A Dollar Is N490 And Our President Is On Vacation: Ruggedman Soliloquizes


A Dollar Is N490 And Our President Is On Vacation: Ruggedman Soliloquizes.

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari started touring the world soon after he assumed office and he is currently on vacation for health purposes.

Like most concerned Nigerians, Ruggedman the rapper expressed his anger with the President Buhari’s led administration by writing a poem on the premise of the vacation Mr. President embarked on while the country he left behind suffered.

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The speed at which the economy deteriorated between the end of the past administration and now is just so fast that even the so-called ‘well-to-do’ who would normally not complain about price hike of commodities are forced to speak up.

Ruggedman took to his Instagram page to pen a poem titled “Our president is on vacation.”

Read the poem below:

“Our president is on vacation . . . Nigerian illegal immigrants are allegedly being killed in Libya…

Our president is on vacation . . .  A bottle of kerosene that used to sell for N100 now sells for N550…

Our president is on vacation . . . We still do not have light but.

Our president is on vacation . . . Herdsmen are killing innocent people.

Our president is on vacation . . . Schools are on strike…

Our president is on vacation . . . Dollar is N490 now and… Our president is on vacation . . .


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Born as Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, Ruggedman is one of the old wines in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He hails from Ohafia in Abia state and is a Political scientist from Lagos State University.

Ruggedman started music professionally in 1999 and has performed alongside international acts like KC & Jojo, Guru, Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Wayne Wonder, Ja Rule, Kevin Little, Maxie Priest, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Nas, and Nelly.

He has also worked with Tuface Idibia, P-Square, 9ice, Flavour, M.I, Ice Prince, JJC Skillz, Niyola, George Nathaniel, Da Grin, Chinaydu, Terry G, and Wande Coal.


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For three consecutive years [2009-2011], Ruggedman was the host of Nigerian Breweries Plc sponsored Reality TV Talent Show, Star Quest. He also anchored the MTN Project Fame Official Press Media Launch in 2008 and 2009, thanks to his eloquence.

Ruggedman runs a clothing line called “20th Sept” Wear, named after his birthday and is currently a United Nations Ambassador For Peace.

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He has a collection of awards which includes but not limited to Best New Artist at the 2001 Fame Awards, and same for 2003 Award For Musical Excellence (AMEN AWARD).

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