Popular Gbedu crooner, Jesse King, popularly addressed as Buga, is set to release his new album on February 2, 2020.

National Sketch caught up with the music star at the 2019 conference of Ladies and Gentlemen Rhythms in Ijebu- Ode, Ogun State at the weekend, where the event took place.

Buga, who rejected an invitation to perform at a show to be part of the conference, was presented with an award for his tenacity of purpose and commitment to the membership of LG Rhythms.

President, LG Rhythms, Dr. Titus Adeniyi Ale, presents Jesse King with the award, ably supported by other members at the gala & award night

“The ceremony was wholesome, I didn’t expect it and I give thanks to God, my followers and fans who have been with me from day one till today, I want to say thank you to the group for the award,” he said.

When he was asked how he felt to be awarded on the night, he said “I believe in hard work, you have to be original from where you are born and stick to the root of culture and who you are, that’s the original.

“I was away from the country, doing something else like tourism. Tourism is also part of me, so when I was away from Nigeria, tourism took over me, that’s why I said I am dropping my album soon. The title of the album is not known for now,” he said.

Buga however, said that things had gone wrong in Nigeria now, adding that the country needed a lot of healing.

“So I am bringing therapy into our minds to heal our wounds. What we need to listen to now is something to heal us and not to add to our problems.

“When we are healed, we would be happy and we will be good.

“To my fans, I want to tell them that I am back. I had been away for some time, but noe I am back.

“Of course we have a lot to do together, I am dropping my new album in year 2020.

“There had been lots of speculations that I would not be back. For those who are into music, they should be focused and trust God, with God everything is possible,” he said.

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