Monday, February 24, 2020

Buju Banton Released From US Prison

Buju Banton has been released from prison after serving eight years at the McRae Correctional institution in the United States, it has been reported.

The 45 year old reggae singer was arrested in December 2009 on drugs charges and sentenced to 10 years in jail following his conviction in 2011.

The Jamaica Gleaner reported that his initial release date was set as February 2019, but was later revised to December 8, 2018.

And although some initial reports suggested that it was not clear when Buju Banton,whose real name is Mark Myrie, would return to his native Jamaica, the Guardian said that on 8 December, the gravelly voiced rastafari artist will be put on a plane in Florida and flown to Kingston to a nation that has been eagerly awaiting him.

“I want to continue making music,” the performer said in a recently released statement.

The Guardian quoted Jamaica’s culture minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange as saying  that while there is no getting over the fact that he was convicted, Buju was loved long before he was convicted and he will be loved just the same, “even if he comes home in handcuffs.”


  1. Dont turn a drug dealer into some kind of idol.He can be a good singer,but he was a idiot,surrounded by gangsters,that make a living shooting the competition,selling drugs.Hope he learnt something,but I doubt it,he will be back,as the saying goes, old fox aint going to change his hair.

  2. There but for the grace of God go I. One never knows when he or she will be in a predicament. So let no one point a finger, because 4 will be pointing back at us. We have to be very careful. Judge not. Let us forgive and live and let live. Bless Buju.

  3. People who go to jail are just the same as us. maybe they have made bad choices and they have paid for them. If you want to live in a make belief world where outward appearance is the norm then go ahead.

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