While some Nigerian entertainers were receiving and celebrating their Headies awards, Ruggedman was honoured with a very special award.Â
The entertainer, who just got back from Cross River State, where he kicked off the first edition of his 9-City PlayStation 4 virtual soccer competition â€œRugged Premier Leagueâ€, received The African Integrity Prize for Integrity in Art.
African Integrity prize honours Africaâ€™s best, noble men and women, companies and institutions with exceptional integrity.
Ruggedman, who sometime ago was made a United Nations Peace Ambassador, has added this new feather to his cap, courtesy of the African Child Foundation.
It is obvious there is more to Michael Ugochukwu Stephenâ€™s than just entertainment.
He is one of the very few Nigerian entertainers, who go above and beyond being a celebrity to being a voice for the voiceless and is always giving back to the community.
Apart from revolutionising the Nigerian music industry, despite all the controversies, he is a humanitarian. He has a big heart and he is special.
Congratulations Ruggedman. Keep making a difference. We need more role models like you.