Buju Banton’s first live performance in Jamaica is set for next year.
The Dancehall/Reggae icon will take the stage to mark his triumphant return in March. The exact location and date remains unknown for now.
Buju Banton’s longtime friend and producer, Donovan Germain shared the amazing news over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Germain disclosed that the “Wanna Be Loved” singer is taking some time to be with his family before he starts speaking to the media.
He added that Banton’s first priority is to spend quality time with his family. The Grammy-Winning recording artiste is said to be in a good mood and has gained weight during his incarceration.
Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was arrested on cocaine charges in 2009 and given a mandatory 10-year prison sentence in 2011.
He was previously scheduled to be released in 2019, but his release date was last year changed to December 8, 2018. He ended up being freed a day earlier, and contrary to the expectations of many Jamaicans was promptly flown directly to Kingston.
Days after his conviction, Banton won a Grammy Award for his album ‘Before Dawn’. His other most noted albums include ‘Til Shiloh’ (1995), ‘Inna Heights’ (1997) and ‘Unchained Spirit’ (2000).6