AT the age of 38, Tino Hunter's only motivation is to return to Rotuma to launch his new music album titled Rotuma He'oa or Rotuma calling.
In 2004, Hunter moved to New Zealand where he polished up his guitar skills and also playing the keyboard.
And in just one year, Hunter was able to write his own songs and compose his own music for the 10 songs in his first album.
The Haga Village, Juju native returned to Fiji early this month, picked up two local budding musicians and with the group, are now traveling to Rotuma to launch their music before family and friends.
"It's a three-piece band, with the two other band boys from Ba and our dancer from Nadi," he said.
"This is our first time together as a group to be traveling to Rotuma and it is going to be exciting. All our hard work will now be put to the test."
Preparing for the launch was not an easy task because it meant spending more money.
But for a man who had so much love for music, he was prepared to spend more than $20,000 to see his album launched back in his homeland.
The group will be in Rotuma for more than a week, as their return to Fiji would depend on the boat service.