Ruger has praised Stevo Simple Boy and compared their musical journeys saying that they both overcame all odds.
The Nigerian Afrobeats star will share the same stage as Stevo this coming December 28 for a huge concert in Mombasa. Speaking to a Nigerian radio station Ruger had this to say about the Freshi Barida rapper.”Stevo has shown the world that anything is possible despite trolls and all that. And I am ready to share stage with him.”
The comedian’s one-man crusade to lift local art and artistes has taken him to Mombasa where the December 28 concert will go down. And according to the president of comedy, he has agreed with the event promoters that Ruger will only play second fiddle to the Kenyan artistes on the roster- including Stevo Simple Boy and Ndovu Kuu. In fact, he has seen to it that all the artistes will receive the same VIP treatment in terms of transport and backstage.
“We are here to Ensure the New Venue(Wild Waters Mombasa) for the @stevosimpleboy8 @rugerofficial and @ndovu_kuu Concert is ready and that all the Artists are Treated Equally!!!
1. Stevo Simple Boy will perform last as the Star Attraction
2. Ruger Will do a Collabo with Simple Boy
3. All Artists will be treated equally in terms of Transport Security and Accommodation.”
The comedian turned local entertainment advocate is angry that foreign musical acts are invited as headline performers at local concerts at the expense of our own Kenyan musicians.
In October, Eric Omondi credited Ruger and his team for their branding efforts when they quickly released footage from the packed stadium concert in Meru. He used it to challenge local musicians to up their showbiz game.
This resulted in a revival of his beef with his old nemesis Bien of Sauti Sol who told him to lay off his artists including Bensoul and Nviiri, saying: “Wachana na vijana wangu wewe. Keep Sol Generation out your fucking mouth.” Although the duo later heeded Eric’s challenge and posted their own concert mini-movie.