Jamaica stood still with joy as Buju Banton, the ex-fiancé of Nina Atalah, the high-class swinger of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan was officially released from U.S Prison in the after almost ten years behind bars.
Buju Banton will next week kick start his “Long walk to Freedom” concert in Jamaica to thank his fans who kept him alive with their prayers and letters to him while in prison.
His release from prison was marked by the opening of his official BujuBanton.com website and an official interview in New York before he flew to his native Jamaica.
His then-girlfriend, Nina Atalah who is now dating Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan allegedly abandoned Buju Banton when he was jailed in 2009 for drug possession.
While Buju Banton remains a popular world reggae figure, his popularity in Ghana has soared in recent times and many who didn’t know about him have gotten to know he exists thanks to his ex-wife Nina Atala’s relationship with Asamoah Gyan.
Mr Gyan is set to nullify his marriage with his fiancée of 11 years and wife of 5 years to marry Nina Atalah afresh.
Nina Atalah has a long list of prominently super-rich boyfriends, among them include, as alleged, Asamoah Gyan’s predecessor captain of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah, actor John Dumelo, a Nigerian Billionaire Senator Dino Melaye, Prince David Osei and popularly Buju Banton.
Buju Banton before his jail time was the first recording artist to break Bob Marley’s record for the most #1 singles in Jamaican music history, at the time he was dating Nina Atalah and on top of his career.
His last full-length release, the 2010 project ‘Before the Dawn,’ won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
His last live show, a sold-out performance at Miami’s Bayfront Park featuring guest appearances by Stephen and Damian Marley, Sean Paul and DJ Khaled to name a few. Buju is looking forward to returning to his family and re-connecting with his fans as well as getting back into the recording studio.