Like life, there’s a place for everything in the Nigerian music industry. Don’t get it twisted, I am one of the few that understands the fact that there’s time to gyrate to the several loud trending sounds designed to be danced to at parties and clubs but I also have time to bump my head to some great sound masterly put together by great artistes, likes of; Timi Dakolo, Adekunle Gold, Simi, Asa and Ruby Gyang.

Gone are the days when artistes with alternative sound struggled to find space in the Nigerian music industry. These days, the game has taken a different turn. Every sound that comes good with the streets whether it’s slow or fast temple, will gain momentum. This is the story of the hard working Ruby Gyang. Her story in the music industry reads like an Oscar award winning script. Her pursuits of excellence are earning her more respect day in day out.

The Soul & RnB music diva is out with another highly anticipated EP ‘This Is Love’ featuring Nneka, Naeto C, Ajebutter 22 & Bez. Along with the ‘This Is Love’ EP release, Ruby Gyang has decided to further quench the thirst of her ever
ardent listeners and fans with the video to Shakara featuring Ajebutter 22
off the EP. The video to Shakara was directed by Clarence Peters and shot
in Lagos State.

Ruby Gyang transformed her raw emotions and married it with lyrical
audacity, consummated on a bed of phenomenal music, to deliver a
breathtaking work of art. With production credits to Jude Abaga, L37,
Chopstix, Kahli Abdu, Charlie X, Shady Bizniz, Sizzle Pro & Cobhams Asuquo,
‘This Is Love’ EP is already being termed as a Nigerian Music Industry
‘game-changer’ by music pundits who have had the privilege of having first
Is it right to say that you and your music seems to have evolved in the last one year?

Absolutely. I’m always evolving as an artist. With each passing year
come new experiences, influences and ideas and it reflects in my music.

Pop music seems to be dominating the airwaves, what are the plans for great music from artiste like yourself and the best of alternative music out there to have a chunk of that time.

I no longer call myself an alternative artist. I think it’s too
limiting… I make music and what experience had shown is that music has a way of finding the people who it’s meant for. A summary of my plans are to push my “This Is Love’ EP to the max. Release at least two videos off it.
Then begin putting out the singles off my album by the second half of the
year. Organize intimate performances periodically so my fans (#MyRubees) can get to experience me up close and personal, and collaborations with artists in Nigeria and Africa. My thing is I know If one believes and works hard long enough, success is inevitable.

– Mystreetz Mgazine


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