Why I chose to end rift with BNXN - Singer, Ruger

Afrobeats singer and songwriter, Michael Olayinka, aka Ruger, has opened up on the reason for ending his longtime beef with colleague BNXN, formerly known as Buju.

He said comparison destroys joy even though it is necessary for the game, they realised that it would favour them to look beyond that and come together to make good music.

The former Jonzing World signee talked about the inspiration behind his latest singles ‘Luv Again’ and ‘Make Way’ and what necessitated the release of R&B.

According to the ‘Asiwaju’ crooner, artists are releasing below-par music but using money to promote it; however, the difference can be noticed in ‘R&B’, which he recorded with BNXN.

Ruger said, “Comparison is a killer of joy, but it’s necessary for the game. This is what is entertaining these people. The arguments and all that.

“We looked beyond that [the comparisons] and asked, ‘How can we push good music together?’ There’s a lot of distraction in the music space now.

“Some people are releasing things that are not good, but they are using money to push them, and it’re flying. If you look at the ‘RnB’ project, it’s very good music.”