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Buju Banton’s Son, and Fellow Entertainers Ready for His Return to Jamaica.

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Buju Banton’s son and others are excited for his return to their homeland.

At just around 3pm Trinidad and Tobago time, one of Buju Banton’s sons, Jahazeil, ignited the flame of celebration that would engulf his father’s return to Jamaica. From as early as midday, Caribbean media houses began delivering news that Buju Banton would be freed from the Mc Rae Correctional Facility in Georgia, USA, one day earlier than expected. While there has still been no official word from any representative of the artist, Buju’s son, in his latest Instagram post, said, “#reggaemusic Ready @bujuofficial.”

His comment sparked eager sentiments from other entertainers, among them Spragga Benz and Queen Ifrica. Spragga Benz- a fellow dancehall artiste who’s come-up in the industry was just around Buju’s time, commented on Jahazeil’s post saying, “Now is the time.”

The Jamaica Observer sites a source close to Buju Banton, as saying he had been freed and would be back in Jamaica as early as tonight- December 7th. The Jamaica Gleaner said Buju had been released, as highlighted by a correctional official in the United States. Meanwhile, Jamaican media house, IRIE FM, earlier said a highly placed source told them the artiste would arrive in Jamaica on a chartered flight from the US, tomorrow.

The world has anticipated the reggae icon’s release for the past nine years. Prior to his incarceration, in his last interview, the ‘Til Shiloh’ hitmaker had expressed a sense of unease over the direction dancehall music had been headed. In an interview on the Jamaican television program, On Stage in 2016, Buju spoke of many things, among these, the fact that the youth need guidance. He also said there was great need for unity.

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No Stopping The Rasta Preacher Now. DJ Khaled Delivers Buju Banton to Even His Detractors.

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The irony. In a world where a man can be entrapped miles away from his home country, detained for near 10 years, released, and return to being an even bigger symbol of power and positivity than he ever was, proves there are no limits. Buju Banton’s fire blazes on.

Internationally acclaimed multi millionaire music mogul, DJ Khaled’s been a close friend and ally of Mark Myrie, the artiste we all fondly refer to as Buju Banton, for some 19 years. Khaled, a US national born to Palestinian parents, has been grounded enough to know the sweet beauty that can often be found in the harsh rubble of ghetto cultured living. It’s no surprise that his latest album release, an honorary tribute to his young son, Asahd, features a few of Jamaica’s best, among them Buju Banton, Sizzla Kalonji and Mavado.


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Nailah’s Sick! Here’s Why.

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Not in the literal sense.

Nailah Blackman

Ok… ok… let’s clear this up. The soca hottie’s in need of no pill or treatment. Nailah’s perfectly healthy but she’s got a sick ambition that’s almost guaranteed to take her on a whirlwind career adventure. Truth be told, female artistes in the Caribbean’s less structured music industry, often find themselves falling victim to the rigors of their reality. It’s really not as glamorous as they make it look on social media. Nailah Blackman’s however in the running to becoming one of the caribbean’s biggest superstars if she continues to play her cards right.

Here’s why we say that!

  1. Nailah’s got grit. Unlike every other female soca artiste in the business, Nailah’s stuck to her goal of delivering music the people will enjoy year round. She isn’t getting caught up in the politics of the music business, and since she kicked off her career just about two years ago, she’s remained consistent.
  2. She understands the power of Social Media. In a world where social media platforms are ruining lives, perpetuating violence and encouraging gossip and vanity, Nailah’s using it all to her advantage. She’s got her fan accounts, her hashtag game on lock and she’s filling in all the Caribbean entertainment gaps with posts on all the trending platforms, which essentially keeps the buzz on her, constantly.
  3. She’s focused on upping her game. Now, the harsh truth of the entertainment industry is that from the moment you stop trying to be the best, you fall all the way to the back of the class. In the Caribbean especially, the odds are harshly against the rise of female entertainers. For Patrice Roberts, Nailah Blackman, Destra Garcia, Spice, Shenseea, Fay Ann Lyons, Nessa Preppy and the lot of gals in the race, consistency and development is imperative. In her short time at the forefront of the music industry, Blackman’s team has secured her placement at the BET Awards, Coachella and other top tiered industry events. She’s been to Jamaica Carnival and several other major Carnival related events worldwide. Truth is, she picked up steam and she has never slowed down.
  4. Nailah’s interested in meaningful collaborations. Maybe she’s a true believer in the Law of Attraction but it seems like this has been working to her advantage. Nailah’s been on a relationship building drive. Her collaborations, in a very short space of time with artistes like Kees, Shenseea, Fay Ann Lyons, Sekon Sta and Erphaan Alves, Tarrus Riley and Ding Dong have proven incredibly effective. She’s pretty much been building a catalogue of music that’s unparalleled while at the same time, benefitting from powerful networks. Now, she’s on to creating her debut album, outside of Trinidad and Tobago.
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