Ugandan reggae singer Bebe Cool has expressed his joy at the release of Jamaican reggae legend Buju Banton from prison.
The Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste arrived in the island’s capital Kingston on Friday.
The entertainer, who was released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia Friday morning, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston where scores of people had gathered outside the exit of the airport hoping to see him.
According to Jamaican Observer Online, the entertainer was routed through another exit and taken to the police Harman Barracks for processing.
Bebe Cool speaks
“Thank you Allah, Bujju Banton is finally free,” Bebe Cool said in a social media message.
Bebe said Banton is the reason he started to sing, the horse voice was amazing that he had to learn how to execute it.
“Many people have always failed to understand the style but I was always proud of my voice because of a legend that made a lot of sense and made a big impact on Africa and the rest of the world using lyrical information in REGGAE music.”
His concert in Uganda, organised by one Winston Mayanja in the 90’s was Bebe’s first biggest international stage only that he had to pay too much to be on that stage.
“But all in all, welcome home world living reggae legend BUJJU.”
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).