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Buju Banton’s Latest Instagram Post Will Give You Goose Bumps…

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The countdown is now on on to Buju Banton’s freedom. The entertainer has spent almost 10 years behind bars for a crime he maintains his innocence for. Buju is scheduled to be released from the McRae Correctional Institution in Georgia, USA, in December this year. Fans of the incarcerated entertainer anticipate the day, hopeful that a massive concert event will be scheduled immediately thereafter.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie today posted an image of himself to Instagram. He captioned it simply :

What u did, what you took, shall all be restored. I don’t hate I just meditate. 

He has maintained some connectivity with the outside world via social media, and even launched his Buju Banton apparel line- an online merchandise store, which sells everything Buju branded.

The anticipation for the artiste’s return is high. In October 2017, fellow artiste, Sean Paul visited Buju and later told the the media that Buju remained in great spirits. “Tell everybody say 12 months time and you can expect greatness again,” said Sean Paul of the artiste’s message to his fans on the outside.

He revealed that Buju had been teaching classes while in prison and had been keeping fit and eating healthy.

 

 

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Shal Marshall Among Hot Caribbean Acts to Hit Major HOT97 Summer Stage This Month.

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Soca and Reggae music again takes centre stage outside of the Caribbean at the end of this month when New York’s HOT97 hosts its On ‘Da Reggae and Soca Tip.’ The event has seen artistes like Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Fay Ann Lyons, Gyptian, Kranium, Shaggy, Barrington Levy and many others, over the years and this year Mr. Splinters- Shal Marshall, is billed to perform.

Set to take place at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island on August 31st from 7:3pm, this summer’s  HOT 97 Caribbean feature event will also feature T&T’s Nailah Blackman, the young artiste who was nominated in July for a BET Award. Other artistes on the cast include Jamaica’s Ding Dong, Aidonia, Konshens, Elephant Man, Masicka and Kranium.

Both Shal Marshall and Nailah Blackman have been holding their own since the end of Carnival 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago, proving that they are ready and able to make it to major world stages. Marshall is currently making waves with a new single called “Trending,” which sits on the Monkey Steel riddim. Blackman meanwhile, recently released a new video for a remixed single done with Jamaica’s Ding Dong. That single is called, “Birthday Song.”  Check it out on our featured video tab.

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Nailah, Shenseea, Alison Replace Rihanna in Barbados CropOver Action.

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The energy surrounding Barbados’ annually anticipated Crop Over fun, was no different this year. Despite the absence of the Bajan pop princess, Rihanna on the island, CropOver was filled with smiles, good vibes and even acclaimed female celebs, loved world over and definitely in the Caribbean.

Bajan Soca Queen, Alison Hinds represented as she always does, donning a one piece costume that did her body absolute justice. She was all smiles, soaking in the hot Caribbean sun, parading the route and at one point, taking a wine with fellow soca entertainer, Sekon Sta, atop a music truck, as you would’ve seen above.

Nailah Blackman was picture perfect for CropOver.

Annually, many make their way over to Barbados for Cropover. The fete circuit, many agree, is becoming quite similar to the Trinidad and Tobago carnival fete vibe, with many all inclusive events offering true carnival bliss to fetters on that island.

Rihanna was not at Cropover this year.

Over the past few weeks, a number of Soca stars thrilled soca lovers in Barbados, among them, Shal Marshall, Patrice Roberts and Nailah Blackman. Blackman was even a part of the Kadooment day fun, sharing her sexy physique, all dolled up in her costume provided by Khepri Kulture, with social media fans. The ‘Sokah’ singer who recently appeared as a guest on Canada’s ‘Your Morning Show’, was in her glee to say the least, having been spotted in the company of her Jamaican sister, Shenseea, at one point. The two have become best buds since recording ‘Baddish’ together last year.

Rihanna is likely to pop up on the Copover scene next year. The internationally acclaimed singer, actress and businesswoman has been working on what Rolling Stone reported to be two albums, soon to be released.

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