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Barely a month after winning the 2008 “Best Rap Album” award at the Hip Hop World Awards, Ruggedman has won the “Best Rap Artist” award at the just concluded Nigerian Music Awards in Owerri, Imo state.

"Last year a lot of fans called and asked why Ruggedy Baba did not win any award and we told them that it was because "Ruggedy Baba" album didn't fall in the category it was nominated.

Now,we thank God because we're just half way through the year and already Ruggedman has won two prestigous awards. We will be throwing a party to celebrate the wins soon", he said.

Meanwhile, Ruggedman's clothes hit the market yesterday as the NMA and HHWMA winner formally announced the sales outlets. The event, which took place at the Nu Metro Store yesterday, had in attendance 9ice and Wande Coal.

The “Gongo Aso” crooner apparently had settled with Ruggedman on the Honda Accord he lost in a bet after placing the car on Chelsea to beat Man Utd in the Champions League. To Ruggedman, it was a dream come true to finally see his clothesline roll out in several outlets in Lagos.

“After my Lagos distribution outlets have been taken care of, I look forward to exploring other states, particularly Abuja and P/Harcourt”, he said.

On the presence of 9ice who had earlier gone into hiding after losing out in his League bet, Ruggedman said “it was a friendly bet, though I never expected 9ice would just disappear.

“We are still cool, I've allowed him to have his car. Maybe if he had two cars, I wouldn't have changed my mind”, he said.