Here’s what you missed at Buju Banton’s historic comeback concert in Jamaica

Francis Akhalbey Mar 19, 2019 at 10:00am

March 19, 2019 at 10:00 am | Entertainment

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

March 19, 2019 at 10:00 am | Entertainment

Left Photo Credit: Fernando Hevia | Right Photo via @bujuofficial on Instagram

Hailed as one of the biggest concerts in Jamaica since Bob Marley’s Smile Jamaica concert in 1976, the highly anticipated Long Walk to Freedom Tour by the legendary Buju Banton kicked off on Saturday.

The star-studded event, which took place at Jamaica’s 35,000 seater national stadium and attracted an estimated 40,000 plus revellers was his first show since his release from prison in the United States on December 7 last year after serving seven years out of a ten-year sentence on cocaine trafficking charges.

A very long time coming for Banton, the whole of Kingston lit up in anticipation of the concert with fully booked flights, hotels as well as Airbnbs.

As expected, the great Gargamel put up a very spectacular show proving why he’s up there as one of the greatest reggae/dancehall artistes of all time.

Showing up to support Banton on the historic night were some of our favorite reggae/dancehall greats including Chronixx, Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, Koffee, Wayne Marshall, Stefflon Don, among others.

The tour will also see him perform at other Caribbean countries including The Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, according to Jamaica Star.

Take a look at some moments and reactions from the historic concert below:

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