‘Girlfriend’ hitmaker Ruger arrives in Kenya ahead of Walker Town Concert in Meru

Celebrated Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter Ruger has arrived in Kenya ahead of the highly anticipated Walker Town Concert, which will take place on October 8, 2022, at Kinoru Stadium in Meru County.

Michael Adebayo Olayinka, better known as Ruger, arrived in the country on Tuesday and has guaranteed fans an amazing performance at the concert, which he will headline.

During a meet-and-greet event at Sankara Hotel, the ‘Girlfriend’ hitmaker expressed his delight at returning to Kenya to perform.

“It feels good to be back in Kenya. I always wanted to come back to Kenya after a wonderful experience last year. I am therefore grateful to Johnnie Walker for making that wish come true by bringing me to perform at the Walker Town Concert. To all my Kenyan fans, be sure to come to Meru this Saturday; expect good music from yours truly and I look forward to meeting you all and having great vibes,” said Ruger.

On her part, EABL Head of Spirits, Flavia Othim said; “The Walker Town Concert will be a celebration of all good things—music, art, food, and of course your favorite whisky Johnnie Walker. We want to go every step of the way and ensure that our consumers enjoy their time at Meru. The very essence of who we are as a company lies in our ability to create unique platforms for consumers to enjoy their products, so this concert is a testament to our dedication to doing just that,” said Othim.

She further called on revelers to take up the opportunity to experience an out-of-town one-of-a-kind concert; “I want to call upon every music enthusiast to gear themselves up for a truly special concert experience. If you love your Kenyan and Afropop music, then you should be at the Kinoru Stadium this coming Saturday. The fact that the event will be held at a relatively different location outside the usual Nairobi, makes for an even greater sense of excitement and anticipation.

The event, courtesy of Johnnie Walker will also feature Kenya’s top artists including Nviiri the storyteller, Bensoul, Femi One, and top DJs namely DJ Grauchi, DJ Tibz, DJ Lisney, and DJ Protégé.

Ruger is currently a household name in the Afrobeat music scene, enjoying a huge fan base across the continent. Just like many other Nigerian musicians, Ruger’s musical career started off in the church choir. He already had an interest in music from a young age and that didn’t come as a surprise as his family members were music lovers.

Ruger came in contact with veteran Nigerian singer D’Prince in 2020 who listened to some of his songs and picked interest in him. From then, D’Prince started grooming him to become a proper musician.

Ruger made his debut in January 2021 with the single ‘One Shirt’ featuring D’Prince and Rema. He has since gone on to release numerous hit songs that continue to rule the Afrobeat music scene including; Girlfriend, Dior, WeWe, Snapchat, Bounce, and many others.

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