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Seemingly Unmoved by His Son’s Online Outburst, Buju Banton Trods On With Long Walk to Freedom Concert, Tomorrow.

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Just one day away from the first concert event to celebrate his freedom, some three months after his release, Buju Banton faced fiery criticism overnight, this as his son, Markus, lashed out at the entertainer, in online Instagram posts.

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Buju Banton’s highly anticipated first concert takes place at the Jamaica National Stadium tomorrow. The concert will see artistes like Chronixx, Ghost, Cocoa Tea, Singing Melody and Lust, Agent Sasco, Romain Virgo, Etana and Buju’s son Jahazeil, share the stage with the ‘Hills and Valleys’ singer. Overnight, Markus Myrie, one of Buju’s 17 children, lashed out at his father, even threatening to press charges against his father. His sentiments, presumably expressed in a fit of rage, were posted on IG stories, with the young music producer resorting to calling his father a “coke head” among other harsh expressions. He expressed hurt, saying that his mother had not raised him to allow anyone to speak to him in any untoward manner, further saying that he had no need to ask his father for anything.

Buju Banton in rehearsals for tomorrow’s concert.

Thus far, Buju’s team has yet to comment on the situation, even as many media outlets have ran with the story- many questioning the reason for the outburst. The Long Road to Freedom Tour meanwhile, continues to be a highly anticipated concert event in Jamaica tomorrow. Security for the event is said to be high- Marlon Burke of Solid Agency saying, security for the event will be one of the highest in concert history. Among the high profile names already on the island of Jamaica, ahead of the concert event tomorrow are DJ Khaled and Shyne.

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Jamaica’s Koffee Nominated for A Grammy Award. Youth Could Steal the Show!

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Nineteen-year-old Jamaican reggae artist, Koffee has been nominated by the Grammy nomination committee for her first Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. It’s the first nomination for the Spanish Town native who is the youngest solo reggae act to have gotten a nomination in the category.

Koffee is going head to head with Julian Marley with “As I Am,” Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and Third World with “More Work To Be Done” which was produced by Damian Marley.

This is Koffee’s first nomination for a Grammy Award. The EP was also her debut.

The young entertainer released her debut EP, ‘Rapture’ in March this year. She appeared at major concerts which featured Buju Banton and other prominent acts, in the aftermath of the EP’s release, promoting her music and offering fans, especially in the Caribbean, a better opportunity to feel her vibe. In Trinidad in April, when Buju headlined the I Am Legend concert, Koffee was added to the cast much to the anticipation of her younger fan base. Her momentum never slowed and she never disappointed. Fast forward to November and the young, positive influencer is showing signs of musical greatness for many years to come.

Other Jamaican entertainers who have enjoyed Grammy Award success are Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear, among others.

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Buju Signals Imminent Music Release. Teaser Suggests Artiste Remains Guarded.

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Being incarcerated for almost 10 years, for a crime one vehemently denies committing, would change a man’s life forever. Mark Myrie, the man many know and easily refer to as Buju Banton, is yet to officially speak to any media house in the aftermath of his release from US prison. Ten months ago, Buju felt freedom once again and since that time, like a bird released from a cage, the ‘Optimistic Soul’ singer has unceasingly sung – his spirit soaring most when on stage, with mic in hand.

On the weekend, Buju and a cast of other powerful Caribbean entertainers including Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons, performed for a massive crowd at Dominica’s World Creole Festival. On the heels of that, he’s unleashed a teaser video for a brand new single with Dave Kelly, one of the most successful dancehall producers in Jamaica. Kelly is known for producing Cham’s international hit, ‘Ghetto Story,’ which was later remixed by RnB hit maker, Alicia Keys. He’s also credited as the creator of the Showtime riddim- a widely popular riddim in the Caribbean. The teaser hears Buju’s vocals behind an echoing sentiment, ‘mi no trust phone,’ something that can be easily believed, considering the fact that the artist has maintained that he was entrapped ten years ago.

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THANK YOU DOMINICA . . . . 🎥 by @musictraveltour

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The latest piece of musical work will follow four singles done by Buju since his release. ‘Pay The Price’, ‘Country for Sale’, ‘Holy Ground’ and Holy Mountain, which also features Jamaica’s Sizzla Kalonji and Mavado. The latter two singles form part of DJ Khaled’s ‘Father of Asahd’ album which was released in May this year.

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Suh… mi done chat

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