Reggae Artiste Buju Banton was not at last night’s launch of his highly anticipated Long Walk to Freedom concert.
Just as quite a number of people weren’t able to get a glimpse of the entertainer at the Norman Manley International Airport last month, fans of the deejay were again left disappointed at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.
The concert launch would’ve been his first public appearance since his return to the island after serving time in a US prison.
Instead, the popular deejay also known as Gargamel sent a video message assuring his fans he’s looking forward to performing in Jamaica.
Meanwhile, Buju’s co-Manager, Donovan Germain, told Nationwide News last night that the deejay was unavoidably absent.
According to Mr. Germain, it’s critical that Buju gets his vocals ready for the scheduled two-hour performance on March 16.
However, he refused to say how much it would cost fans to be able to see Buju perform live at the National Stadium.
According to the artiste’s website, tickets are to go on sale at 11 this morning, but no prices are listed.
Unconfirmed reports are that tickets to the Long Walk to Freedom concert will cost a low of 4-thousand-500 dollars for the bleachers to a high of 50-thousand dollars for the ultra VIP section.
In the meantime, there was noticeable disappointment among the guests at last evening’s launch of Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert.
Television Producer, Angela Thame, is one of them.
She says persons are eager to get tickets but are yet to hear how much they will cost.
However, Chairman of the Wisynco Group, William Mahfood, expressed understanding at the artiste’s absence.
Wisynco, through its Boom Energy Drink, is the title sponsors for the Grammy-Award winning artiste’s Long Walk to Freedom concert.
Mr. Mahfood says Wisynco will be offering fans a chance at winning free tickets.