Why I won’t go after impersonator performing my songs in Kenya – Ruger

Budding Nigerian singer, Michael Adebayo Olayinka, professionally known as Ruger, has said he would not take legal or any action against a man posing as him in Kenya.

A video went viral days ago which showed a ‘fake Ruger’ performing at an event under the guise that he was the real Ruger, and he is said to have been doing that at different shows.

Speaking on the incident in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, the ‘Girlfriend’ crooner noted that he has no plans to go after the imposter.

On the contrary, Ruger said he wishes the Kenyan who is impersonating him in the East African African country, well. He said the guy is promoting his songs.

“I wish him [‘Fake Ruger’] well, man. I’m happy for him. I won’t shut him down. He’s making his P’s [money]. Everybody must eat.

“My team called my attention to the impersonator but I said man is just trying to hustle. He’s actually promoting my songs in a way because he is not making his own songs and saying it’s Ruger that made the songs.

“He is singing mine, so at the end of the day, they will go back to their houses and stream those songs. That’s the most important thing. Everybody should calm down,” Ruger said.

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