Michael Stephens, an ace rapper better known as Ruggedman, has premiered ‘What’s Happening With Ruggedman’, a new talk show.
The first episode, dubbed “He Killed My Father”, examined cases of police brutality in the country against the backdrop of the #EndSARS protest.
It also featured Opeyemi, daughter of Onajide Onalaja, a police sergeant, whose father was allegedly killed by a divisional police officer (DPO) in Lagos state.
Onalaja narrated how her late father, who was attached to the Ajangbadi police station, was murdered on May 11. She also claimed that the police gave contradicting reports of the incident that led to his death.
Ruggedman had while announcing the show in March said the initiative would be taking the public through “exciting, entertaining and inspiring interviews from real live experiences.”
In a follow-up post in October, the rapper had said the first three episodes of the show would “take ‘no holds barred’ look at police brutality from different angles.”
“I have had this on hold due to all that’s been happening. It’s time to add another platform for you to amplify yourself,” he had written.
According to him, the goal of the show, which was launched on October 30, “is to give everyone an unbiased platform to speak their minds and be heard and get assistance when needed.“
In September 2019, the award-winning rapper had tackled Nigerian youth for channeling so much energy into the Big Brother Naija reality TV show yet “weak when it comes to issues with respect to politics and police brutality”.
Watch the first episode below:
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