Thursday 18 July, 2019

Update: Mandela's grandson meets Buju at Barbados airport

Ndaba Mandela meets and greets Kathyann Gilkes of FAS Entertainment and Al-Hart PR.

Ndaba Mandela meets and greets Kathyann Gilkes of FAS Entertainment and Al-Hart PR.

Update: 3:15pm,  Friday, April 26, 2019

Buju Banton is in Barbados.

He was met by the organizers from FAS7Star, Ndaba Mandela and scores of fans as well as media.

 

Mandela returned to the Grantley Adams International Airport a couple hours later and was almost the first one to interact with Mark Myrie stage name Buju Banton once he exited customs, but while still within the doors to the arrivals hall.

Banton arrived by private jet and he walked out to loud screams around 2:20 pm after a brief interaction with the young Mandela.

 

Mandela's grandson at airport for Buju 

[Original story: 1:15pm, Friday, April 26, 2019]

The biggest act arguably for this reggae weekend in Barbados is on his way here but delayed.

Real name Mark Myrie, Buju Banton is set to entertain thousands tomorrow,  Saturday, April 27, for the Barbados stop of his Long Walk to Freedom Caribbean tour.

Awaiting the arrival.of Gargamel at the Grantley Adams International Airport was the grandson of the late Nelson Mandela. His grandson Ndaba Mandela was all smiles at the airport in the Arrivals hall.

However the flight has been delayed.

Mandela who is reportedly to give some remarks at the show tomorrow, yesterday met with Barbados' leader, Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

On her Facebook page she wrote:

"Today [Thursday, April 25, 2019] I received a courtesy call from Ndaba Thembekile Zweliyajika Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela."

Photo caption: Ndaba Mandela visited Prime Minister Mia Mottley (Source: Mia Amor Mottley Facebook page)

Will Mandela return to meet and greet the reggae storyteller Banton, is unknown at this time.

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