Soon-to-be released deejay Buju Banton has spoken to his fans from behind prisons walls at the McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia, United States, where he is serving a 10-year sentence on drug-related charges.
The 45-year-old artiste who is scheduled to be released from that facility on December 8 this year, used social media to speak to his legion of fans, thanking them for their support over the years of his absence from the music scene.
“In light of the adversity I have encountered, I feel the need to stress that my only desire going forward is peace and love. I only want to be associated with my craft. Having survived, I want to share the good news and strength of my music which I have devoted my life to. I look forward to the opportunity to say a personal thanks to my fans and everyone who supported me,”.
In September of this year the artiste’s team released a promo announcing The Long Walk to Freedom Tour set for the summer of next year, 2019.
Reports also indicate that Barbados-born international pop star Rihanna, who is working on a reggae and dancehall album, is also set to include Buju Banton on this project.
Earlier this year, a fire storm of controversy was ignited after it was announced during a press conference aboard the Love and Harmony cruise that Buju’s first concert post incarceration will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in April of 2019.