“It makes me feel great and honoured that a great fighter and champion like Israel Adesanya chose my song out of the millions out there. Especially a track with so much depth and cultural message.”
He added; “It shows how deep he is too. Then when he responded to my congratulatory message to him by saying “the song fired him up” it was just a great honour. To top it all up, he won the fight with ease.”
Speaking on how he stumbled on the news, he said; “I did not know the very minute he used it, because I was working on my TV show till late and slept off. But I woke up to a lot of tags and mentions on and about it. I got to know from thousands of tags and mentions on social media when I woke up. It was definitely a good thing to wake up to.”
The dexterous rapper while speaking with Daily Independent, noted how excited and honoured he feels to have his song used by the world champion.