KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reggae singer Buju Banton has been released from the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, a source close to the entertainer has informed OBSERVER ONLINE.
The source said she was unsure where the singer was headed, however, he could arrive in the island as early as tonight or tomorrow morning.
The 45-year-old Grammy Award-winning artiste, 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).
Buju recently released a statement saying that upon release he only wants to be associated with his craft.
“Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music. I just want to continue making music, which I’ve devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me,” Buju said.
More information later.