Dancehall icon Ninjaman is gave us an idea of a typical day behind bars during his three years stint in prison. The Gorgon, who is out on bail, also opens up about Buju Banton conviction and the many legal troubles of dancehall artistes including Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Elephant Man and Busy Signal.
“Wa coulda a man want more than freedom,” Ninjaman told Winford Williams on his TV show On Stage. “No man no down de weh like down de, yo freedom is so important.”
On a typical day in prison
“Mi is a man mi get up from 4 o’clock inna di morning or 3 o’clock, and wen mi get up mi rise up all a mi fren dem. Then wi keep our morning service, because every morning wi a fi pray to the almighty, wi a fi give thanks an praise to god and ask him fi guide wi through dem tribulation ya.”
On Buju Banton conviction
“Mi is a icon fi Buju, but Buju is a stepping stone fi dancehall music. Buju carry it go far where people start look pon dancehall music like how dem look pon reggae music, like what Bob Marley did… Buju is a reincarnation, because Bob Marley was the man and then Buju.”
Ninja also gave his piece on Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man and Busy Signal legal troubles.
Ninjaman, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, goes on trial next month for a 2009 murder.
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