Usain Bolt reveals future plans

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist says he wants to become an international music star, and shows off his talent with a cricket bat.

By Rory Jiwani
Picture by 2019 Getty Images

Just weeks after dropping a new single, Usain Bolt says he's determined to take his music career worldwide.

Hot on the heels of 'Living The Dream' featuring his friend Nugent 'NJ' Walker, the eight-time Olympic gold medallist is working on a first dancehall EP (extended play).

Speaking to radio station Zip 103 FM, Bolt revealed that he wants to "not only dominate the Jamaican market but also to get into the international market" with his music.

Bolt said, "Music-wise we are working on some new rhythms to drop soon. Knowing the whole pandemic, we’re not trying to rush anything we’re taking our time to make sure the music comes out at the right time. We also have an EP that we are working on so that should be something interesting.

"We're just trying to get a foothold, trying to make people understand that we’re not just here joking around. We're serious about the music so we’re just going to take our time. Just like in track and field, it’s all about work and dedicating and just taking our time.

"We will get there. We believe in ourselves, and we believe in the product that we're putting out there.” - Usain Bolt tells Zip 103 FM about his music plans.

Bolt, 34, has dabbled in several areas since quitting athletics in 2017.

He trained with football teams in Norway, Germany and Australia before shelving those plans in early 2019 declaring his sports life was "over".

Since then he has focused on business interests and music, DJ'ing at night clubs in the capital Kingston as well as pursuing his career as a recording artist.

He has also become a father with daughter Olympia Lightning turning one in May.

Bolt has not completely lost touch with sport, showing his prowess with a cricket bat in his hand.

A post this week showed him playing a cover drive even West Indies legend and fellow Jamaican Chris Gayle, who is also pursuing a dancehall music career, would have been proud of.