Buju Banton Reminds Jamaicans Why He’s "The Champion" In Welcome Back Concert

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After enduring Eight-long years in jail on drug trafficking costs, Buju Banton deliberate to rejoice his return to civilian life with all of Jamaica current for the celebration, both in-person, in spirit, or by a reside telecast. The "Long Walk to Freedom" live performance, as Buju Banton labeled it, evidently his first in over Eight years, went down final evening on the National Stadium in Kingston.

Thanks to DJ Khaled, and the Jamaican large in attendance, loads of footage of exists from the live performance. Buju's longtime musical director Lenky Marsden was shut behind, as had been Wayne Marshall, Ghost, LUST, Buju's son Jahazeil Myrie, Cocoa Tea, and Koffee, all performing throughout the extravaganza.

Koffee herself a rising expertise within the Jamaican music trade, wound up interrupting Cocoa Tea midperformance. The irony being, Cocoa is a residing legend whose catalog various songs about consorting with for young women, of no relation to Koffee on the evening.

A day earlier than Buju Banton was set to hit the stage, his estranged son Markus (not Jahazell) made waves within the press after demonizing his father on social media, in a put up that referred to as for the dancehall legend to be reinstated in jail. "So a lot drama since December," Markus wrote. "This man wants to return to jail and lifeless in deh."

And but, Buju Banton discovered a strategy to preserve his lips sealed, lengthy sufficient to benefit from the occasion he'd been anticipating for a while, Eight complete years at that. Nevertheless, Buju Banton is from an period in dancehall that exuded controversy. His relationship along with his offspring is one thing utterly unrelated to the best way he is perceived on the broader, and by the numerous Americans making the journey for his welcome again efficiency.