Well, eight years and two degrees later and it seems Jon is finally ready to become the big star fans of the show hoped he would be.
Following a brief stint as a fake housemate on the recently-concluded season ofBig Brother Naija, Jon is cleverly using all the visibility the show gave him to re-releasehis 2014 sleeper hitUncle Suru with the help ofAdekunle GoldandSimi.
The 2014 version of Uncle Suru was an underheard gem, but we doubt this astonishing remake will have the same problem. Its a massive hit waiting to happen; and Jon couldnt have picked better artistes to help give the song new lifethan the consistently brilliant pairing ofAdekunle Gold and Simi.
Speaking withBella Naijaabout what inspired the song, Jon said:
In 2014, I Received A Call From My Brother Informing Me That My Friend Suru (Who Inspired Me To Sing) Had Died In A Boko Haram Bomb Blast.
I Was Heartbroken And Just Began Humming Uncle Suru, Later That Day I Wrote The Song With My Brother.
Its A Letter To Suru, Telling Him Im Chasing My Dreams, Not Giving Up Even Though It Is Not Easy.
Jon is currently working on an album; and if all the songs are as refreshing as Uncle Suru then we are all in for something really special.
Download Uncle Suruhere and listen to ithere