Buju Banton
Buju Banton

Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks and Lady G are set for special recognition later this month.

The veteran entertainers will be specially recognized by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA).

All three will be highlighted at the upcoming JaRIA awards ceremony on February 25 at the Little Theatre in St. Andrew.

They are among several persons being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry.

Other award recipients include; Dean Fraser, Orville “Xpressionz” Hall, Elise Kelly, Chevelle Franklin, and Philip “Fatis” Burrell, who will be honored posthumously.

According to JaRIA president, Ewan Thompson, the aim is to “bring out magical moments in history.”

The ceremony promises to be a grand spectacle and will feature a 30-piece reggae orchestra.

“Come enjoy great interpretations of our own music. Come see us honor our colleagues and our friends,” he declared.

The ceremony, of course, falls under the Reggae Month celebrations and pays homage to the standout stars of the culture.

Other activities organized by JaRIA for Reggae Month are Reggae Wednesdays at Emancipation Park in New Kingston and Reggae University.