Nigerian Rapper, Michael ‘Ruggedman’ Stephens, has urged Nigerians to rise up and start questioning the government.


“Nigerians, rise up and wise up. We are the only ones that can help us,” Ruggedman wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

“Slowly we will start asking the right questions, making the right comments,” said the ‘Peace or War’ rapper.

“Facing the right people and then by God’s grace we will get the right leaders cause Nigerians have been suffering for too long.”


In the midst of a heavy recession, many celebrities, like regular Nigerians, have become fed up with the situation.


Ruggedman also endorsed the call for a nationwide protest by 2face Idibia, and tasked Nigerians to have a voice and back it up with action.


“Why did we have petrol price rise to 145 for the sake of global oil price crash and removal of subsidy but such price is still being maintained despite significant reawakening of the oil price from $30/barrel to $56/barrel?

“Who is to be held accountable for the sudden and continuous hike in price of commodities in the market, where for the first time in history, Nigeria is suddenly selling kerosene at 400 naira per litre as against 50 naira per litre, diesel at 300 naira per litre as against 100 naira per litre and petrol from 87 naira to 145 naira? Yet maintaining the same systems, environment and maybe a lesser money spending government.

“There’s need for Nigerians to rise against what is happening in this country having waited patiently for the legislatures that were elected to represent the people all to no avail.”


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