Ruggedman opens up his strategy for the foundation night.
Michael Stephens aka Ruggedman, a renowned Nigerian rapper, is behind the Foundation Night, a project that aims to honor the country’s artists on a regular basis.
This was revealed by Ruggedman to The Nation during the just-concluded Foundation Night at Club Pluto in Lekki, Lagos, during an interview.
As opposed to the yearly Foundation concert, which only included newer artists, the rap group said that Foundation Night would feature established musicians as well as those from the next generation.
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For the gig’s purpose, he stated that classic, evergreen music will be the focus.
He said; “I don’t want to wait to celebrate Nigerian entertainers once a year, I decided to pick one or two or three entertainers from my time to host and celebrate them once a month,”
“I want a situation where when people hear Foundation Night they would know that this is a place where they can come and see artists from my time. So that’s what foundation night is about.
“I like to grow things organically so I am building this from the ground up the same way I am building Foundation Concert from the ground up. It’s going to be artists from my time but of course, supported by younger artists.
“Next month which is June, I have Cynthia Morgan, and already taking with one more person that is gonna come on with Cynthia Morgan. I already have Reminisce for July so it’s gonna be monthly and it’s going to be fun.”
He also stressed the significance of enlisting the aid of coworkers and companies in order to see his ambitious ambitions through to fruition.