Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie, July 15, 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He has also recorded Pop and Dance songs, and songs with a political tone.
Buju Banton was born in Kingston, Jamaica. The name “Buju” is a nickname given to chubby children which means breadfruit and was given to him by his mother as a child. “Banton” is a Jamaican word referring to someone who is a respected storyteller, and it was adopted by Myrie in tribute to the deejay Burro Banton whom Buju admired as a child. It was Burro’s rough gravelly vocals that Buju emulated and ultimately made his own.
TFG is a fan and therefore proclaims today Buju Banton Music Commemoration Day.
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