Buju arrives ahead of concert

Buju Banton has landed in Barbados!

The Jamaican entertainer touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport on friday, to much fanfare.

When he exited the arrival hall, he was greeted by a Tuk Band and a mob of excited fans who cheered his name and rushed to take photographs with their cell phones.

To their satisfaction, Buju obliged and briefly chatted and took pictures with the group, before being whisked into a waiting van.

He was accompanied by his security and promoters Freddy Hill and Alison Hunte of Fas7Star.

Buju is expected to perform at the Long Walk to Freedom concert tonight at Kensington Oval. This will be his first performance in Barbados in over ten years.

The concert is the fourth in the series: Jamaica (March 16); Bahamas (March 30); and Trinidad and Tobago (April 21).

From there it is on to Suriname on May 4, Grenada on May 11, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on June 15, and St Kitts on June 29.

Following these Caribbean dates, Buju Banton will head to Europe. Among the stops are Cologne, Germany for Summer Jam; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Zurich, Switzerland at Jamaica Splash; Porto, Portugal; Vertheuil, France at Reggae Sun Ska; and Geel, Belgium.

Buju Banton will also headline Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay on July 20.

The singer was deported to Jamaica in December 2018, after serving an eight-year sentence in a US prison on drug-related charges. His Before the Dawn set won Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards in 2011.

He is known for songs including Not an Easy Road, Untold Stories, Destiny, and Champion.