About

The Gargamel Music Family welcomes all friends, fans and supporters to This Is Buju Banton – the official insider blog for all things related to Reggae icon, Buju Banton.

Check here for regular news on the impending trumped up drug case against the four-time-grammy-nominated artist, official “Free Buju” T-Shirts, exclusive music and unreleased videos, the Gargamel Soldiers Street Team, collective prayer groups, media watch updates, letter writing campaigns,  fan actions and activities,  plus, personal messages from the Gargamel himself.

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44 responses to “About

  1. simone

    How do I write to him.. He is an inspiration conscious and loving artist. They did turn there backs on jesus.. but member seh him did rise again. I will pray for until you are free… Strength fi Buju.. When you are feel weak may God.. hold you up. Rasta fi life

  2. KARANICK

    LOVE YOU BUJU, JUST HANG IN THERE MY BROTHER.

  3. Shammua Mekonnen

    BUJU, BUJU, BUJU, BUUUUJUUUU. Monarchial Entertainment family and de whole ah Barbados still ah BAWL fuh yuh RASTA. We echo Ras Kassa’s very positive words dated January 13, 2010 @ 4:27pm and it is as follow”

    “IT IS NOT THE STRENGTH OR THE POWER OR THE DETERMINATION OF THOSE WHO OPPOSE US THAT WILL DELAY SUCCESS IN THIS BATTLE, BUT ONLY THE WEAKNESSES OF OUR UNITY”.

    They can’t hold you forever. Love, strength & Power BUJU.

  4. Bam!

    Mi couldn’t agree more. Let’s mek dis happen fah Buju!!!

  5. BAM!

    Greetings in the Name of the Most High, Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Buju, as Mi write this to Yuh, a tear come to mi eye brethren. Not one of sadness or fear, but of Love for Yuh and the Impact Yuh have had on so many around the world… Mi wan Yuh to Be Strong, Ever Faithful, Ever Sure, and know in Yuh Heart that Yuh Are Blessed and Will Be Freed! Mi offer Yuh Mi Prayers, Mi Know Yuh soon Come Out! Blessed King and Nuff Raspect!

  6. BUJU, BUJU, the whole of Barbados fans who loves you, shouts for your release. Blessed love.
    Shammua Mekonnen

  7. Thembela Mahlangu

    We are praying for you and the Almighty shall answer. Keep reading, writing and singing your music. Soon, you shall be free.

  8. Phil

    Peace all,
    Please take a moment to sign the below petition for pardon to President Obama. The petition needs 25,000 signatures before it will receive a response (or so they say)….Please pass on, worth a shot…..
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/grant-full-pardon-mark-anthony-myrie-buju-banton/BwPT6StP

    • Phil! Thanks for being proactive in the ongoing fight to FREE BUJU! We will definitely spread the word and encourage folks to sign this petition to the POTUS. Respect and love from the Gargamel Music Family!

      • Phil

        Its my honor. I Hope and pray it may raise this travesty of justice to the one who could put an end to it.

        Peace.

    • Phil,
      I just saw your post and tried the link, which has expired with not enough signatures. Any chance you can set up the petition again – maybe also add comments about the link on all of Buju’s videos on YouTube? Maybe send the link to the petition to the Marley family? Seems like it is worth trying again.
      Peace,
      JoAnna

      • phil tricky

        Hello,

        Yes, sure, would be happy too. I will re-write it and post it up there this evening. I will follow your suggestions as well. I ran a few adds on it last time on Facebook…. People are scared to put their names on it…I received quite a few emails in support of the campaign, but no one would sign…..frustrating….

        Ill write it up, post, and send you the link…

        Peace, Phil

        On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:53 PM, This Is Buju Banton wrote:

        > ** > JoAnna Alidu commented: “Phil, I just saw your post and tried the link, > which has expired with not enough signatures. Any chance you can set up the > petition again – maybe also add comments about the link on all of Buju’s > videos on YouTube? Maybe send the link to the petition to” >

      • Phil

        Hello JoAnna,

        I did a re-write and set it up again….

        http://wh.gov/llauM

        Please pass it on.

        Peace,
        Phil

  9. Blessings be with you, Buju. God bless.

  10. KERRY BAYNES

    the new mix with stephen and damien marley was revoloutionary

  11. darlington

    jah luvs us his children, jus b strong,

  12. Buju Banton, you are the favorite of me and my family. Relating to the problem you are having, I see it as nothing because from your inspirational songs you enlighten us to be strong and courageous in life because life is full of troubles. Buju! As long as you are a strong believer in God Almighty you shall be free and overcome. Remain strong — God shall see you through. I love you Big brother. My parents so much love your track ‘Destiny’. I told them about your trouble, they prayed for you and I believe God answered them. So freedom shall be yours. Long live. LOVE

  13. ITS NOT AN EASY ROAD, SOME PEOPLE SEE THE GLAMMA AND THE GLITTER AND THEY THINK MA BED A ROSE, WHO FEELS IT KNOW, OH I SAY BY ALLAH I SUSTAIN THESE BLOWS, I CRY, ITS NOT AN EASY ROAD

  14. TIME FOR A NEW DIRECTION, THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW, GET READY TO WALK THE BRIDGE acroos the sirataal mustaqeen

    as salaam alaikum, inshallah you are well and have good faith in the Creator, inshallah you are on your prayers, inshallah the brothers are drapesin you up to the higher level inshallah,
    i just googled, “latest tune buju banton” and it came up with some track called “girlfriend”…???????????????????
    after albums like “til shiloh” ?????? “I wanna be loved”
    A CLASSIC ALBUM mashallah

    I was Rasta then mashalah but then I even picked up on your saying Allah in one of the tracks on that album.

    One of the things about being a black artist is the constant pressure sometimes self impose to produce new material but this is not the right way, sometimes it better to refine what we have done rather than churning out tracks that are not really reflective of our inner nobility…… time out lion, time to balance the lion and lamb and this can only be done securely and long term on the deen,

    Some of the great scholars have done their best writing while in prison,
    you are in my prayers may Allah make it easy for you to increase your eman ameen

    a sistar that still loves you mashallah

  15. as salaam alaikum Buju, inSHalLah you are well and have good faith in the Creator, REMEBER brother he story of yusef/jospeh (alaihi wa salem) may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his half brothers were jealous of him and threw him down a well, a womAn tried to seduce him and he ended up in prison, he preferred to be in prison than commit a sin by having sex outside marriage(yes people it s big sin), while in prison Allah continued to guide and protect him, Yusef was one of the major prophetS. Keep real Buju, you are only a man, whoSE life will be refined by the mercy of Allah alone, this life is an illusion and well you know, get clean stay clean and stay on your deen,know there’s a pious queen bee out here, who has you in her prayers, alhmdulilah

  16. English Empress

    Greetings to you my brother. It just hurts my heart to see how Babylon has set their trap! Rasta don’t let them break you; keep you’re head up and no matter what Don’t Give Up… Fast and pray everyday to the Almighty cause only he can protect and guide you. Don’t stop writing, don’t stop singing. Let the enemy know he cannot shut you up! Raise your voice and let it be heard from behind the prison walls! Sing about the injustice. The world is waiting for you and praying that JAH WILL GUIDE AND PROTECT YOU!!! Rule Your Destiny, Mr. Myrie.
    Blessings!!! Rastaman Live Up.

  17. empress stacey

    blessed love lion heart….jah is merciful….i’ve been following up on any sip i can get about you situation and i haven’t forgotten you in my prayers…you didn’t make it this far by guess lion…you’re here n fighting because thas the way jah has ordained it to be…if jah set a man free then he is free indeed…they’re trying to hold you down but the powers of H.I.M will burst every chain that they think they can use to hold you down..keep the faith..know that the world is with you…in every language in every color…support…full hundred….more love more life…satta….

  18. Théo

    Free up di General!!!

    Buju is a foundation artist all over the world!

  19. ??? any word out yet??? Tell my about the trial please!
    One Love
    Set Buju Free!!

  20. khadija

    Hi Buju,

    Keep on loving you all the time. No matter what, rasta never die.

    Free up yourself Buju, we love you.

  21. Respect, Brother Judah,

    Hold strong through this tribulation. Babylon come for I and I, past and present, Iyah. Them take me earlier this year but Selassie I take I and I through, Rasta. Hold strong Markie Dread. Jah put the man there for a reason. Do the works and tell the people! More love… Infinity, KOK, LOL, CLOTTOJ.

    Ras Dasein Naphtali

  22. J Toronto ,CANADA

    Buju,

    My prayers are with you…

    Jesus will bless and visit you like Daniel in the Lions Den.

    Free Up Buju!

  23. VI Empress

    Buju, I have been a fan since your Voice of Jamaica record. You have my prayers, support and love during this difficult season. Keep your head up and hold firmly to your faith.

    One love,
    VI Empress

  24. GREETINGS GARGAMEL…GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR MUSIC AND CULTURE…MUSIC IN GENERAL. I REMEMBER WHEN TIL’ SHILOH CAME OUT, IT CHANGED THE DIRECTION OF OUR MUSIC, THE YOUTHS OF THAT TIME STARTED PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THE RASTAMAN MOVEMENT…STAND FIRM, YOUR MISSION IS NOT COMPLETED.YOU HAVE MUCH MORE TO OFFER…SELAH

  25. rassta sista

    they cant let u down buju keep ya head up …u strong In Ja u trust …Just hail him bless

  26. Ruben

    buju you are a true warrior, hold strong. Marcus Garvey did it continue the struggle. We shall rise keep strong my brother. leave out of babylon there is no place for us. Africans at home and abroad rise up stand and defend your rights, rise up and let them free our freedom fighter.

  27. AllTruth1

    From the first day, I heard of your case, Buju, I knew that you had been entrapped. Because of your case, I started using social media, so I could express my unconditional support for you. Each day, I log onto Youtube and defend you and your stellar musical career, as if you were a member of my own family, as if you were my brother. You know, regardless of your imperfections as a human, you’re still a child of The Most High. To me, you’re like King David, one of the most endearing people in The Bible, as David was also imperfect but was the apple of The Most High’s eye. So, Buju, if The Most High is for you, I can’t be against you.

    Blessings, Peace & Love to you, Buju Banton a.k.a. Mark Anthony Myrie and your seed forever!

  28. starkle

    Bwoy !still in complete shock. Just keep strong u have the support of even a blind man out here . “U will rise and I rise with u from the concrete cause the earth was our bed and the sky was our roof yeah,just remember even though it seems hard u must always hold up ur head” miss u can’t wait to see them set u free!

  29. BAM!

    Greetings in the Name of the Most High, Haile Selassie I, Jah Rastafari, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah! Buju, as Mi write this to Yuh, a tear come to mi eye brethren. Not one of sadness or fear, but of Love for Yuh and the Impact Yuh have had on so many around the world… Mi wan Yuh to Be Strong, Ever Faithful, Ever Sure, and know in Yuh Heart that Yuh Are Blessed and Will Be Freed! Mi offer Yuh Mi Prayers, Mi Know Yuh soon Come Out! Blessed King and Nuff Raspect!

  30. Hutchie

    I just want to say i pray every day that this will be over very very very soon, i cant find words to express how sad i have been since this situation.
    BUJU JAH GUIDE.

  31. raquel wilson

    you are always in my prayer…..god is good and he don’t give us more than we can take…even him carry the cross for us so just be strong…love!!! bless!!!

  32. Blessed are those who stand in the face of persecution, and remain stedfast in their beliefs. From the bottom of my heart i truly pray that Jah will deliver you from the blatant attacks on your character, and the turmoil. Stay strong my friend, the reggae world is behind you, and awaits the return of the original rockstone voice. Man cannot judge you, only the almighty Jah Rastafari you have to fear. More so dem affi go face Jah too, Memba mi tell oonuh “GOD NAH SLEEP”

  33. ras kassa

    IT IS NOT THE STRENGTH OR THE POWER OR THE DETERMINATION OF THOSE WHO OPPOSE US THAT WILL DELAY SUCCESS IN THIS BATTLE, BUT ONLY THE WEAKNESSES OF OUR UNITY.

    • zionlion

      Blessed my brother, stay strong and don’t let the babylon system get you down. We are praying for you. Good will always conquer evil. rastafari bless.

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