Reggae artist "Buggy" has released an insightful debut album reflecting an intense personal and spiritual transformation. The highly anticipated "Buggy Nhakente" was released in association with Hit Island Studios and executively produced by KB Sharp. "Nhakente" which means "The spirit of the people expressed through music", reflects a change from the Lil Buggy who crooned "Nubian Girl" to Buggy Nhakente with tracks like "Peace Pipe" and "I See Them". The eleven track album also features productions from some of Barbados' leading studios, including Worrell Bros, Mo'Lava and Jamaica's Cell Block Studios. Producer KB Sharp has worked with Buggy since he started his singing career 15 years ago, recording Buggy's first ever track in 1994 called "Check Back". Sharp describes Buggy as having 'massive potential and now we present the full package' From the thought provoking intro, the album opens with "Peace Pipe" - a social commentary on mental and physical struggles and how they are manifested at home and abroad. Following this track is "The Family", a phenomenal collaboration with Sizzla Kalonji on the Footsteps riddim produced by KB Sharp, which has become a hit in Barbados and reggae-saturated Jamaica. Showing off his stylistic diversity Buggy then adds a touch of R&B to the track "High", which has the touch of roguish sex appeal certain to appeal to his female fan base. There are two other collaborations on the album-"So In Love" and "The Children" which was born out of a live TV Show featuring Buggy and Sizzla Kalonji as they conceptualized, wrote and recorded this song. The next track "I See Them" produced by Fabian "Minim" Worrell of Worrell Bros Studio, in which Buggy Nhakente gives encouragement to the people, never to give up and keep focused, has gained massive popularity in Barbados and is making strides in the region. In the next track comes the haunting warble of the sitar sitting astride melodic steelpan undertones adds just the right touch of exoticism to the Mo Lava rhythm, which carries the track "Taking Advantage" where the revolutionary in Buggy Nhakente comes out in this lyrically masterful track. The album is rounded out by "The Way it Is" a reality check about the ups and downs of life, "Footsteps" a tribute to mothers, and "Nuh need Dat" an anti-war song produced by Syl Gordon of Cell Block Studio. While others would expect a tentative peeking out from behind the protective screen of live performance with his band FullyLoaded, Buggy Nhakente has strode purposefully onto the world music scene and supplied an intriguing album with a track for just about every taste, while staying true to his spiritual awareness. From the artwork to the prodigious talent presented, Buggy Nhakente the album was well worth the wait!