Buju Banton

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Buju Banton
Buju Banton
Banton performing at Ilosaarirock, 2006
Background info
Full name Mark Anthony Myrie
Also known as Gargamel
Birthday/Birthplace (1973-07-15) 15 July 1973
Kingston, Jamaica
Genre(s) Reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion, roots reggae
Profession(s) Deejay, singer
Active Years 1987–present
Record Labels Gargamel Music
Mercury/PolyGram Records
Loose Cannon/Island/PolyGram Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Official Website GargamelSounds.com

Buju Banton , the stage name of Mark Anthony Myrie (July 15, 1973) is a Jamaican reggae, dancehall, and ragga singer. He has also recorded pop and dance songs, and his songs are mostly about political issues. He was influenced by the ideas of the Jamaican prophet Marcus Garvey and the Rastafarian movement. On February 22, 2011 he was found guilty of charges including conspiracy to sell cocaine in Tampa, Florida. He is now in prison awaiting sentencing in June 2011. His release is scheduled for February 2018.

Buju_Banton’s Biography

Buju Banton was born near Kingston, Jamaica in a poor neighborhood called Salt Lane. “Buju” is a nickname given to chubby children which means “the breadfruit trees”. The name is ironic in light of its thinness, but it is, nevertheless, the nickname that his mother gave him as a child. “Banton” is a Jamaican word that refers to someone who is a respected narrator. Buju’s mother was a street vendor, while her father worked as a worker in a tile factory. He was the youngest of fifteen children born into a family that was a direct descendant of the Cimarrones, a group of former African slaves who became fighters for freedom, fighting the British for centuries and obtaining a treaty with the British. , giving them a semi-autonomy in Jamaica.

Buju Banton Net Worth – $2 Million

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