Incarcerated black artists who tasted freedom in 2018

Francis Akhalbey December 29, 2018
Buju Banton and his daughter hug after his release from prison

The music industry over the year has been all sorts of entertaining and dramatic. Besides being blessed with exceptionally great music all year round, we also witnessed some of our favourite artists who were previously locked up being released after serving a very considerable amount of time behind bars.

However, as we all plan to celebrate the holidays as free men and women with our family and friends, the same cannot be said for British-Gambian rapper, J Hus. Born Momodou Jallow, the 23-year old is going to spend Christmas and New Year incarcerated after he was sentenced to eight months in jail for carrying a knife in a public place, according to BBC.

Incarcerated black artists who tasted freedom in 2018
J Hus — Photo via jhusdaily on Instagram

As 2018 nears to an end, Face2Face Africa shares with you black musicians who tasted freedom this year after spending time behind bars.

Scroll through to read about them:

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: January 24, 2019


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