Veteran rapper Michael Ugochukwu Steven aka Ruggedman has asserted that Afrobeats is full of talentless people.
According to him many ‘artists’ are just hiding behind the Afrobeats banner.
Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, he said:
“When you ask me what Afrobeats is, I would say Afrobeats is what a lot of talentless people hide behind.
“They said, ‘Afrobeats to the world.’ I said, ‘No. It’s some artists to the world.’ It’s not the Afrobeats , it’s some artists.”
He also revealed that it hurts when people tell him on social media that his time as an artist has passed, Ruggedman said:
“But what I said to myself is whoever he or she is listening to right now is inspired by me.”