25 years on…
Gospel deejay Prodigal Son will celebrate his 25th year in gospel music next year.
Now based in Atlanta, Georgia, Prodigal Son says his first book, a tour, and new music will be released to commemorate the milestone.
“I will be releasing new music, some singles, and then an album. The album will be my eighth full-length project. I will also be doing a tour to promote the album, so we are looking at the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, US, and Canada,” Prodigal Son shared in an interview with the Jamaica Observer on Friday.
The title of his first book is The Blaak Sheep and, according to the entertainer, it will be a tell-all book.
“This book will be about my total life from being a child to where I am. It’s a no-holds-barred book,” he said.
Prodigal Son (real name Calvin Whilby), who became a born again Christian in 1998, released his first gospel recording in 1999 titled I Wish. The song quickly became a hit on local radio and opened the floodgates for subsequent hits, including Woe, Radikal Style, Jesus Bigger, Catch a Fire, Journey, Still Standing, and Head Caan Hot Suh.
Prodigal Son’s last album, Pure Gold, was released in 2017.
The artiste said he hasn’t performed in Jamaica in seven years.
“I have been focusing on the rest of the world and trying to find roots deeper in the US and other parts of the world. I’ve also been spending time trying to figure out me and where I’m going. I think I have done everything I needed to do in Jamaica. I’ve always wanted to do and achieve more, and I’ve reached a place where I can give more of myself and spend time with my children,” Prodigal Son disclosed.
He relocated from Jamaica some 10 years ago and resided in New York and Florida before settling in Atlanta.