Veteran Nigerian rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens popularly known as Ruggedman, has bagged an “Honorary Award for Integrity”. The rapper was conferred by Africa Integrity Prize (ACP).
The process was held in February/March, 2018, which saw the rapper emerge winner.
The letter indicated that Ruggedman by virtue of receiving and accepting the award, will benefit from United Nations Volunteers for Peace in Africa (UNVPA).
Ruggedman started exploring music in 1999. He produced his own songs and released two tracks in 1999, both which were well-played on radio. Ruggedman launched himself into the music industry in 1999, eventually becoming the most featured rapper in Nigeria.
His albums are all released on his personal label, Rugged Records. Ruggedman has performed worldwide alongside international acts such as Sean Paul, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Maxi Priest, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, and Nas.
The rapper shared a copy of the letter on his gram page.