Incarcerated Jamaican Reggae-Ragga star Buju Banton real names Mark Anthony Myrie who is one of the best Reggae artistes of all time, has more reason to smile after he recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Business Management from the University of New York.
He is currently serving a ten year sentence at McRae Correctional Institution in Atlanta-America after he was found guilty of ‘conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine and possession of a firearm’. He was later locked behind bars on 22nd January 2011.
In an earlier phone interview the Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall superstar had with The Jamaica Observer (an entertainment news website based in Kingston-Jamaica), Buju, 42 had this is to say before he finished his studies.
“I am already going to classes. I have passed the acceptance test and I will be studying political science and economics. I hope to get a master’s by the time I am released. I can do anything I put my mind to; you know that. I have balls of steel. People who know me know that I am very determined and will achieve my goals despite hardships. I will not allow the system to conquer me.”
It’s no surprise that we are now seeing him enjoy a big rip from what he saw. Buju is expected to be released from Jail in 2018 after court dropped the fire arm possession charges and slashed 3 years off his sentence.
He is known for hit songs like ‘Destiny’, ‘Magic City’, ‘Champion’ and ‘Boom Bye Bye’ whose lyrics were anti-gay. We send our congratulations to Mr Buju Banton upon that mile stone achieved.