Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton arrives in Jamaica after release from Prison in America

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Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton has arrived in his native Island of Jamaica to a heroic welcome.

The entertainer, who was released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia yesterday, Saturday December 7, 2018 morning, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, Jamaica to wild welcome by fans and well-wishers.

Scores of people had gathered outside the exit of the airport hoping to see the Grammy Award-winning singer, however, reports indicate that the entertainer was routed through another exit and taken to the police Harman Barracks for processing.

Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was arrested on cocaine charges in 2009 and given a mandatory 10-year sentence in 2011.

He was previously scheduled to be released in 2019, however, his release day was last year changed to December 8, 2018.

Days after his conviction, Buju Banton won a Grammy Award for his album Before Dawn. His other albums include ‘Til Shiloh (1995)Inna Heights (1997) and Unchained Spirit (2000).

He earned a Masters’ degree while serving time in jail.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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