(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Trinidad is one of the first stops on Buju Banton’s comeback tour, but a spokesperson for the imprisoned singjay tells the Jamaica Observer it is uncertain an April 22, 2019 gig there will be his first after nearly 10 years in prison.
Ronnie Tomlinson, who represents Buju Banton’s management, said Jodian Lewis misspoke last Sunday when she stated that the singjay is confirmed to give his first show in Trinidad, four months after his release from federal prison in the United States.
“She is not in a position to make any such statement. His management has not made any official announcement,” said Tomlinson.
Lewis, she noted, is in charge of promoting Buju Banton merchandise.
Tomlinson confirmed that Banton, 44, will perform in Trinidad on the aforementioned date, but said his management is in talks with other Caribbean promoters for shows in the region early next year.
Lewis’s announcement was made last Sunday aboard the Love and Harmony Cruise, a six-day reggae/soca voyage scheduled to make stops in Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay and Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
It triggered a flurry of stories on the Internet. According to Tomlinson, “It created a buzz but needed to be clarified.”
Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie) was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2011 on drug-related charges.