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Buju Banton

Buju Banton

Full name: Mark Anthony Myrie

Birthday: 15 July 1973

Place of birth: Salt Lane, Kingston, Jamaica

Grammy award winning Buju Banton, born Mark Anthony Myrie, is considered to be one of the most significant and well-regarded artists in Jamaican music.

His stage name originated from two people who were important to him growing up:

  • Buju was a nickname given to him by his mother as a child.

  • Banton is a Jamaican word that refers to someone who is a respected storyteller, and it was adopted by Buju in tribute to the deejay Burro Banton, whom he admired as a child.

As one of 15 children, Buju first tried his hand at deejaying aged 13, performing with local sound systems. 33 years later, in 2019 he sold out Jamaica's National Stadium in Kingston and continues to release hit after hit... 

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