Ugandan musician cum politician Bobi Wine has eulogised Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton a day after his release from US prison.
In a Facebook post by the embattled member of parliament, he explained that Buju Banton’s absense from the music scenes created “a missing link in revolutionary music”. According to Bobi Wine, many people misrepresented the Grammy Award winning musician for what he stood for as a man.
Bobi Wine joined millions of music lovers across the globe to celebrate the “freedom” enjoyed by Buju Banton and called him “a great inspiration”.
Read Bobi Wine’s full post below:
Today the world celebrates the FREEDOM of reggae superstar Buju Banton.
For myself and many artistes of my generation, Buju was a great inspiration and as he grew into an icon of the fight for equal rights and justice, he inspired many of us to walk the path of life he took.
Buju was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for intended possession of cocaine although it’s widely perceived he was framed. While Buju was away, there was a missing link in revolutionary music and many people misrepresented what Buju stood for as a man. Welcome back THE ORIGINAL GARGAMEL.