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KENNI WENNA debut finally gets released after 15-year wait

Reggae singer-songwriter KENNI WENNA’s debut album has finally been released 15 years after the East London artist was offered a record deal.

Back in 1997 WENNA was spotted busking in Camden and offered a record contract by Cargill Bruce, the boss of independent Manchester record label Global I.

However the deal fell through when the now-defunct label hit financial problems and the singer was forced back to his day job as a builder.

Fifteen years later Bruce came across WENNA’s demo while rummaging in his garage. Following this rediscovery the Walthamstow-based singer, who had been out of work for two years and faced eviction, received a record deal offer worth £250,000.

For a more detailed account of what happened, check out this Daily Mail report.

His “reggae inspired” album Real Lite has been released under new label The Wenna Project, run by Cargill Bruce.

Check out some clips from the new album on Soundcloud as well as this recent interview from ITV London Tonight.