True fans of incarcerated hit maker of the Caribbean, Mark Myrie, best known as Buju Banton, have begun to prepare themselves for his return to them. The Grammy award winning dancehall and reggae superstar has been making light of his incarceration via his social media posts in recent days. On Tuesday afternoon, even as one urban frequency in Trinidad played some 20 minutes of his music, Buju’s Instagram page was updated with an image of him behind a microphone and captioned, “have no fear of evil people. What you should fear are evil friends.”
Trinidad and Tobago’s urban frequencies have stood firm over the years, and in recent days, there has been a seemingly subliminal sentiment being sent by DJs and personalities- one that says, ‘the days and months are drawing closer’. Five days ago, a pensive image of the artiste who has given the world years of what some would attest to being the best reggae and dancehall contributions, was posted to Instagram. That image was captioned, “Make moves with two steps ahead in mind.”
Buju’s success was halted in 2009 when he was detained in the United States and slapped with charges of gun possession and conspiracy to distribute and possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine. The gun possession charge was eventually dropped. He will be released in December 2018. There is much talk surrounding his release and while many are claiming official right to his concert bookings, there has been no official word from Mark Myrie or his attorney, as to which person or entity will be allowed to act on his behalf.