Buju Banton Graduates In Prison With Masters Degree

Buju Banton Graduates In Prison With Masters Degree

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Caribbean News

We have to extend a congratulations to Buju Banton on receiving his Masters Degree in Music Business Management. It’s been reported that Buju graduated on June 7, 2016 from the University of New York.

Back in 2011 Buju told the Jamaica Observer that he was taking classes while doing his bid at Pinellas County Jail in Tampa, Florida. He made it clear that he would be finishing up with the degree program before he gets out of jail. Banton was determined not to let the sentence take him under. He planned on getting through the hard times associated with being incarcerated.

Banton said: “I am already going to classes. I have passed the acceptance test and I will be studying political science and economics. I hope to get a master’s by the time I am released. I can do anything I put my mind to; you know that. I have balls of steel. People who know me know that I am very determined and will achieve my goals despite hardships. I will not allow the system to conquer me.”

Fans have taken to social media to extend their congratulations. One fan said: “There you go and no university loan to pay off either! So it’s a win win situation.”

Another fan stated: “That’s right Mr Myrie, they may be able to imprison your body but they can’t imprison your mind, your ambition, your drive & your intellect. 👏👏👏👏.


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Hype Life Mag is reporting, “In January, the US Federal Bureau of Prison indicated on its website yesterday that the artiste, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is to be released on December 8, 2018 instead of the February 2019 date that was initially set for his release.

Mark Myrie aka Buju Banton is locked up in McRae Correctional Facility, which is located out in Atlanta, Georgia. Back in December of 2009 in Miami, Buju was caught with over five kilograms of cocaine. As a result, he was charged with conspiracy to distribute and for possession of the substance.

In 2011, Buju was found guilty and got sentenced to 10 years in prison.

We’re glad something good came out of this.

Smack Staff

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