Africans have long argued that many Rasta artistes from Jamaica are hypocrites as they love to sing about their love for Africa but prefer to perform in Europe and North America. Well, it seems like Buju Banton has heard the cries of his African brothers and sisters will be returning to Africa as he added Uganda to his Long Walk to Freedom tour.
The “Till am laid to rest” singer will be heading to Uganda in September where he will be joined by Beenie Man and Morgan Heritage in performing in front of what is projected to be a sold-out African audience in Kampala.
The event will take place September 4th at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala City.
Buju Banton has also promised that he will give away 10,000 free tickets to college students in Uganda as a way to give back to Africa. The concert is expected to draw over 40,000 people which will be the largest crowd on the tour so far. Buju has drawn way over 30,000 people in Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados.
Buju Banton has been on one of the most successful tours in the history of Reggae music since being released from prison where he served a 10-year-sentence on drug charges. Many in the Rasta community consider Buju the new king of Reggae Music, a title that was long held by Bob Marley.